Monday, June 19, 2006

The 48 Laws of Power, money and related stuff

(Sorry about the title. Couldn't think of a better one for this post)

I was reading an interesting article about (or, rather, against) Robert Kiyosaki and I stumbled upon a link in it that pointed to "The 48 Laws of Power", by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers. To say that I loved those laws and the way they were put together would be an understatement. Go and read it all at http://www2.tech.purdue.edu/cgt/courses/cgt411/covey/48_laws_of_power.htm
And yes. Don't forget John Treed's take on Kiyosaki in the article I mentioned at the beginning of the post.
Talking about Kiyosaki, money and all that, I have another blog to refer to: http://theinvestorblog.blogspot.com. Go read it, but if you are from (or in) Indian, I would specially suggest you study his Real Estate Cash Flow Calculator. But, read about it on his website first.
Phew. Those are too many links for one post. So, here I end.

Joel on his first BillG review

BillG, by the way, stands for Bill Gates. Just read Joel's wonderful essay on his first review with Bill Gates.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

How to get the 'human' operator


I stumbled upon an uber-cool website that renders a nice little service- a cheatsheat to those irritating automated telephone response systems. It tells you the keystrokes or phrases you must use on the telephone to get to the operator directly instead of waiting endlessly on the phone line. Alas, it is helpful only for people in US and UK. I hope it will expand to include other places, like India. Meanwhile, my American and British friends will find it useful.


While you are at it, be sure to read their blog too. One funny post, copy-pasted, from there:

Hello, and welcome to the gethuman psychiatric hot line.
* If you are obsessive-compulsive, please press 1 repeatedly.
* If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2.
* If you have multiple personalities, please press 3, 4, 5 and 6.
* If you are paranoid-delusional, we know who you are and what you want. Just stay on the line so we can trace the call.
* If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press.
* If you are manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press. No one will answer.