Sumit Sharma

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My resolution for 2010. Respecting time.

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What is time? It is opportunity. Every minute there is an oppurtunity waiting to be seized, to be created and to be nurtured. When I welcome the next year, what exactly does that mean? For me, it means that I shall be ready to seize oppurtunity when it counts…and shall do so through the following ways:
1. Meet more people
2. Stay curious, explore, explore and explore some more
3. Dive deeper into the Blogosphere – this where the wealth of knowledge is shifting towards
4. Re-connect with friends and family. Show them they matter to me.
5. Ask. Trust. Take risks. Believe. Receive.

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January 1, 2010 at 1:01 am

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End of 2009

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As I wish 2009 Good Bye, I reflect on all thats happened to me this year and I’d like to share 4 lessons that stood out for me:

Lesson # 1: Happiness comes from within,
I started a new job and have thoroughly enjoyed it so far, had a beautiful baby girl who can’t stop smiling, I have had amazing love and support from my wife and family and have discovered what I’m passionate about at work. I’ve also had numerous challenges that could potentially put a siginificant damper but it was cool at the end of the day.
These all didn’t “give” me happiness though – my attitude towards them gave my happiness.

Lesson # 2: Count on others to lift you up – it works.
Having the support of special people in my life has been crucial for me on many fronts. Just goes to show that sometimes you can’t do it all by yourself, and if you can then you probably aren’t doing it all or fulfilling your potential.

Lesson # 3: Find your passion as soon as possible – it will enrich your life with quality
My attention span had decreased, but now has increased again. Correlation: I wasn’t sure what I wanted in my life until I had a series of epiphanies that revealed just what exactly I wanted and as I end this year with a strategy and plan for the new year, I feel excited, optimistic and ready – I guess this is what finding my passion feels like?

Lesson # 4: Its not about quantity, but quality.
I have sat many moments with my wife, but my mind has been elsewhere – that was oppurtunity wasted. I have spent a few seconds with her, and my focus was there – those were the precious moments that will stay.
Children, especially babies, need attention – and not just half ass attention, but dedication. I have continually been reminded that I can’t feed Ambika and surf the net with the other hand. Its not about the time I spend with my baby, but how. Its not that what, its the how.

Happy New Year. 2010 – here I come.

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January 1, 2010 at 12:53 am

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Intention of this blog

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I’m starting this blog to share with the world my comments and thoughts on an issue that has been on my mind ever since I worked at Nokia in Product development where I was basically researching and preparing business plans for ideas related to location based services and user generated contect…this was way back in January of 2007. I guess I’ve finally mustered up the willpower to actually follow what I’m passionate about, and the credit for this will go to John Hagel, who I’m currently working under for my research fellowship at the Deloitte Center for the Edge. The issue I’m currently interested in is related to the issue of content aggregation, and ensuring relevant information dissemination to each and every user on the web.

I’m not sure where this blog will lead to, and I’m sure the topics will evolve I’m sure..it will be a real time meter of what my passion and interests at this current time are.

This is exciting – this blog is here to stay and I invite you to join me on this journey of exploring issues in life and technology.

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October 10, 2009 at 4:00 am

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