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Use the 80:20 Principle in Your Daily Life
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It was on an innocuous day in 1906 that Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist, sociologist and philosopher noticed something startling – that 80% of the peas produced in his garden came from 20% of the pea pods.  He had also observed that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the people. These observations by Pareto led management consultant Joseph M. Juran to name the phenomenon of ‘the law of the vital few’ as the Pareto Principle. Amazingly, the ratio tends to ho...
How to Invest Wisely
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image of article"Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas." - Paul Samuelson. Let’s face it – most of us are going to ...
How to Cultivate an Interest in Reading
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image of article“The more that you read, the more things that you’ll knowThe more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” - Dr. Seuss Some people would happily spend their lives in a librar...
10 Really Inspirational Books Everyone Should Read
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image of articleThe books that I have shortlisted here have one thing in common - they prompt action. An underlying feature in many of the books is the understanding of life as a continuous journey of discovery inste...
The Value of Good Values
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image of articleIt was Mahatma Gandhi who said a long, long time ago: “Your beliefs become your thoughts,Your thoughts become your words,Your words become your actions,Your actions become your habits,Your habit...
How to Write an e-Bestseller
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image of articleWriting a book is a dream that many nurture. With the emergence of e-books, and their increasing popularity, we are now many steps closer to becoming published authors. Still, even though anyone can w...
How to be a True Friend
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image of article“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” Euripides. Do you have a lot of friends, each of whom you share different interests with? Or do you have a few close friends with whom y...
The Art of Getting What You Want
calender image June 30 2014   demo user sign Do I Look Stupid?   category image Tips and Advice
image of articleWouldn’t it be just great if we got up one day and found that all that we had ever wished for had come true?  Unfortunately, the world is no fairy land and there are no fairy godmothers, re...
 
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Puzzlin'!
July 21 2014 4:27 pm
Puzzle 1* Think of a number.* Add 7 to it.* Subtract 2.* Subtract your original number.* Multiply by 4.* Subtract 2. Try it with a friend. Because whichever number she/he chooses, the answer will be 18! Puzzle 2* Think of a 3-digit number, say 234.*    [+]
 
7 Things to Consider Before Getting a Pet
July 21 2014 12:59 pm
Okay, so you saw the neighbour’s cute little Lhasa Apso and went “Aww! I want one too!”  Well, before you dash off to the pet shop and return with a four-legged friend, you might want to step back and think a little. Some impul   [+]
 
How to be a More Interesting Person
July 16 2014 4:52 pm
What makes one person more interesting than the other? In general it seems that people who are more confident and passionate, posses a unique sense of style, are open minded (not judgmental) and are willing to try out new things who are likely to be    [+]
 
How to Travel on a Shoestring Budget
July 15 2014 1:22 pm
Do you have a traveller within you just dying to take off? Would you be on a permanent vacation if you could afford it? Travelling can be expensive, yes, but you can still cut costs and save money on your holidays. And that just means more vacations    [+]
 
Broken Windows!
July 11 2014 6:11 pm
One of the first things that Narendra Modi did after taking over as Prime Minister of India was to order bureaucrats to clean rooms, corridors and staircases of rubbish in the largely filthy government offices and to destroy all useless paper files.&   [+]
 
So Do You Know the Answer?!
July 3 2014 5:13 pm
1.If all the nations in the world are in debt, where did all the money go? 2.When dog food is new with improved tasting, who tests it? 3.What is the speed of darkness? 4.If the "black box" flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why is   [+]
 
Communicate Better with the Opposite Sex
June 24 2014 4:36 pm
Ladies, how often have you been miffed at the “spaced out” look that you get from your guy-friend after a half hour of talking? And gentlemen, haven’t you noticed how you are “supposed to have known” what she wanted? &ld   [+]
 
The Ten Most Loved Fictional Characters
June 17 2014 2:08 pm
Most of us have experienced a case of book-hangover at some point in time or the other. Having finished a book and never wanting to leave its world is not uncommon. But what make those books so special are their characters. Characters who make us lau   [+]
 
The 10,000-Hour Rule!
June 4 2014 12:50 pm
So what made the Beatles such outstanding musicians?  Was it talent or was it hard work?  Well, the jury’s out! I don’t know how many of you have read Malcolm Gladwell’s 2008 bestseller – Outliers: The Story of Succe   [+]
 
It's a Hypocorism!
May 23 2014 1:35 pm
This morning, I was having a chat with a couple of younger colleagues.  In the course of our discussions, the name – Dicky - of an associate in Singapore came up.  I casually mentioned that his name was, in all likelihood, Richard and   [+]
 



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