Aimlessly going through some old emails, I suddenly noticed a year old email lying in my sent items. One look at it and tons of fantastic memories came rushing back to me of my days in Oracle Bangalore. This is what that email contained:
“With eleven new hires we started, towards millions we darted,
Nobody else would have dared it, coz nobody else would have nerved it,
With just quarters three and four, eleven million in revenue galore,
Brightest among all superstars, step aside for BI-ZARS!”
I wrote this citation last year when my team was nominated for the ‘Superstar Team of the Year’ award. In two quarters that we were operational, we closed more business than 15 other teams that had worked all year long. Our team spirit was uncrushable, team work nonpareil. We called ourselves Team BI-ZAR (Logic behind the name – Business Intelligence cZARs (Our product line was Business Intelligence) and by BIZAR we really meant ‘bizarre’). Truly a superstar team.
Oh, and did I tell you we won the award?