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Re: Internet in India:TS-Adyar

Sep 13, 1999 07:24 PM
by M K Ramadoss

At 06:20 PM 09/13/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>>> *HEALTHY* organizations (indeed, even healthy governments) not only
>>>  provide avenues and forums for their critics, but even see such
>>>  voices as a principle means of *maintaining* their health. Their
>>>  *understand* they will have to be accountable.

Recently a very interesting sketch of a New Age top executive was in Wall
Street Journal.

This guy who heads the Ingram Micro - the largest computer distributor in
the US, is known for applying New Age principles in his corporate environment.

When he was at AT&T, he was known as Juice because he would invite people
to join him at his office not for cup of coffee but a glass of juice -
vegetable or fruit -- and he had ample supply at hand at all times.

When he joined Ingram Micro, he called himself as the Coach and all
employees are associates. He had an open door policy. He gave out his home
telephone numbers to everyone so that they can call him and talk to him on
any issue. He even set up a 800 number and one time he gave this out on a
CNBC appearance. His thinking was in the information age which is
unstructured, the hierarchical thinking and operation is dead.

I think here is a man who understood what is going on and was able to break
the traditional thinking and setup. It also reminds me of Krishnamurti who
always when discussing anything with anyone or a group will say let us
discuss together as friends -- an indication of meeting and acting on the
"level' -- as equals. Does not these things display practice of
Brotherhood/Sistehood/Siblinghood -- the first object of TS?

May be some of these instances give us hints of the way things will be done
in the next millenium. The Victorian thinking is dead.


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