Managers Everywhere


It’s the latest trend among the youth of the country. Everybody dreams about it and everybody wants to be one. Well if you are thinking Cricket, that’s not what I am talking about.

I am talking about the trend that makes CAT to be the toughest examination in the world. Approximately 4lakh people attempt the CAT every year and only a 10000 get calls from IIMs and only 3000 get through with an admission letter from the IIMs. Then you must be wondering, what happens to the other 3lakh 98thousand aspirants? The people who are left out either settle into other institutes or just drop out to try next year. These drop outs go back to only come back the next year to increase the head count of the exam and continue to try again and again and again.

Now that makes me wonder what lies on the other side of the MBA degree. What is so great about an MBA that attracts people towards it? Do all aspirants have an aptitude to become managers? Does everyone wanna be a manager because they are good at management skills?

Well, unfortunately that’s not the case. People look out for the so called ‘White Collar Jobs’ because of the heavy salaries that companies offer for such designations. Engineers, Accountants, Journalists, everyone wants to be an MBA. Now here is my BIG QUESTION:


Engineers are leaving their jobs to go for higher studies and at least 90% of them are aspiring an MBA. Why MBA? Why not an MS or an MTECH?

Technical work demands time and dedication and obviously it demands the aptitude that is required to be a successful engineer. MBA seems to have become an easy way to earn more money. An MBA degree from a reputed college can easily fetch you around 15-20lakhs per annum and on the other hand an engineer would only earn around 8lakhs per annum. But does that really matter?

People who are bored of their technical jobs or are not competent enough to survive in the industry opt for management jobs where they only have to order people around to get the work done. Here is where the major difference lies, doing work (Engineer) or getting work done (Manager). An Engineer creates the products that define the organization. How many of us know that the well known Post it notes are made by a company named 3M? And how many of us know who the CEO of the company is? How many of us know who the CEO of HP is?

What I mean to say is that an organization is defined by its products and not by its managers. Anybody can do the work of managing people but creating a revolutionary product that takes the company to new heights is the work of an Engineer.

I don’t say that managing is a good job to do. I just want to say that everybody is born with a special talent that God bestows us with. We need to recognize it. That’s what defines what your strengths/weaknesses are. A person weak with technical skills could be good at managing people and somebody bad at managing could be excellent when it comes to Engineering.

Don’t do a job for the money that you might get from it. Do it for your INNER SELF. The one that defines Who you are.




Everybody requires having an idol in life. An idol who is perfect in his way of handling situations in life be it good or bad or even sometimes WORSE. An idol guides you to the path of success and motivates you to keep moving even if failures are what you are awarded with. An idol teaches you that being different from the rest of the world is not a crime, its just a way of saying that success is eagerly waiting for you. All you need is the aptitude to search for it and the most important of all, the patience to WAIT for it.

My idol is Steve Jobs. The man who till date has defied all odds of existence and achieved his dreams in style. Co-Founder and CEO of Apple Inc. , Co-Founder of Next Computers, Co-Founder and CEO of Pixar Animation Studios. This man has done it all. His strengths are his keynotes. The confidence that he has on his ideas, his products and off-course the engineers who help bring those products to realty just amazing.

From the iPod to the iPhone he has given the world a remarkable range of revolutionary products. Even if the Mac is used only by a few people in the world, the one who own it are immensely satisfied by it and that’s what his goal is. His presence in the company powers the employees to create something new, something that the company could prefix an ‘i’ to.

I am a great fan of his keynotes and well after having watched a large number of his keynotes I can say that he is a perfectionist in what he does and off-course I dream to become like him.


“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected”

“Stay hungry, stay foolish”

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”





When you wake up in the morning and find your house neat and tidy, its such a beautiful feeling. Everything is where it is supposed to be. From the morning newspaper to the cup of tea its all there, READY AND WAITING…..

In scientific terms, our home is our habitat, the place where we live or dwell. This obviously explains the concern towards our home. But home only mean the house that we live in? What about the Environment outside? Who cleans that? NOBODY.

When you go outside your house to the pavement, do you find everything in place there? Is the garbage thrown where it is supposed to be? Is your car parked where it is supposed to be? Well, these are things all of us ignore, you know why? Because it is convenient for us.

This attitude of people has brought the world to the point of devastation. We have been doing this since centuries. Wars and battles were fought, deep holes were dug to build large sky scrapers, natural resources including coal, petroleum, natural gas, water etc. used at a speed 100 times more than their rate of reformation, trees cut down to build large IT parks and SEZs or smooth roads built for you to have an experience of a lifetime when you drive through it.

The earth has seen a lot and it continues to do so. It has worked out till now but it won’t work out in future. They say that when something bad is about to happen the surroundings warn you about it. The earth is also doing that. Icecaps are melting, natural calamities like hurricanes and earthquakes increasing, water table declining. Its all happening before your eyes and we still manage to ignore it because that’s convenient.

As the Indian Constitution says, “If you enjoy a certain set of fundamental rights, you have a few fundamental duties also”. Its our duty to understand the signs given to us the environment. The Earth cannot take anymore of our torture. If this situation continues any further, it might be very difficult to save this planet.

Somebody has to take an initiative and I pledge to do so. Save every drop of water, every drop of fuel, switch off the electric appliances when not in use. I will do everything that is required and I urge you to do the same too because that is the need of the hour.

This is a wake up call…………


Where are you??????????