Jobs and Careers: If a cab driver makes more money than an IT professional, why should I study?
It is not only the cab drivers who make more money than an IT professional but even a tea vendor or a porter at a railways station makes far more money than an IT professional.
It is quite common for porters to demand exorbitant fare when you have so much luggage with you that you can’t carry. They earn sometime Rs 200–300 for just a few minutes of service. They make several thousand rupees in a day, much more than a young IT professional.
Porters may, however, be making only as much money even after decades of experience while an IT professional would make 10 times that much of money when he/she gains experience and develop higher level skill in the job.
A porter with 20 years of experience does not make more money than a porter who has just started the job.
An IT professional with 20 years of experience makes 10–100 times more money than a fresh graduate.
Your profession is not only to make money.
It is your identity and a source of social prestige.
The Prime Minister of India or the President of USA may be earning only a small amount per month. However, their status and prestige is beyond the imagination of even the richest people in the world. They would happily wait in queue to meet them.
The Most Innovative Companies Are The Ones Doing More With Fewer Resources
In the last few years, operating budgets at many businesses have been declining, while focus on corporate citizenship has been increasing.
At all organizational levels, directors and shareholders are also calling for better management. That means companies can no longer afford to just take small steps toward saving valuable resources.
Resource optimization is now a key part of any company's core strategy. And it's even critical to the future of business itself.How are companies saving their resources?
22 Astonishing Places That Are Hard to Believe Really Exist
Our world is so full of wonders that new and amazing places are discovered every day, be that by professional photographers or amateurs. Different geographical locations, climatic conditions and even seasons offer the widest variety of natural wonders: pink lakes, stunning lavender or tulip fields, breath-taking canyons and mountains, and other places you can hardly believe actually exist!
25 Technology Trends for 2015 - 2016
Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group, Author of What's the Future of Business (WTF)
Hello from CES 2015! I've joined tens of thousands of brands, geeks, startups, investors, and technology enthusiasts from around the world to see what the future, or this year, holds for consumer electronics.
At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers
In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff.
The First Mover Myth
CEO, Rakuten Inc.
In business we often hear of the first mover advantage. The first person to act has the advantage. This is certainly true on the frontier of the Internet, where being the first to act is a great advantage. When you go into uncharted territory, you face no competition. You are free to take up as much space as you like.
The One Reason Why People Don't Want to Work For You
The higher up the ranks you climb in an organization, the less honest feedback you receive from peers. And one common bit of advice many leaders could benefit from is, ironically, how to effectively deliver feedback to their team. I spoke with Bill George, former CEO of Medtronic, for my Leadership: A Master Class about authentic leadership. Below is a snapshot of our conversation around cultivating a motivational culture versus a fear-inducing workplace.