Motivating story – Honesty Pays

At the point of death a man, Tom Smith, called his children and after praying for them, he advised them to follow his footsteps so that they can have peace of mind in all that they do.

The youngest child, Immaculate, a female, looked at others and yeled, “Daddy, its unfortunate you are dying without a penny in your bank account, personally, I can’t emulate you. Other father’s that you tag as being corrupt, thieves of public funds left houses and properties for their children; even this house we live in is a rented apartment, sorry, i can’t emulate you, just go, let’s chart our own course, let’s paddle our own canoe.”

Few moments later, their father gave up the spirit.

Three years later, Immaculate went for an interview in a multinational company. The interview panel had already penciled down a candidate for the highly coveted post but wanted to complete the formality of interviewing all applicants on the list.

As soon as Immaculate sat before the interview panel, the Chairman of the committee asked, “Which Smith is yours” and
Immaculate replied, “I am Immaculate Smith. My Dad Tom Smith is now late he died a poor man…”

But the Chairman cuts in, “O my God, you are Tom Smith’s daughter? ”

He turned to other members and said “This Smith man was the one that signed my membership form into the Institute of Chartered Administrators and his recommendation earned me where I am today.

He did all these free. I didn’t even know his address, he never knew me from Adam. He just did it for me.”

He turned to Immaculate, I have no question for you, consider yourself as having gotten this job, resume tomorrow, your letter will be waiting for you.

Immaculate Smith became the Corporate Affairs Manager of the
company with two cars, one official and one for private use, attached to the office, with a duplex and two drivers and a salary of £100,000 per month excluding allowances and other costs when she travelled outside England.

After two years of working in the company, the Group Managing Director of the company came from America to announce his intention to resign and needed a replacement. A personality with high integrity was sought after, again the company’s Consultant nominated Immaculate Smith.

In an interview, she was asked the secret of her success and the sudden sky rocketing profile and in tears, she replied, my Daddy paved these ways for me. It was after he died that I knew that he was financially poor but stinkingly rich in integrity, discipline and honesty.

She was asked again, why she is weeping since she is no longer
a kid as to miss her dad still after a long time.

She replied, “At the point of death, I insulted my dad for being an honest man of integrity. I hope he will forgive me in his grave now.

I didn’t work for all these, he did it for me to just walk in.

So finally she was asked,” Will you follow your father’s foot steps as he requested?

And her simple answer was, “l now adore the man, I have a big picture of him in my living room and at the entrance of my house. He deserves whatever I have after God.

Are you like Tom Smith?
It pays to build a name, the reward doesn’t come quickly but it will come however long it may take and it lasts longer.

Integrity, discipline, self control and fear of God makes man wealthy, not the fat bank account.

Leave a good heritage for your children.

Are you building a good name for your children not a fat bank account?

As an agent of CHANGE, please share this true life story with your loved ones. God bless us all.

What do you mean by “cultural fit”

At its core, cultural fit means that employees’ beliefs and behaviors are in alignment with their employer’s core values and company culture.

“you’re not a cultural fit,” is code for, “we can’t see your personality and approach to work fitting in with the rest of us.”

The culture of any organization — that ineffable mix of traditions, habits, assumptions, and unwritten rules that add up to “how we do things around here” — is so complex, and so subtle, that it’s hard (if not impossible) to sum up in a few simple phrases.

Cultural fit is a concept that can be hard to define, but everyone knows when it is missing. Imagine a company founder who believes that an open office plan and team projects promote creativity and progress, but whose employees are overwhelming introverts. Or think about the ambitious employee stuck in an organization that offers no training, tuition reimbursement or room for advancement.

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One of the biggest challenges in looking for a new job is successfully navigating the ‘culture club’ throughout the interview process. It can feel like you are back in high school. Each company you interview with will have its own tribe-like feel. Think of all the cliques you used to encounter: the jocks, the nerds, the cheerleaders, the artists, the goths, the rich kids, etc. Each group had a set of beliefs that dictated how they spoke, dressed, and interacted with one another. It was up to you to find the group where you felt you belonged. While I wish I could tell you times have changed, they haven’t. We’ve all grown up, but we are still human – and forming tribes is what humans do. It’s our way of bonding so we can work together and be more productive. Now, before you get defensive and cry, “not fair!” consider this…

Every Successful Company Has a Strong Culture Club

Google. Apple. Facebook. Amazon. To work at these prestigious companies, you need to fit in with their culture club. This is never going to go away. As long as there are companies to work for, there will be culture clubs to go with them. As job seekers, it’s up to us to identify and pursue companies where we know our personality and approach to work will be accepted.

If you’ve been told you weren’t a cultural fit in an interview, don’t take it personally. It’s likely they did you a favor. Why work someplace where you don’t feel like you belong? Instead, move on and use the tips above to find a culture club that lets you do your best work!

Test Responsiveness of website by using viewport resizer chrome app

If you want the responsiveness of your website, here is excellent free tool (basically a chrome plugin) which will simulate different devices resolution.

Tool website : http://lab.maltewassermann.com/viewport-resizer/

Chrome store link for plugin in : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/viewport-resizer/kapnjjcfcncngkadhpmijlkblpibdcgm?hl=en

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Here is video demo / tutorial

Game : What is GeoCache

You can think of treasure hunt at the global level, which means the artificats can be hidden at any part of this planet 😉

Geocaching an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook (with a pen or pencil). The geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it.

Visit this website for more information related to mobile app which will use GPS and help you to locate the artifact. https://www.geocaching.com/account/welcome