Want to become a good boss? Read Indra Nooyi’s 7-point guide on managing work, life



‘Leave the crown in the garage’, sounds like advice every boss (and employee) should abide, but unfortunately you’ll often find workplace complaints that show otherwise. PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi recently took to LinkedIn to write an aptly-titled (“Leave the crown in the garage”) column not just for budding CEOs but for anyone who could do with some career advice (now, can’t we all! Especially if it’s coming from her).

Having set goals not just for women and little girls, who often grow up saying they want to be like her, but anyone who wants to lead, Nooyi would be anyone’s ideal person for advice on running a Fortune 500 company in the 21st century.

Her seven lessons translate into the seven characteristics of a great leader: Vision. Persistence. Persuasion. Listening. Learning. Collaborating. Humility.

And thankfully, for us, she managed to put down seven critical lessons she has learned along the way:

Lesson 1: Everyone needs a vision

Nooyi starts off with quoting the Book of Proverbs, “Where there is no vision, the people perish,” adding that this applies to any workplace. Talking about taking the reins at PepsiCo, Nooyi’s first lesson is for anyone starting at a new job. And, regardless of the position, the learning remains the same, “be responsive to the needs of the world around us. Come up with a vision that inspires people”.

Lesson 2: Think hard about time

Nooyi’s second learning is the need of the hour, not only for good leadership but also a green planet. She takes us back to a cartoon by ‘The New Yorker’ with the: “Yes, the planet got destroyed. But for a beautiful moment in time, we created a lot of value for shareholders.”

Drawing from this, Nooyi stresses on the need “to balance short-term and long-term interests, and think hard about your time horizon”. This one is o ..

Lesson 3: Ensure that culture change sticks

There will always be criticism. But, there will always be supporters too. Just as long as you believe in yourself and face the resistance. Nooyi’s next lesson is the “importance of persuasion”.

Lesson 4: Listen carefully

The third lesson is incomplete without this one. The fourth lesson talks about the most important part of persuasion: listening.
So, listen! Don’t let your position stop you from being open to ideas, ideas that may come from anywhere, ideas that you may not want to hear. But when you listen, you’ll always come out better, a person and a CEO.

Lesson 5: Be a student for life

Never stop learning. Never stop exploring. Talk to people, take courses, and go out in the real world. Citing references from her own life, Nooyi’s shares her fifth lesson “keep learning”. She recently took a course on Big Data, but learning she says comes not only in the form of new courses (which are very important, considering the age we are living in), but also by getting out of the office and seeing things up close.

Lesson 6: People are everything

If you had to have one rule to lead a team, it should be this! As Nooyi rightfully puts it, “the success of an enterprise usually comes down to one thing: the team.” Happy employees work better, which is directly proportional to the growth of your organisation. But keeping them happy has to go beyond just the job. “In today’s world, you need to appeal not only to your employees’ heads, but to their hearts.” Nooyi, who often writes app ..

Lesson 7: Leave the crown in the garage

As hard as you work to make a job work, remember you are more than an employee. And yes, work is important but family, and you, shouldn’t come second. And yes, there will be days when the balancing act will get more difficult than usual, days when you need to make a choice. So Nooyi wants us to “come together, as corporations and as a society to support workers who are caring for young children, aging parents, or both.”



Story of poor man lived with his wife


Beautiful story…..A very poor man lived
with his wife.
One day, his wife, who had very long
hair asked him to buy her a comb for
her hair to grow well and to be well-
The man felt very sorry and said no. He
explained that he did not even have
enough money to fix the strap of his
watch he had just broken.
She did not insist on her request.
The man went to work and passed by a
watch shop, sold his damaged watch at
a low price and went to buy a comb for
his wife.
He came home in the evening with the
comb in his hand ready to give to his
He was surprised when he saw his wife
with a very short hair cut.
She had sold her hair and was holding a
new watch band.
Tears flowed simultaneously from their
eyes, not for the futility of their actions,
but for the reciprocity of their love.

To love is nothing, to be loved
is something but to love and to be
loved by the one you love,that is
EVERYTHING. Never take love for

25 Steve Jobs Quotes


25 Steve Jobs Quote


Steve Jobs: On Entrepreneurship
“Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?”
“You can’t
connect the
dots looking
forward; you
can only
connect them
backwards. So
you have to
trust that the
dots will
somehow connect in your future. You have to
trust in something — your gut, destiny, life,
karma, whatever. This approach has never let
me down, and it has made all the difference in
my life.”
“A lot of companies have chosen to downsize,
and maybe that was the right thing for them.
We chose a different path. Our belief was that
if we kept putting great products in front of
customers, they would continue to open their
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living
someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by
dogma – which is living with the results of
other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of
other’s opinions drown out your own inner
voice. And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition. They
somehow already know what you truly want to
become. Everything else is secondary.”
“I’m convinced that about half of what
separates the successful entrepreneurs from
the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the
rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in
the square holes… the ones who see things
differently — they’re not fond of rules… You
can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or
vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is
ignore them because they change things…
they push the human race forward, and while
some may see them as the crazy ones, we see
genius, because the ones who are crazy
enough to think that they can change the
world, are the ones who do.”
“?If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.
Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart,
you’ll know when you find it. And, like any
great relationship, it just gets better and
better as the years roll on.”
“My model for business is The Beatles: They
were four guys that kept each other’s negative
tendencies in check; they balanced each other.
And the total was greater than the sum of the
parts. Great things in business are not done
by one person, they are done by a team of
Steve Jobs: On Design
“In most people’s vocabularies, design means
veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric
of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing
could be further from the meaning of design.
Design is the fundamental soul of a human-
made creation that ends up expressing itself
in successive outer layers of the product or
“The only
problem with
Microsoft is
they just have
no taste.
They have
absolutely no
taste. And I
don’t mean
that in a
small way, I mean that in a big way, in the
sense that they don’t think of original ideas,
and they don’t bring much culture into their
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels
like. Design is how it works.”
“The products suck! There’s no sex in them
anymore!” [on Apple products]
Steve Jobs: On Organization Building
“The people who are doing the work are the
moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is
to create a space for them, to clear out the
rest of the organization and keep it at bay.”
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t
used to an environment where excellence is
“When I hire somebody really senior,
competence is the ante. They have to be really
smart. But the real issue for me is, Are they
going to fall in love with Apple? Because if
they fall in love with Apple, everything else will
take care of itself. They’ll want to do what’s
best for Apple, not what’s best for them,
what’s best for Steve, or anybody else. (this
actually reiterates my oft-repeated mantra of
“ubiquitous evangelism” in companies)”
“People think focus means saying yes to the
thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not
what it means at all. It means saying no to
the hundred other good ideas that there are.
You have to pick carefully.”
“It’s not about pop culture, and it’s not about
fooling people, and it’s not about convincing
people that they want something they don’t.
We figure out what we want. And I think we’re
pretty good at having the right discipline to
think through whether a lot of other people
are going to want it, too. That’s what we get
paid to do.”
Steve Jobs: On Execution
“It takes these very simple-minded
instructions—‘Go fetch a number, add it to
this number, put the result there, perceive if
it’s greater than this other number’––but
executes them at a rate of, let’s say, 1,000,000
per second. At 1,000,000 per second, the
results appear to be magic.”
“I’m the
person I
lost a
quarter of
a billion
dollars in
It’s very
“I think if you do something and it turns out
pretty good, then you should go do something
else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long.
Just figure out what’s next.”
“You can’t ask customers what they want and
then try to give that to them. By the time you
get it built, they’ll want something new.”
“I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23,
and over $10,000,000 when I was 24, and over
$100,000,000 when I was 25, and it wasn’t
that important because I never did it for the
Steve Jobs: On Death
“No one wants to die. Even people who want
to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there.
And yet death is the destination we all share.
No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it
should be, because Death is very likely the
single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change
agent. It clears out the old to make way for
the new. Right now the new is you, but
someday not too long from now, you will
gradually become the old and be cleared
away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the
most important tool I’ve ever encountered to
help me make the big choices in life”
“.. almost everything – all external
expectations, all pride, all fear of
embarrassment or failure – these things just
fall away in the face of death, leaving only
what is truly important. Remembering that
you are going to die is the best way I know to
avoid the trap of thinking you have something
to lose. You are already naked. There is no
reason not to follow your heart.”

Pressure and Stress


The pressure and stress both have same unit N/m^2.then what is difference between them……….?

  • Pressure : Intensity of external forces acting on a body per unit area. For example :Atmospheric Pressure – Its the pressure exerted by air on surface of earth.

    Stress is Internal Resistance offered by a body to external forces per unit area. Taking an example of Rubber Material. You apply some force and it deforms. But assume it doesn’t deforms; then what happens, material is applying force equivalent to external force. That opposite force in termed as Internal Resistance and its ratio with area is called Stress.

  • Basically in simple words,
    1)pressure ‘acts’ on body whereas stresses are ‘induced’ or ‘developed’.
    2)pressure is something what we apply or gets applied on body due to external loading like torque, force; to this the internal reaction developed automatically is stress.
    3) various strain gauges are available to measure stresses.
    4) stress is not vector, its tensor; it has direction and orientation(plane in which it acts) as well.


  • 1. pressure represent intensity of external forces acting at a point. but stress represent intensity of internal resisting forces develop at a point.
    2. pressure is always acts normal to the surface. but but stress may also act either normal or parallel to the surface.
    3. magnitude of pressure at a point in all direction remain same. but magnitude of stress at a point in all the direction are unequal.
    4. pressure can be measure by using measuring device.like pressure gauge. but stress can’t be measure directly by using any device.



“The first to apologize is the bravest.

The first to forgive is the strongest.

The first to forget is the happiest.”

“Don’t try to understand everything. Sometimes it is not meant to be understood, just accepted.”

“Real love is when you know that your partner will stand by you and not behind you in times of a crisis”

“Don’t give someone so many second chances when there are a lot of people out there wanting a first. Value and respect yourself.”

There’s a difference between “What you are” and “Who you are”. The world judges the former, while you always know the latter.

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