L14B

অনেকদিন পর লিখতে গেলে প্রথমে মনে হয় কি নিয়ে লিখি এইবার। কিন্তু হঠাৎ করে যদি আলোচনার বিষয় মাথায় এসে যায় – তাহলে আধ্যেক চাপ কমে যায়। আমার এই চাপটা থাকতো, যদি না সেদিন রাস্তায় কাকে বলতে শুনলাম L14B বাসের কথা … Continue reading L14B

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Unfair competition

স্কুলের গন্ডি পেরিয়ে কলেজে ঢুকলে মনে হয় যেন রাজ্য জয় করে ফিরছি – তাই না? পাখির পাখনা গজিয়েছে – ইচ্ছা হলে উড়বে, আবার ইচ্ছা না হলে ক্লাসে বসে থাকবে। এ যেন জীবনের রাস্তায় যেতে যেতে প্রথম বড়ো হয়ে ওঠার আস্বাদ … Continue reading Unfair competition

Let’s follow Japan

When I started my professional career, I was exposed to something called The Quality Circle, which is encouraged by many organisations. Basically, it encompassed the philosophy of one Mr. William Deming – an American who was not recognised for his recommendations, who moved to Japan on an invite and was instrumental in the rise of Japan for quality products. At one point of time, the word “Japan” symbolised lack fo quality and was looked upon with a smear on a face. However, thanks to Mr. Deming, the Japanese found out the huge potential within its production line and soon became … Continue reading Let’s follow Japan

My last walk in England

It is the last walk on a sunny afternoon … though it is summer, the chill in the air was still being felt by many. Sweat, hard work, success and failures – all has been a part of my life. All these qualities are there in any human being; I do not consider myself extra-ordinary, even though some of the people do think that I am a class apart from my seniors, peers as well as the juniors across the world. But I do not feel the same – as I only believe that talent is just a beginning, it … Continue reading My last walk in England

The end of the unit of measure called “mandays”

In various fields within the corporate world, billing to clients is often measured by the concept of “mandays” efforts …. even workpackages are measured by the effort in “mandays” … ok, ok, ok – I am not being a male chauvinist .. you can replace the word “mandays” by “person-days” if it would satisfy your feminist ego’s :-) Well, if you go into details of “mandays” or “person-days”, it is often considered as the output corresponding to working of an individual in a day – whether that consists of 8 hrs of efforts or 9 hrs or 10 hrs – … Continue reading The end of the unit of measure called “mandays”