Intelligent people with OCD are miserable

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Intelligent people with OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) lead a very strange life. If you think you are highly intelligent and have symptoms of OCD it will be a huge handicap throughout the entire course of life. If you don’t have such things but see someone with such symptoms, don’t ignore them. It may sound a bit counterintuitive, but be assured that the experience would be the best.

No matter how intelligent the person is, they are still a human being and not a machine!

It’s a well-known fact that nobody is perfect. We’re all good at certain things and not so great at others. The smartest kid of the class might not be academically stronger, and I am challenging the case vice versa. I have seen many such cases in my life, why not least, I am seeing myself every day in the mirror and selfies. And, that’s a natural way of balancing the equation. Research indicates that OCD sufferers often exhibit high creativity and imagination and above-average intelligence.

OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Kokula Krishna Hari K

Have you ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger Effect? If you haven’t come across the term before, you have definitely experienced the principle. It’s a psychological rule that states; it’s the most incompetent who are the most confident, while the intelligent ones doubt their own abilities. Put simply, dumb people are too dumb to know how dumb they are. Smart people are clever enough to know how much they don’t know. Basically, all of us have a pretty lousy grasp of the limits of our own competence one way or another.

Read more in KK’s Blog: https://blog.kokulakrishnaharik.in/2020/03/intelligent-people-with-ocd-are-miserable/

Job Recommendation – Risky Business of Reputation

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In our life, we would have crossed the situation where we would have sought a Job Recommendation or Referred someone for some job either in our same office or through our Network. Earlier, it was awesome stuff and we would have carried a Pride of being an ambassador of our organisation or company. Alike everyone I too was in the same bowl of floating cotton until recently. Mostly I use to refuse to Recommend or Refer anyone, which might be because I mostly hate being quickly desi or Indian. I firmly believe that if someone is deserving or needy the person associated will identify and push them up for that position.

Though it might be hurting many in the recommendation scheme, the backstabbing moments will collapse the entire structure, recent expensive learning thought me this. From India, I had someone who assumed could be a potential candidate for a Finance segment position. I was serving the financial institution as a consultant and thought this candidate from India would be a deserving candidate for the new position which was opened with the Financial institution. He was a very well-performing candidate from India and I felt he could be better utilized in the UK. I passed on the opportunity information to him and even applied online into the systems on his behalf.

The Financial Institution initiated all the process for the candidate even before having the interviews and others. The Talent Acquisition head spoke with me personally and I assured that the candidate will be joining for sure. The Vice-President with whom I use to work also assured the same and considered him on-board and started planning June month roaster and training for him. While this was in progress, for some reason they called the candidate which he didn’t attend. After that, they checked the email Audit Log and found none of the emails sent was read nor accepted/replied. It was mid of February last year when the VP and Talent Acquisition head reached me over the phone asking for an explanation. When this was brought into my knowledge, initially I refused to believe because the candidate was highly desperate enough for the position while I discussed it with him. To satisfy me, they threw the deck of email logs and call logs.

I was quite furious about his activities and was in a slight cold war with the candidate before this incident happened due to certain activity which touched the base of my self-respect. Still, they directed me to call and check as the process of hiring was almost completed and required only the candidate’s task. I called and again my call wasn’t answered. I happened to put to some efforts and explain the inability of the candidate to the VP and Talent Acquisition team. Still, the loss was inevitable and irrecoverable in terms of time, effort and money (over £17,850). I understood the same and offered my resignation from the consulting role, along with the Vice-President. The Board refused to accept our resignation.

When I attempted to communicating further with the candidate, I felt that I am not respected and moved on.

Recently, when it was an annual appraisal for the Vice President, I happened to notice a very low rating for him. He was quite senior to me in age, but very friendly and down to earth person. On reviewing the appraisal sheet, I noticed the only cons as this candidate who was supposed to be on-board turned down. His reputation score within the organization was lowered by 7% because of this reason.

I felt very bad for this pathetic situation which I was directly responsible. This has thought me widely to learn that Recommending or Referring someone for some position is always risky of one’s reputation.

Anniversary of my First Ruined Personal Trip

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I am glad to meet you all through my blog after a long gap, which I am highly aware of. Last two months had been quite a draining month being busy with moving house and Brexit discussions. Yet, both of them were highly a roller caster and equally competent with each other. I will come up with a separate post about the same later. Today (25th December) was a historic date of my life where I started a worst-ever personal trip in my entire life until now.

Almost in the last 3 decades, I had been on various Diplomatic, Official, Personal and Private trips, but the personal trip in 2018 which started this day was so magnificent that it cannot be erased. Experienced almost the top core of disagreements, disrespects and other forms of “dis” in a fortnight. Also, that trip marked the first instance of me raising the voice over the other crew member who was on the trip with me along with his family member.

Every trip to London excites me like a cream and energies me. That trip was a disaster even though lots of greatest perks were offered and happened. Had a Lunch with a Royal Family member in Edinborough, was in the cockpit after almost 6 years in a row, was invited for various Networking Events and what was not included in it alike other visits? But missed some landmark events in that visit which was not limited like Attending New Year in the Shard, VIP visit to the Madamme Tussauds and many such. None of my trips had ever seen so much of cancellations and downfall in the agenda. The trip gave me loads of insight and other perspectives on what they see and understand.

After all, each and every experience is just teaching in our life. When I recollect the series of events which happened I could proudly now say that all those who were part of that game have completed their period of stay with me. Their part of my life is OVER!

Smart Doorlock Kokula Krishna Hari

Fingerprint enabled Smart Doorlock

Am not sure if I will implement all the learnings immediately, but did a marvellous job doing this tweak at my new home after moving to a different location. Could be funny, but the reality is here! It is an in-progress work picture.

Yes, my home has 2 bedrooms in which one is dedicated to me and my future family while the other is reserved for the Guests who are visiting me from 29th December 2019. Of course, all the locks aren’t fail-proof, but this one came with 50000 locks and unlocks before an error. The super administrative key was also given to me. Still, the moronic questions cannot be answered, but it does serve its purpose.

After registering 2 fingerprints, we need to overwrite the fingerprint to unlock. So, if the lock isn’t enabled it means someone has overwritten the fingerprint. Also, it unlocks in just 0.5 seconds of authenticating the fingerprint.

Above all, it creates a log of all the lock and unlocks in a centralized server with automatic data overwriting after 5000 records. There is no manual edit possible for the records. It came with the timeslot management too, but I haven’t enabled the same. I saw certain questions over my social media about my life comfortness after moving to a new location, before I can come with a new blog about all, you could see all my social media posts in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to learn how I am happily leading the life here.

See you all back shortly. Until then, a Merry Christmas and Happy Decennium 2020!