Caesar is dead – Zombie Legions Rises

I am looking at all the possible apocalyptic situations that had already been told. You might be surprised to what all types that are out there.
With the possible apocalyptic situations like rising global warming, North Korea – America war of words or tweets, a possible comet shower to Earth for Earth to clean itself up or more of fictional scenarios like a zombie outbreak and the more crankier versions of sharkocalypse, carrotacalypse, etc, the apocalyptic scenarios built around in movies and novels have been many.
On a completely related note for those who didn’t know.
lo
      /ləʊ / 
      exclamation  archaic
                used to draw attention to an interesting or amazing event.
                “and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them”
                                                                                – Source: Google

I was thinking up a story lately with a historical scenario build around it, something to do with Caesar. And since I was thinking of a story with horror and humor. It’s natural that the story should start with death. And we have an obvious death in the history right.

” Et tu brutus “ cried, Caesar. And then Caesar died.

That would be a scenario to build up, a zombie apocalypse in a historical context. History is rich in scenarios for the picking. We can bring up new characters who would be fighting to save the world from the Zombie legion.

Lo Caesar is dead killed by his own friends or well the ones who he saw as friends.

Cassius and Brutus and the other assassins brandish their knives and cry democracy and things that they shouted out that day.

And then the shit went down. The zombie apocalypse decides to hit Rome.

And Lo the dead Ceasar is biting the unsuspecting Cassius in the butt and chewing a large chunk of it. Brutus and his fellow conspirators seeing this lifts up their toga and runs out of the Senate as if the police have broken into a college sorority orgy. I will let your imagination go about the rest.

We can bring up new characters who would be fighting to save the world from the Roman Zombie legion. We can even add Mark Antony somewhere… like going in a glory of words trying to sway the plebian Zombies with his sound vocals

“ Country men and zombies “

Uhm Ugh Times up. Got to go. Happy apocalyptic occasions that you could probably be executing.

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A song that breaks the walls of language and leave you in tears .

This song would probably leave you in tears with a tinge of that nostalgic love in your heart brimming up to the surface with the old memories. But that’s just me let me know about yours.

For some, context the song gives a glimpse of the story Hotarubi No Mori which translates to “Into the Forest of Fireflies “. The tale is about how a girl who got stranded in a forest meets a spirit, the spirit helps her and they become friends. But a wall exists between them as the spirit could disappear forever if he is touched by a human.

Fair warning, the video does have spoilers but I don’t think it would have any consequence on your wish for watching the movie.

Hotarubi No Mori e tells a beautiful love story, a surreal fantasy dreamed up in a space between hope and truth, between human and soul. Finally, when the dream dissipates, it leaves behind a beautiful memory.

Globalisation

Despite the many challenges it has created, Globalisation has made the world a better place than it otherwise would have been. The world has much to offer, and we still need it to eradicate poverty and generate higher living standards for all, making globalisation a necessity.

 But even as we adapt to globalisation, we also tend to defend against it. The introduction of new ideas and culture tend to change the existing ones and in many cases, the newly introduced ideas are heavily contested, feared and some other times opposed.

The legitimacy of whether globalisation is a force for good is always questioned. There have been many diagnoses done on the idea of globalisation, trying to understand the main problems and where they lie.

The most significant of them as far as I have seen was the institutional inequality faced by different industries and countries due to lack of capital, geography, resources, etc. and also it’s not just the globalised economic hubs that are impacted by the globalisation bus, everyone is part of the waggon. If the leaders are able to visualise and consistently plan ahead then resources for the area will increase with rising in social opportunities, etc

The very fact that I am writing this assignment can be traced back to globalisation. I stand with the fact that global system is unfair in many scenarios but it does not lead to poor becoming poorer and rich richer. The issue is the distribution of benefits which can only be rectified through education.

Educating the masses will enable them to better suit the current scenario and keep up in the competition.

To conclude as it has brought many changes in all parts of my life from the gadgets I use and wear to the food I eat, I can consider myself as a global citizen and part of a global village, even if it may be a little isolated and away from the usual crowd.

Jargon of Optimism

A strong optimism can strike a note on one’s engagement with the world. It helps to make the state of mind firm and to make one reach his full potential.
 
A strong framework of an optimism can be made only from the good diplomacy of heart and a strong policy of mind. An optimistic mind can create a convergence between heart and mind and people and people
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The effort taken for a particular purpose will be much less if the mind is optimistic.Cooperation, coordination and a will to fight are some things that stem from the conundrum of optimism. It can help one reach the helm.
 
Optimism also helps to face the uncomfortable, unanswered question that sometimes arises from the depth of an expanding ocean of knowledge.It helps in closing down the charm of self-doubt.
 
But being critical of oneself is also necessary. If not an unchecked optimistic mind can result in a travesty of decision making and can even be seen as being complicit to idiocy.
 
 

Just do it

A Wednesday, @Campus

Day 3

“Just do it. I should just do it. I feel not like in the mood and do not want to, but I should. Guess I will do something.”

I was not doing a Shia LaBeouf “Just do it” session. I certainly didn’t have a green screen behind me.

Geeks or not. You must have heard of the chaos theory. Fair warning, I am not talking about the game, nor the album, nor the film. I am talking about the branch of mathematics that states that within the apparent randomness of chaotic systems, there are underlying patterns, repetitions, loops and sometimes a moment of order in a system sensitive to its initial conditions. If you are still not interested, ever heard the concept of the butterfly effect. It is derived from chaos theory.

I was introduced to the word procrastination when I was in eighth grade. It is not often that we find ourselves practising things that we were not aware had a particular name. Can I say that I had found myself procrastinating many times since then? I certainly didn’t know I was procrastinating before then.

Nature in a broader sense is the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, and the landscapes of the earth. It is one of the highly complex systems and it is nigh unpredictable. But even in its marvel and mystery, we sometimes see a sense of order to it. But I am not going to talk about the nature of the material world. I find the behavioural nature of each of us much more interesting. The question of what reasons our actions?

Nature can also be defined as the basic or inherent features, character, or qualities of something that was inborn or hereditary often influenced by the environment of its origin. This is why I wanted to talk about the chaos theory and nature of ours.

In essence, even nature, how random and chaotic it may seem when we consider the chaos theory has its own patterns, repetitions and moments of order.

The question that we have to consider is how many times we get stuck in these patterns and repetitions. Imagine bemoaning each day as boring, a repetitive cycle many often fall into. So according to chaos theory, our nature can be traced to time we were growing. So the question that now irks me is whether I can blame all my nature of procrastination on to it.

Today morning, I found myself a bit lazy and hesitant to hit the gym, I haven’t had a shred of physical exercise for some time and had promised some of my friends that I would go with them, but I was starting to feel the non-existent knick in my neck.

If I were to not go to the gym. I would probably fall into a cycle of blaming my upbringing or the bad decision from the past I make. A cycle with no resolution. Then the question would be as to how not to get stuck in a repetitive cycle of such or in some cases how to recognise the momentary order we find in the chaos we live so that the nature we adapt during these moments will define our nature forward.

The actions we take during these moments of order among the chaos of our life will identify our actions in the future. Then the question is what reason could spur us into action.

I was trying to motivate myself to just do it when I got invited to play football by some other friends. In the end, I played football.

Did I achieve a moment of order today?

What Can’t be compromised?

The very Tuesday, @Campus

Day 2

“I spend an hour writing the post yesterday. Not really helping my case.”

Ever heard of the midnight sun, it is a natural phenomenon that happens at the poles. Nations up north in the artic circle like Norway have extended day times during the summers. You probably must have. My point is not about the midnight sun. It is about the sleep hours. I like to have a seven-hour sleep and that is one of the things that I like to not to compromise on.

Not many are comfortable to compromise on certain issues. Do you have an idea that you feel bonded to, on the face of it can you ever compromise on it?

I started the blog with the idea of motivating me to do more than just while away my the time in front of the screen. In hindsight, I spend more than what I spend on youtube on writing that post. It is a clear indication that I need to somehow try to find a way to consolidate the daily writing to a measurable small time otherwise it is going to infringe on my sleep.

The best way to sell something to someone is by selling consequence of the situation to them. The consequence here is, I will be losing my sleep hours. I can’t compromise on sleep so I will have to innovate on my writing style. Time saved on writing will be time gained for sleeping.

Now, with me struggling to keep my writing time hedged, I have decided to write down my line of thoughts and happenings as they come and happen. It certainly, would reduce the times I blink while trying to recall the day’s story.

What would we be, without our compromises?

 

 

Market Researcher’s Need a Pitch

I am awake and it is the middle of the night and I can’t sleep. I have a question. What is a Pitch?

Google defined it so, as a noun, it is a form of words used to persuade someone to buy or accept something, and as a verb, it is defined as a set or aim at a particular level, target or audience.

Sales pitch, business pitch, video pitch, etc are the phrases that have arisen from the word pitch to simply represent concise verbal manifestation used to represent a product or business plan in a positive light to a person or people with the intention of selling the product to them or to attract investments.

What a successful pitch does is that it starts one on a journey, if not for the listener then for the speaker. It initiates something that would usually result in an exchange or a transaction.

Why am I doing this in the middle of the night?

Though the art of the pitch is ingrained in the world of sales, the word is not necessarily limited to sales and business development domain.

Researcher’s pitch is an essential assistance that acts as an integral tool used to successfully persuade people to spend 15 minutes speaking with the researcher. In a world that teaches people time is money, one needs to be persuasive in getting people to be interviewed. This is more so in the case of B2B researchers as the number of potential samples for interviews are usually limited.

This is because every business is different, and every project that arises due to unique challenges faced by the business will also be different. As a result, a B2B researcher will only have a small pool of people to take as a sample.

Mark Towery in his book Quirks Marketing Research review says -“The more industrial the project’s focus, the less likely you are to find a panel or even a directory of qualified targets”.

Multiply this by the fact that a group will be needed to come to a decision in a company which would probably be spread through the different hierarchical position in the organization. And higher the tier of the position they hold busier they will be and lower the position they hold lessen the chance they may be able to give information due to regulations and need for permission.

In essence, each member with whom a researcher can contact needs to be impressed or persuaded to share their knowledge with the researcher.

One can be persuasive by giving monetary rewards but that could simply rocket the cost of research and in many situations providing the decision makers of organizations with monetary rewards will appear dubious.

So one needs to have the right approach and in this case the right pitch especially when the first contact with the person is made through a phone. From my experience in telephonic conversation, one needs to sound enthusiastic and confident. And a pitch well prepared helps one to appear confident and enthusiastic.

As for the right pitch.. hmmm…?

A sales pitch is a line of talk that attempts to persuade someone or something, with a planned sales presentation strategy of a product or service designed to initiate and close a sale of the product or service.

Similarly, a researcher’s pitch is a line of talk that attempts to persuade a particular person, with knowledge about the research product or service being designed to solve a challenge faced by an organization or knowledge on the challenge itself so as to be able to get an interview with the person.

As for the right pitch, it would start the listener or the speaker on a journey, which would result in an exchange of knowledge between them.

Ugh lost track of time. It’s already a new day with a new morning and someone out there must be giving a right pitch for the right research. Good day.