"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


[continued from the Last Post]

"Laughter is man's most distinctive emotional expression. Man shares the capacity for love and hate, anger and fear, loyalty and grief, with other living creaures. But humour, which has an intellectual as well as an emotional element, belongs to man."

~ Margaret Mead (1901-1978), American anthropologist;

Management can only flourish if they incorporate humour in the practice of professionalism. It is one of the prime aspects of our Intellectual Capital.

Benefits & uses of humour:

- "ice breaker" in brittle corporate situations;

- diffuses tension, eases stress;

- makes your perspective more acceptable;

- accelerates the development of interpersonal skills;

- boosts the productivity of meetings;

More importantly,



Open a "Smile File" or "Laughter Folder" to supercharge your business.

Your mood can affect the performance of your business. Humour, especially in the guise of comedy, is a fun and powerful way to develop interpersonal skills. Furthermore, it lies at the very heart of creativity.

Suggestions for building your Smile File and making the work areas more fun:

- Create a Humour Zone containing various gadgets, puzzles, toys, books and posters, for generating contagious humour;

- Look out for quotations, quips, anecdotes, comic videos and cartoons;

- Collect, or better still, create, posters and put them around the office;

- Compile photographs of one another in a special creative humour album;

- Periodically visit toy stores; they are an abundant source of ideas;


Note down ten specific actions that you could take to increase the fun factor in your office. (Become a Fun-atic!)

Start NOW!

[Excerpted from 'Brain Symphony: Brain-blazing Practical Techniques in Creativity for Immediate Application', by Dilip Mukerjea. All the images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]

No comments: