Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dating manners!

During one of her daily classes, a teacher trying to teach good manners, asked her students the following question:
'Michael, if you were on a date having dinner with a nice young lady, how would you tell her that you have to go to
the bathroom?'

Michael said: 'Just a minute I have to go pee.'

The teacher responded by saying: 'That would be rude and impolite.

What about you Sherman, how would you say it?'

Sherman said: 'I am sorry, but I really need to go to the bathroom. I'll be right back.'

'That's better, but it's still not very nice to say the word bathroom at the dinner table.

And you, little Johnny, can you use your brain for once and show us your good manners?'

Johnny said:
'I would say: 
Darling, may I please be excused for a moment? I have to shake hands with a very dear friend of mine,
whom I hope to introduce you to after dinner.'

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lessons from the nuns!

Lessons from the nuns
It seems most people forget that Catholic nuns are both entrepreneurs and leaders.These women have run hospitals and grade schools and were among the very first female presidents of universities. They have been sitting in management positions for the past century. Nuns are collaborators, delegators and team players. They don't rule with an iron fist. In fact, they do just the opposite. Over the past three years, Jo Piazza set out to shatter the stereotypes about nuns while reporting and writing a new book, `If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission.' Along the way, the nuns helped the author become a much better manager and leader.

Who knew that Sony's brass, a line-up of mostly white male executives, earn $1 million and more a year? Or that the company spent half a million this year in severance costs to terminate employees? Now we all do, since about 40 gigabytes of sensitive company data from computers belonging to Sony Pictures Entertainment were stolen and posted online. As so often happens with breach stories, the more time that passes the more we learn about the nature of the hack, the data that was stolen and, sometimes, even the identity of the culprits behind it. A week into the Sony hack, however, there is a lot of rampant speculation but few solid facts.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

UK girl student raises £45k for helpful homeless man!

In an act of gratitude that is warming hearts across Britain, a fashion student from Lancashire has slept rough to raise money for a homeless man who tried to give her his last £3 last month. The student, Dominique Harrison-Bentzen, has raised £45,000 (about Rs 45 lakh).

Robbie, who has been homeless for seven months in the town of Preston in northern England, had offered 22 year-old Harrison-Bentzen all his loose change so that she could get home after she lost her bank card on December 4. “After losing my bank card and having no money in the early hours, a homeless man approached me with his only change of three pounds and insisted that I take it to pay for a taxi,“ Dominique said. “I didn't take the money but I was touched by such a kind gesture from a man who faces ignorance every day .“

The girl decided to show her gratitude and started a campaign to raise money for Robbie, asking everyone to give three pounds, the same amount that Robbie had offered her that night, for her fundraiser.
Her campaign also included spending a night on the city streets with people who had heard about her story .

“Together, our small act of kindness can change someone's life this Christmas and finally get him off the streets safe and warm,“ wrote Harrison-Bentzen.

Donations started pouring in after the online fundraising campaign went viral. When TOI tried to open the page, it said: “We are experiencing unusually heavy traffic. Please come back later.“ About the donations, Harrison-Bentzen said: “Robbie is overwhelmed and emotional about it all.“ She said the money will be spent on securing him a flat, his first month's rent, a food shop and furniture.

The student said she is not the only person Robbie has helped. He appears to have come to the aid of many in Preston city centre, returning wallets to pedestrians and even offering his scarf to keep people warm.