|' When football stars disappear, so do the teams... if the star is not well, the whole cast suffers.' - Pele|
'The problem is that they are all stars in Madrid. You need someone to carry the water to the well.' - Diego Maradona
When The Ball Star Is Not Always You
It is winter solstice in the northern hemisphere. The earth's axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'. It is the turning point from which the day starts to be longer than the night. It is however summer solstice in the southern hemisphere, during which the night begins to be longer than the day.
Note not everyone can experience same situation all the time, when someone somewhere goes up, another goes down. When someone is on his foot, somebody else is on his head. When a team got the ball, another is not having it. It is ok to miss the ball or not to be the star and be the water bearer. Athletes, salespeople, and politicians spend their days losing. Anyhow, the most notable winners usually encountered difficult loss before they champed and actually won because they resist discouragement by their defeats. Hey! Play well and want to win. This is not an “allow the ball to kick on you” post.
|' We are working hard to build a service that everyone, everywhere can use, whether they are a person, a company, a president or an organisation working for change.' - Mark Zuckerberg|
The Face that Logged a Thousand Shoes
I have quit blogging yet can’t quit Googling and found the Person of the Year 2010 article by TIME Magazine who happened to choose Facebook’s Zuckerberg. I can’t help thinking how a Harvard college drop out surpassed the others in the Person in the Year list. He made less controversy than Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. He did not have the most watched video on YouTube as Lady Gaga. Does not have much fans as Justin Bieber. All he had are the following numbers:
No. of years working (as CEO of Facebook): 6
No. of Employees (in Facebook): 1,700
Clients (Facebook users): 600 M
Net Worth: $6.9 B
World Billionaire rank: 212 (the 3rd Youngest)
No Google Keyword Search: 673, 000
If we however base the selection criteria from the classification of TIME 100 Most Influential People of the Century, the Person must be either: 1) a Leader or a Revolutionary, 2) a Builder or a Titan, 3) a Scientist or an Inventor, 4) an Artist or an Entertainer, or 5) a Hero or an Icon, Zuckerberg actually fills 3 criteria of only 1 required. He is an internet titan, who invented the social machine facebook, and is an icon in the cyber world. He is multi-dimentional. But is this enough to be the TIME's 2010 Person of the Year?