Showing posts from December, 2014

The Ultimate Battle

Did you ever think about your greatest enemy? If you are a student, is it the batch top? If you are a batsman, is it the best batsman in the world? If it is a product, is it the category killer? The answer is "HELL NO". Then, who really is your greatest enemy? Who poses the biggest challenge? What is the biggest barrier to success? The answer is quite simple. Your biggest enemy is yourself.  
Sounds a little crazy right?? But if you take a moment and think about it quietly, you will realize that your biggest enemy is nobody else but yourself. Let's try to find the rationale behind this somewhat crazy idea. 
Who should be your greatest enemy? Did you ever think of a definition? In simple terms, your greatest enemy has to be someone who knows your strengths and weaknesses perfectly well. The only person who knows your exact strengths and weaknesses is no one else but you yourself. Thus you become your greatest enemy. 
People who achieve big and reach greater heights have over…

The Internship

The Internship If you have watched the movie "The Internship" by Shawn Levy, the title of this post may bring back fond memories of the awesome life interns enjoy at Google in the United States. But this post is not about the movie or the internships at Google. Today’s post talks about internships in Sri Lanka. But why?? I completed my internship very recently in the IT Systems Development Department of a leading blue chip company in Sri Lanka. Every year hundreds of undergraduates from government universities and students of private educational institutes join the industry as interns to head start their careers. But for some, it is just another compulsory requirement of their degree, diploma or the course they are following. In any case, I will cover certain information about selecting a company, getting started as an intern, life of an intern and post internship era in this blog post. Since this is written largely based on my experience as a trainee IT business analyst, co…