WHO IS A CONTRIBUTOR ?•One who makes a difference in the lives of peoplearound him•One who thinks of giving something•Promotes win - win situation•Believes in man-making rather than polishing only theoutside (when there is nothing inside)•Thinks of “we” and not “I”
INTRODUCTION•Contributors approach the various situations in their life and work placewith a unique mindset. This mindset we call, the ‘Contributor Mindset’.•The first aspect of the Contributor Mindset is the Contributor’s willingnessand capacity to find solutions•When faced with a challenge, the Contributor’s first response is“Can we find a solution?”•But this is not all. The Contributor also “finds a solution”.•Contributor develops the capacity to find solutions through continuouspractice and learning from other Contributors
Rigidity exists in society in form of• People – Henry Ford on Model T. – “Available in any colour as long as it is black”• System – Bureaucracy at work place – BSNL : Bhai Saheb Nahi Lagega• Ideas (very critical !) – “Nobody can pass the sound barrier” – “Everything that can be invented has been invented” – “Our culture is doomed.”
Generating new possibilities is the first step in creating innovations. HOW do you discover and create possibilities?• Start with yourself – You probably have millions of good ideas located right there in your head, already. You just have to get hold of them and pull them out.• Learn about community – You need to gather enough information to form an overall picture of peoples interests, struggles, similarities, values, and differences
• Think about the future – we can make some educated guesses. And those guesses may help us figure out next steps that work for our communities.• Get beyond hopelessness – difficult time being creative and thinking about new possibilities• Be courageous – In order to be creative you may have to be courageous. You may have to dare to think in ways that are different from others
Orville Wright Wilbur Wright INVENTORS OF THE AIRPLANE“The airplane stays up in the airbecause it doesn’t have the time tofall…”
• Both the Wright Brothers never graduated from High School.• In 1889 the Wright Brothers started the West Side News• It was a weekly newspaper that Wilbur and Orville Wright published briefly in 1889 and 1891• In 1893 The Wright Brothers started a bicycle shop that allowed them to rent and repair bicycles.• Only 5 of the Wright Brothers’ bicycles exist to this day.
• They gained the mechanical skills essential for their success by working for years in their shop with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and other machinery.• Their work with bicycles in particular influenced their belief that an unstable vehicle like a flying machine could be controlled and balanced with practice.• This shows their continuous dedication towards work and improving their skills.• When the world was thinking of ways to speed up travel on Land and Water, they came up with a completely new idea of travel by Air !!!
First Lift Off by MankindOn December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, theWright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-airmachine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilotaboard.
• They further experimented in their own wind tunnel after being succeed in their first flight.• On October 20, 1904 the Wright Brothers flew the first complete circle in an aircraft.• The flight was 1 minute, 36 seconds and covered 4,080 feet.• In 1905, On October 5, Wilbur made an amazing flight in which he circled the field 30 times in 39 minutes for a total distance of 24 1/2 miles and the flight discontinued because he ran out of fuel.
Contribution In 1903, we wereSee where we are today !!!The journey would have been longer if they didnt.
When facing a problem• Non – Contributors give all type of excuses wheneversome problem crops up which they know is going to pushthem to the extremes.• For them, the glass is ‘always half empty’.• Contributors, on the other hand, have a Will-Do attitude(not just can-do). The glass is ‘always half full’ for them.• Having a such an attitude is actually about making adecision to look to the solution rather than just theproblem.• How to cultivate a ‘can-do’ attitude?
Can-Do Attitude of a Contributor• I can do everything, if its important enough for me to do.• I may not do all at once but I can do everything.• I may not be best at everything but I can do everything.• There will be limitations but I can do everything.• I’ll need help but I can do everything.
Ratan Tata• Ratan Naval Tata is the present chairman of Tata Sons and therefore, Tata Group.• He is also the chairman of major Tata companies.
• He had determined to set up a plant for Tana Nano in India.• He faced major opposition and struggled with The land acquisition controversy, acquisition of the proposed Nano factory of Tata Motors at [Singur] in Hooghly district, West Bengal, India.• Despite of all the problems faced by him, he didn’t lose hope and soon found a growing opportunity in Sanand, Gujarat.• His major concern all the way was not just his own profit but comfort to the middle-class.
Case Study 1: THOUGHT OF LIGHT •In 1879, Edison discovered that a carbon filament in an oxygen-free bulb glowed but did not burn up for 40 hours. • Edison eventually produced a bulb that could glow for over 1500 hours.Thomas Alva Edison
Ford’s failures at a glance• He “burned” through all the money from his first group ofinvestors without producing a car• He eventually produced a car and raised another$60,000 in share capital, but his Detroit Auto Companywent bankrupt• In the 1920s, Henry Ford refused to update the Model Tcar, leading sales to fall dramatically• Ford tried to launch a political career, but neversucceeded
Contributor’s Mantra for “SUCCESS” "Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." - Henry Ford
We need not look very far…• We have recently witnessed some brave, brilliant Indians who displayed the essential qualities of a contributor.• They crossed disciplinary boundaries and gave up comfortable positions in their lives to contribute to their nation’s well-being.
Arvind Kejriwal• Joined Tata Steel right after his graduation from IIT Kharagpur.• Voluntarily resigned from the IRS (Indian Revenue Service) as Joint Commissioner in IT Dept.• Founded Parivartan, a Delhi based citizens’ movement.• Started Public Cause Research Foundation.• Spearheaded an awareness campaign for RTI across India.• An active participant in the movement for the enactment of Jan Lokpal Bill.
Kiran Bedi• The first woman officer in the IPS.• Voluntarily retired from the post of Director General.• Host and judge of the popular TV series "Aap Ki Kachehri“.• Set up Navjyoti India Foundation and India Vision Foundation.• One of the prominent members of the India Against Corruption (IAC).
Aruna Roy• Resigned as a civil servant in the Indian Administrative Service.• Founded and heads the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathana.• A prominent leader of the Right to Information movement.• A member of the National Advisory Council.