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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)
On The Money: Eying Russia’s Economy
As the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum approaches, economists are assessing Russia’s prospects. Does Russia have an optimum growth strategy?
The Roundtable – The Challenges of Running a Family Business
“What are the challenges when running a family business?”
Join Neale Lewis as he chairs the Derby Business TV Roundtable with Perween Warsi of S&A Foods, Jacqui Mason of Best Practice Childcare and Carl Bridge of Birchover Hotel Apartments
PwC: Luxury hotels overview
Liz Hall, head of hospitality and leisure research at PwC, recently commented on the London luxury hotel market. This year saw the UK’s largest room supply increase from new developments in the last decade. In London, the 2012 Games catalysed development on a scale unlikely to be seen again.
Today’s quote is from the amazing Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all time.
Jordan made the profound statement:
“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”
That’s important insight into the value of expectancy.
As a differentiating value, expectancy means anticipating with confidence of fulfillment; or a belief centered on the future.
Jordan didn’t become so great by accident or luck. He believed in a great future by anticipating it.
His confidence came first, and then his competence quickly followed.
Many people like to reference the statement “believe in yourself.” But Jordan’s statement brings greater clarity to this idea. His belief is centered on the future because he expects it. And he expects it from himself.
What about you? Do you have a dream? Do you have a desire to do something great or become the greatest in your field? If so, I encourage you to carefully study the value of expectancy. When you combine anticipation with confidence, and a willingness to challenge yourself, you might just become the Michael Jordan in your field.
Now, wouldn’t that be cool?
The Importance of Family Philanthropy
Jonathan Tisch, Chairman of Loews Hotels and Co-Chairman of the Board, discusses the importance of continuing a family tradition of philanthropy.
Ian Johnson – How Stable is China? 1/3
Ian Johnson – China Expert, Pulitzer Prize Winner for Coverage of China
Ian first went to China in 1984, and has lived there off and on for a dozen years. He was bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of China. Ian’s speech topics, such as “Misunderstanding China” and “China’s Political Landscape” would be very relevant for your audience, especially if they are interested in understanding China from the cultural and political aspects.
Millionaires park supercars in their LIVING ROOM
Supercar owners living in an exclusive high-rise apartment block can now park their beloved motors from their – LIVING ROOMS. Hamilton Parks in Singapore is a brand-new 30-storey development where flats cost between £6 and £15 MILLION. But with parking in the city limited, the skyscraper designer came up with an innovative way of parking some of the planets fastest cars. Residents simply drive their 200mph motors into a biometrically-controlled lift at the base of Hamilton Parks on the city’s swanky Orchard Road.
Ed Mercer is a land developer but has also made it his mission in life to save the wildlife in Costa Rica. He bought an island called Garza island & is developing it for residential use while at the same time protecting its wildlife. He has been recognized as having saved the scarlet macaws, sea turtles & monkeys from becoming extinct in Costa Rica. He recently was inducted into the environmental hall of fame.