A lot of what is written is written in a way that suggests that the opposite of what is being discussed would be better.Yesterday I happened upon an article in the Economist titled “In Praise of Laziness,” in which the author suggested that there is too great a focus on working hard. He suggested that Sheryl Sandberg’s advice that women should “lean in” was problematic. He also suggested that John Bernard’s idea that one should do “Business at the Speed of Now” and my friend, Michael Port’s book title “Book Yourself Solid” were indicative of a world in which people are trying to do too much.Reading the first paragraph would give one the idea that they should “lean back,” being passive and reactive instead of intentional and proactive about their careers and their work. If business at the speed of now is a bad idea, perhaps one should do “business at the speed of later?” Even though it’s clear the author has never read Port’s book, one would believe that you should book yourself in such a way as to ensure that you have less business than you need to sustain your business.These are poorly chosen straw men, having nothing whatsoever to do with the primary suggestion to spend more time reflecting and thinking and less time with unnecessary meetings, make work, and email. But the article provides an excellent example of describing something as negative in a way that makes it appear as if its opposite is better.The opposite of cold calling is portrayed as being social media. The opposite of interrupting the client is waiting for them to initiate a conversation. The opposite of outbound is inbound. The opposite of gaining commitments is allowing the prospective client to determine what comes next and when.What is wrong with each of these examples is that they are shown as opposites. They are presented in such a way as to make them appear mutually exclusive. One prospecting medium does not preclude another. One choice to interrupt your prospective client with a call doesn’t suggest that other approaches are not helpful. The decision to gain the commitments that move deals forward in no way eliminates a collaborative conversation about what comes next.It’s not “this” or “that.” It is “this” and “that,” in the right measure, at the right time, as it pertains to a certain outcome. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now
20 May 2013 With South Africa confirmed as a key partner, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has announced October 2015 as the launch date for construction of the first phase of what could eventually be the largest hydroelectric plant in the world. The Grand Inga project on the Congo River is expected, once all the phases are complete, to generate a massive 40 000 MW of electricity, bringing renewable power to half of the African continent. The initialling of a historic energy cooperation treaty between the DRC and South Africa in Lubumbashi in March was a key milestone in the process of bringing the project, first conceived in the early 1970s, closer to fruition. At a meeting in Paris on the weekend, organised by the DRC government and with a high-level South African delegation in attendance, a range of stakeholders consulted on the implementation of the first phase of the project, Inga 3, which is expected to cost in the region of US$12-billion and produce almost 4 800 MW of electricity. Two existing dams, Inga 1 and 2, have been in operation since 1972 and 1982 respectively, together generating nearly 1 800 MW. In terms of the March treaty, South Africa “expects to purchase a significant share of the electricity production of the new dam, thus confirming itself as a key partner,” the DRC government said in a statement on Saturday. “As such, the Republic of South Africa will take 2 500 MW of the 4 800 MW of future power production of Inga 3, thereby becoming the principal purchaser.” Garrith Bezuidenhoudt, chief of staff in South Africa’s Department of Energy, said in the statement that the South African government had “affirmed our commitment to the project by already provisioning for this purchase in our budgetary plan”. Inga 3 is expected to fill the power gap in the DRC, with its fast-growing population and expanding industries, and to help meet burgeoning demand in South Africa. Subsequent phases, adding up to an eventual total capacity of 40 000 MW, will allow countries in southern Africa, north-east Africa and parts of west Africa to benefit from production at the site. “Grand Inga will thus provide more than half of the continent with renewable energy at a low price,” Bruno Kalala, the DRC’s minister of water resources and electricity, told Saturday’s meeting. However, Kalala said, issues around transport and connectivity had yet to be addressed. “Inga is a factor for integration, at both a regional and international level.” According to the DRC government, three consortia are competing to develop the project: Sinohydro and Three Gorges Corporation from China, the operator of China’s Three Gorges dam, currently the world’s largest; Actividades de Construccion y Servicios, Eurofinsa and AEE from Spain; and the Daewoo-Posco-SNC Lavalin consortium from Korea and Canada. The Africa Development Bank, which has been involved in the project since 2009, is financing the base studies and consultants, and has been joined by the World Bank, the French Development Agency, the European Investment Bank and the Development Bank of Southern Africa. “The question of financing is a major issue in the selection process,” said Hela Cheikhrouhou, director for energy environment and climate change at the African Development Bank. “It is the public-private partnership financing solutions which will be vital for the success of the project.” SAinfo reporter
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She said that since Pilanji does not have a gram sabha and does not fufill the criteria for the scheme, Aarambh will narrate the clash of the Dravidians and Aryans civilisations — born and built out of two different existential needs.Tanuja mother of actresses Kajol and Tanishaa will be seen as a clairvoyant in the show Also Read |Baahubali’s Devasena gets a TV adaptation in show Aarambh “I am playing the role of Hahuma This role is distinctive in many ways She is basically clairvoyant who can see the future She can’t predict future she can just give suggestions” Tanuja said Popular southern actress Radha’s daughter Karthika Nair will be seen as Devsena — a warrior born in matriarchal society who will be heading the Dravidian clan to defend it from the ambush of the Aryans Actor Rajniesh Duggall meanwhile will be seen as a warrior from the Aryan clan named Varundev The makers of the show on Monday introduced Karthika Tanuja Joy Sen Gupta and Hannssa Singh who will be a part of Dravidian clan Filmmaker Goldie Behl who is directing the show told IANS: “Vijender Prasad conceived this show He did research and interactions on various topics Once he narrated the story to me then I thought it’s a great concept and that’s how we decided to make a series on it” The Star Plus show will be a finite series of 65 episodes For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arghya Sengupta | Updated: April 8 2016 9:16 am Photo for representational purpose Related News With the billionth Aadhaar number being issued the Aadhaar project is well on its way to becoming the centrepiece for governance in India irrespective of which government is in power To that extent critical engagement with the Aadhaar act is an essential exercise in a free and democratic polity But much of this engagement including on these pages leads one to believe that the Aadhaar act puts an official imprimatur on a mass surveillance tool violating fundamental rights hammered through Parliament by a brute majority The reality though equally momentous is nonetheless distinct — Aadhaar is the last chance for an effective welfare state to take root in India Subversion of this goal for nefarious ends is not only deleterious for citizens but for the state itself This realisation is hard-wired in the Aadhaar act and reflected in its rightful categorisation as a money bill At its core the Aadhaar act creates a mechanism for unique identification of individuals in order to deliver subsidies services and benefits from the Consolidated Fund of India alone The procedures to be followed in such identification the establishment of the UIDAI to carry out these statutory functions its funding its own processes pertaining to data protection and ensuring their compliance through appropriate offences are all incidental and necessary to achieve the sole statutory purpose The fact that the act gives the state vast powers and has a potential impact on rights is no reason not to characterise it as a money bill The archetypal money bills — taxation acts — not only affect fundamental freedoms of individuals to do business to eat out or even more fundamentally to live as free citizens in India itself but also form the basis for the modern state to perform its functions Seen in this light the money bill issue is a red herring However its characterisation has had one entirely positive outcome The spirited debate on the Aadhaar act in the Rajya Sabha was the first time in a long time that the Upper House performed its envisaged function of checking and balancing government through sober legislative debate Statistics indicate that disruptions in the Rajya Sabha in the last two years have been significantly higher than in the Lok Sabha For a House of Elders established by the founding fathers to “hold dignified debates” this is simply unacceptable That a money bill was required to put the Rajya Sabha back on track is a timely reminder that if disruptions are going to be the norm the Constitution isn’t short on remedies Unlike the money bill issue a more genuine concern is around privacy of citizens and how the Aadhaar architecture affects it First it is imperative to recognise that the Aadhaar act is not and cannot be expected to double up as a privacy statute for India How government databases use Aadhaar and their security arrangements must be considered as a distinct question and one that is not within the remit of the Aadhaar act to answer The relevant privacy question is how far the act goes in ensuring the protection of information that the UIDAI possesses in order to ensure effective service delivery That data contrary to much of what detractors posit is limited by the act to basic demographic and biometric information The Aadhaar database is no panopticon with the capacity to profile individuals by storing information like passport details PAN card information etc This is an intentional design choice Further among the types of data the UIDAI possesses the act is categorical in its assertion that core biometric information shall not be shared for any purpose including for national security For demographic data that is shareable it has strong safeguards It can only be used for the purposes that the individual consents to and only with such persons as is indicated beforehand; the individual has the right to access his information update and correct it All of these will require new regulations revised enrolment forms and fresh authentication protocols These hardly seem to be manifestations of a government that simply wants to steamroller privacy concerns Some of the most strident criticism of the act has unfortunately glossed over these important safeguards They are largely symptomatic of an accountability discourse in India that performs a vital public function but has demands incommensurate to the authority that the power-wielder possesses The state through Aadhaar’s federated and minimalist database simply does not have the ability to play Big Brother While of course one must remain vigilant and continue to hold the state accountable that cannot come through fear-mongering at the cost of public reason A salutary aspect of such vigilance has been to point out that there is very little accountability for data handling in the Aadhaar act This is a valid observation and the UIDAI must use its regulatory powers under Section 23 to set up a robust grievance redressal mechanism including an ombudsman to adequately bolster its accountability quotient Doing so is necessary not just to protect privacy but also to underline the seriousness of the state in delivering services to vast sections of the population that are identity-less and excluded Aadhaar represents a prototype of a new welfare state — smarter responsive and oriented towards improving material lives while being respectful of rights Its failure either owing to civil society activism or wanton future subversion for surveillance purposes might be the final straw for a state machinery on the brink of irredeemable discredit The writer is research director Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy a New Delhi-based think tank that assisted the government of India in drafting the Aadhaar Act Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIn the wake of the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan and heightenedtension along the border Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the government has decided to seal the entire stretch of3323-km-long Indo-Pak border by December 2018 Briefing the press after chairing a security review meeting in Jaisalmer Rajasthan Rajnath said that the implementation of the government decision to seal the international border will be carried out in a time-bound manner The home minister also said that the development of the procedure will be done in a planned way with a monitoring framework set up to review the the progress monthly quarterly bi-annually and annually File image of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh PTI The decision comes in the wake of rising India-Pakistan tension after the 18 September attack on a military base in Jammu and Kashmir and the later surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control On the question of securing the riverine belts and areas where it is geographically unfeasible to put physical barrier along the border Rajnath said that the government will look into technological solutions to ensure every inch of our land is guarded According to The Indian Express the technical solutions may includedeployment of cameras sensors radars lasers etc The Home Minister also sought to assure that the nation’s security will never be compromised with ample security arrangements made at the borders Praising the armed forces Rajnath also said that the way a farmer guards his farms Indiansoldiers are vigilant and guarding theborders Rajnath also said that a Border Security Grid will be formed wherein suggestions will be sought from all stakeholders in the border areas He said that in the security review meeting suggestions were sought from the chief ministers home secretaries and DGPs of the four border states based on which the basic framework of the Border security Grid will be prepared The home minister however stayed vary of commenting on issues apart from the proceedings of the meeting When asked if he would like to comment on Rahul Gandhi’s Khoon Ki Dalaali remark Rajnath refused to comment However he later added that all citizens should unite and support the armed forces when the nation faces tough times "I won’t comment I will just say that in the face of tough times all the citizens should unite and be on the same page irrespective of whichever line of profession they belong to" Rajnath said He also refused to comment on the rising demands of putting in public the proof of army surgical strike carried out in Pakistan occupied Kashmir Rajnath merely repeated that the entire nation trusts the armed forces and people should be patient and have faith in the army?"Tension between India and Pakistanhas increased so we should be united & believe in our army" he said The home minister is on a two-day visit to Rajasthan where he headed a security review meeting in Jaisalmer with home ministers home secretaries and deputy generals of police of four states whose boundaries touch Pakistan along with top BSF officials Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju was also present at the meeting foramid repeated incidents of skirmishes along the Indo-Pak international border according toANI "It is a meeting of the Union Home Minister with the HomeMinisters of the four states Since the Chief Ministers andthe Deputy Chief Minister (of Punjab) are holding the Homeportfolio they are participating in the meeting" a HomeMinistry official said During the two-day visit Singh will also hold meetings with top BSF officials and chair a meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal officials said During the two-day trip the Home Minister will tourborder areas of Rajasthan and will visit Munabao border outposts in Barmer and interact with BSF personnel Singh will also visit Murar BoP in Jaisalmer and assesthe situation along the Indo-Pak border? 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