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“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”
Theodore Roosevelt 26th U.S. President (1858-1919)
“As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.”
Oprah Winfrey American Television Host, Publisher (born 1954)
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because in the end those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.”
Theodor Seuss Geisel Writer, Cartoonist, Animator (1904-1991)
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
Dr. Benjamin McLane Spock Pediatrician, Educator, Writer (1903-1998)
“The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.”
François Duc De La Rochefoucauld Writer, Moralist (1613-1680)
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be – Abraham Lincoln
To contract new debts is not the way to pay old ones – George Washington
Bloomberg Interview – Pierre Mouton : Economy recover
He who makes no mistakes, makes no progress – Theodore Roosevelt
Yesterday is not ours to recover but tomorrow is ours to win or lose – Lyndon B. Johnson
Art adviser Michael Frahm gives Bloomberg his expert tips on investing in the art market. He also discusses some common pitfalls people can make.
We long for heroes and have too few. Nelson Mandela, who recently celebrated his ninety-first birthday, is the closest thing the world has to a secular saint. He liberated a country from a system of violent prejudice and helped unite oppressor and oppressed in a way that had never been done before.
Now Richard Stengel, the editor of Time magazine, has distilled countless hours of intimate conversation with Mandela into fifteen essential life lessons. For nearly three years, including the critical period when Mandela moved South Africa toward the first democratic elections in its history, Stengel collaborated with Mandela on his autobiography and traveled with him everywhere. Eating with him, watching him campaign, hearing him think out loud, Stengel came to know all the different sides of this complex man and became a cherished friend and colleague.
In Mandela’s Way, Stengel recounts the moments in which “the grandfather of South Africa” was tested and shares the wisdom he learned: why courage is more than the absence of fear, why we should keep our rivals close, why the answer is not always either/or but often “both,” how important it is for each of us to find something away from the world that gives us pleasure and satisfaction—our own garden. Woven into these life lessons are remarkable stories—of Mandela’s childhood as the protégé of a tribal king, of his early days as a freedom fighter, of the twenty-seven-year imprisonment that could not break him, and of his new and fulfilling marriage at the age of eighty.
This compact book is profoundly inspiring. It captures the spirit of this extraordinary man—warrior, martyr, husband, statesman, and moral leader—and spurs us to look within ourselves, reconsider the things we take for granted, and contemplate the legacy we’ll leave behind.
In this nuanced and complex portrait of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick offers a thorough, intricate, and riveting account of the unique experiences that shaped our nation’s first African American president.
Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, Remnick explores the elite institutions that first exposed Obama to social tensions, and the intellectual currents that contributed to his identity. Using America’s racial history as a backdrop for Obama’s own story, Remnick further reveals how an initially rootless and confused young man built on the experiences of an earlier generation of black leaders to become one of the central figures of our time.
Masterfully written and eminently readable, The Bridge is destined to be a lasting and illuminating work for years to come, by a writer with an unparalleled gift for revealing the historical significance of our present moment.
Billionaire George Soros says deregulation of the private sector allowed the financial system to grow like a cancer until it collapsed.