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  • Machiavelli • The Prince • The Common Sense of Politics

    Written in 1512, The Prince is the masterpiece by Florentine political philosopher, poet, and playwright Niccolò Machiavelli. Although Machiavelli’s book has been frequently misunderstood as a manual for unprincipled manipulators and tyrants, careful reading reveals that it actually identifies freedom as an essential characteristic of a good society. In fact, much of Machiavelli’s republican thought can be identified in the American constitution, and many of his ideas—such as the belief that life is subject to change and that the winners will be those flexible enough to adapt—remain as applicable today as they were half a millennium ago.

     
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  • Michelangelo’s bio part 3 of 4

     
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  • Michelangelo’s bio part 2 of 4

     
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  • Michelangelo’s bio part 1 of 4

     
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  • A Rare Look Inside Pixar Studios

     
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  • Inside Walt Disney Imagineering

     
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  • The Importance of Your Beliefs in Achieving Your Dreams

    “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Marie Curie “Mind is the Master power that molds and makes. And man is mind and evermore he takes the tool of thought, and, shaping what he wills, brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills – he thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: Environment is but his looking glass.”  James Allen “Your beliefs…form your reality, shaping your life and all its conditions.”   Jane Roberts “The real distinction is between those who adopt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in light of their purposes.”   Henry Kissinger “You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.”   James Allen “The only source of knowledge is experience.”  Albert Einstein “Dreams are the seedlings of reality.”   James Allen “Undoubtedly, we become what we envisage.”   Claude M. Bristol “You form the fabric of your experience through your own beliefs and expectations. These personal ideas about yourself and the nature of reality will affect your thoughts and emotions. You take your beliefs about reality as truth and often do not question them. They seem self-explanatory. They appear in your mind as statements of fact, far too obvious for examination. Therefore they are accepted without question too often. They are not recognized as beliefs about reality, but are instead considered characteristics of reality itself. Frequently such ideas appear indisputable, so a part of you that it does not occur to (will not) speculate about their validity. They become invisible assumptions, but they nevertheless color and form your personal experience.”   Jane Roberts “The law of cause and effect works with or without consent or deliberate knowledge, although conscious participation and readiness greatly enhance the built-in rewards.”   Glenda Green      

     
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  • William White: Success Secrets You Forgot You Knew

    William White, professor of industrial engineering and management sciences at the McCormick School of Engineering and former CEO of Bell and Howell Company, says that extraordinary success starts on the job, whether it is your initial job or your 20th. Beginning a new assignment, the impetus is on how to prove your value immediately. White demonstrates how to prioritize, network effectively, make more effective decisions, and make the most of feedback and criticism. He also discusses skill development, claiming that listening and writing notes are the keys to early success. He offers a clear strategy for taking charge during the first days, weeks and months on any job. White gave this presentation as part of the McCormick Office of Corporate Relations Mornings at McCormick series.  

     
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