Nahili Samurai

Imperfections

November 14, 2007
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Here’s a story I found at Umar Tariq Pirzada blog:

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream…

“I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.”

The old woman smiled, “Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side?” “That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.”

“For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.”

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You’ve just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

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Nahili.com T-shirtable?

November 10, 2007
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Early adopters of an idea, business or website matter. Now, there are a few commenters on this website who really deserve some reward for their passionate support. And Seth Godin has come up with a T-shirt rule , which argues that if people want to wear a T-shirt with your logo – you’re doing OK. I dunno when, how and if real T-shirts will happen, and if people will want them as gifts. But I will try to get a dozen of nahili.com T-shirts, when I have the money. Really 😀


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Lizard Oil

November 8, 2007
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Lizard Oil

Chinese consider dragons the most powerful and divine creature and believe they control of all waters. In general Asians respect dragons. So, the greatest marketing gimmick is pulled off without anyone noticing. A bad company, without proper respect for environment, HSE and local people is still regarded as good because it’s “dragon”.

For your mischiefs, lies and overall damage, I hereby dub thee ‘lizard oil’. Okay, Lizard Oil?


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Sausages a la Ashgabat

November 6, 2007
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Sausages a la Ashgabat

See, my daughter (2 yrs+) won’t eat cereal like normal kids. Milk is not popular with my children, but high-quality & expensive sausages are…
The combination of Soviet culture of kielbasa eating and the new need for Halal foods have created a niche. Many low quality brands battled with foreign imports and naturally lost. So, new, high-quality brands of sausages – Altyn Çeşme, Merdana, and Bereketli have emerged.

Finally my kids recognize these local brands as worthy of their stomaches. What a relief, whew!


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Topics to blog

November 5, 2007
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Topics to blog

On any given day I could probably find with 20 things to blog about. About a girl with an uncommon flower embroidred on the back of her sweater, about high quality sausages Turkmens started producing, about a pack of antibiotics I bought for 1.5 cents, about freedom, sex appeal, religion, the good purpose of death…

Unfortunately, we both don’t have time. Me as a blogger, and you as a reader. This is the very reason some bloggers write books. They want to go deeper than ever, and share what they cannot fully express in the short format of blogging.


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Mind Freedom

November 5, 2007
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Mind Freedom

Market economy has much to do with freedom and barriers to entry. The common mistake is to assume external forces are building these barriers for startup businesses. It’s not quite so… I think the truth is simple. Some markets are just not ready for advanced minds, so these intellectuals have to migrate to advanced countries. So that the equilibrium is achieved, and the problem is solved. New markets just can’t process guys that are ‘too innovative’, they are an aggravation.

It’s much wiser to work abroad sometimes. If you can make your damn pride swallow it, and free your own mind 😦


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Product inconsistence

November 5, 2007
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Product inconsistence

As a conservative consumer I like products to be there all the time. I used to do that in Malaysia; same Teh-o-limau-ais drink every day, for years. But surprisingly I can’t do that here. Dynamics of imported products are astonishing, it’s like a magician pulling rabbits out of the hat. Now you see a candy bar, now you don’t.

I can’t explain this phenomenon. Probably importing guys keep finding better products all the time…


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The art of Marketing, the science of Innovation

November 4, 2007
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While marketing is one of many paths towards universal wisdom, such as kenjutsu, music, programming, economics etc., innovation is hardly a field of human activity. I believe it’s more like a combination of methods and inspiration.

One inspiration example is: Mendeleev’s chemical elements table (received from Creator while dreaming). What method did Mendeleev use? Constantly focus on one problem?


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‘Do-Not-Track’ List

November 1, 2007
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‘Do-Not-Track’ List

Most sellers prefer to beg other people to buy their products. Or spam, or cheat, or pest…
In USA there is a ‘Do-Not-Call’ list for marketers. The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. And now there’s an idea for a ‘Do-Not-Track’ List. Basically, if you’re on the list, marketers can’t track your online behaviour. This is to protect our privacy.

The simplest way is plug-ins for browsers. Just tell websites that you’re “out”. I will totally use these plug-ins to protect myself from all behaviour logging. Some privacy please!


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