20 DEC 2014 by ideonexus

 The Moving Goalposts of Success

The absence of disease is not health. Here's how we get to health: We need to reverse the formula for happiness and success. In the last three years, I've traveled to 45 different countries, working with schools and companies in the midst of an economic downturn. And what I found is that most companies and schools follow a formula for success, which is this: If I work harder, I'll be more successful. And if I'm more successful, then I'll be happier. That undergirds most of our parenting style...
Folksonomies: happiness success
Folksonomies: happiness success
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18 FEB 2014 by ideonexus

 Highlights from Billionare Recommendations

Suppose your monthly income is only RMB 2,000, you can live well. I can help you put money into five sets of funds. The first $600, second $400, third $300, fourth $200, fifth $500. [...] Third set of funds: To learn. Monthly spend about RMB 50 to RMB 100 to buy books. Because you don’t have a lot of money, you should pay attention to learning. When you buy the books, read them carefully and learn the lessons and strategies that is being taught in the book. Each book, after reading them, ...
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A few passages on how to be financially successful.

02 JAN 2014 by ideonexus

 Failure as a Prerequisite to Success

If a man wants to succeed in his work, that is, to achieve the anticipated results, he must bring his ideas into correspondence with the laws of the objective external world; if they do not correspond, he will fail in his practice. After he fails, he draws his lessons, corrects his ideas to make them correspond to the laws of the external world, and can thus turn failure into success; this is what is meant by "failure is the mother of success" and "a fall into the pit, a gain in your wit". "...
Folksonomies: practice failure success
Folksonomies: practice failure success
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Also experience is a product of failure.

13 JUN 2013 by mxplx

 Cheetah's acceleration, not speed,key to their success

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-06-cheetah-power-key-success.html#jCp
Folksonomies: success strategy
Folksonomies: success strategy
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latest issue of Nature, highlighted that the hunting success of the cheetahs is attributed to acceleration and ability to change direction very rapidly.

power to rapidly accelerate—not just speed alone—is the key to the cheetah's hunting success, said study lead author, Alan Wilson. He's professor of locomotive biomechanics at the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London.

07 JUN 2012 by ideonexus

 Inventors Know How to Fail

An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously. You see, from the time a person is six years old until he graduates form college he has to take three or four examinations a year. If he flunks once, he is out. But an inventor is almost always failing. He tries and fails maybe a thousand times. It he succeeds once then he's in. These two things are diametrically opposite. We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intell...
Folksonomies: education invention success
Folksonomies: education invention success
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In this way they are different from students, who only know success. Quote from Charles F. Kettering.