Short Cuts.


A happy new year to all my readers.

On New Year’s eve, Ranjan and Manjiree went to dinner at a mall near our home where there is a book shop. Just as he was leaving, Ranjan asked if I wanted any book as a new year’s gift and I asked for The Order Of The Day by Eric Vuillard about which I had heard from a friend who is a history buff. Ranjan could not get it as it was not available at the book shop but, for some strange reason he chose this book by Phil Knight as a gift for me.

I am not much into autobiographies or books on Management and was a bit sceptical about the contents but, on beginning to read the book, I found it gripping and unputdownable.

It is a remarkable story and more remarkable for its ability to keep the reader involved and wanting to move on. There are platitudes but they do not interfere with the narrative and the story keeps moving at a break neck speed.

The writer is just five years older than I am and many of the things that he writes about his younger days are places, events and things that I remember from my younger days. That perhaps is a reason for my fascination with the story.

All in all a great book to read about a remarkable journey of a ‘my generation’ entrepreneur.

And, as it so often happens in my life, I came across this photograph just as I was about to finish reading the book. No, at least in the book, there are no short cuts to success.

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11 Responses to Short Cuts.

  1. Mike says:

    That “shortcut” photo is just too good. I had to share it on Facebook 😉

  2. Wisewebwoman says:

    Love that photo also. I tend to escape into fiction but now and again I read interesting biographies.

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  3. well there you go family know what might in the end inspire much more…and the last photo is priceless!
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  4. Max Coutinho says:

    Hi Rummy,

    Happy New Year, my friend!!! 😀 May 2019 be everything you positively imagined – pardon my indiscretion, but isn’t grandparenthood in the plans?

    I agree that there are no shortcuts to success: we have to work hard and walk the whole path.

    Here’s to us all, Rummy. 🙂

    Cheers
    Max Coutinho recently posted..Happy 2019: Introducing You to DS!

  5. Big John says:

    Happy New Year mate. Love that photo. .. I live very near a bridge just like that. There are highly visible warning signs, and still trucks are regularly stuck under it. Ain’t sat-navs just great ? … 🙂

    • Happy new year to you too John. Trucks like that getting stuck under bypasses are a regular feature in our part of the world too. I wouldn’t blame the Sat Nav though. Stupidity is usually the reason.

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