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Saturday, March 26, 2011

THE POWER OF INFORMATION


power of informationBenjamin Disraeli, the famous British Statesman observed that the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

Before advent of internet, books are only the source of information. Ever since the dot com world stormed our lives, it dramatically changed the way we seek information. Now getting information relevant to our need is a mouse click away and everybody is banking on internet like never before.

In fact internet contributed for free flow of information and no earlier generation is so blessed like ours. But the secret lies in choosing the right kind of information. Suppose if we dive into the information ocean aimlessly, we may hit the rock. We must know the path to success and the main ingredient is to quantify our information needs  to exploit the data for our daily needs of life.

According to Parkinson's Law, you have to fix time-frame for every activity. If you don't fix target slot to be devoted, your work expands to spill over all the time forcing you restricted in attending other important works which you have to accomplish. Thus the German philosopher Goethe’s advice comes to our aid : "Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

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