Thursday, January 1, 2015

Let's try to have guts to make Mistakes in 2015!

Written with a 1972 Montblanc Meistertuck 82 Fountain pen.

Many people especially friends criticizing me writing crap nothing related to Watches. Well, I have to say allow me to do it one more time in the new year 2015, OK?

Japanese Fishing Industry
The Japanese have always loved fresh fish.
But the water close to Japan has not held many fish for decades.
So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever.
The further the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring the fish. If the return trip took more time, the fish were not fresh.

To solve this problem, fish companies installed freezers on their boats.
They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea.
Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer.
However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen fish and they did not like the taste of frozen fish.
The frozen fish brought a lower price.
So, fishing companies installed fish tanks.
They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin.

After a little thrashing around, they were tired, dull, and lost their fresh-fish taste.
The fishing industry faced an impending crisis!
But today, they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan.

How did they manage...?
To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put the fish in the tanks but with a small shark.
The fish are challenged and hence are constantly on the move.
The challenge they face keeps them alive and fresh!
Have you realized that some of us are also living in a pond but most of the time tired and dull....? Basically in our lives, sharks are new challenges to keep us active.

If you are steadily conquering challenges, you are happy.
Your challenges keep you energized. Don’t create Success and revel in it in a state of inertia.

You have the resources, skills and abilities to make a difference.

That is also called Stout Effect of management for a tank of Sardines who used to live in Comfort zone.
And out in a stout could make a difference.

It is not a bad approach as I see many US companies that they seem feel bore with the GOOD performance of their staff who has been working hard smartly for them, making new sales records, but that is not enough for now-a-days-greedy-CEOs… yes, their income could be HKD$10,000 a hour, which is hundred times than ours?  

They invite external experienced people from other company, consultants, senior manager to sit on top of your head as your superiors, that is quite discouraging as it is hard or even hopeless for those who-has-a-dream-to-be-promoted- in-2015… now it would not be happened before that chap’s retirement!

But Always I said there is no smart people, there is hard working people, smartness may varies 2X or 3X in magnitude person to person, but hard working make be 10X , or 5X, which I believe working hard can make a difference! Smartness could be coming from your parent’s Genes, but hardworking is on your hands.

Well. Who has learnt from this Japanese Fisher Consultants.

Anyway, I truly believe one manager sent me his message: I quote here…
“Always been thankful for everything in my life whether positive or negative, joy or sorrow, comfort or pain, failure or success, loss or win as I believe these were all given for us to experience the deeper reasons behind and appreciate the learning and always hope for the BEST and COME out to be a better person… just like a GOLD which needs to undergo different processes… to be mined, filtered, melted and fired for it to become a shiny and valuable matter….

Cheers! and here’s someone hoping for a GREAT, BLESSED and HEALTHY NEW YEAR 2015 ahead for all of us!  A better year for company office and hope we can throw all the negatives and learn from mistakes and stand to correct these and prove that we can run this company FAIRLY and SUCCESSFULLY. “

That he mentioned making mistake… well, I learnt from this Great people Neil we have to make mistakes in 2015 and every year forever.

Well , talking about Gold, at least I responded to those who complains me not talking about Watches.

I like gold since the very early days with Watch as gold is … just like a GOLD which needs to undergo different processes to get the natural luster. As always Chinese use gold to describe something good, valuable, important, best, Golden rules, Gold Medal, Golden Samples, Silence is Gold!

Whenever I buy watch, I stick to a rule, Always go for GOLD first, only if the budget is not enough, I even don't want to buy, as Gold is a standard precious for making watches, and it will give you a better return in long run.

Last, I believe Edison made a lot of mistake in his life of experiment, and Who knows the outcomes if you don't do it? Let’s try to make something new in 2015 as it may even be a mistake!

Wish you all good health, good faith in Gold, having guts to make Mistakes!

Try Put a shark in your tank this year and see how far you can really go....

Have a blessed new year,

May 2015 be a better year for all of us...
HK Watch Fever
HK Snob

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