Thus, what we have, so far, is TOTAL TRUST and EFFORTLESSNESS.
This is where a philosopher called Laozi (or Lao Tzu) – a mysterious semi-historical duing 6 BC – did us a great service. He is credited with a text called Tao-Te-Ching – which is like a manual on effortlessness. This philosophy could be summarized as – *Do nothing and accomplish everything*. Flow freely like water in life, around whatever shows up, and everything will get done in natural course of life. “Wu Wei” is a term to denote “effortless action”. Continue reading Book Giveaway #63: Effortless Living
He offers (through Thiel Fellowship) $100,000 to students (below age 23) to drop out of college to pursue independent research, project or venture. If you are above 23, you need to venture it out on your own. Some people think that commercial success is about superior intelligence, better luck or some divine karma. Get ready to have your beliefs shaken in the 6th chapter – “You Are Not A Lottery Ticket”. Continue reading Book Giveaway #61: Zero to One
“Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Continue reading Book Giveaway #60: The Man Who Thought Different
What does it take to be the “father of electronic gaming”? What does it take to be the first boss of Steve Jobs? Maybe a lot – could be being the right person at the right time.
Or, maybe, that is retrospective wisdom? Certainly, the same opportunity was available to many, but only Nolan Bushnell though “think through” and “act upon” his instincts?
Bushnell is here to help – he offers 51 things to know – especially if you wish to bring out and nourish the genius in yourself and others. Continue reading Book Giveaway #40: Finding the Next Steve Jobs