Do It Perfectly

The colour gradient of a single alphabet in the Google logo is what Steve Jobs discusses on a Sunday morning !!

“I've been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I'm not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn't have the right yellow gradient. It's just wrong and I'm going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?”

This is an excerpt from a post by Vic Gundotra,the Senior Vice-President of Social Business - Google really shocked and also amazed me. Mr.Jobs, the CEO of Apple, puts a lot of attention to details!! The gradient of second ‘O’ in Google’s logo…? I thought he takes just important business decision which makes Apple sell like hot cakes in market.

After a shock of few minutes, I pondered on this thought of how all the successful people have been. It reminded me of an instance with M.Visvesvaraya (one of the greatest Indian engineers of the early 90s to be awarded the Bharat Ratna).Once while traveling by train, he pulled the chain all of a sudden in the middle of night, saying “Since there is change in the vibration of rails sound, it seems there is a crack a few meter from here.” Hats off!

Expert architect can pin point even a smallest crack in the wall from distance. Expert programmer can figure out the detail at binary level of the program. They are far sighted and visionaries too. . They leave no stone unturned. Their eyes can penetrate even the hardest rock. They monitor things with an eagle eye.

I compare this quality of these individuals with that of an eagle’s eye. No matter how high an eagle flies, it can pin point a small moving object on the ground from miles away and snatch it away.

We don’t need to do great things to be great, just doing small things with more awareness will do the job. Paying attention to minute things develop a sense of quality-conscious attitude around us. As we start taking small decision smartly, bigger decision will automatically get smarter.

So start small...but with a lot of awareness and attention :)

The author is Satish Suthar, Senior Software Engineer at Sumeru Software Solutions