Thursday, March 27, 2008

Balloon festival.....

See the beauty of my motherland Sri Lanka with the major tourism promoting program balloon festival...










pictures were taken from the article of DaillyMirror.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sir Arthur C. Clarke: 90th Birthday Reflections

For the honor of Late Sir Arthur C. Clarke who passed away today early morning

Obama vs Hillary






Tuesday, March 11, 2008

cockpit of Airbus A380

Here is a 3D view of cockpit of Airbus A380.

http://www.gillesvidal.com/blogpano/cockpit1.htm

Enjoy.......

Friday, March 07, 2008

The World's Billionaires - 03.05.08, 6:00 PM ET

After 13 years Bill Gates has lost his place. Indians are climbing on the ladder. Here are the top 25 billionaires as on 5th March 2008. Info: Forbs.com

Rank Name Citizenship Age Net Worth ($bil) Residence
1 Warren Buffett United States 77 62.0 United States
2 Carlos Slim Helu & family Mexico 68 60.0 Mexico
3 William Gates III United States 52 58.0 United States
4 Lakshmi Mittal India 57 45.0 United Kingdom
5 Mukesh Ambani India 50 43.0 India
6 Anil Ambani India 48 42.0 India
7 Ingvar Kamprad & family Sweden 81 31.0 Switzerland
8 KP Singh India 76 30.0 India
9 Oleg Deripaska Russia 40 28.0 Russia
10 Karl Albrecht Germany 88 27.0 Germany
11 Li Ka-shing Hong Kong 79 26.5 Hong Kong
12 Sheldon Adelson United States 74 26.0 United States
13 Bernard Arnault France 59 25.5 France
14 Lawrence Ellison United States 63 25.0 United States
15 Roman Abramovich Russia 41 23.5 Russia
16 Theo Albrecht Germany 85 23.0 Germany
17 Liliane Bettencourt France 85 22.9 France
18 Alexei Mordashov Russia 42 21.2 Russia
19 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud Saudi Arabia 51 21.0 Saudi Arabia
20 Mikhail Fridman Russia 43 20.8 Russia
21 Vladimir Lisin Russia 51 20.3 Russia
22 Amancio Ortega Spain 72 20.2 Spain
23 Raymond, Thomas & Walter Kwok Hong Kong NA 19.9 Hong Kong
24 Mikhail Prokhorov Russia 42 19.5 Russia
25 Vladimir Potanin Russia 47 19.3 Russia

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Nine rules to work...

* Rule #1: Always have clear lines of ownership. Know exactly what you are supposed to do and ensure others know that exactly.

* Rule #2: Always have your act together. You can’t know everything, but what you can know try to know it well.

* Rule #3: Under promise, over deliver. You will always come out on top.

* Rule #4: Never make yourself indispensable. If you do you’ll stay where you are because you are, well, indispensable.

* Rule #5: Credibility is king. Period.

* Rule #6: Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. You can teach anyone anything, you can never teach right attitude.

* Rule #7: If you find yourself in a hole the first thing to do is stop digging. Old cowboy saying.

* Rule #8: “Skate to where the puck is going, not to where it is (or where it has been).” The Great One, Wayne Gretzky.

* Rule #9: At the end of the day always remember that it’s just a job.

You can refer to the original article by Avinash Kaushik that contain brief discussion of all above rules.