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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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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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The Future Illiterates

- Alvin Toffler Future Shockist :-) Alvin Toffler (born October 4, 1928) is an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communication revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. Accenture, the management consultancy firm, has dubbed him the third most influential voice among business leaders, after Bill Gates and Peter Drucker. ( PS : And the Future is NOW !! )
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On Conquering Hate

~The Dhammapada The Dhammapada (Pāli; Prakrit: धम्मपद Dhamapada; Sanskrit: धर्मपद Dharmapada) is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist original version of the Dhammapada is in the Khuddaka Nikaya, a division of the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. And here is a modern application of The great Cambodian spiritual teacher, Maha Ghosananda, once entered a refugee camp in Thailand. The Khmer Rouge regime had forbidden the practice of religion in Cambodia and the refugees had not seen a Buddhist monk in many years. There were refugees…
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On Rains and Roses

- George Eliot Mary Anne Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight. Her 1872 work, Middlemarch, has been described as the greatest novel in the English language by Martin Amis and by Julian…
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