You can live on Facebook and Twitter, long after you are gone….


If you are crazy enough and still want to live on social media you can  continue sharing, commenting and uploading pictures etc even after you are dead.  There are several services that are available that allows people to continue using the social media after death. Let’s see what we can do while we are still alive. ..

Facebook allows to remove the account or memorializes the account http://www.facebook.com/help/150486848354038  when some one dies.

Twitter deactivates the account https://support.twitter.com/articles/87894-how-to-contact-twitter-about-a-deceased-user

US government as updated it’s guidelines regarding WILL to choose a person you trust to continue using your social activities on facebook and twitter like services. http://www.usa.gov/topics/money/personal-finance/wills.shtml

Deadsoci. al a service allows you to store in advance what you want to share on your accounts after you are long gone . http://www.deadsoci.al/

LivesOn (after you are dead)  learns (predicts)  your social media habits, tastes, likes and  what you would like to tweet and continues tweeting them for you.

http://liveson.org/

A facebook app called “If I Die” let’s you create a video or text message ( For example : Your last words, your long kept secrets, your desires, whom you want to give your riches, your lover’s details, your valuable advice to your family )  that will only be published after your death.

http://ifidie.net/

In case your computer died there there is hope of bringing out all the data using the following service

http://runtime.org/

So now you know what to do when  you are still alive and want to live long after you are gone…….

Hare and Tortoise Story


Credits for this blog: Smt. Padmasree M USA

Most of us have read a beautiful story about a Hare and a tortoise having a race.During the race Hare takes rest by going to sleep while the Tortoise wins the Race.

The moral of the story is that sincere, hard working , determined and steady paced people will eventually overtake the fast but complacent or careless people.

But the story does not end because both the Hare and Tortoise are still there seeing each other every day. The hare realized that he was over confident, complacent and took things too easily. He decided to have a re-match with the tortoise and made him agree. This time the Hare ran as fast as it could and crossed the winning line within no time and Tortoise lost the race.

The moral of the story ?  Determined to win  rapidly with consistency will always beat the slow and steady .
The story did not stop there. Now Tortoise wants to have a Race with the Hare. It realized that it is hard to beat the Hare in a normal course. This time Tortoise wants a different route to race and the Hare agreed for the race feeling surprised and thinking how tortoise can beat it in spite knowing that it can run faster.  The race started and Hare ran swiftly until it came to a bank of a river. Now Hare don’t know how to cross the river. There is no bridge, no one to help it to cross the river. Tortoise meanwhile caught up with the Hare jumped into the river and reached the goal winning the race.

The moral of the story? Know your strengths and take on your competitors(or work)  in areas of your core competency.

You thought the story ended there. No way. Let’s continue what they did now.

After some time they become good friends and decided to race against others. On the land the Hare carried the Tortoise on its back and in the river the tortoise carried the Hare. By helping each other with their complementary skills they were able to beat other teams easily and win the race.

 Moral of the story? It is good to have individual skills to succeed to a certain level but by collaborating with others who has complimentary skills will result in more success


You can become phenomenally successful as a team if you can work together with others.

Imagine how long it takes for Hare to learn swimming if it want to go alone. Same happens with Tortoise. It cannot run fast even if it tries for years. Teamwork is mainly about situational  leadership, letting the person who is good to lead the team as required by the situation.  Being supportive team members the whole team can bring wonders to whatever they want to do.
There are more lessons on teamwork to be learned from this story. Note that neither the hare nor the tortoise gave up after failures. The hare decided to work harder and put in more effort after his failure. The tortoise changed his strategy because he was already working as hard as he could, but was not doing as well as he wished.
In modern day competition and global work environment we should be in a position to work with anyone without any bias and within the team to make sure all succeed.
It is the same in life, if we can collaborate with people who are experts in certain areas that we are not familiar with, we should allow them to lead and we get a chance to learn many life skills from them.

Students are you listening?  Next time you want to conduct a seminar or host a show think about this story.

Consider this


In our school and college days we have seen how sports are conducted. For example if there is a running race then there are clearly marked paths on which the runners have to run. That means they have a starting point and a finishing point. Without a set path there is a chance that the runners can run from any point and end at any point. That means they have a direction to follow. In life we also need a direction to focus and succeed in whatever we wish to achieve. We also need skills such as determination, right attitude and knowledge. We measure distances with a ruler, time by the ticks of a clock and small steps of progress by tasks scratched off our list. We are judged by others on what we achieved in life not by what you think internally that you can achieve. We judge ourselves based on our assumptions about us. Suppose if you think you can manage in interview without knowing proper English or not having sufficient communication skills you are ruining your chances of succeeding.  Even if luck favors you and you get thru the interview you will get stuck in the career without growth until you acquire skills needed to progress. If you don’t get the habit of preparing well in advance whether for exams or for interview you are no different from a Gambler.

People can definitely succeed if they spend at least some few hours of every day on developing their skills.  If you choose to avoid the hard question to know about your weakness you may loose an opportunity. Those are life changing  moments sometimes.

Remember that we waste lot of time in a day that doesn’t add value to our lives. The fun of mastering some skills  stays with you lifelong.  So obviously you need to focus on the most important skills you need, to become a successful person

What you can do is sit alone and just write down honestly what is your goals or aspirations and what is your weakness (for example not having good communication skills etc) and what it requires you to master that skill. Until you resist the influences of the surroundings and other time wasting activities you cannot make it to the top. The most productive hours of your life should not be wasted. They belong to you and you are the master of your destiny. So your destiny is in your hand. As we strongly believe in god remember god blesses only those who work sincerely towards their intentions and wishes.

Never assume we know it all and Never assume that what we think is correct.

Consider the following.

1) At the top of a blank piece of paper write this heading “I assume that the following points are important” for me to succeed.
2) Then, start a new section with the heading, “These things influence my mind  and divert my attention from achieving success in life” It should include time spent every day on unproductive things that does not add value for you to become successful.

3) Now list all the things that help you to learn the skills needed   Take advice from your parents, Professors, teachers etc  for better results.

4) At the end of this list… “I assume there’s nothing else I could add to this list”
and finally?
5) Right at the very bottom  write the following… “I assume all of the above is true.” You need to focus on what it needs to reach your goals.