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Nelson Mandela

By the time of his death, Nelson Mandela had come to be widely considered “the father of the nation” within South Africa, and “the founding father of democracy”, being seen as “the national liberator, the Savior, its Washington and Lincoln rolled into one”. Mandela’s biographer Anthony Sampson commented that even during his life, a myth […]

The Lion King

[ INSPIRATIONAL MOVIES To Learn From ] “The Lion King”(1994) – Movie Trailer   The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The story takes place in a kingdom of lions in Africa, and was influenced […]

Teach every child about food
– Jamie Oliver

From TED.com Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food. Jamie Oliver is transforming the way we feed ourselves, and our children. Why you should listen Jamie Oliver has been drawn to the kitchen since he […]

The Dalai Lama

[ PROFILES – ICONS ] an ongoing series on inspiring leaders   “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.” The Position: The Dalai Lama is a high lama in the Gelug or “Yellow Hat” school of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Tsongkhapa(1357–1419). The name is a combination of the Mongolic word dalai meaning “ocean” and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ (bla-ma) meaning “guru, teacher, mentor”. The Dalai Lama is traditionally […]

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig

“The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.”  One of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig’s  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live […]

The Blank Slate
– Steven Pinker

“Disgust is intuitive microbiology” In The Blank Slate, Steven Pinker, one of the world’s leading experts on language and the mind, explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political coloring. With characteristic wit, lucidity, and insight, Pinker argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits-a doctrine held by many […]

Bill Gates

[ PROFILES – ICONS ] an ongoing series on inspiring leaders “I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft.”  Bill Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born […]

Working – Studs Terkel

“God, grant me serenity to accept those things I can’t change, the courage to change those I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”   Studs Terkel records the voices of America. Men and women from every walk of life talk to him, telling him of their likes and dislikes, fears, problems, and happiness […]

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