Saturday, May 17, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"I went home to my country after I graduated. I thought I was going to be a change agent. Things were so corrupt there, that you had to pay a bribe to even get a driver’s license. I set up community organizations. I thought if people had information, and knowledge, the culture would change. But nothing changed. It’s so hard to build a democracy in a country with no history of democracy. Nobody cared about changing the country. They only wanted to enrich themselves. ‘Everyone has to eat,’ they would say."

He is from my country. While you’d think I would want to hide this, the truth of it is greater than my shame.

humansofnewyork:

"I went home to my country after I graduated. I thought I was going to be a change agent. Things were so corrupt there, that you had to pay a bribe to even get a driver’s license. I set up community organizations. I thought if people had information, and knowledge, the culture would change. But nothing changed. It’s so hard to build a democracy in a country with no history of democracy. Nobody cared about changing the country. They only wanted to enrich themselves. ‘Everyone has to eat,’ they would say."

He is from my country. While you’d think I would want to hide this, the truth of it is greater than my shame.

Friday, May 9, 2014

arunnnersjog said: The Vivofit was an impulse buy! I didn't do any product comparison until the next day after I'd worn it for 24 hours. So, my thoughts are if you're getting bored with the FitBit the Vivofit may not be much more exciting. I don't have the one with the HRM either and what I read in the description its a strap version. The Vivofit I have is basic. Steps. Mileage. Movement while sleep. Calories burned and you can set your own step goal. Supposedly its water proof. Hope this is helpful.

It was! Unless it can do exactly what my garmin watch does, I’ll pass for now. I usually just forget the fitbit on and hardly check the stats anymore. 

Don’t think I need to be that aware of my movements all day every day.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Monday, June 17, 2013
Reluctantly, my hand goes up…

Reluctantly, my hand goes up…

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

London Tumblr meetup and Run.

jeremyrunblues:

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It has been arranged… 2012milesin2012 and I will be at Marble Arch on Saturday 18th May, 2013 for a meet-up and run, at around 9:30 am.

All of you London tumblrs (and anyone else in the neighbourhood for that matter) are all welcome to join- would be a blast to meet you all!

It’s this Saturday y’all!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

007runner said: That's great, I'd love to come for a run! When are you in town? I'm going to two conferences in May, so won't be around all the time.

Hey! We’re doing a tumblr run from Marble Arch by Hyde Park on Saturday 18th May from around 9:30 am… will post more details soon- hope you will be around!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Dear HR departments…

I do enjoy working for you. I do. I also enjoy getting paid for services rendered. HOWEVER, I do not appreciate when your inefficiency and lack of professionalism makes me look inefficient and unprofessional. No consultancy fee is worth that.

Please get you act together. *end rant*

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I’m also ending another project with another client. This was was a lot shorter (less than a year), but has also been quite gratifying. In a meeting last week, I was able to sit back and see the managers working through problems, which a year ago, they could not, or were unable to do. 

I’d like to take full credit for that, but I can’t. The CEO has really made an effort to be more inclusive, more supportive and clearer on what he wants. It has made quite an impact. My role? whisper in his ear all the things I notice about his staff and the culture while I implemented a Performance management and process improvement project. He listened, took action, and is now reaping the rewards.

Is it perfect? Not by a long shot. Is the work over? No way. But they got the right start, and in my line of business, that goes a long way.

Monday, February 4, 2013

The beginning and the end

I’m in the process of writing a report to conclude a 6-year old project. That is funny because in the initial proposal way back in 2007, it was supposed to be a 6-month long project.

So we missed a couple deadlines, a couple people got fired, some left voluntarily and other parts were put on hold countless times, but it has been one of the most fulfilling projects of my whole life. These clients are now my friends, and I know more about the company that some of their own employees- in fact they treat me as a member of staff, and have been told as such many times.

But it has to end. And guess what? There is still a lot to do. Here is to great work and great clients.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Went to an HR Conference in the city today- believe it was on Talent Management. Those poor HR managers, being shown the latest in managing people, and knowing that their ability to implement anything is utterly dependent on the mood and disposition of their CEO. Poor things.
HR in Trinidad has come a long way, but still has a ways to go. And as usual, 95% of the participants were women. What is it with HR and women? 

Went to an HR Conference in the city today- believe it was on Talent Management. Those poor HR managers, being shown the latest in managing people, and knowing that their ability to implement anything is utterly dependent on the mood and disposition of their CEO. Poor things.

HR in Trinidad has come a long way, but still has a ways to go. And as usual, 95% of the participants were women. What is it with HR and women?