UPDATE:Virtusa Corporation recently acquired a majority interest in Polaris Consulting & Services Limited. VirtusaPolaris, our new market-facing identity, represents the unification of strengths that each of the individual entities brings to the table, including strong software engineering heritage, deep domain expertise and focus on applying innovation to solving critical core business issues for clients.
Polaris growth and spread over the years has been through our roots of Passion, Humility, Integrity, Respect and Fun. These values serve as the props that bring our people together towards a common goal. Polaris employees are connected through shared vision, shared dreams and shared values. We believe that such a differentiated work culture connects our teams and creates an inspired workplace.
In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling and his son Washington were inspired to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with Long Island. However bridge-building experts throughout the world thought it was just not possible.
The project started well, but when it was only a few months underway a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling and crippled Washington - no longer able to walk, talk or even move. All he could do was move one finger and he decided to make the best use of it. By moving this, he slowly developed a code of communication with his wife.
He touched his wife's arm with that finger, indicating to her that he wanted her to call the engineers again. Then he used the same method of tapping her arm to tell engineers what to do. It seemed foolish but the project was under way again.
For 13 years Washington tapped out his instructions with his finger on his wife's arm, until the bridge was finally completed. Today, the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge stands in all its glory as a tribute to the triumph of one man's passion to excel.
Take a passion. Make it happen!
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.
Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.
Suggest solution with Humility!
A while back there was a story about Reuben Gonzolas who was in the final match of his 1st professional racquetball tournament. He was playing the perennial champion for his 1st shot at victory on the pro circuit. At match point in the 5th & final game, Gonzolas made a super 'kill shot' into the front corner to win the tournament. The referee called it good, and one of the linesman confirmed that the shot was a winner.
But after a moment's hesitation, Gonzolas turned and declared that his shot skipped into the wall, hitting the floor first. As a result, the serve went to his opponent, who went on to win the match. Reuben Gonzolas walked off the court everyone was stunned. The next issue of racquetball magazine featured Gonzolas on its cover. The lead editorial questioned about such an occurrence on the racquetball circuit. Who could imagine it in any sport or endeavor? Here was a player with everything in his favor within sight of victory and yet disqualifies himself.
When asked why he did it, Gonzolas replied, 'It was the only thing that I could do to maintain my integrity'
You can trust me!
One night, at 11:30 PM, an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.
A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him.
Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a nice bunch of flowers was delivered to his home. A special note was attached. It read:
"Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of your unbiased respect and care, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away. God bless you. Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole."
I will treat people with respect and dignity!
The Ants were spending a fine winter's day drying grain collected in the summertime. A Grasshopper, perishing with famine, passed by and earnestly begged for a little food.
The Ants inquired of him,
"Why did your not treasure up food during the summer?"
He replied, "I had not leisure enough. I passed the days in singing."
They then said in dersion:
"So did we! We did sing all the summer while doing our work"
Enjoyed doing it as much as dancing with supper in the winter."
I enjoy my work!