Don’t just learn, experience. Don’t just read, absorb. Don’t just change, transform. Don’t just relate, advocate. Don’t just promise, prove. Don’t just criticize, encourage. Don’t just think, ponder. Don’t just take, give. Don’t just see, feel. Don’t just dream, do. Don’t just hear, listen. Don’t just talk, act. Don’t just tell, show. Don’t just exist, live — Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart I am part of a Business Owners Book Club where in a moment of bravado, I declared: From 1st Jan 2020 onwards, I will share ONE BOOK DAILY from my collection (or new or any … Continue reading A New Year Resolution #2020!
What is the LINK between PATIENCE & PASSION? PASSION & BUSINESS MODEL?
At the Web 2.0 Expo, entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk gives a shot in the arm to dreamers and up-and-comers who face self-doubt. The Internet has made the formula for success simpler than ever, he argues. So there’s now no excuse not to do what makes you happy.
Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #021: Do what you love (no excuses!)
The author says that your ability to survive and thrive in new the worlds depends on six “essential aptitudes”:
1. Design (beyond function)
2. Story (beyond argument)
3. Symphony (beyond focus)
4. Empathy (beyond logic)
5. Play (beyond seriousness)
6. Meaning (beyond accumulation) Continue reading Book Giveaway #76: A Whole New Mind
We all have a Gospel (beliefs, rules, etc.) to live by. There can be great strength in blind faith. Emotionally, you are ABSOLUTELY SURE that you SHALL CERTAINLY be taken care of. What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald’s religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in — in business, in government, in philanthropy — but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #020: The Gospel of Doubt
“Every company would like to be best at something, but few actually understand – with piercing insight and egoless clarity – what they actually have the potential to be the best at and, just as important, what they cannot be best at. And, IT IS THIS IS DISTINCTION that stands one of primary contrasts between the good-to-great companies”. Continue reading Book Giveaway #75: Good To Great
Our consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence, says philosopher David Chalmers: “There’s nothing we know about more directly…. but at the same time it’s the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe.” He shares some ways to think about the movie playing in our heads.
I totally identify with the speaker. I struggle to even BEGIN conversation on consciousness because people jump to analysis and theories DRIVEN BY RUSH OF MIND and not consciousness. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #019: How do you explain consciousness?
EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS has three components:
1. Actions that move you closer to your ideal results.
2. Actions that will most likely take you out of your comfort zone.
3. Consistent effort over an extended period of time (regardless of your results along the way). Continue reading Book Giveaway #74: The Miracle Equation
“I became intrigued by people who had unearthed their true calling, or at least those who were willing to try. Those who fought with the seduction of money, intensity, and novelty, but overcame their allure. THOSE WHO BROKE AWAY FROM THE CHORUS TO LEARN THE SOUND OF THEIR OWN VOICE.” Continue reading Book Giveaway #73: What Should I Do with My Life?
Whatever your qualifications or whatever resources you have or do NOT have, you have a responsibility. The speaker quotes Frank Barnaby:
” … that all sectors of society had a responsibility to try and progress things and move things forward.”
Here’s a crazy idea: Persuade the world to try living in peace for just one day, every September 21. In this energetic, honest talk, Jeremy Gilley tells the story of how this crazy idea became real — real enough to help millions of kids in war-torn regions. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #018: One day of peace
Alibaba.com. Revenues (US$56 billion, 2019)
Founder: Jack Ma, poor at Math, failed twice at university, finally managed to become (a very good) English Teacher – which opened doors for him to travel – traveled to USA – saw a computer connected to Internet. Became one of the first Internet commerce entrepreneurs in China and the rest is history. Continue reading Book Giveaway #72: Alibaba’s World
Our industrial society is scarcely 300 years old. That shallow history shouldn’t suggest to anyone that we have all of the answers for all of the questions that will confront us in the ensuing millennia.
Anthropologist Wade Davis muses on the worldwide web of belief and ritual that makes us human. He shares breathtaking photos and stories of the Elder Brothers, a group of Sierra Nevada indians whose spiritual practice holds the world in balance. Continue reading TED Talk of the Day #017: The worldwide web of belief and ritual