I have seen and met a lot of folks from all countries and a lot from India who keep talking of how BAD the other peson is! I have been following a discussion going on a topic called “Asian Nationalism” on Intentblog – where I put this comment on.. since this is one of my beliefs.. I wanted to put it down here too.
No one.. NO ONE.. and NO society, country or group exists for the altruistic good of others. We, in India, also have institutionlized racism but in the reverse – We call it reservations (which is good for no one really).
Now, I have a “Silver Platter” theory that applies to ALL competitive situations.
Lets take two opponents A and B. In a competitive situation there will something that A has which B wants which, of course, A would NOT hand over to B on a silver platter. The reverse is equally true! Now the challenge is pretty clear aint it? A needs to get B’s silver platter and keep his.. and B needs to keep his and take A’s.
The game is well laid out and whoever takes others wins. If A loses his .. well.. too bad for him! He wasnt well prepared! And he deserved to lose. If he starts blaming B for his loss he is no more than a whiner!
I remember very well when in the early 1990’s the economy was opening up.. and foreign companies were coming into India. The ghost of East India company was erected again by the leftists and the socialists.
Its a FACT of HISTORY that East India Co. got its charter to do business in India from the Queen on JANUARY 1, 1600! The Battle of Plassey – first battle fought by British – was in 1774!
I have YET TO SEE another company that has a 175 years of strategic plan that it can follow to the T!
EIC ruled over India because we deserved IT! The way we were fighting each other… THANK YOUR STARS that we were colonized by MAURITIUS! Because we were just truly RANK BAD in governance!
Mir Qasim brings Mir Jaffer down.. who plots to bring Mir Qasim down.. heck.. what do you expect??
British took our silver platter while we knew the stakes!
If we didnt.. well we should have just slept away to our death!
You cannot live in this world and expect the competition to be soft-gloved with you. Face it and fight it!
And its not like no one can do it… today after being lectured on Globalization.. its the Asian businesses that are kicking the backside of the US businesses. Infosys today has LARGER market cap than Accenture! Today, the Americans are arguing AGAINST globalization – listen to that funny Lou Dobbs!
So, stop pointing fingers at US or West.. simply understand YOUR stakes.. and see if you have the need for the silver platter on the other side… otherwise just put up a sign called “Sitting Duck” and wait. World will run over you in due time!
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