China Strategy for Electric / Hybrid Cars

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Its old news that there is a race on amongst a few countries to take a lead in electric & hybrid car technology. Here is the latest move in China towards this …

China to Invest Billions in Electric and Hybrid Cars

SHANGHAI — The Chinese government, determined to become a world leader in green technology, says it plans to invest billions of dollars over the next few years to develop electric and hybrid vehicles.

Firstly, an admirable future oriented strategy by China to try & get a lead in this area. It is also a positive & constructive move to counter the pressure they face from the developed nations on their green efforts. Secondly, good to see the Chinese state taking such strategic & deliberate steps in support of their strategy. It augurs well not only for China & Asia, but also bodes well for a greener Earth.

PS: Looking forward to hearing more about plans of the Mahindra – Reva venture.

Frustrated? Focus on making a constructive difference

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There are times when you feel everything around you is wrong. You get frustrated by the wrong attitude of people, the flaws in the system, the wrong way things are being done, etc.

“Any fool can criticize, condemn & complain, and most fools do”
– Benjamin Franklin

Perfect time to read this article by Marshall  Goldsmith & get a perspective of yourself in the bigger scheme of things.

Real leaders are not people who can point out what is wrong. Almost anyone can do that. Real leaders are people who can make things better.

So what can you do right now to get out of the rut have a better life?

First, think about your own behaviour at work. Are you communicating a sense of joy and enthusiasm to the people around you, or are you spending too much time in the role of angry, judgmental critic?

Second, do you have any co-workers who are acting angry, negative & judgemental? Are you just getting annoyed with them, or are you trying to help them in some way to make a constructive difference? If you haven’t been trying to help them, why not give it a shot? Perhaps they’ll write a story about you someday.

This & more in Coaching That Changed My Life by Marshall Goldsmith.

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Multipliers – Video from Google

For anyone who has worked with Multipliers, the impact of this leadership type is evident – VERY POSITIVE. Who are Multipliers? What are their characteristics? Are you an accidental Diminisher? How do you transform into a Multiplier?

Below is a good video featuring the authors of the book to start learning about Multipliers. Time well spent.

Quotes To Live By


“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”

Henry Ford