Mr. Knowledgeable to Mr. Handy Man – Defining Core Competencies

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In my recent work place, I met an engineering intern, Mr. X who has been with the company for 2 years now. He is the oldest among all interns and some of his current supervisors were interns who joined later than him but moved up the corporate ladder joining the company as full time employees.

Well, it was not always like this. Mr. X has an exemplary education with a diverse experience. When he was hired, HR considered him one of their biggest catch and he didn’t prove them wrong. His initial few months were very productive. He brought about pioneering changes and his hard work showed in his results. His personality was charming and he never said ‘no’ to a challenge.

That’s where it started going all wrong. People in the company, started realizing that Mr. X was good in most things. He could solve tricky problems, in fields ranging from manufacturing and quality to IT. And to top it all, he never really said NO. Therefore, his job input box, was always full with the odd job that no one wanted to solve or couldn’t solve. He worked harder and longer and the circle deepened, resulting in a dynamic change from Mr. Knowledgeable to Mr. Handy Man.

Why this change? Poor definition of Core Competency. Core-competency is nothing but an answer to the question “what are you good at?” With today’s globalised economy, traditional boundaries are fluid and education multi-disciplinary. This result is most graduates are failing to properly define their core-competencies. Mr. X did the same mistake. He lost out to competition because he was good in too many.

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April Fools Day 2010

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Found my first Prank on the internet… and well its not a surprise its GOOGLE with Google Glup . Oh looks like that was a prank from 2005 or is it really??

Found the following on google since last post

Voice Notifications on Google Wave
Google Docs

and i think this years best is from wikipedia. Homepage has an article about wife selling and how it all started. ( A bit anti-feminist but.. its April fool’s day… who cares)

More finds on google:
Google Romance again doubt if this of this year
Animal Translator
this is the vid of the same:

and Starbucks has this (actually never knew Starbucks even does this)

Guardian has this stroy

Economist has this story

More from google:

3D viewing on google books.
3D viewing of street view on google maps

both of the above are indicated by the small glasses icon

Changing the name of google from google to Topeka

Search time is measured by different time units… for example the following are what I got: icrofortnights, microweeks, nanocenturies, epochs, femtogalactic years, parsecs, 23.00 skidoo, jiffies, shakes of a lamb’s tail, gigawatts, hertz, Planck times, centibeats, centons, warp factors and “times the velocity of an unladen swallow”

Youtube logo looks strange donno what thats about

GAG is a google annotation lib for programmers.

Virgle has more updates (gosh I shouldnt have missed this out yest)

Well more as I find them

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