Argument Reduction*

Saturday, 31 January 2009 § Leave a comment

Living a life is sometimes, if not most of the time, complicated. Each person thinks, does, and lives her/his life in a different way. No complaint. No doubt. Nobody would be the same, even twins, who have been together for almost 9 months before born.

What we say, think, and do will impact others in a way, more or less, and perhaps the reflect of that impact will revert to us as fast as a thunder at the end.

However, nobody would be able to say, think or do something to please everybody in all aspects. One has her/his own perspectives, and the others have theirs.

This makes the argument comes into play. Very few people live their lives without arguing with others. And it is strange that, to me, most arguments are with those in my family, with those that I am close to. The closer, the more.. somehow. We even argue with ourselves!

What causes those arguments? Varied.

Misunderstanding, discussing (some people call it this way instead of arguing though it looks like the latter), (just) talking out loud, (just) speaking our minds, being frank, having a ‘minus’ attitude towards somebody, stereotyping in a negative way, pretending to be able to read others’ minds, assuming, mis-interpreting, etc.

Countless!

Solutions?

Think thoroughly about anything we are going to do and say before we really make it happen.

Act discretely until we are certain of what we are doing. Do not even let our eyes readable by others.

Shut our mouths if we have not carefully considered what we are to say. Silence can heal sometimes.

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I am telling myself..

Knowledge Base*

Thursday, 18 September 2008 § 3 Comments

My boss mentioned that the IT department in the office would start a knowledge base. I am wondering what kind of knowledge base that will be. A folder containing some files to share among their staffs? And that is it?

How will they gather the knowledge? Only explicit knowledge is concerned here? How about tacit one?

Knowledge Management is something I thought that this company should have had since I was studying Innovation in Management. I found that although we have what we call ‘shared folders’, not everybody uses them. And though they use them, there is no guideline of how ones should store what to where. All folders are there, and wherever ones want to upload whatever, they can just do that.

To me, Knowledge Management has nothing to do with IT apart from using the technology as an enabler to allow the process to go faster in better organised manner. Nevertheless, I strongly believe that most people still think that Knowledge Management is all about technology. That is why IT is the department who starts this project.

Technology will have no role in Knowledge Management if we do not have any knowledge to manage and to store. Where can we find and how can we get the knowledge from people in an organisation are the main questions.

Aim Beyond*

Sunday, 13 July 2008 § Leave a comment

It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be
By Paul Arden

This is a book that is one of the best sellers by Phaidon Press at this time.

I bought it yesterday at 350 Baht at Kinokuniya, Isetan. The book is very easy to read with pictures and bigger font size. I could finish it last night (FYI, I am not a book lover and rarely finish a book completely).

Some messages are known facts, but we (I) sometimes ignore and forget to think about them. Reading this is encouraging and it tells me to aim high, so that I always try to be BETTER (not just GOOD ENOUGH).

And now I at least found out that I like reading this type of books. I also noticed that there were 2 more books by this writer. I might consider buying them later.

Stuck*

Wednesday, 9 July 2008 § Leave a comment

Refusing the translation job I got last year with Siemens might be a wrong decision. I started to regret.

Although the salary was not as much as the current job (they did offer OT wage when needed), the people and atmosphere there seemed to be nice. I could feel that when I walked into their office for a translation test and an interview.

But at the time the decision of leaving the current company was not that I was bored of the current responsibilities (unlike these days). Instead, I was sick of colleagues and internal politics.

Thus, after having talked with my boss, I decided to stay at the same old place. I was offerred higher salary increase, and promised more challenging responsibilities and tasks.

So far, only the salary is true; while I have not seen any challenges.

And now, because I graduated, I am even keener to move on, especially to the job field(s) I studied.

I am stuck now, I can feel..

Eat One a Week*

Wednesday, 25 June 2008 § 2 Comments

Reading this, I am urged to start my reading again. I have more than 5 books unfinished. I started a few and have not completed one of them. I bought some as a collection, e.g. The Chronicles of Narnia, and I have just finished one of the 7 books.. (Oh, so now I have more than 10 books unread, I think).

To my feeling, I may like reading a non-fiction one more than a fiction, but The Chronicles of Narnia and Pricess Diary are exceptions. How many exceptions will I have!?!?

OK.. Got urged.. and now I will just have to TRY HARDER to learn how to EAT books.

:p

Belong*

Thursday, 12 June 2008 § Leave a comment

When you come to work where you feel bored almost everyday, does that mean you are not where you do belong?

I think I am in that situation now. However, I am thinking whether I am just too lazy or I do not belong indeed.

LOL..

Keep thinking.

:p

Monthly Schedule*

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 § 1 Comment

Just do realise that I ignored the monthly schedule in my paper-based desk planner the whole month in May. All boxes were left blank and I could not turn back time to use any boxes.

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