Kill Fear

Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons from Arabia. They were peregrine falcons, the most
beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained. Months passed and one day the
head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other bird
had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.

The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the land to tend to the falcon, but no one could make the bird fly. He presented
the task to the member of his court, but the next day, the king saw through the palace window that the bird had still not moved
from its perch. Having tried everything else, the king thought to himself, “May be I need someone more familiar with the
countryside to understand the nature of this problem.” So he cried out to his court, “Go and get a farmer.”

In the morning, the king was thrilled to see the falcon soaring high above the palace gardens. He said to his court, “Bring me
the doer of this miracle.” The court quickly located the farmer, who came and stood before the king. The king asked him, “How did
you make the falcon fly?” With his head bowed, the farmer said to the king, “ It was very easy, your highness. I simply cut
the branch where the bird was sitting.”

We are all made to fly — to realize our incredible potential as human beings. But instead of doing that, we sit on our branches, clinging
to the things that are familiar to us. The possibilities are endless, but for most of us, they remain undiscovered. We conform to
the familiar, the comfortable, the mundane. So for the most part, our lives are mediocre instead of exciting, thrilling and fulfilling.
So let us learn to destroy the branch of fear we cling to and free ourselves to the glory of flight.

(Source: Book titled Why walk when you can fly?)
Originally post from May-2012 Edition of Islamic Voice

Amazing product, technologies & things I use every day of my life.


Company

Purpose

Product

Apple

Communication

iPhone 3GS

Chevrolet

Transportation

SUV Blazer 1998

Citrix

Server Virtualization Home Lab

XenServer v6.2

Dropbox

Cloud Storage, Cross Platform Sync

Dropbox

EMC

Type2-Virtualization

VMware WorkStation v8.0

Essence

Wrist watch

Sapphire Tungsten

Evernote

Sync notes, capture anything, access anywhere

Evernote

Google

Search engine, personal email

Search, Gmail

HP

Personal Laptop

HP Pavilion DV6000

Microsoft

Virtual Machine OS

Windows 7 x64

Mobily

Cellular Provider

Alwaha: Prepaid Voice/Data 3G Sim

Mozilla

Browser

Firefox

Open Source

Personal Laptop OS

Ubuntu Desktop Linux  11.10

Others

Social Interaction

Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin & Pinterest

STC

DSL BroadBand & Landline Telephone

Mband Jood: 4 MB Plus Free Calls

 

And the list goes on and on and on and on…..

Next time more on individual product, technologies, things & favorites

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By @gchahal :THE LESSONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Listen to your heart.
Forget noble motivations.
Adjust your attitude.
Figure out what you’re good at.
Trust your gut.
Do your homework.
Be frugal.
Hire rockstars.
Keep striving for perfection.
Learn to listen.
Own your mistakes.
Never compromise your morality.
Never lose sight of the competition.
Watch your back.
Don’t procrastinate.
Don’t do anything by half-measures.
Be nice to people.
Always negotiate from a position of strength.
Expect the unexpected.
Perception is reality.
Logic and emotions don’t mix.
Be fearless.
Pick your battles.
Grow a thick skin.
Take chances.
Become unstoppable.

Want to know more about @gchahal, go get this book

Philosophies Explained in Simple Two-Cow Terms

SOCIALISM You have two cows. You keep one and give one to your neighbor.

COMMUNISM You have two cows. The government takes them both and provides you with milk.

FASCISM You have two cows. The government takes them and sells you the milk.

BUREAUCRACY You have two cows. The government takes them both, shoots one, milks the other, pays you for the milk, and then pours it down the drain.

CAPITALISM You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.

CORPORATE You have two cows. You sell one, force the other to produce the milk of four cows, then act surprised when it drops dead.

DEMOCRACY You have two cows. The government taxes you to the point that you must sell them both in order to pay the taxes to support a man in a foreign country who has only one cow which was a gift from your government.

iPhone & Gmail account

If You have iPhone and are not able to add your gmail account or if authentication fails, then following condition applies:

You have turned on two steps verification for gmail account then you need to authorize your iPhone device. When this is done a password DIFFERENT from your google account password is autogenerated by Google. It is this autogenerated password that you need to enter into your iphone. So here’s what worked.

Log into your Google account through https://www.google.com/accounts/Login and go to Personal Settings > Security > Authorizing applications & sites and revoke your previous access to iphone (if any)

Then create it again and when the password is generated in the ‘Generate new application-specific password box’, use that new generated password in your Gmail Account Information on the iPhone below your email address.

Aggregators / Scrapers beware

WordPress bloggers, technologist, twitters, face fans, linkedin n host of socialist beware of information aggregation or scraping, since google has launched algorithm change.

as per Mattcutts 
searchers are more likely to see the sites that wrote the original content rather than a site that scraped or copied the original site’s content. and hence this effective step.

great work google, keep innovating….

THE LION, THE COW, THE SHE-GOAT AND THE SHEEP

An alliance made with the high and mighty can never be trusted.

This little fable proves my point.

A cow and a she-goat and a long-suffering sheep decided to become the lion’s companions. They went into the forest together and there they caught an extremely large stag which they divided into four portions. Then the lion said, ‘I claim the first portion by right of my title, since I am called the king; the second portion you will give me as your partner; then, because I am strongest, the third portion is mine … and woe betide anyone who dares to touch the fourth!’ In this way the wicked lion carried off all the spoils for himself.