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Super cars, books and happy places

I am not fond of reading fiction, but I continually invest in yet another non-fiction book to the dismay of my wife, because we have long since run out of bookshelf space.
But I’ll rest my case with the following quotes;

One does not stop buying books just because there is no more shelf space

and I’d like to see myself as extraordinary because Robin Sharma said

Ordinary people have big TV’s, but extraordinary people have big libraries.

A recent purchase from a second hand bookstore was a book titled ... continue reading

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Money is Fuel

In a YouTube video Money is Fuel Simon Sinek explains the role of money in business.

Money is fuel and fuel is very important. There is nothing wrong with money, it is just we have to understand the purpose of money. So the company is the car and money is the fuel.

So I don’t care how amazing you’re just cause is and how wonderful your culture is, if you have no money, you don’t go anywhere. You might have bought the most beautiful car, you got no gas, you

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A penny for your thoughts

In his book Thinking for a change John Maxwell asks the question why some people are more successful than others?

Two Perspectives

He then tells a story of a man with two daughters, the one 21 years old and the other 25. The 21 year old daughter applied to a university to study Pharmacy. On hearing that she was accepted she was elated, but her 25 year old sister bemoaned the fact that her sister needs to go to school for four more years.

Maxwell then concludes that

Successful people

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Leaving a Legacy

While I was busy eating an apple this afternoon, I thought about the saying that it is not the number of seeds in an apple that is important, but

the number of apples in a seed.

The number of seeds in an apple is finite, but there are an infinite number of apples that can grow from one seed. In other words what is the potential hidden in that one seed? More favourable conditions will produce apples of better quality.

I believe the same is true for us humans. No ... continue reading

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The future is all we have

History

The one subject I never enjoyed at school was History. To memorise all those names and dates was certainly not my favourite pastime, to put is euphemistically. I therefore quit the subject at the earliest possible opportunity, only to find myself in History class for another two years as a student at Teacher’s College.

But that was not the end of my misery. Some years later I studied Economics at the university and to my surprise, economic history was part of the curriculum. To be honest to memorise those ... continue reading

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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