My inspirational journey of contents ~ reading, hearing & watching ~ 24/10/2016 till 30/10/2016

Return on Investment and Return on Efforts

I am sure reader must have read, heard and/or seen (some video or film) about ROI and ROE.

However I assume (think & feel too), reader may not (or may be) have read, heard and/or seen (some video or film) about Return on Product.

Today I would like share few thoughts about it.

Subject is Return on Product.

I am inspired to write about it since I am unable to forget the actual experience (seen & taken) taken by me.

Since 15th August till 27th October, 2016, I traveled more than 4,500++ kilometer of Indian land. Visited many Indian villages namely Bidal (District ~ Sangli ~, Nagthane (District ~ Satara ~, Kelshi (District ~ Ratnagiri), Kurdhe (District ~ Ratnagiri ~, Pavas (District ~ Ratnagiri) and Ambavali (District ~ Ratnagiri). All these districts are located in State of Maharashtra. Maharashtra state belongs to Greater India. In this period I met many farmers. I stayed in their huts and/or homes. I ate with them. I captured images & videos. I observed them (day start & day end), their family members, their life style, agriculture land and agriculture practices followed by each one of them. I invested more than INR 40K. It was part of my homework.

While hearing them (farmers) & observing them! Finally I came up with the concept of ROP (Return on Product).

ROP means Return on Product.

When we order and purchase any product (say electronic, electrical, mechanical, design, automobile, eating, healthcare, cosmetic, garment, etc.) to consume or to use! What is that product does to itself in addition to human body.

Now that was my question to myself.

When I started asking this question to myself (about many products that I was consuming)! I found no answer.

On other hand, when I observed Indian (selected) farmers who bought various products for agriculture! I found ROP on few products (to whom I watched, touched & took experience) amazing.

Experience was incredible, inspirational, wonderful & peaceful.

In turn sharing experience on this platform in the form of article.

Mango plant (bought & seeded by farmer) gives around 10 to 12,000 mangoes per tree per year starting from 4th year till 175th year. Production consistently year after year. I saw more than 5,000 trees which were 175 years old. These trees still gives around 10 to 12K mangoes every year to that farmer family. These trees were planted by their great grandfather of that farmer to whom I met. I also met his son and his grandson. All of them are in agriculture business. Their day start at 0500 AM and day end at 0500 pm daily.

Guava plant (bought & seeded by farmer) gives around 50 to 60 Guavas per tree per year. Each Guava was around 1000 grams (means 1 kilo). Each tree produces Guava fruit for 40 years.

Coconut plant (bought & seeded by farmer) gives around 60 to 75 coconuts per tree per year after nurturing tree for 6 to 10 years. Life span of tree is around 60 to 80 years. Beauty of coconut tree is the ROP is achieved out of single coconut in whole. In addition to fruit, every part of coconut tree is also used to create various usable products and that is why coconut tree becomes most precious ROP on planet.

One tomato seed (bought & seeded by farmer) gives around 60 to 75 tomatoes per tree.

One custard apple seed (bought & seeded by farmer) gives around40 to 60 custard apples per tree once.

25 grams of ginger root (bought & seeded by farmer) gives around 2 kilograms to 4 kilograms of ginger. ROP 25 grams root gives 8 times to 16 times more ginger.

Similar examples can be also found & observed for rice, for wheat, for sorghum, for jack fruit, for apple, for pineapple, etc. Since I didn’t meet any farmer, I am unable to give data.

My observation & experience also confirms that all above ROP is achieved using organic farming practice. That means all the farmers to whom I met, they used only Indian cow urine, cow dung and water obtained from rain.

In turn, all these products (about whom I explained above) to whom I saw, tasted & handled were free from chemical fertilizers & chemical pesticides.

They were harmless to human body.

Others namely leaves from respective tree plantation were also harmless to animals namely cow, buffalo and goats.

Experience so far is amazing, incredible, inspirational and wonderful. Experience gave me tremendous satisfaction & peace of mind.


Phadke SMN from India

Student forever


Wikipedia daily feed ~ curated

batman: means (historical) A unit of mass used in the Ottoman Empire and among Turkic peoples of the Russian Empire, the value of which varied from place to place throughout history. In the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century it was equal to six okas (16 pounds 8 ounces avoirdupois; 7.484 kilograms), and when the Turkish system of weights and measures was metricated in 1931 the oka was fixed at 1 kilogram and the batman at 10 okas (10 kilograms).


Look v/s feel

Being a leader is about much more than having the corner office. Being a leader is about empathy, psychology, and communication. It’s more like social work rather than business strategy. To get to the top, you have to have a strong base — which you have to build. You have to know how to communicate with people on their level to bring out their best. While still being outstanding at what you do. It’s complicated. Be proud of yourself.

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This happened in 2001: Windows XP, one of the most popular and widely used versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, was released for retail sale.

flash: means
 1. To briefly illuminate a scene.
 2. To blink; to shine or illuminate intermittently.
 3. To be visible briefly. […]
 4. (transitive, intransitive, informal) To briefly, and in most cases
 inadvertently, expose one’s naked body or underwear, or part of it, in
 public. (Contrast streak.)
 5. (figuratively) To break forth like a sudden flood of light; to show a
 momentary brilliance.
 6. To flaunt; to display in a showy manner.
 7. To communicate quickly.
 8. To move, or cause to move, suddenly.
 9. (transitive) To telephone a person, only allowing the phone to ring
 once, in order to request a call back. […]

In the arts, we call it negative space: the utilization of space between objects, patterns, what have you. It’s what makes the FedEx logo so genius. When you look closely between the E and the X, there’s an arrow. And for FedEx, that arrow is what it’s all about. It’s not just the FedEx logo, it’s language as a whole. Language is a social construct, something we’ve created to suit our needs. And it doesn’t always work. Sometimes, the word we’re looking for doesn’t exist in our language or society. And then the truth of your meaning is in the silence. The silence between words is often where the meaning falls.

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 1. (chiefly philosophy) An imagined superior type of human being
 representing a new stage of human development; an übermensch, an
 2. A person of extraordinary or seemingly superhuman powers.
 3. (plural supermans) A motorcycling stunt in which the rider releases both
 hands from the handlebars in mid-air.


Maria Popova’s post on Alain de Botton’s “Art as Therapy” addresses Alain’s theories on ‘what is art for’. What I love about this work is that it addresss art as a useful device that actively impacts one’s existence. Alain describes the “ Seven Psychological Functions of Art”. De Botton’s approach, though he is an art historian, is not about styles of art, or art history, but how it impacts our mental well being. I remember being so taken with De Botton’s work when I first discovered it, because of the way he articulated a subtle but once described, glaringly obvious quality to certain art. Through our lens It answered questions about why you can create types of business change through art in a way that you cannot in reasoned written documents, or through stock photos. (which is the choice of most business comms execs). It is the application of art to business that so interesting. Art has the power to compel people to care intensely about otherwise mundane things. It creates excitement that often causes colleagues to stand up and say, ‘hell yeah’, I want to be part of change. Be part of something larger. Many people will never understand the power that art has to compel change in rich and varied contexts (politics, business, and social change). But for those who do, they see that art is perhaps the most powerful tool available to leaders to affect change at scale.

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This happened in 1904: The first underground segment of the New York City Subway (City Hall station pictured), today one of the most extensive public
 transportation systems in the world, opened, connecting New York City
 Hall with Harlem.

Wonder Woman: means (by extension of the proper noun) A woman of extraordinary powers; a superwoman.


Thanks to modern technology, companies have gotten REALLY GOOD at measuring employee performance. How many sales leads did you get last week? How many minutes do you spend in the bathroom? How much time do you spend in meetings vs doing the actual work you’re paid to do? How many minutes per hour do you spend away from your desk? And so on. The next thing you know, people are taking these hamster-wheel ideas and applying it to their entire existences. It’s called the “Quantified Life” movement. In work, in fitness, in lots and lots of aspects of life, progress can be measured. Apps, timers, data points: those will help you improve, sure. But they won’t build the passion that levels you up to Perfect. That’s what you have to find on your own.

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St. Elmo is a 1914 American silent drama film produced by the Balboa
 Amusement Producing Company and distributed by William Fox’s Box Office Attractions Company. It was the first feature-length film adaptation of
 Augusta Jane Evans’s 1866 eponymous novel.

This happened in 1971: Prospero, the only British satellite to date launched on a British rocket, lifted off from Launch Area 5B at Woomera, South Australia.

greeking: means (typography) Nonsense text that is inserted into a document to create a dummy layout, or to demonstrate a type font.


We spend a lot more time online, sure. That doesn’t mean we need less interaction: it means we’re getting less. We’re starving ourselves. Turn off the computer. Grab a ball, go to the park, hang out with your kids. Eat some good food. Let yourself live.

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This happened in 1991: Galileo became the first spacecraft to visit an asteroid when it made a flyby of 951 Gaspra.

shoe-leather: means Basic, old-fashioned or traditional; specifically (journalism) shoe-leather journalism or shoe-leather reporting: journalism involving walking from place to place observing things and speaking to people, rather than sitting indoors at a desk.

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