DYNAMICS-- AJIT VADAKAYIL
--- let me briefly explain company core value of dynamics. it is this core value--which prompted me to say ENOUGH-- don't send the same 2nd engr for the 5th time back on my ship.
always keep a window open for some fresh air and light to come in.
CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT ON THIS PLANET.
last vacation i had written a piece on HUMAN CLONING -- and sent it to some international organisations who can make a difference -- to save the word from dolly syndrome.
my message was "don't clone yourself , even if you are god's gift to mankind". everything may seem perfect now -- but tomorrow you will realise that you have been 100% wrong.
THIS IS WHY "BONDING WIRE" AT TANKER MANIFOLD GAVE WAY TO "INSULATED
FLANGE" . a sheer 180 degrees turn-- without batting an eyelid.
THIS IS WHY IN FIRST AID MANUALS NOW , AFTER A DIWALI SKIN BURN THEY
SAY-- COOL IT IT WATER-- DON'T JUST PUT A DRY GAUZE - - a sheer 180 degrees turn.
this will be best stated by this glaring example--
in 1983 came back from long leave to command a crude supertanker loading at saudi arabia deep sea rastanurah terminal every 11 days .
those days the iran-iraq war was in full swing-- our ships used to have HIND logo emblazoned on black shipside in white arabic-- writing used to be about 80 metres long.
those days , company policy was STOP DURING DAYLIGHT OUTSIDE WAR ZONE --STEAM AT FULL SPEED DURING DARK THROUGH WAR ZONE.
it just took one angry phone call from a young-- unquenched-- bad boy vadakayil to the chairman of the company ( who was my fan ) -- for the policy to get reversed after 4 months ( -- during which 3 of our huge tankers and one VLCC ( masters arm got hit ) had got hit by iranian heat seeking missiles.)
i had told him bluntly -- i wont follow stupid policies made by pea-brained men!
the new policy became--
STOP AT NIGHT OUTSIDE WAR ZONE , STEAM DURING DAY THROUGH WAR ZONE.
wise-- because after that our tankers never got hit-- for india was neutral. we were closer to iran than to iraq.
dynamics-- the name of the game-- gentlemen!
--by the way—
DYNAMICS MEANS , “TEAM DYNAMICS” — IT IS ABOUT NATURAL FORCES LIKE WHAT HAPPENS IN A SOCCER GAME --
it is not about progress or change --