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learning from everything is the attribute of an observant and inquiring mind.

The inquiring mind is however not tuned to finding solutions - and is restricted by time or opportunities, until the success in terms of observation is served in a platter.

To my inquiring mind has been the persistent question: As to who this ant is: the white ant.. Termite or the red ant.
Probably it is red ant… as shows the picture sketched by Ndubuisi Ekekwe thoughts, or the illustration on HBR site. I believe the white ant is much better networked.

The technology has it that the ANTs has given to the premise of ANT theory.
Quote
“Actor–network theory (ANT) is an approach to social theory and a research methodology, originating in the field of science studies, which is based on two key principles; putting all the factors involved in a social situation on the same level and doing away with the concept of social forces.”

Attribues of ANT’s formation as visualised by Ndubuisi Ekekwe: Openness, Trust, Partnering, TEAMS, being focussed, diligence and Re-organisation are paradigms the society already is aware of. It is probably the discipline which was not observed…. and this is unbecoming in ANTS, but never less than a leader question for common man?

Regards

Prof P Thareja


The Leadership Lessons of Ants
by Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Few years back, I planned to build a networked digital library where theses from African universities could be stored. I wanted

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- Posted on April 2nd, 2017 in Pages, Personal Development, Education, Management | 128 Views | Comments (0)

A Marathon continues…….Personal Development

A Marathon continues
Unabated
of Unfettered and untiring participants
who have rather anxiously awaited…
‘perhaps for the like of a previous baton to arrive’

So it was to be augmented by yet another marathon….
Which joins the former

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- Posted on April 2nd, 2017 in Personal Development, Education, Environment | 170 Views | Comments (0)

Give me more! Show me the way!
Making life less sore! And products that allure!
To improve the Quality of Life, you eventually say!

“To improve Quality of Life” is easier said than done,

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- Posted on February 21st, 2016 in Pages, Personal Development, Technical, General, Management, Poems | 420 Views | Comments (0)

There are two potent questions in my grey mind.

(i) Though in my 40 years of teaching no dumb (lacking the power of speech Ref: dictionary.reference.com/browse/dumb) student applied for admission to engineering. If it were true, should I have had denied him/her admission?). I hope not.. on the contrary the student shall get preference- because of handicap quota.

(ii) What would have happened if I had not wasted my precious years learning German, when I was not to be exposed to advanced literature ( technical or other) right one at right time

The former question has a rider attached. because the dumb has a guised meaning too as it may… [simplify or reduce the intellectual content of something so as to make it accessible to a larger number of people.] In that case the situation is twinned to negative side.

My focus in this discussion is on the 1st problem. Some help is solicited?

Let me recall a real life example:
We had called a professional engineer (from industry) to conduct oral examination over minor projects developed by students

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- Posted on January 17th, 2016 in Pages, Personal Development, Teaching Page, Education | 506 Views | Comments (1)

My published quotes.Personal Development

“Organizations must first improve their performance culture or else they will only make their system worse.”

[in J Heskett : What’s to Be Done About Performance Reviews? - HBS (Harvard Business School Working Knowledge) hbswk.hbs.edu/item/whats-to-be-done-about-performance-reviews]

“If ethics is not the engine of success, in the train of growth, it sure is a guard, with a
flag, which may be green, or at times red”
Priyavrat Thareja in
Shaping Leadership Culture to Sustain Future Generations of Women Leaders by- Carmela R. Nanton

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- Posted on January 17th, 2016 in Personal Development, General, Education, Engineering, Poems, Quotations, Free Stuff | 449 Views | Comments (0)