13 Nov

I went to lunch with a group of friends. As usual, we talked a whole lot about office gossips and rumors. Suddenly, one of my friend said that one of his old friend has got f**k-you-money out of his start-up (will be replaced by FY to conserve language etiquette). I initially smiled along with everyone else as if I understood what FY-money meant. Then, I slowly (with a lowered voice) asked him what FY-money really meant. He told me that FY-money meant that, if you crossed ~50 million dollars in income, then your threshold is such that you dont have to give a damn about what your company or manager says. Basically, you dont have to care too much about managerial BS.

I started venturing to find if FY-money is all you need. Is FY-money the only thing that can get you to not give a damn about what others think of you. Other important things could do the trick as well. One can have FY-attitude though they dont necessarily have FY-money. That was interesting. Invariably, the question would be if FY-attitude wouldnt cost him his job. The response is that though an FY-attitude without FY-money is not good, it is still okay if you have FY-connections. An FY-connection can build a lot of FY-attitude in you. But, FY-connection by itself may not help you under all circumstances. So, building an FY-network is critically important. So, remember that it is all about building network. If you have a fool-proof FY-strategy, you can easily create an FY-network and thus make your way to FY-money… The other way or rather the hard way would be to start your own company…:)


Posted by on November 13, 2005 in From AM-KICKING blog


5 responses to “FY-money

  1. BrainWaves

    November 14, 2005 at 10:30 pm

    It may be paradoxical. A person with FY-attitude may not have FY-network and if he really has FY-intelligence to support this attitude then he should have made FY-money. Now that he did not make FY-money may force him to not have FY-attidue 🙂

  2. Mindframes

    November 14, 2005 at 11:42 pm

    After a certain level in organization ladder, I have consistently seen people with FY-attitude and having FY-connections and FY-network going up the hierarchy… If I think someone to be fair and nice, they almost always get lost in the crowd…May be its just my observation…;)… Think about it, why would any manager promote someone beneath them to an equivalent position as them ?

  3. sdpal

    November 15, 2005 at 1:27 am

    your blogs are way over my head (mostly)
    But nice to see, unusual topics though.

  4. Mindframes

    November 15, 2005 at 4:31 am

    sdpal:Thanks dude (for the comment about unusual topics..:))…I like to live in a world surrounded by curiosity.. It is curiosity that ticks our life…:)

  5. Survivor

    November 15, 2005 at 9:15 pm

    One FY-blog pal !!
    My two cents worth. I think people born with FY-attitude may not be able to build FY_network afterall.As you said, if you build FY-attitude because of FY-connections or FY-money, that is differnt FY-story.


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