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Don’t let me down!

I see a load of books and advice on the market on getting clients and on marketing, truth is I have no problems getting clients and projects. I have found that the hardest thing to do in a business in Maldives is to get good, talented and dedicated staff. It is not about the pay or working environment or even appreciation. The problem goes way too deeper than that.

One fact is one in every two Maldivian is addicted to a nutty habit. Either it be drugs, sex or politics. I have long learn that too much of anything is sure to ruin your life. Discipline is the key to success in life.

If not addicted than they are psychologically and emotionally unstable. Drifting away in the swings of their moods. Never sure of where their sailing or even if they are sailing but living because they are alive. Fighting away the precious time in this world.

The younger generation have no hopes and dreams in this place. For no matter how hard someone tries or toil for, there is no certainty of creating a future without getting corrupted or cheating. Becoming a slave to an unethical cause. The idea of a career is alien to us, and we settle down for a job at some place at the mercy of an insecure boss. Taking responsibility and initiation is a crime. Have to be spoon fed every tiny little detail of the deal like robots.

It is a sad story, but I shall not stop hoping and dreaming for light in this dark. I will invest my money and time on our brothers and sisters, I shall depend on them to create the future. So don’t let me down.


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Project Management with OneNote

I am a big fan of scribbling, as and when an idea comes up I have to scribble it down. May it be a todo list, features of a website or a design idea. So far I have used sticky notes and have tried electronic alternatives with less comfort. I have even developed my own program for this mere tasking. However, its been a year or so since I have started using Microsoft OneNote. I don’t like Microsoft much, but I have to say OneNote is a wonderful product, its flexibility is remarkable as a note taking tool for I am still using it…


One significant ease of the oneNote is the ability to find by searching. With sticky notes this becomes a pain when its misplaced (which has happened more often then I can count) . The other feature that I find useful is the ability to add to Outlook todo list just by a simple right click. Then I sync the Outlook todo list with my O2 XDA phone and I have the progress of all my project everywhere I go. I never miss an appointment or a deadline just because no one reminded me of, for its always on my phone home screen. I even do take notes on my O2 XDA and sync it back to OneNote but this feature is only helpful in emergency cases. Another feature I have begun to love is scribbling with my pen on OneNote for design sketches. I have also password protect sensitive data, a feature rarely found on other note taking tools.

No matter how huge or small a project is, OneNote has made me go paperless, though I still miss those sticky notes. Even with all this I was never an organizy freaky, but I guess OneNote has taken a part in my personal life too. However, I am finding it hard to sell this idea to my staff.

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