Saturday, March 5, 2011




First 90 days

good read by Micheal Watkers.. aboutt transitions..


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ayn Rand's philosophy

In the midst of the credit crisis and the federal government's massive bailout plan, the works of Rand, a proponent of a libertarian, free-market philosophy she called Objectivism, are getting new attention.
"If only 'Atlas' were required reading for every member of Congress and political appointee in the Obama administration. I'm confident that we'd get out of the current financial mess a lot faster," Wall Street Journal columnist Stephen Moore wrote in early January.
It's obviously getting attention from the general public. Rand book sales are "going through the roof," said Yaron Brook, the president of the Ayn Rand Institute. According to Brook, "Atlas Shrugged," her most famous novel, has sold more copies in the first four months of 2009 than it did for all of 2008 -- and in 2008, it sold 200,000 copies. It's been in's top 50 for more than a month.
Not bad for a 1,100-page doorstop of a book that came out in 1957, by an author who died in 1982.
"So many people see the parallels with actually what's going on, with the government taking over the banks, with the government kind of taking over the automobile industry, a president who fires the CEO of a major American corporation. These are the kind of things that come out of 'Atlas Shrugged,' " Brook said.
Even Hollywood is said to be interested, which is only fitting, since Rand was once a screenwriter. But developments have come in fits and starts. "Godfather" producer Albert S. Ruddy once wanted to make a film and talk of miniseries adaptations emerged in the '70s and '90s.
In 2006, Angelina Jolie was said to have been signed to star as Rand's heroine, rail magnate Dagny Taggart, and names such as Russell Crowe and Brad Pitt have also been floated. However, as of early 2009, the status of the film remains unknown.
"Atlas Shrugged" concerns a group of corporate chieftains and individualists who go on strike in protest of government intervention in business. Among those trying to figure out what's happening are Taggart and steel tycoon Hank Rearden. Eventually they meet John Galt, an engineer who had been elevated to legendary status by "stopping the motor of the world" in encouraging other individualists to drop out, and who delivers the novel's showstopping 50-page speech -- an expansive summary of Rand's philosophy.
Upon the book's release it divided critics and readers, some of whom praised its message of self-sufficiency. More, however, disliked Rand's politics and atheism, not to mention her writing.
"Is it a novel? Is it a nightmare? Is it Superman -- in the comic-strip or the Nietzschean version?" Time magazine asked in its review, adding that Rand's "philosophy must be read to be disbelieved. ... She deserves credit at least for imagination; unfortunately, it is tied to ludicrous naivety."
But Rand's book -- which followed 1943's "The Fountainhead," about a Frank Lloyd Wright-like architect determined to follow his own path -- was a best seller and has continued to be significant. In 1991, a Library of Congress/Book-of-the-Month Club survey named it No. 2 among respondents' most influential books, after the Bible.
Her philosophy of selfishness and her love of pure capitalism (she used to wear a dollar-sign brooch) has earned her many followers, particularly on the right. Rush Limbaugh is a fan; former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was a Rand acolyte in his younger days and a member of her New York salon.
But Rand critics are equally fervent, questioning her belief in pure free markets.
"What I find so remarkable about it is if capitalism can work on its own without any government regulation, then we wouldn't be here," said economist Heather Boushey of the left-leaning Center for American Progress.
Boushey points out that even Greenspan has reversed course, to an extent, in his admiration of laissez-faire economics.
"Those of us who have looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholders' equity -- myself, especially -- are in a state of shocked disbelief," Greenspan told a congressional hearing in October.
The Rand Institute's Brook points out that, to Rand, selfishness did not mean disengagement from the world or sociopathy. "Rational self-interest, egoism, in Ayn Rand's perception is not being Bernie Madoff, not thinking short-term and satisfying just whims, and cheating and lying and stealing," he said. "It is about pursuing what's truly in your rational, long-term self-interest, figuring out what's good for you, without exploiting, taking advantage, without stealing from other people, without sacrificing from other people to yourself.
"But also," he added, "without sacrificing yourself to other people
It's that debate over shared sacrifice that will likely continue to fuel Rand's critics, as well as her admirers. At bookstores, it will likely keep cash registers ringing, which could only have made the dollar-sign-wearing author very happy, indeed. Source : CNN


Friday, February 6, 2009

Inspirational Quotes

Very little is needed to make life happy.

You only live once, but if you live right, once is enough

There are two ways of spreading light” to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Experience is only thing you can’t get for nothing.

Ideas , like time and tide, don’t wait for anyone

Reading without thinking is like eating without digestion.

U better pay attention to your future because you are going to spend a lot of time there/

Choose a job you love . and you will never have to work a day in your like.

You exchange rupee you still have one. But if exchange ideas you will have two,

A man can succeed at almost everything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm

The higher a man goes the narrower his thinking . Therefore, watch out.

Everybody wants to succeed. Give them a fair chance.
There is always more to learn and earn.

People don’t waste they just spend it on things they don’t need.

An hour’s less sleep per day will add five years to your work life.

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling your joy and dividing your grief.

If you want happiness for lifetime, learn to love what u do.

Forgiveness is not an occasion act, it is a permanent attitude

Always behave like a duck. Stay calm and unruffled on surface, but paddle like evil underneath.

Inspiration could be just by our side all u need to do is to look for it.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Secret Quotes

· Whatever is going on in your mind is what you are attracting.
· Whatever it is you are feeling is a perfect reflection of what is in the process of becoming. · They are two categories of emotions, good and bad feelings.
· Happy feelings will attract more happy circumstances
· What you focus on with your thought and feeling is what you attract into your experience. · So let the variety of your reality thrill u as you choose all the things you want. Get behind the good feelings of all ur wants.
· You can change your emotion immediately. By thinking of something joyful, or singing a song, or remembering a happy experience. Don’t think about what you don’t want. J
· "All that we are is a result of what we have thought". J
· Gratitude will bring more into our lives immediately. J
· What are the things you are grateful for? Feel the gratitude, focus on what you have right now that you are grateful for. J
· Our job is not to worry about the "How". The "How" will show up out of the commitment and belief in the "what" J
· Decide what you want. Believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, and believe it's possible for you. J
· Close your eyes and visualize having what you already want - and the feeling of having it already. J
· "Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve". J
· Relationships: Treat yourself the way you want to be treated by others. Love yourself and you will be loved. J
· For those you work with or interact with regularly. Write down positive aspects of each of those people.
· You are the only one that creates your reality or feel for you. · Are your thoughts worthy of you? If not - NOW is the time to change them. You can begin right were you are right now. Nothing matters but this moment and what you are focusing your attention on. J
· Health: thank the universe for your own healing. Laugh, stress free happiness will keep you healthy.
· Learn to become still, and take your attention away from what you don't want, and place your attention on what you wish to experience(MBA from ISB/SP Jain) J
· When the voice and vision on the inside become more profound and clear than the opinions on the outside, then you have mastered your life. Be positive. J
· You are not here to try to get the world to be just as you want it. You are here to create the world around you that you choose.
· The truth is there is more than enough love, creative ideas, power, joy, happiness to go around. J
· So let the variety of your reality thrill u as you choose all the things you want. Get behind the good feelings of all ur wants.
· Write your script. When you see things you don't want, don't think about them, write about them, talk about them, push against them, or join groups that focus on the don't wants... remove your attention from don't wants.. and place them on do wants
· Don't define yourself by your body . it's the infinite being that's connected to everything in the universe.
· Are your thoughts worthy of you? If not - NOW is the time to change them. You can begin right were you are right now. Nothing matters but this moment and what you are focusing your attention on.
· When you get the hang of this, before you know it you will KNOW you are the creator
· When you realize your potential to feel good, you will ask no one to be different in order for you to feel good.
· You will free yourself from the cumbersome impossibilities of needing to control the world, your friends, your mate

· So let the variety of your reality thrill u as you choose all the things you want. Get behind the good feelings of all ur wants.
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Sunday, November 9, 2008


Will be blogging here soon!