Sunday, January 19, 2014

Recycle your money and become a social investor

Crowd funding projects is quite common these days. But this Bangalore based NGO crowd-funds micro-finance projects. Simple idea : Recycle your money and become a social investor.

http://www.rangde.org/how-rang-de-works

Monday, January 13, 2014

"You are hardworking."

"You are hardworking."

How do you interpret this statement? Is it a compliment? A mild insult hinting at the fact that you're not fully qualified to do your job, but make up for the lack of skill with great effort? Or a meaningless observation akin to smalltalk?

If it is a compliment, then it's a consolation prize. If it is an insult, sarcasm is a great way of putting it across. If it is smalltalk, it is no good as feedback. Nonetheless, the speaker chooses to focus entirely on the effort, with complete disregard toward the result.

Today I heard "hardworking" being called a skill. I'm stumped!