On World

- Someone Somewhere : -) Actually, many people seem to have said one of my favorite goes : Stella: The world is what you make of it, friend. If it doesn't fit, you make alterations. Paden: I'll drink to that. - Dialogue from Silverado AND here is a REALLY NICE song which says the same thing !! Lyrics for all to enjoi more : I knew this African called Hannibal Rock it roll it send it down the avenue Went out to see the Roman Empire fall Uh huh? uh huh? Two thousand elephants in gold chain-mail Take it, shake…
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Misfortune and one’s mouth

- The New Year's Gosho - Nichiren Diashonin The complete passage is simply GREAT .. it reads : First of all, as to the question of where exactly hell and the Buddha exist, one sutra states that hell exists underground, and another sutra says that the Buddha is in the west. Closer examination, however, reveals that both exist in our five-foot body. This must be true because hell is in the heart of a person who inwardly despises his father and disregards his mother. It is like the lotus seed, which contains both blossom and fruit. In the same way,…
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Inspire

On Failure and Liberation

J. K. Rowling Seven years after graduating from university, Rowling saw herself as "the biggest failure I knew." Her marriage had failed, she was jobless with a dependent child, but she described her failure as liberating: " Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged. I…
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On Mind and Belief

- Gerry Spence Gerald Spence (born January 8, 1929) is an American trial lawyer, widely recognized as one of the greatest trial lawyers of all time. Spence states that he "has never lost a criminal case either as a prosecutor or a defense attorney. He has not lost a civil case since did lose a criminal case in a bench trial but prevailed on appeal. Spence gained attention for the Karen Silkwood Silkwood was a chemical technician at the Kerr-McGee plutonium-production plant, where she became an activist and vocal critic of plant safety, what would now be known as a…
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Inspire

In Midst of Chaos there is Opportunity

- Sun Tzu Sun Wu (better known as Sun Tzu or Sunzi ) was an ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty. He is traditionally believed to be the author of The Art of War, an extremely influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy. Sun Tzu has had a significant impact on Chinese and Asian history and culture, both as an author of The Art of War and through legend. " The Art of War" presents a philosophy of war for managing conflicts and winning battles. It is accepted as a masterpiece on strategy and is…
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Humor

Social Networking and your (Next ) Job !

So which one you want to keep ..the present one or the " Next" one ? :-)) And here is the ad. which started this all : Desired Skills: Knowledge and use of social media/social networks considered an asset Ability to work independently and as a part of a team Experience with Radian6, video, photography considered an asset Klout Score of 35 or higher They sure got what / who they were looking for ! Time to join the Klout wagon ?  
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