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Tuesday, May 15

Thots On A Tuesday

Hey, I was away from blog-land for a while...Last 10 days have been really hectic! A shift in residence, 4 cities in 10 days; coincidentally my parents shifted their residence too after 17 long years! I sat through the 'grih-pravesh' puja like a good son.

Never really got the time to pen down thoughts. Even made a marathon presentation to my telecom client(a whopping 108 slide tome). On Techno Social Impact of cell phones! Almost came out like a 'White Paper'...Felt good. Many thanks to poor_planner for inputs...

As I type the keys sitting in the Mumbai airport lounge for yet another Delhi trip, I feel a lil tired; the always-connected, virtual worker and yet am excited about this way of working - between projects, between cities and always on the tip of new possibilities!

Okay the random thoughts:

1. The thoughts in the head often have little correlation to many tasks at hand. Therefore at any given time am I working for the company or is the company working for me?

2. Why don't ad agencies invest enough in video conferencing! Am sure we can do double the work with half the talent!! Of course the smile and the hand-shake/ hug and the lunches are important. But I would rather have them with my family.

3. It's important to get off the blogosphere from time to time...its important to escape the self-imposed tyranny of the 'next post' LOL

4. No technology beats my small pink(unintentionally picked, no metro-sexuality intended) diary. A diary is a must have for young aspiring planners...The more you observe, the more thots you have...

5. A good phone-camera(bought the Nokia E50 a while ago which has a better camera than the Moto E395 I had earlier) is better than a fat digital camera. I have been using them as visual post-its! It's a great help.(Haven't mastered the art of downloading them to my Thinkpad yet.

6. The bandwidth of technology keeps on increasing. But the bandwidth of human thought exchange is severely constricted. The small ad world abounds with people/ planners who wouldn't even share their mediocre power-points with their own juniors!!

My experience - share stuff with the world, they generally give back twice as much...

For all those averse to change in the landscape and the bandwidth of work, all I can say is - "If you don't like CHANGE, you will like IRRELEVANCE even less!!

Hopefully, this week should be a bit more normal...

7 comments:

soumya mukerji said...

That explains it all! Hope the weather's bit of a refreshment! Interesting blog for sure :)

Smiling Dolphin said...

The 'techno-social impact of cellphones' - sounds terrific. Wonder if you could share some highlights non confidential gyan on your blog?

pooR_Planner said...

Thank you Sir, honoured to be at your service.

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Smiling Dolphin said...

thank you for your generous comment! i wonder if you are the same manish that benny told me about a couple of years ago. i sometimes visit your blog thru svety's link. so you have worked with josy and are now with subhash (two of my dearest friends, like chalk and cheese, but darlings nevertheless). perhaps our paths may cross someday and you can tell me more about the street kid mentoring that you do, thanks again for your really kind comment, lynn

Manish said...

yes... looks like am the same guy that benny wud have talked about:-) was with TBWA sometime back...

i would love to meet you in person!
the street kid organisation is ivolunteer...although post the merger, have been unable to do much for them.

cheers...

Smiling Dolphin said...

I will be holding a movie event for 8500 kids later next month at the PVR's - will reserve some shows for underprivileged kids, perhaps you can bring along some of the children you work with - the film is Chota Chetan, I screened it on Goa in October, and the kids went wild - this is to create awareness about kindness to animals. If you're interested, I can send a few passes to you at the Bates office - do you have child targeted accounts ?