TED Talks

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. At TED Talks are videos with some of the speakers they have had. It is an impressive list with names like Malcom Gladwell (Blink), Richard Dawkins (The Selfish Gene), Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia), Nicholas Negroponte, Al Gore and more. A website worth a visit! This was originally... Continue Reading →

The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project (THP) has the tagline: Effective Action to End World Hunger. The Hunger Project uses low-cost, people-centered strategies for the sustainable end of hunger. I recently was at meetings were two persons from Bangladesh talked about how The Hunger Project works there. The country manager, professor Badiul Alam Majumdar, gave a more theoretical... Continue Reading →

Life and baseball

Baseball does have some similarities to life. In life or baseball you have to do similar things to win. 1. You have to play the game. Philosophizing about it on the sidelines doesn’t accomplish anything. 2. You have to take your foot off first base and risk being thrown out to advance. 3. Swing away!... Continue Reading →

Literature-Map

Literature-Map, their tagline is The tourist map of literature, is a great site when looking for authors. Enter an author that you like, the map shows similar ones. This website can keep you busy for a while, clicking on authors and getting new maps.

Long walks are good for you

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. Said by Noel Coward and I got it from Quotes of the Day. This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.

ChangeThis

ChangeThis is a really interesting site that uses existing tools (like PDFs, blogs and the web) to challenge the way ideas are created and spread. There is material from people like Guy Kawasaki, Tom Peters and many more. The ChangeThis blog is at Read and Pass. This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog... Continue Reading →

Poker and Zen

Howard Lederer wrote an article about poker and Zen. There are four basic stages that a player must pass through to achieve poker mastery: 1. Beginner’s Passion 2. The Student Emerges 3. Expert Level is Achieved 4. Poker, One Hand at a Time This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.

Ancora imparo

Ancora imparo means I am still learning. It is attributed to Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). I believe in lifelong learning so that statement suits me too.

The monk who sold his Ferrari

The monk who sold his Ferrari is written by Robin Sharma. I stumbled upon this book in my favourite online bookstore, got curious and ordered it. Picked it up on Saturday and have finished the book this weekend. I love it! To enjoy the book I think you need to have a desire to grow,... Continue Reading →

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