Monthly Archives: November 2016

Mahatma Gandhi and Professor Peters

Reposting this very clever and amusing “interactions” between Mahatma Ghandi and Mr. Peters from #fiction

When Gandhi was studying law at the University College of London, a white professor, whose last name was Peters, disliked him intensely and always displayed prejudice and animosity towards him. Also, because Gandhi never lowered his head when addressing him, as he expected…. there were always “arguments” and confrontations.

One day, Mr Peters was having lunch at the dining room of the University, and Gandhi came along with his tray and sat next to the professor. The professor said, “Mr Gandhi, you do not understand. A pig and a bird do not sit together to eat.”
Gandhi looked at him as a parent would a rude child and calmly replied, “You do not worry professor. I’ll fly away,” and he went and sat at another table.

Mr Peters, reddened with rage, decided to take revenge on the next test paper, but Gandhi responded brilliantly to all questions. Mr Peters, unhappy and frustrated, asked him the following question. “Mr Gandhi, if you were walking down the street and found a package, and within was a bag of wisdom and another bag with a lot of money, which one would you take?”

Without hesitating, Gandhi responded, “The one with the money, of course.”

Mr Peters, smiling sarcastically said, “I, in your place, would have taken the wisdom, don’t you think?”

Gandhi shrugged indifferently and responded, “Each one takes what he doesn’t have.”

Mr Peters, by this time, was fit to be tied. So great was his anger that he wrote on Gandhi’s exam sheet the word “idiot” and gave it to Gandhi. Gandhi took the exam sheet and sat down at his desk trying very hard to remain calm while he contemplated his next move.

A few minutes later, Gandhi got up, went to the professor and said to him in a dignified but sarcastically polite tone, “Mr Peters, you signed the sheet, but you did not give me the grade.”

Footprints in the sand

I thought of sharing this favorite poem/song of mine. I’ve been thinking about my impending surgery and reading this poem reminds me that Jesus will be with me all through out my sickness and wellness…

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”


Business-Building 101: Put Your Company On The Road To Growth And Expansion


Business owners who are serious about company growth should know that they can realize their vision of making their organizations increasingly profitable and prestigious. To get things moving forward now, consider the value of implementing some or all of the following business-building strategies:

1. Implement A Marketing Plan.

One of the best ways to put your company on the road to growth and expansion is implementing a marketing plan. This approach can help you advertise your brand more effectively, thereby improving your conversion rates as well as increasing the likelihood of brand loyalty. Companies like Working Media Group are pleased to offer experiential marketing services. Keep in mind that there are literally hundreds of distinct advertising strategies that a marketing firm may employ on your behalf. Some of them include:

• Creative engagement analysis
• Brand analysis
• Detailed competitive media sizing
• Influencer profiling
• Path to Purchase analysis
• Media engagement profiling
• Proprietary geographic analytics
• Psychographic target profiling
• Market determinations
• Sales funnel
• Web traffic
• Conversion analytics
• KPI building methodologies
• Web visit analytics
• Social auditing and listening

2. Focus On Staff Development.

The stronger your staff is, the more likely you are to optimize conversion and expand your company’s domain of influence. As such, make sure that you focus on staff development at all times. There are many ways that you can help your employees improve their skill sets and gain confidence and efficacy when working with clients. One of the best ways to realize these business-building objectives is by providing staff members with the opportunity to attend trainings and workshops that will keep them informed of new methodologies while enabling them to optimize their current skills.

3. Make Great Health A Must.

Clear thinking, a good memory, and high energy levels are all conducive to productivity in the workplace setting. Moreover, they are all outcomes of great health. With this idea in mind, be sure that you are putting your health first as a business owner. In addition to engendering the aforementioned outcomes, this strategy can help you fight the high stress levels that make you more susceptible to disease and depression. There are several strategies you can deploy to improve your health, and some of them include meditating, getting a massage, and exercising regularly.

Don’t Delay: Implement These Business-Building Strategies Today!

If you’re trying to make your business increasingly productive and prestigious, know that you can realize the goal. Some of the strategies you may want to implement to generate the desired outcome include implementing a marketing plan, focusing on staff development, and making great health a must!