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Saturday, December 28, 2013

GETTING-LinkedIn


How to Sell on LinkedIn
(How to use LinkedIn as an effective personal marketing tool!)

Today LinkedIn has become the most effective virtual visiting card there is that people can utilize for many purposes.  Sadly over 97% of any and all Pakistani’s do not know the value that LinkedIn can provide to a Job Seeker, a recruiter, vendor or a client!  Most profiles that are created online on LinkedIn are not what they really seem and whilst a CV can only tell you so much people do not utilize this tool to its full potential to “market” their own worth properly!

I have been laughed at by the likes of top HR outsourcing companies when I was searching for a job over 36 odd months ago and the names go from HRSG, Rozee, Brightspyre, BAYT, and any other brand name simply dis-respected me by playing emotional e-mail ping pong with me and delaying getting me any form of an offer in any way until I got so frustrated that I decided to take matters in my own hands and today I am where I am and that is a successful entrepreneur.   One of the tools that I used to effectively position my self was LinkedIn but it only opened a door for me.


I will tell you in my own way how to use LinkedIn to procure business and find the right person to suit your specific needs.   Please do not think that this will mean you can substitute a LinkedIn Search for the services a recruiter or specialized head hunter can provide.  Kindly do note that if you look up a person on social media what may be presented as the “perfect husband” (employee) for the potential “wife” (job) may not be all that fantastic after they start working for you because technology can and never will be able to replace the “Human” element of Human resource!

If you are to use LinkedIn to market yourself then you must follow these rules (which are basically common sense) if you want to get called and noticed by the people you want to notice you!

  1. BE HONEST TO YOURSELF Sit down and make a 5 year plan.  Anything over that does not matter because the world changes so rapidly that you need to only assure an employer / client that you will focus on the here and the now with the experience you have and a 5 year target is respectable to show your vision.  Once you have it honestly thought out (this should be about you personally) then please put it down as a mission statement and edit it 3 – 4 times with maximum 2 closing lines that should state what your end goal is and what you want it to be 10 years from now!  (Note! Keep the entire length to not more than 250 words)
  2. BE HONEST TO YOUR CAREER Recruiters or clients get really upset when they read that you have worked for a BIG brand name and assume that you have a lead position but in the due course of reference checks and interview processes they find out that you were in the middle of the food chain and whilst you were a team player you in reality were not what you presented yourself to be.  Also please note that if you land a job where they ASS-U-ME that you will deliver results and prove to be a tiny gold fish in a shark pool then it will be very expensive for your professional relationship.  I have seen a business group that was completely sales oriented hire the likes of a Chief Marketing Officer that managed to flush down over 8 crores into a toilet and then bail out and run to another company whilst leaving the organization at a staggering loss as there was no one there to execute his vision after him.  So this works both ways for recruiters and HR managers as well when it comes to hiring the perfect fit.
  3. KEEP IT SIMPLE Please ensure that you keep it simple! Just state your core Job Description and make sure that you note down a reason for leaving your previous employer / client!  Leave some area for discussion during an interview where you can go into your JD in depth.  What you must elaborate on are the ways for recruiters to contact you and give multiple options. As far as cell phone numbers / land lines and email addresses go!  (It would help to have a decent email address like your full name and to avoid something like this example given here (decent_sweetie_69@HOTmail. Com or Awesome_BrandMgr786@Yahoo. Com) – for personal email addresses a web mail address is fine but just ensure it’s professional and not obnoxious!
  4. ADD CONTENT ONLINE Video content of Maximum 3 minutes of personal short statements and facts that can add value are a bonus.  Feel Free to upload original concepts and PDF files that will help you sell your vision of the industry that you wish to work in.  Please do not plagiarize as people have google and now sadly most people know how to use that very well.  If you are struggling for an OOH managers job then rather than post pictures about what sites you have sold – it would be good that you upload a 1 page short document on your analysis of where the industry stands and where you can personally add value with your experience.
  5. RECCOMENDATIONS Get professionals who have remained as colleagues you reported to / clients to recommend you and don’t worry about asking them for it.  Ask them to list down specifics about what your attributes are professionally.  This will help clients / recruiters to profile you and kindly note that a recommendation that basically says “she’s a great girl!” does not constitute to anyone taking you very seriously!”
  6. ADVERTISE & FLAUNT IT Be confident and add something like my signature below (hyperlinked) to your e-mail signature! 
 
You should add a LinkedIn address to your printed visiting card and always make sure you email your profile to people you know and advertise it periodically to people you know!  Today there is so much information to process that recruitment managers overlook people who they had interviewed a week ago because there is so much information for them to retain & digest daily that human limitation makes them forget you!  So keep reminding the world that you are special, also it won’t hurt you to know your actual “professional” worth every 6 odd months!

I hope the information provided will be enough for you to find the professional nirvana that you seek but please remember that having a fantastic LinkedIn profile is only worth it if you can walk the talk and back it up with action!

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Friday, December 27, 2013

LIKING IT – TOO MUCH!

 
LIKING IT – TOO MUCH!

In a world so filled with remorse, helplessness & hate there is light at the end of the tunnel from Facebook (depending if WAPDA will be nice or not) where you can “like” a friend’s birthday “like” a girls stupidity, “like” a parents anniversary or in fact  “like” anything you fancy.  Between the hashtags, “like’s” and virtual endorsements people have forgotten to remember numbers and important dates.  Mini Heart Attacks hit one when they are simply not near an edge or a wifi signal.  Social media has simply managed to captivate one’s life and enslaved them into becoming that neighborhood desi aunty who always wants to know the scoop on what’s going on next door.


People spend their lives trying to get linked to each other whilst at the office searching for a higher Nirvana than they can financially afford presently with their employer and most of those who are rebels without a clue like me just have to compress everything into 140 characters and tweet it out!


Social media is revolutionizing the way families connect and is adding a lot of insights for employers into the personal lives of those they hire.  Whilst it provides a window into what one does it also allows a complete virtual journal into one’s life as long as they or their friends have been connected and liking stuff. Families need to stop meeting over breakfast and rather than checking what is going on online they need to start actually talking.  One reason I believe that people have shifted their emotions online is because families do not have time to understand their kids.  Parents are so wrapped up in keeping up financially that they simply listen, judge and opinionate before the child has stopped talking!


In our days we had a gap with our parents but it was not that distant as one sees it to be today or feels the distance emotionally.  One needs to break away from farming strawberries every three hours online or crushing candies at the airport lounge and re-connect with life.  One needs to touch base with humanity and rather than simply clicking on the “like” anything button one needs to define what makes sense in this world and actually converse with people.


On another note I would really like to see the likes of Facebook start a ‘disconnect yourself” campaign and encourage the youth to get out there and become more proactive with their daily lives.  It would be interesting to see companies give out prizes for people to go out there and take a series of videos or pictures that are original and in Pakistan it would help tremendously if we could use Social media in the most positive way which would be to endorse citizen journalism.


My advice is to get out there and “like” living with your kids and stop doing it online.  Don’t let it enslave you rather use it as a tool to meet an objective.  Spend your hours liking the person you are and not hiding behind a screen pretending how fantastic your life truly is on Social Media!



Disclaimer! - The opinions I post are my own and I do not intend to hurt or offend you!  If you cannot allow me my freedom of thought then you have the right to voice an opinion and navigate away on the web.  If you follow my blog I thank you as it’s quite ridiculously entertaining...that is if you like what & how I write! 


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Thursday, December 26, 2013

TRAVELLING BLUES



TRAVELLING BLUES

When someone travels irrespective for what reason it is one is under a considerable amount of stress.  All one looks for in any airline is the ability to add to their comfort and rather than present more problems help with solutions.  Personally I for one have been a person that has always travelled Air Blue domestically because I found it convenient and also it was the only other airline that did not have bearded grandmas for air hostesses when you compare it to the National flag carrier.


Today I was supposed to be onboard flight PA-402 at 800 Hrs to Lahore with my wife but sadly I was not allowed to fly. Now here’s what went down!

Being a domestic flight I got to the airport 80 minutes earlier than the flight.  When I got there the Airport Security Forces staff cleared myself and the missus within 30 seconds and were at full alert because multiple flights with the holiday rush were being boarded for different nationwide destinations.


After standing in line for over 50 minutes at 730am when our turn finally came the chick behind the counter told me that I had to have my bags giftwrapped in the cellophane.  No one else was told to do that and I wondered why my Samsonite required the protection and from what.  When I got back within a second and after paying 150 rupees per bag to have the condom like sleeves put on them.  She smiled at me and told me cheekily sir you are “DNP” and the flight has closed. 


There were about 4 of us who were dismayed and when I was told that I would have to buy another ticket I erupted (professionally of course) because I know the CAA rules and regulations.  I blatantly told the “Chick” Huma or Hina was her name that it was not my fault that when there were multiple flights she was busy appeasing the likes of those who were not happy with their seats.  She responded with a line that floored me in the essence of (translated loosely from Urdu) “Air Indus has opened and it has stolen all our good people so we are very short staffed.” 


When I asked her why she sent me off to get the prophylactic like covering on my bags if she was not going to board me she was joined by her other four female cronies who simply told me that they needed me to be busy so that they could think what to do as the airline had and always does overbook by 20 passengers.   By this time I was flabbergasted when I saw a balding old politician pick up his boarding pass and wave cheekily to us and walk onto board which was my flight.


Then we were made to wait and to add insult to injury I asked a refund for the wrapping money I had spent (300 rupees) some head hen Sadia showed up and threw my wrapping money at me and we were all told to move out from the arrivals area inside the airport and with great reluctance told that these chicks were doing us a favor when they agreed to complimentarily shift us to the 630 flight. 

I am tired & exhausted so I will tell you one thing that I left the airport at 1036am after being made to wait for 96 minutes until the shift change came for the ticketing counter outside and was busy in hugging and kissing each other in between mobile calls to significant others about wishing the Christmas.  So I assumed they were minorities who did not want to be at work. 

On top of that I was given a (F*ck you!)  smile all throughout and asked for "mithai" when I got a reprint of my ticket!  Had I been a violent person I assure you I would have given them my version of mithai from what I understood it to be but sadly I am not rude towards woman.  I found it ridiculous that an Airline after being in operation for over 5 years would get so tardy and give a big smile whilst it lied and compromised on every facet regarding customer service.   It is a horrible display of proactive service when the consumers now have a choice other than Air Blue. 


I am disgusted and pray that I can leave by the 630 flight today without such a hassle.  What a nightmare to deal with such an incompetent bunch of morons in makeup who are completely unprofessional!   I am simply disgusted beyond belief!  Get your act together Air Blue because we have a choice!


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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

DOING IT SHEIKH STYLE!

DOING IT SHEIKH STYLE!

When you have lived in Pakistan on the “right” side of the bridge the last thing that you want to see on any screen be it TV or silver is Pakistani dramas because they are ridiculously depressing!  To add to it the cast is repetitively obnoxious as they flit from one drama to another and it is simply ridiculous how an artist is repeatedly typecast for any show that gets proper funding.  



 In Pakistan I remember the classics such as Tannhaiyyan and I loved the connection it made with the public and all the classes of society.  Pakistani Television has struggled so hard to match the eyeball value of the show that after over two decades they managed to perfect it with Humsafar!   We always love to look towards the west for our clothing and we have original stories but with our limited talent pool we burn out our actors because film, television, drama and the Arts are not considered to be a respectful profession even today behind closed parental Islamic valued doors.



Our neighbours get discovered in film and then dabble in television whilst our actors are on an over ambitious roller coaster to do a serial and then produce direct and act in the way Tom Cruise would have done so in a Steven Spielberg production.   For one thing we need to develop our talent pool of actors who have the ability to deliver emotion and can actually act.  The producers need to stop grabbing and discovering teenage girls from the likes of Always famous ads and corrupting their innocence by throwing them in front of a camera in clichéd roles that one as a viewer has very high expectations of. 



However, this is not a rant about what is wrong with the Pakistani media from a blogger like me rather it is about an actor who refuses to start aging!  Javed Sheikh is not an actor rather he is a legend in his own right!  Born as a Pindi boy who made his acting debut in the Lollywood film Dhamaka, released on 14 December 1974.  I have met him on many occasions at social functions and at people’s houses nationwide and what inspires me about him is that he loves life!



As a father he is a success as a family man he has done his time and run the responsibility gauntlet but one thing that remains unchanged is the fact that no matter who you are Sheikh Sahab will greet you with a very warm Punjabi smile… and actually mean it!   I have seen fame corrupt the souls of those that the screen has been kind to but this resilient actor who at over 39 years of an acting career proves that you can only hold up an act for so long.



If there no business like show business then Pakistan has had a limited virtually non-existent show business gene pool and our television studios and channels have had to deal with their share of Karbalas to have gained back such a strong market share from the Indians who had captured it through their Star Network.  Javed Bhai is one of those actors who has the ability to morph into any role that he chooses to do and actually does a fantastic job delivering more than what is expected from him.

I have been watching his shows on television and it is a pleasure to see such innocent and honest delivery that one can truly call an art when it comes to acting and that too delivered by him.  If you know him then you know him in person for what he is and how he is but you need to see the value that is delivered in the form of raw passion for what an actor can deliver.



Without a Asif Qureshi being played by Javed Sheikh the film Mein Hun Shahid Afridi would not have been as effective in delivering its message as it did.  Us Pakistani’s love new found clichés and yet we tend to forget that every new found cliché has its roots of inspiration buried somewhere.  As a guy I personally feel that this well produced flick was successful due to the fact that we hated Asif Qureshi so much for corrupting something so dear to us that we forgot that he was the glue that had us in our seats for so long otherwise we would all have been getting popcorn refills whilst the wives ooh’d and aaah’d over the new kids on the block.   




After our encounter again today I wish and pray that the candlelight of renewed hope in Pakistani media has the ability to teach those who have lost their faith in Acting as an art and allow them to find the reality of being an actor today in Pakistan without corrupting their souls to the politics of media.  Javed Sahab it’s been 39 years and you still smile like there no tomorrow…  I hope you live in the form of spirit in every actor that aspires to be one and you teach those who are lucky to have known you…  you are young at heart and always will be one of the Godfathers of Pakistani screen time…

ARE YOU A MARTYR?

ARE YOU A MARTYR?

There was a time when the war cry used to be 
(which was also known as The Kalima e Tauheed Translation: "There is none worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.")  This was screamed out as our band of favorites of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) at that time openly embraced Islam (my religion) or went into battle to defend it!

Islam has always been a religion of peace and those who live in Saudi Arabia and the GCC country are very lucky.  Not because they are close to the Haram rather because Arabic is their native language and they have the ability to read and understand the Holy Quran like a normal book.  To me it is remarkable that for one of the youngest religions how rapidly it has grown and the Mureed of Allah are so many and so farfetched globally. 

Whilst the youth define their identity in scientology, atheism and anything that will give them an additional crutch to fuel the identity crisis I define Islam to be a very Modern Day Religion based on all the ideals of tomorrow.  If Buddhism teaches one about peace then Islam goes one step further and that is to embrace everyone with love and respect.  In Islam the rules are simple but if you break them then the consequence are dire but the harshness is only there to make you think before you act on emotion.

If you try to interpret the Holy Quran through its true sense then you would realize that you do not need a cleric to give you his or her version of the truth.  When you politicize any religion or add a price tag to any relationship then its value gets ridiculed and its original essence is torn apart. Pakistan and the Muslim world has had many a cleric that have sold their souls and preached about everything BUT Islam and planted hidden agendas into the souls of those who valued their interpretations.  Hypocrisy has shown that whilst these clerics have construed a meaningless version of the west they at the same time have secured financial if not residential interests for themselves and their offspring in the likes of those countries that they openly despise.

Today a religion like Islam that has peaceful answers for every modern day problem that arises or will arise is depicted as a radical movement.  This is not by those who value and understand religion but by those internally who rile up the devotees of Islam.  Why is it that every Friday things are peaceful until the Jumma Khutba?  The minute the prayers are read all the Jamaat expectedly turns into savages and as well all know Friday which is mean to be a Holy day is anything but Holy because the Pakistani Awaam are depicted to be playing Holi with the blood of the innocents.

Ok if you talk about Holi with Blood then I would like to tell you that every battle fought in the name of Allah and every drop of blood spilled in that time was to defend our faith, values and protect ourselves!  Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) always said that (loosely translated) that life is very precious and it is better to be a live hero than a dead Martyr but if one should fall in battle in the name of Allah then that soul would be favored on the day of judgment.  Today, Martyrdom is misconstrued by those who wage wars upon society to fuel their own interests.  (Clerics)  Never was it allowed in the times of our Holy Prophet (PBUH) to have had an innocent child sacrifice themselves for a cause they were innocent to.  In those days the most favorite one (PBUH) lived through an example of love, peace and understanding. 

The world became a Martyr to his (PBUH) love for Allah because Islam was spread with one message and that was that unlike its predecessors it was not forced upon people rather they were allowed to embrace it with love.  If you are lucky and at your age have the ability to read and inwardly digest information then I feel as a Muslim it is in your favor to study, learn and understand Arabic.  Once you do that you will be able to read the most amazing book ever handed down by Allah and entrusted upon mankind to follow until the Day of Judgment!  If you are Muslim then you are blessed beyond belief because the Almighty has already through his Messenger (PBUH) sent you a gift and that is the perfect way of life.

Our Holy Quran will teach you how to love & respect your mother (women) it will tell you how to manage pain and misfortune if ever cheated and most of all it will tell you that violence in any form is not favored by Allah or his Messenger (PBUH).  Before you go out today looking to find a “politically” correct version of Islam that is told to you on the eve of Christmas that will only divide us further I would like to suggest you clean yourself (internally as well – mind and soul) and open the Holy Quran yourself and take a minute to find those answers you are looking for that I assure you will be filled with love!


I hope this Christmas you will be a true Martyr for Allah and ignore any form of hate, prejudice, and diverse thought that will go against the values you will find in the Holy Quran!  Today ignore the clerics and live and let live…  Because love & tolerance are the true ways of Islam! 

Disclaimer! - The opinions I post are my own and I do not intend to hurt or offend you!  If you cannot allow me my freedom of thought then you have the right to voice an opinion and navigate away on the web.  If you follow my blog I thank you as it’s quite ridiculously entertaining...that is if you like what & how I write! 

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Dr-Zsu

“Philosophizing Dr. Zsu”

We all know the famous “Cat in the Hat” & almost everything about Dr. Seuss.   What people do not know is that he worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, most notably for Flit and Standard Oil, and as apolitical cartoonist for PM, a New York City newspaper. During World War II, he worked in an animation department of the United States Army, where he wrote Design for Death, a film that later won the 1947 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. Dr. Seuss applied poetic justice to children’s literature educating them in ways that war-torn parents were unable to…


Pakistan also has its own Dr. Zsu, (http://drzsu.com/ ) someone I know as a friend and terribly respect tremendously.  My reasons for respecting this blond haired, blue eyed wonderful human being is that she radiates positivity.  As a single woman Zsuzanna has the ability to change lives in ways people cannot imagine.  Being a foreigner to this country she has travelled long and far within its borders to see more of it than many Pakistani’s have and she has conducted workshops all across this nation changing the way people think.


To many she may seem as eccentric as Yahoo Serious but she does walk the talk when it comes to making a difference…  Plagiarized from her website I quote “Zsuzsanna has been schooled in Europe and the USA, and holds a Doctoral degree in Nutrition, as well as Master’s degrees in Teaching Physical Education, Exercise Physiology and Clinical Nutrition. Zsuzsanna is a Certified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Time Line Therapy™ Coach, Certified Nutrition Specialist (Member of the American College of Nutrition), Certified in Functional Diagnostic Medicine, who is passionate about the human mind and its power over physical health and performance.

Now back to my thoughts when I state why she is wonderful…  “Zsu” (Sue) as I call her has the ability to understand a problem and address your core issues when it comes to helping an organization.  She has skills that are unmatched and her dedication to motivate mass scales of people is rare.  I have seen trainers get frustrated after a given period of time but Zsu has this inborn ability to persevere until the desired results are obtained. 


To have Zsu work with your organization means that you need an incredibly big wallet emotionally.  Even if you are a CEO of a MNC Dr. Zsuzsanna will break your spirit and destroy the foundations of falsified confidence you surround yourself with and then help you embrace a world in which you are stronger faster and more secure than ever before.  It’s like breaking a polo pony… you need to humble it (make it un-learn all its aggression) before you start teaching it how to channel every muscle positively and work in unison for a common goal.


I have never trained with Zsu or built sand castles at Sea View during the riots but I know for a fact that what I write her out of pure social media and social interactions and a couple of personal meetings with her does her injustice.  I am your desi Sherlock Holmes because I am a salesman and my powers of observation go unmatched because I am always in attack mode to sell something or another.  After I met her recently at a friend’s office my 30 minute encounter with her invigorated my ability to look at life positively and made me realize how wonderful it to know someone so dynamic. 

I always wondered if she was a modern day Gandhi with ideals that I or society would not be able to understand and now I too am a follower so I must quote what Gandhi said “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”  So don’t take my word for it…  ignore her, laugh at her, fight her…  then respect her…  She is Dr. Zsu because she is!

Contact her anywhere because as someone so special she is very easily reachable…  Maybe she can change your organizations mindset… or maybe she can bring out the true dynamic you! (Links attached below)
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Sunday, December 22, 2013

IDOLIZING PEPSI


IDOLIZING PEPSI

Pakistan is filled with disgusting complexities and probably the most Hypocritical Islamic nation that exists.  As Muslims we are not supposed to worship anything other than Allah but sadly we do not live by that attribute because Feudalism & the Chaudhary along with the Khans & Sardar’s & have depicted that we in our daily lives worship many Demi-God like creatures who are insecure beyond belief about their own worth so they re-enforce that surety in the form of pressure politics upon society.



Pakistan is the only country in the world that has a cricket team owned by Pepsi Cola.  This team has had its follies and Pepsi has funded the right minds into creating an adverse school of thought which would be Politically (Pepsi) correct!  



If one looks at our region then all the countries that surround Pakistan favor coke but if you draw it out on a Map the Red White And Blue really stands out over the green and white color of the flag showing how much Pepsi (America) values its little jewel on the crown that it has invested so much in to use as a testing ground for drone warfare.



What absolutely disgusts me is the fact that Pepsi has bought our so called media and with their budgets have divided the mindshare of what people think!  The youth is disoriented and sports is no longer about sports rather they have tried to own an entire culture.  Mothers do not like cola’s for their kids as they are unhealthy but one does not give forethought into what predominating underlying messages are passed onto the youth about values.

The success of Coke Studio forced Pepsi to play with the youth and its values yet once again by having the likes of uneducated judges who wanted more fame than what was worth to ensure that the participating youth that was filled with hopes and dreams are truly humiliated. 

It was and is truly sad to see how an American brand can break the values hopes and dreams of a society by exercising its financial rights to buy the souls of a few people who do not have any market worth left.  Pakistan was known for its culture and its people have always been known for their hospitality and politeness towards strangers but sadly the actions of those that such a brand has invested purely go to show that comments made by Ali Azmat and a respected geriatric legend such as Bushra Ansari humiliate a man for his God gifted physical appearance are truly disgusting.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151749125420882



Now I realize why our youth have stopped respecting the artists in Pakistanand started focusing on Indian stars.  I mean who wants to have a sell-out humiliate you in public.  Pakistan has had its share of ridicule in the international press but that has been at its own hands…  How on earth could a supposedly respectable brand like Pepsi allow this to be aired when the message is anything but positive.  Is this Pepsi’s last resort to try to hold onto a market that might just be shifting towards Coke?  Is this the end of the line where the jewels in the tarnished crown are falling off?  Whatever it is makes one think!  Why Pepsi Why?



Disclaimer! - The opinions I post are my own and I do not intend to hurt or offend you!  If you cannot allow me my freedom of thought then you have the right to voice an opinion and navigate away on the web.  If you follow my blog I thank you as it’s quite ridiculously entertaining...that is if you like what & how I write! 



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