Social shaming on Social media Rules

Your voices are stifled for long. Social Media has given you the power to be finally heard. You don’t need access to a media mogul now and you can do social shaming all by yourself.

Here are some basic rules you need to follow, below destroying someone’s reputation by social shaming.

Let me cite a sample tweet.

Tweet — “ I want to kill anyone who call me a creep”

Jumping to conclusion and Social Shaming.

Now this person, is being stifled and you shouldn’t come to the following conclusions.

1. He is a Psycopath because he wants to kill someone.

You can ask the following questions to decide this.

Has he threathened you or any person you know off. Is he history sheeter?

OR

2. Oh, since he doesn’t like to be called a creep, let’s call him one or maybe he is one.

Same goes for this one. Has the person creeped you out ?

SKIN IN THE GAME

In short, if you personally (directly or indirectly) have no information about this person, you are in no way harmed. Then you have “no skin in the game”.

If you still decide to defame the person, you are don’t have clarity on the cause. You are cashing #metoo moment because your voice is more powerful than his.

So, use restraint and let the real issues come to the fore.

However your gut instinct tells you to go ahead and shame the person. You feel you will be doing the moment a favour. Then another rule should be followed. This is below.

if you have same chance of losing your reputation or credibility than you have skin in the game.

If you still don’t understand skin in the game concept, you can read Taleb book on the same.

Twitter is on fire with the India #metoo moment. Some of the sensible voices are here. Men also need to be defended an have a right to justice. Read them here

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The three kind of employees

I am not a HR person, so pardon me for this transgression. I have identified 3 personalities in employees. This might help me in future rather than help the readers.

Here are the employee prototypes

The Enthusiast Employee

This employee type is what 80% of the workspace consists off. They are the type of employee who never miss the 9 am local and reach the office at 10 am. They leave spot on time at 5:30 pm. They are the shut it, forget it employee. Once they are out of office, their leisure time is for their family and social circles. Also don’t you dare them to work on weekends.

This employee is the do-er, tell them to think and they will offer resignation as thinking is not considered work.

The Amatuer employee

They are the ones, who lack discipline. You don’t find them sticking to a job for long time. They are forever in and out of one exciting project to another. They are cheap but expensive to maintain. They are self driven, you don’t have to do much to make them work. These kind of people could be better running their own business but do-not have the shrewdness to make any venture sustainable.

The Pro Employee

They are always going to exotic places for vacation like lonavala and Pavna. Their children are well turned out. They have worked hard for their entire life and now feel people should pay them $$$$ without any questions or strings attached. They are not ready to learn new things. They are existing in your Organisation primarily to enjoy the fruits of other people’s hard-work. They would be totally unemployable but they have very impressive resume’s.

You might be in one stage or another, typically a person starts as an enthusiasts employee and ends up as a Pro.

Review of the Billionaire Raj by James Crabtree -useless book skip it.

This book is written for a foreign audience in mind. Most of the stuff in the book is what you can google or go to the news archive and get it.

The author has met a few people like Vijay Mallya, Jindal and Arnab. Besides that there hardly seems to be an in-depth analysis. Most of the things like the Lalit modi scandal or the Nirav modi scandal is from the newspapers.

The modi chapters were the most boring part. Please skip this book. Read ParanjoyGuhaThakurta book Gas wars or Feast of Vultures by Jeby Joseph instead if you want to understand crony capilasim

My experience in Hiring.

Over the last couple of months, I have been hiring people. I remember the words of a techie friend.

I use technology instead of hiring people, as people are very difficult to manage.

I am trying to build a remote team who can work from home. A small team.

I have used mediums like advertisements, social media and WhatsApp. Robots are not yet intelligent enough to do all humans tasks. Below are some of my experience in Hiring.

Word of mouth

I spoke to a few friends who I thought would be helpful. I contacted people who were teaching colleges or principals for interns. Not much came out of it. Why? +Interns+

Interns

Interns are a complete waste of time, if you have a small requirement. They will join for 2 months. If you are starting, don’t bother with interns. They are completely raw and you will wasting more energy just coordinating with them.

Advertisement are a waste of time unless you are looking for a very niche skill.

I placed a advertisement immediately. I wanted good amount of choice in the talents. I didn’t want to be shortchanged. The responses I got were from far away places mostly the outskirts of Mumbai. Places like Virar, Vasai, kalyan and Dombivali seems to be where the low paid white collared manpower is available.

There was a issue with fluency in English which was first stumbling block. Then they were way too young. They expected jobs to be places where they can go and work out of.

I have used indeed.com(https:indeed.com) and internshala(internshala.com)

Social Media Works

I have a good network on social media which I have built over the last 8/10 years. Few take me seriously on social, but I have my admirers.

My best hires came from my personal social media network. of course there was some bloopers also. But your own social network is a good place to look for talents.

These are people who understand you and there is certain level of cultural similarities. The communication is easy with them and they are ready to risk it for you.

There is downside here too.

If for any reason you picked the wrong person. Your relations could get scarred. It has happened to me before. Once very trusted person who I wanted to join as a partner started acting real weird after getting on board. I haven’t talked to him since we parted ways.

People will bluff

Inexperienced people will bluff that they can handle the job. The thing is they are too naive to even understand the profile. Don’t take their word for it. Test them, give them a notice period.

The best thing is to get people who are honest

Judging honesty is difficult. Sometimes you know a person for years still you don’t know if that person is honest. The best judge for honesty is people who are a bit less confident about their abilities. They are always skeptical whether they are the right candidate for the job. But then people are again tricky.

Hire people who can do the work and think also

There are 2 aspects of work. One is actually working, which is a minor aspect. The more difficult aspect is thinking about work. People wake up and do all the things they are meant to do. They think only far enough to safeguard their status quo.

  1. The working part required vitality and good health. Also without peace of mind and support one cannot be very productive. Anyone going through a bad phase in life or stressed because of personal issues, needs to taken care off.
  2. The thinking part is not everybody’s cup of tea. I like people who can have Idea-sex. Idea-sex termed by American author James Altoucher. He says we are now in the idea economy, and ideas are the new currency. I am not sure about the idea economy and no one else besides Altoucher have seconded the idea. But who wouldn’t like someone who comes up with brilliant ideas and can follow it through with solid work. With out follow through, ideas don’t have any strengths.

A important business lesson I learned from Hritik Roshan

I generally look down on Bollywood, but couldn’t resist following the Hritik and Kangana controversy.
Hritik’s interview with Choubey came out much better than his interview with Arnab. Here Hritik is much more free flowing and manages to shut up Choubey a few times.
The video at 54.15 where Hritik describes how Bollywood has the best of people and if people get hurt it is because they come with the wrong expectations.
I realised I get very angry at clients or prospects who make me stoop below my price point. I am offended like any other typical Indian when I am not given respect.

His analogy of how a bird collects bits and pieces from all over the place and then builds a home somewhere else was inspirational.

What do you think, who is lying Kangana or Hritik?

Check the video below