- Producer20/02/2017Artemis: Ancient Goddess, Citizen of New York CityI felt the need to write today, but my brain is misfiring in so many directions today, that I decided to do something simple...a book review. So, please indulge me while I talk about one of the books that I'm reading. I hope you'll give it a try.I...
- 19/02/2017THE AUTHORS BOOKBLOGmalinichaudhri.wordpress.com Authors book blogs Authors, here is your chance to make news. Become celebrated, insightful, conversational, promotional and networking. Authors books can be blogged. Readers look beyond the book...
- 19/02/2017Canada (and the world) have lost a great writer, story teller, performer, and human being with the passing of Stuart McLean, author of the Vinyl Cafe books, and the regular CBC program.
This is a tough loss for us personally, because he was a regular audio guest in our home and cars via his cd's and programs.Remembering Stuart McLean: musicians across Canada share their condolenceswww.cbcmusic.ca As news of The Vinyl Cafe host Stuart McLean's passing broke, musicians across Canada took to social media to post...
- 18/02/2017This is 42 years of my life to publish this book.
I hope you all enjoy it as much as I love the life I lived to write it.
The closest thing to my life story you will ever read.
Thank you beBee for encouraging me to get it done finally.The Devil's Children The Silver Bard: In the Beginning - Kindle edition by Max J Carter. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.a.co
Comments18/02/2017 #10 Max🐝 J. Carter#9 It's fiction and your judgement and slanderous remark are not appreciate and I will offer no further response and will not debate my character and integrity with you.
In no way has this piece of fiction gone against any principle I live my life by.
I can say that comfortably because this is a work of fiction.
- Producer14/02/2017Change your JOB?... or CHANGE your job?Today, I highlight two of my favourite books in my library. Of course there are newer books that deal with similar subjects, but these ones fall in the 'Classic' category for leadership books (and they are still available on Amazon which is in...
- Producer13/02/2017Can books change the direction of your life?Gonna answer that question in the header right now - my answer is maybe, maybe not but they sure as hell can influence your thinking, enhance your experience of living, and take you places you'd never otherwise get to.It's been joyful to see recent...
Comments15/02/2017 #16 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Don 🐝 Kerr Brilliant topic. YES, yes.. books can impact on how we are inspired to live our lives. My mother showed us the world through the many pages of books. All my sisters read. We are a family of readers. From philosophy to business to humor, I enjoy reading. When I write, I'm aware maybe someone will read my words and treasure them. There is a lot of wisdom and knowledge to be applied to reading. I'll be sure to start reading from your list, but it's #6 which will be my first choice!13/02/2017 #14 Mohammed SultanIn our region ,we are so accustomed to newspapers,magazines and also books and we take them for granted because we don't have the alternatives .In our profession (business consulting)we always need constant,instant and real-time information.It helps detecting new market trends and also see the world market with completely new lens.Bloomberg is now one of the worlds largest provider of data that help enhance our rigorous analyses and forecasting.
At the personal level I used in the 1970's to read for some western philosophers like V.Hugo ,Kant ,Sartre and F.Nietzche whose books helped me to go beyond the organized knowledge of the text books.In one of these translated books I read this nice quote about reading"Without books we should be like cats and dogs ,who can only teach their kittens and their puppies a few simple things and who,because they can't write,possess no way in which they can make use of the experience of those generations of cats and dogs that have gone before." Thank you @Don Kerr for the nice share.13/02/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 Jeez, I am getting lazy a.k.a. "thanks Don"
Dipwad is fine with me, I was born in England where self-deprecation was a neighbourhood trait but I won't add to that list of phrases we used back then; because that will only belabor a point when it is a descriptor of flow. Not insipid, just vanilla laced dipwad with a little brown sauce.
As for veracity, that is ironical - after all the new shizen sandwich of 2017 is processed meat stuck between alternative facts and fake news. Welcome to the new emerging reality of Personal Trump Branding. Now that we know that Don can become President - time move over Mr. Trudeau.
Now I can say "thanks Don" :-)13/02/2017 #7 Paul WaltersGreat list @Don 🐝 Kerr As you would well know to be a writer you firstly have to be a reader! And read I do as at this juncture in my life I have that great luxury called TIME ! If I could be so bold as to recommend A Little Life
by Hanya Yanagihara which I read last year. Seldom has a novel affected me as much as this one does. In the interim I shall try to keep improving and , who knows? One day I might, just might make that Don Kerr list !!!!13/02/2017 #6 Don 🐝 Kerr@CityVP 🐝 Manjit I don't know about the 'dipwad' comment but I do know that flow is a brilliant approach to the experience of life. I also don't know why anyone would challenge the veracity of this story. Clearly you found a life-changing experience and that's all that matters. thanks for sharing.13/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI am not here thinking this, doing this if I had not read Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Not that he does not know about it because a conference delegate told my story to him at a Boston conference many years ago. What I do know is that Mihaly heard this story after he got up and stepped outside the conference due to his anger at a point made my a speaker on the stage, He was at that time already not happy hearing something from a speaker because it jived against his personal experiences out of the Hungarian revolution. It is here where this delegate went out to see what had upset Mihaly.
That is where he heard my story and all I know is that it moved him and he was on all accounts surprised to hear this account, that admist the anger at the thing that a speaker called Francis Fukuyama said, his eyes watered that his book could fundamentally transform one individuals life. This is the strange circle of life - a single book that prevented me from disappearing into emptiness and meaningless - and the energy I apply today as I reflect on the question here. If anyone has any doubts about the veracity of this story, please feel free to speak to Mihaly himself - he will confirm the Boston conference account, just as I will confirm that stumbling on his book changed my life.
I am not still a great reader of books but my dear friend Don - I went from "I don't give a shit about life" person to this learning journey and I still have a few more years left despite the fact that by it's close it will span beyond two decades. What you see me engaging here is flow. Sometimes this flow leaves me looking like a bit of a dipwad, other times an enlightened thinker, but it is nothing but flow - without rhyme or reason - other than I woke up to life and I got this thing called FLOW.
- 12/02/2017Be a Sponge!
Stand on books and mastering learning to reach any "shelf" of your life!Be A Spongedd.darrenhardy.com The few tips and tricks that allowed me to beat far more experienced, and quite frankly, gifted and talented people than...
- 11/02/2017Science fiction mixed with historical fiction for a dystopian romp through the start of western civilization and its near demise...The Sword of Agrippa Seriesgregness.wordpress.com Visit the post for...
- Producer09/02/2017Like Reading a BookThere is a quick way I find out more about a person. I go to their bookshelf or in some cases, their library and look at what they read. A five minute glance around their shelves tells me what they are interested in, curious about, and gives a...
Comments12/02/2017 #65 Sara JacoboviciJust came across this link and thought you might find it of interest @Gert Scholtz. http://www.bbc.co.uk/culture/story/20160819-the-secret-libraries-of-history?ocid=fbcul11/02/2017 #60 Dean OwenI didn't like Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire". I just find not many people can write about Wall St unless they have been through it (like Michael Lewis has). But for books in that sphere I highly recommend Liar's Poker, The Predators Ball, Den of Thieves, Flash Boys, Vendetta: American Express and the Smearing of Edmond Safra. For fiction, I am addicted to Anne Rice.10/02/2017 #59 Gert Scholtz#57 @Mohammed Sultan Quite true - one cannot judge a book by its cover, as the saying goes. Better to scan some parts, look at the content pages and read the cover flaps to get and idea of it. And never confuse public relations with family relations :) Thanks Mohammed.10/02/2017 #57 Mohammed SultanOn buying books,the desire to pick up a book with an attractive dust-jacket is irresistible,although this method of selection ought not to be followed ,as you might end up with a dull book and wake up on a call from the bookshop salesperson greeting 'Can I help you sir?we should not take books for granted.it's very easy to enter a shop looking for a book on,say,public relations and to the sudden come out carrying the latest best-selling novel on family relations!10/02/2017 #56 Lada 🏡 PrkicGreat topic, Gert, and nicely written post! Love to read books but also read about books. I have many books but unfortunately not enough space for shelves. We live in a small apartment and many of my books are stored in the boxes. Therefore I decided several years ago to buy only the necessary technical literature. Other books that interest me I borrow from the library, usually 1-3 books per month. Bought or borrowed, books can open our minds and hearts.10/02/2017 #51 Kevin PashukThanks for the tour of your library Gert.
I fully subscribe to the idea that in order to better know a person, check out their library. All of the truly interesting people I have met in life were readers, who would bring in such wonderful perspectives gleaned from their reading. I can't say I've had the same stimulating conversations with those who only use media (esp. television) to form their worldview.
I shared some of my library in previous posts, I would hope that more Bees would follow.10/02/2017 #50 Mohammed SultanBertrand Russell on his definition of good and bad,better and worse said"A thing is good ,if it's valued for its own sake,and not only for its effects.We take nasty medicines because we hope they will have desirable effects ,but a gouty connoisseur drinks old wine for its own sake ,in spite of possible disagreeable effects.You must do right because it's right ,and not because it's the way to get to heaven .You must save because all sensible people do,and not because you will ultimately secure an income that will enable you to enjoy life."
Pleasure in not defined by whether to read or not ,but by our ability to differentiate between the means and ends.Thank you @Gert Scholtz for sharing a great article.10/02/2017 #49 Emilia M. Ludovino"Books transform, mind and heart. Not each and every read. Reading sometimes changes our views, sometimes changes us. Many times we lose ourselves in what we read, only to find a different self. Books fill crevices in the heart and answers questions of the mind. We begin a read and take bits of it in and little by little build ourselves into someone else. A better self sometimes. A more informed self often." - My dear friend @Gert Scholtz this little excerpt is poetry. So beautiful that touch our hearts, without my books I surely wasn't the same person. - Thank you so much for this wonderful reading. Have a wonderful weekend!10/02/2017 #48 Ken BoddieRead me read my books! I love it, Gert. Like you I have a large collection of books on a variety of subjects but, unlike you, my 'culling' capabilities are poor, except for the odd "How to ...." hurriedly snatched from a charity book sale which I eventually twigged that I would never read. By the way, I would be wary of sniffing books for too long, as the spine glue may 'beam you up', unbeknownst, to a whole new psychedelic world of literature. 😍10/02/2017 #47 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#39 That is a great way of approaching cultivation of reading. To sit with an author over a longer frame and allow their world to work on me is definitely a different kind of speed. A neither spend hours with a book nor do I spend hours in a gym. It is inspiring to hear the perspective of life-long readers and I look forward to an appreciation of cultivating a different relationship with time and the gifts that arise through engendering a love for reading books.
- Producer10/02/2017Quando una manciata di spiccioli non bastano: i libri più costosi in circolazioneArticolo pubblicato da Ezio per il blog "Un buon libro non finisce mai": QUI Ci lamentiamo spesso del portafoglio che si svuota non appena entriamo in libreria, dei libri che (sopratutto appena usciti e con le copertine cartonate) ammontano ad...
- 09/02/2017THE AUTHORS PLATFORMmalinichaudhri.wordpress.com AUTHORS DEN LINK The changing face of the Internet has had a major impact for the author and book industry. the Nielson scan on Kindle has shown a marked decrease in sales and views.The vast...
- 09/02/2017Spa Therapies in a Start Upwww.authorsden.com It is a rare pleasure to associate with Authors platforms arranged through Start Ups via Angel.Co I write and develop books for courses under a Start Up platform called Center For Wellness. The...
- 07/02/2017In addition to my PhD work, I am currently working on the article/paper '7 Ps: What It Takes to Succeed' for publishing. Follow along here: (view only).
#success #selfimprovment #research #phdlifeArticle_LifeLessonsResearch_FahmeenaOdettaMooredocs.google.com DOCUMENT: Article_LifeLessonsResearch_FahmeenaOdettaMoore Created: 2/6/2017 Last modified: 2/6/2017 Goal: To publish in an academic journal Working on the article…. 7 Ps: What It Takes to Succeed By: Fahmeena Odetta Moore ...
- Producer02/02/2017Review: Il registaRecensione del blog "Un buon libro non finisce mai": QUI Scrivere questa recensione è complicato, avrei tante cose da dire ma capisco di non poter usare pagine e pagine. Spero ugualmente di incuriosirvi e farvi capire quanto sia magnifico questo...
- 01/02/2017I'm giving away FREE e-copies of my novel "ILION" until 4pm my time! Just go through the ordering process and get your copy. You won't be charged or asked for a card or anything. Hurry this offer ends in 45 minutes!Ilionpayhip.com This beautiful story is full of suspense and hilarious moments. How can a woman launch a thousand ships? This story presents a man who tried hard to regain his love, his respect, his dignity. Did he succeed? What about the hope of the Heros? Heros...
- 01/02/2017This week, I have been busy shipping orders of Frontier Mindset to individuals and teams from all kinds of industries. It's a sign that change is impacting everyone! The common thread between all the people buying my book is a realisation that 2017 is the year to take your thinking and actions to the frontier - to think differently!
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- 01/02/2017Tennis Love The Singles Gamelrbandassociates.com If you like tennis, than I recommend you read The Singles Game. Not only has Lauren Weisberger written an entertaining story about tennis, but the book also features 3rd party narration. Tennis In the first place, if you like tennis you will enjoy...
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- Producer30/01/2017Review: L'estraneo + giveawayRecensione del blog "Un buon libro non finisce mai": QUIAll'interno dell'articolo trovate anche un giveaway, ovvero un concorso che vi permetterà di giocare e provare a vincere una copia del libro. Immaginate che un giorno mentre uscite dalla...
- 28/01/2017What would you ask this man? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-interview-deepak-chopra-candice-galek-?published=t