Why are MBA’s so stupid?

Had a conversation with an MBA guy today. I just wish I never had it, an hour long unnecessary biz talk that was worthless to me. If an MBA wants to come into a tech industry he must know tech learn to code, learn to build circuits, know the difficulties in it. Else tech people with think him or her as stupid. Of course most don’t tell it out, their salaries will disappear if they do.

I wonder why this study called MBA exists? How come you can administer a carpenter shop if you do not know about wood working? I simply don’t understand. Recently I found out MBA’s don’t even read about Psychology which is essential to managing people, and Strategy which is essential to running a business. That is stupid syllabus. I think all they know is money, money, money and some how I must become rich even if it happens to be being undignified.

Like every society in which the intelligent is ignored until a crisis arises, intelligent people are ignored until a crisis arises in a company. When it does so the MBA withdraws, asks advice from the tech people and when the tech people toil and solve it, MBA’s take away most of the wealth.

I think we engineers must stop cooperating with MBA’s, or if the cooperation is forced upon we must give wrong information to confuse them, and hop to companies that put tech first and avoids the MBA’s. Successful companies are run by people who don’t have the MBA minds but who understands every nut and bolt. They have created environments in which people  are free and not bound by stupid rules.

Looks like the art of management is to force an engineer build an iron bridge with wooden rivets and put the blame on him when it fails. And the art of engineer is not to become one of those MBA’s.

5 white-collar jobs robots already have taken

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Originally posted on Fortune:

For years now, some researchers have been anticipating that robots would take away jobs from humans. In the UK, Deloitte and the University of Oxford predicted that 10 million unskilled jobs could be taken over by robots. University of Oxford researchers Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne estimated in 2013 that 47 percent of total U.S. jobs could be automated and taken over by computers by 2033.

Some experts say not to worry because technology has always created new jobs while eliminating old ones ones, displacing but not replacing workers. But lately, as technology has become more sophisticated, the drumbeat of worry has intensified. “What’s different now?” asked Leigh Watson Healy, chief analyst at market research firm Outsell. “The pace of technology advancements plus the big data phenomenon lead to a whole new level of machines to perform higher level cognitive tasks.” Translated: the old formula of creating more…

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Friendship is different from business

Some of my friends have complained to me of being really harsh on them at times and being unimaginably helpful at times, thus making them get confused about me. Some calls I don’t even pick for weeks. These behaviors has put my friends in dizzy. The fact is people fail to see the difference between friendship and business.

Friendship is part love, compassion to some one. Know that that person is suffering or needs something, you will extend your helping hand. Its like the free software movement. People in it love you and want to liberate you from the clutched of proprietary software. They don’t expect any thing in return.

On the other other hand business is capitalism. You must be in the rat race and come to the top and go to a club and drink and brag about yourself. Its all about money, strategy, cunningness and relationship. Nothing to do about love and compassion. Business mind is like a bastard dog fighting against another dog to get its bitch.

This is how business should be https://77minds.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/what-should-be-business/ , but we humans for now have given up morality and I have done it so too and am not afraid to go to hell. So when one of my friend asks me for a business deal I think, should I have compassion for her / him? Is  the person worth to be my friend any more? Is the person really serious about business or is just a talker ? When I get the answers I decide weather or not to be his friend and the consequence follows.

It doesn’t mean that if I avoid some one for professional reasons i won’t be a friend to that one, and it doesn’t mean that if I think you are rotten soul I won’t do business with you, but sure I won’t be your friend. But people who confuse business and friendship are those ones who find my behavior erratic.

One more thing, I am friend to none. A friendship should be like the one between Karnan and Dhuriyodhanan, certainly I haven’t got that qualities and don’t wish to abuse the word friend by saying so.

Can Tamils be as intelligent as Delhi people?

The AIADMK has won in Srirangam, but gossip has it that DMK paid Rs 500/- per vote wheras AIADMK gave Ra 3000/-. None would know the truth.

AAP has won in Delhi, it seems to be the least corrupt option available to us now. Plus its party funding is quiet transparent compared to others, if we ignore certain transactions. The things they got in 40 day + rule in Delhi are quiet good and I hoppe govment officials are afraid of a honest ruler and want to work perfectly.

Why isn’t AAP having a great grip on Taamilians? Tamils who have internet and use facebook and other stuff know about AAP and its functioning very well, but those who don’t?

We Tamils need to be better connected, better aware and talk about politics more. We need to how are parties are funded and how much of it is secret and why its secret? Its not just enough to drive away corrupt British from our land, its extremely important to drive away corrupt Indians as well. Skin color makes no difference. A corrupt is corrupt no matter what color (s)he is.

AAP workers should be vigilant. There is no guarantee that AAP will be be the least corrupt party in this nation, possibly its not even at this instance, the workers of the party must keep exposing the true source of their funding, if a funding cannot be traced they must investigate why and find out its source by all means.

I hope Tamils will realize that they have a option to elect some thing less corrupt that the *MK gang of assholes. I wish we Tamils were intelligent enough to recognize it.

வியட்னாமை ஆண்ட பாண்டிய மன்னன்

Originally posted on தமிழ் வரலாறு:

இரண்டாயிரம் ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்னர் ஒரு பாண்டிய மன்னன் வியட்நாம் நாட்டை ஆண்டிருக்கிறான்! அவன்தான் வரலாறு அறிந்த முதல் வியட்னாமிய மன்னன். அவனுடைய பெயர் ஸ்ரீமாறன். தமிழில் இதை திருமாறன் என்று சொல்லலாம். வியட்னாமில் கண்டுபிடிக்கப்பட்ட மிகப் பழைய சமஸ்கிருத கல்வெட்டு இவனை ஸ்ரீமாறன் என்று குறிப்பிடுகிறது. இந்தக் கல்வெட்டில் ஆட்சி, ஆண்டு முதலிய விவரங்கள் கிடைக்கவில்லை. கல்வெட்டின் பெரும்பகுதி அழிந்துவிட்டது. ஆனால் எழுத்து அமைப்பின் அடிப்படையில் இது கி.பி. இரண்டாம் நூற்றாண்டைச் சேர்ந்ததாக அறிஞர்கள் கருதுகின்றனர்.

வியட்னாமில் வோ-சான் என்னும் இடத்தில் ஒரு பாறையின் இரண்டு பக்கங்களில் (VO–CHANH ROCK INSCRIPTION) இது செதுக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. ஸ்ரீமாறன் என்ற அரசனின் குடும்பம் செய்த நன்கொடையை (தானத்தை) கல்வெட்டு குறிப்பிடுகிறது. பாறையின் ஒரு பக்கத்தில் 15 வரிகளும் மறு பக்கத்தில் ஏழு வரிகளும் உள்ளன. ஆனால் ஒன்பது வரிகள் தவிர மற்றவை தேய்ந்து அழிந்துவிட்டன. சமஸ்கிருத பாட்டுப் பகுதி வசந்த திலகா அணியிலும் ஏனைய வரிகள் உரைநடையிலும் உள்ளன. கிடைத்த வரிகளிலும் கூட சில சொற்கள் அழிந்துவிட்டன. கல்வெட்டின் சில வரிகள்:-

. .. . . … ப்ரஜானாம் கருண . .. . .. ப்ரதாம் விஜய
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Breaking away from reality

Yesterday I had a conference call among us friends, the two people at the other end were computer engineers, however one was a programmer, another did not code. When I say a programmer, he is a real one, not the one who sits in an I.T company and expects money at the end of the month.

The conversation was interesting. The one who is not a true programmer (the manager) was ambitious, there is a task to be solved, the manager forgot what needs to be solved and was blabbering around this and that. He was talking about building castles in sky when he was  unable to build a sand castle on the ground. It was fun talking to him.

I see those situation every day, when we discuss superficial things and forget how our coders deal with their hour to hour tasks and forget what difficulties they face. Most managers think whats relevant to them rather than whats practical and what could be done. I wonder how its possible for one to break from reality to that extent.

One possible reason could be if the programmers use a technique or tool x, the mangers simply have no technical knowledge about it. They do not have technical understanding of each and every coders ability. They know the coder is smarter than him / her and hence expect them to do the hard part i.e coding. While the managers take pride in spread sheeting and emailing. That sucks.

Having generic managers sucks, a company that builds business with true experts is the one that will shine. If you see the fastest growing organizations, there would be almost no MBA’s in them. Even if there are their roles will be limited.