Sunday, February 15, 2009

Uniquely Yourself

First and foremost, I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day :)

As my blogging term draws to a close, I believe this short posting will aptly fulfill the role of a full stop.

All of us have our own opinions. 
Most of us began our childhood learning by mimicking the words and actions we observed.
Some of us will develop to have very determined views on certain issues and at the same time be strongly influenced by other great thinkers.
Nobody, however, has ever been truly great by merely emulating the footsteps of others.

the beautiful knowledge oasis muscat

The Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) is a conglomeration of leading IT and innovation companies. A place for them to establish their presence and to contribute to the research efforts and technology industry in Oman. With all due respect, it's a brilliant place, but the first and lasting impression is always "ah.. the silicon valley of Oman". It's unfortunate, but I don't think the KOM branding will ever get the full respect, recognition and identity it deserves...

The point I'm trying to drive here is that, as much as we want to (and should) learn from others, we must not lose our individual roadmaps. Like any successful brand, the uniqueness and differentiating quality is what separates the great from the good.

P.S so go ahead and read the blog postings with a pinch of salt and instead drive your own conclusions :)

P.S.S random pic of SorosUnited members for CS3215 (we are not affiliated to him nor agree/disagree with his actions)

Wishing a great 2009 ahead
- dmon

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