Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Corporate blog

Well, now I've opened up another blog other than my own blog here. The new one is a corporate blog in the Accenture external website, which has been added to the list of blogs maintain by the company.

This one is the 'Experienced Consultants Blog' There are five guys posting in this blog, including me. I published my first post there last week. Being a corporate blog, it's slightly different from having your own blog, needs to go through some review and approval process, and writing has to be generally related to work, well, technically, can write anything, but the appropriateness for the blog and the website needs to be thought about before inking (or typing!)

Accenture Blogs:
http://www.accenture.com/Global/Accenture_Blogs/default.htm

Accenture Experienced Consultants Blog:
http://www.accenture.com/Global/Accenture_Blogs/Consultants_Blog/

The Short Long Weekend



This Monday is a public holiday, so it's a long weekend, however, we had a release over the weekend. So had to work on Saturday (Originally planned for just 3 hrs, which eventually took 6 hours!) and Sunday (the whole day) as well. Effectively, it's a short long weekend for me. Monday is the real rest day for me...thank god monday was declared a holiday to mark Australia day which actually fell onto last Saturday!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

ACS Work Continues....Looking for Young Blood!

As a person who is keen on being involved in IT industry voluntary professional activities, I have been in touch with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) for a reasonable time now and held some responsibilities before too, including being a member of the South Australian Executive Committee as well as a member of the National Member Lifecycle Board (2006/2007).

Now, I have an opportunity to continue my service and involvement as I was recently co-opted to the Executive Committee of the Victorian Branch of the ACS and became the new Victorian representative in the ACS National Young IT Board.

In my national role, I will be participating in ACS national strategies for young IT professionals and activities whilst in my Victorian role, I am responsible to implement them in Victoria state. My work mostly relates to young IT professionals, new graduates and IT student community. Some examples of the activities that we would be doing are organizing speaker sessions, providing networking opportunities and providing hands on experiences for students such as mock interviews.

I am exited about this challenging opportunity and I have already got started with the job at hand. As always, planning phase comes first.

I am in the process of forming my team for 2008 Young IT committee for Victoria as well as recruiting some good student ambassadors from each university in Victoria. If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch with me. If you know of someone who would be effective in such a role, please send in your recommendations. I am keen to create some great opportunities for willing, capable and young individuals. It’s a great way for young professionals to build their network and improve professionalism whilst serving the IT community, especially the younger demographic.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

One Paragraph That Explains Life

Got this though an email, thought it's worth sharing....



Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983. From world over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed: "Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease"? To this Arthur Ashe replied: "The world over -- 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals, when I was holding a cup I never asked GOD 'Why me?'. And today in pain I should not be asking GOD 'Why me?' "

"Happiness keeps you Sweet, Trials keep you Strong, Sorrow keeps you Human, Failure keeps you humble and Success keeps you glowing, but only Faith & Attitude Keeps you going..."

Friday, January 4, 2008

Retired at 27!


Retired at 27 is the second book written by Kirsty Dunphey, an amazing character, worth reading about and importantly learning from.


A summary about her:
Kirsty Dunphey is one of Australia’s most publicised young entrepreneurs and is the founder of http://www.reallysold.com/ - the ultimate tool to help real estate agents write amazing advertisements. The youngest ever winner of the Australian Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year award, Kirsty started her first business at 15, her own real estate agency at 21, was a self-made millionaire at 23 and a self-made multi-millionaire at 25. She has written the books – Advance to Go, Collect $1 Million and Retired at 27, If I can do it anyone can.


Personal Website : http://www.kirstydunphey.com/
Bio : http://www.kirstydunphey.com/kirsty.html
Fun Facts: http://www.kirstydunphey.com/funfacts.html
An YouTube link :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_33ASSNcSKY&eurl=http://www.kirstydunphey.com/speaking.html

Vacation Photos


Warook Farm, Victoria


In a Sydney Street



Three Sisters, Blue Mountains


Sydney Bridge


A Winery in Yarra Valley