William Henry Gates III better known as “Bill Gates” is the world’s richest man (at least for now) according to Fortune Magazine. Many people are fascinated about the man who’s accrued more wealth than anyone else for most of the years Fortune has compiled their list for the past 20 or so years. I’ll admit I also wonder what the richest person in the world thinks and wonder if what he says and thinks that may inspire me to do the same.
So, where can we find these profound thoughts? He wrote “The Road Ahead” in 1995. So, here’s the first chance beyond his emails and communication to his coworkers and friends that the public could read about what he was thinking. He followed up in 1999 with “Business @ the Speed of Thought. ” Of course Gates is profiled in the media quite often, but since that’s unpredictable when he’ll be quoted, there’s a few other ways to follow this very successful individual. Continue reading
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I haven’t caught on fully in terms of Tweets or Twitter, but it does seem quite interesting to see some of the most famous people including the richest man on the planet talking to me and you and you and you.
Yes, they’re talking to all of us via twitter. Not everyone’s jumped on, but these are the 10 most famous that I arbitrarily decided are tweeting today.
The first story’s titled:
5 Things That Will Make You Happier
LiveScience Senior Writer
LiveScience.com – Mon Feb 22, 11:50 am ET
Some scientists have argued that happiness is largely determined by genetics, health and other factors mostly outside of our control. But recent research suggests people actually can take charge of their own happiness and boost it through certain practices.
“The billion-dollar question is, is it possible to become happier?” said psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky of the University of California, Riverside. “Despite the finding that happiness is partially genetically determined, and despite the finding that life situations have a smaller influence on our happiness than we think they do, we argue that still a large portion of happiness is in our power to change.”
Lyubomirsky spoke here Saturday at the annual meeting of theAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science. She and colleagues last year reviewed 51 studies that tested attempts to increase happiness through different types of positive thinking, and found that these practices can significantly enhance well-being. The results were published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.
Here are five things that research has shown can improve happiness: Continue reading
This should be mandatory reading for CDI and other English teachers in South Korea. I found it to be entertaining. I got this from a book of essays of high schoolers who obtained admissions in the best Universities in the U.S.:
I. Kids always say it’s theirs when it isn’t (i.e., cookies), and claim it’s not theirs when it is (i.e., a mess).
II. The ability of kids to do as they’re told is inversely proportionate to the number of kids in the group.
III. The worse you feel, the friskier they act. Continue reading
While I haven’t bought it yet, I’m definitely a click away from so…
Just saw the HP Mini 1001 yesterday when our “computer guy” brought one in. The notebook is literally almost as light as a thick ringed notebook and easily tuck’able under your arm. You can throw it in your backpack with ease and probably do a bit of work on the subway to work or pop it out almost anywhere.
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A lot of short term minded people are shaking in their boots recently due to currency shocks and the Korean stock indexes dropping almost as fast as the Nikkei dropped & rose in the past few days. However, this little story may show why it’s hard to doubt the Koreans in business:
“…there was no shipbuilding industry in South Korea until the 1960s. When the country’s dictator, Park Chung-hee, summoned Chong [Hyundai’s founder] and told him to produce oil tankers, for which there was a sudden demand, Chong went straight to Greece and scooped up two contracts to build 260,000-tonne tankers, promising his customers delivery within two years, sooner than anyone else. He had neglected to mention that at that moment he lacked even a shipyard. He then waved the order in front of Barclays Bank, which lent him enough money to build a modern yard. No one in South Korea knew how to do that, so Chong dispatched 60 engineers to Scotland to learn. The ships were delivered before the deadline. This famous story, concedes Bruce Cumings of the University of Chicago in a refreshingly revisionist modern history, “Korea’s Place in the Sun”, may be apocryphal in its details, yet it has a strong whiff of truth about it.” Continue reading
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