Saturday, June 18, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"... Like most journeys, self-evolvement has a starting point. That starting point is the recognition that some (or even most) of your guiding values and beliefs are based on imitation of [others]...

The life you are living is a copy of someone else’s. It is a patchwork quilt of borrowings and unconscious influences. When you recognize this, really see it, something independent of any mental embellishment awakens—a new self. You can call this new self, “I am.” This ineffable spirit—authentic YOU—wakes up with a desire to explore its potential... "


~ from the Prologue of the latest ebook, 'The Avatar Path: The Way We Came', by Harry Palmer, progenitor of the AVATAR training methodology;

Friday, May 27, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking." 

~ Ruth Benedict (1887–1948), anthropologist;

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

MEMORABLE QUOTE FROM THE MOVIE

"For those who fight for it, life has a flavour the sheltered will never know."

"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."

~ Wiseman (Scott Glenn) in the fantasy movie, 'Sucker Bunch';

Saturday, April 16, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"If you live your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself...your dreams will come to you."

~ Randy Pausch, from his last lecture in September 2007, at Carnegie Mellon University, where he taught computer science; he was only 47 years old when he died from pancreatic cancer; he was, as the Independent of London put it, "the dying man who taught America how to live", and his book, The Last Lecture, is an international best-seller, which offers many wonderful lessons about life;

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

OFFBEAT INTERVIEW QUESTIONS ASKED TO MAKE YOU THINK

Here's the link to a fascinating collection of 'Offbeat Interview Questions Asked to Make You Think'.


What follows is just a quick sampling:
 
• There are 9 balls one of which is lighter than the others. How would you find the lighter ball in 2 tries?


• If you had two 6-sided dice, what's the probability you get a 7?


• How many dogs in the world have the same exact number of hairs?


• Having an infinite supply of water and two containers, one for 3 liters and one for 5 liters, how would you measure 4 liters?


• Who would you fire right now?


• You have 200 Goldfish and 2 Piranhas. How many goldfish should the Piranhas eat to have 99% Goldfish in the tank?


• Three groups of different colored socks, something like 21 blue, 14 red, 18 green. If you're in the dark and can't see, how many socks will you need to pull out to make sure you get a matching pair?


• How many ball bearings, 1" in diameter, can you fit into a 747 aircraft?


• A frog is at the bottom of a 30 meter well. Each day he summons enough energy for one 3 meter leap up the well. Exhausted, he then hangs there for the rest of the day. At night, while he is asleep, he slips 2 meters backwards. How many days does it take him to escape from the well?


• Would you rather sell a deal for a large amount of money and walk away or receive less and have a partner for 10 years?


• How do they get the M on M & M's?

Monday, April 11, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

 "Profits are better than wages. Wages will make you a living. Profits can make you a fortune."

~ Master Motivator Jim Rohn;

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go. Only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”

~ Karen Ravn, author of 'Our Inward Journey';

Monday, March 7, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"Reality is not protected or defended by laws, proclamations, ukases, cannons and armadas. Reality is that which is sprouting all the time out of death and disintegration."

~ Henry Miller (1891–1980), author of "With Edgar Varèse in the Gobi Desert," The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945);

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Reel Wisdom: Lessons from 40 Films in 7 Minutes

Saturday, March 5, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"An idealist believes the short run doesn't count.
A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter.
A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run."


- Sydney J. Harris, (1917–1986), American journalist for the 'Chicago Daily News' & later the 'Chicago Sun-Times'; his column, “Strictly Personal”, was syndicated in many newspapers throughout the United States & Canada;

Sunday, February 27, 2011

10 BEST PLACES TO LIVE FOR ESCAPING FROM WORLD CONFLICT

Here's the link to '10 Best Places to Live for Escaping World Conflict'.

A quick summary:

10. Switzerland;
9. Costa Rica
8. Papua New Guinea
7. Canada
6. Seychelles
5. Finland
4. Tuvalu
3. Iceland
2. Bhutan
1. New Zealand

Friday, February 25, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"I believe in limited vision... You can't see that far ahead. It's like driving down [the highway]; you need to know where you're going. In order to keep heading in the right direction, you just keep plugging along with your eyes on the road directly in front of you."

~ Fred DeLuca, 63, American billionaire & co-founder of the world's leading fast food restaurant chain, 'Subway', which owns a global network of 34,134 outlets in 96 countries, including Vietnam, with a total turnover of more than US$13.8 billion;

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"The Zen-inspired painter seeks the 'truth' of a landscape, like that of religion, in sudden enlightenment. This allows no time for careful detailed draftsmanship. After long contemplation, he is expected to be able to seize inner truth in a swordlike stroke of the brush..."

~ a passage from a book on Japanese art, shown to writer Harriet Rubin who interviewed Peter Drucker at his home for Inc., in 1998;

[Source: 'The Wisdom of Peter Drucker from A to Z', from Inc.,]