Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My all time favourite book

To Kill a Mockingbird is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was instantly successful and has become a classic of modern American fiction. The novel is loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old.

The book's setting is a small town in Alabama, and the action behind Scout's tale is her father's determination, as a lawyer, liberal, and honest man, to defend a Negro accused of raping a white girl. What happens is, naturally, never seen directly by the narrator.

The story is centered on the defense of a black man accused of raping a white girl by a white man. Scout’s father becomes a defense attorney for a black man, Tom Robinson, who is falsely accused of raping white women. This has a big affect on Scout. During this trial she gets teased by friends because her father was helping this black man. Scout starts to see the racism that exist. During the trial Scout and her brother and close friend Dill witness the trial. Even though they are young they can see that Mr. Robinson is innocent. Even though Mr. Robinson’s innocence was clear even in the eyes of kids, Mr. Robinson was still found guilty. Later in an attempt to escape, Mr. Robinson was shot dead.

The book is a master piece of literature which has stood the test of time. It was reviewed on Oprah’s book club. Oprah mentioned it as one of her favorite piece of literature. I recommend people to read the book. I found it to be an interesting and powerful book. I feel the book does a great job in portraying the extreme prejudice that existed in the United States at that time. I feel this book makes a powerful statement on how justice can be altered through racism. The moral story contained in this book can still be found in our present day society.

Enjoy the book… 

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Must Read Master piece from Sir Richard

Sir Richard Branson is one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and his company Virgin Group is one of the most recognized lifestyle brands, trusted and enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. 

Following his successful autobiography, Losing My Virginity, Richard shares the inside track on some of his greatest achievements over forty years in business as well as the lessons he has learned from his setbacks. In Business Stripped Bare, he discusses why he took on one of the world’s biggest super brands, how he built Virgin Mobile USA into the fastest growing company in history to reach a billion dollars in revenue, faster than Microsoft, Google or, and how he managed built seven billion dollar companies from scratch in seven completely different sectors. 

Richard tells the story behind the launch of Virgin America, his new airline in the USA, how Virgin Galactic is set to initiate a new era of space tourism from a spaceport deep in the Mojave desert, and what he has learned about business from a diverse group of leaders, including Nelson Mandela, Jack Welch, Herb Kelleher, Steve Jobs and the founders of Google. He also shares his thoughts on the changing face of the global economy and how businesses worldwide need to work together to tackle environmental challenges and invest in the future of our world. 

Combining invaluable advice with remarkable and candid inside stories, Business Stripped Bare is a dynamic, inspirational and truly original guide to success in business and in life. Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur or just starting out in the business world, Richard strips down business to show how you can succeed and make a difference. 

If you enjoyed Sir Richard Branson’s other books, losing my virginity and Screw it, let’s do it, this book will leave you spell bound and will surely motivate you to think positively.

To your Success

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The best book on wealth building strategies ever written

Think & Grow Rich was Hill's way of putting down on paper the steps necessary to attain our goals. Think & Grow Rich is an excellent biography of famous men and women of achievement. Even to our modern mind it holds gems of wisdom that can be used by anyone to better their position in life. The book focuses mainly on building wealth but the system can be effectively employed for any goal. It was Carnegie's wish that the information be made available to the 'average person' At Carnegies request, he interviewed Theodore Roosevelt, William Wrigley, John Wanamaker, Wilbur Wright, John Rockefeller, F. W. Woolworth, Woodrow Wilson, Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Edwin Barnes to name a few!

If you read this book with an open mind and use more 'up-to-date' techniques for influencing the subconscious mind it should still do for you what it has done for millions of people before us.

About the Author 

Napoleon Hill wrote what is arguably the best book on wealth building strategies to date. His quest for knowledge started in his early twenties when he interviewed a very remarkable man named Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie had travelled to the United States from Scotland as the young son of a migrant worker. By the time he retired he was a legendary philanthropist, donating vast sums to create public libraries in the United States and the UK. He also made big investments in the future by giving fortunes to Universities. 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Why Listening To Audio Books Is Becoming So Popular

Reading is one the best ways to learn and keep your mind working. For young children it helps to their build vocabulary and teach them spellings. Reading also encourages you to put your imagination to work by seeing and hearing the story in your own mind. As we get older, we still enjoy reading but seem to have less time for it. A great development several years ago that has grown to become more popular is the use of audio books. Audio books are a great way to read a book when you don't have the time to actually read. 

Reading is a favorite pass time of many. Imagine a rainy or cold afternoon. What is better than cuddling up with a warm blanket and a good book? Now you can still do the same thing, but instead of you doing the reading, the book is read to you. These audio books are just as relaxing and you still get to use your imagination. Unlike TV where the story is told to you and the pictures are also there for you to see. Here, the story is told to you but you must use your imagination to see the characters and the events. 

It would be great for children also. They would be using their imagination and would get to hear a story of their favorite characters. This is for sure better than watching a cartoon on TV. Also for children, and for adults, there are audio books for learning. Do you need a fun way for your child to learn more about history without making it seem like homework? Do your research on these books, there is such a variety I'm sure there is something you would like. 

Audio books can be supplied on a cassette tape, a CD, MP3 which is similar to a CD, or you can play them off an iPod or from the internet. Just about anyplace you are, you will be able to listen to your book. There are several places in which to purchase or even rent a book. The internet is probably the best choice as they have large selections and you can also read book reviews prior to purchasing or renting a book. Your public library also has audio books for you. 

The voices on the books can be from one narrator or from a couple different ones to portray each character. Some well known TV stars have even narrated some of these books. 

Audio books can be from a variety of types. Fiction, Non Fiction, mystery, love stories, self help, western, or just about anything you would want. Since about 1995, mostly any book that has been published, is now also on audio tape or CD. There are also children books on audio that would be great for those long trips. I'm sure there is a book for everyone in your family.  if you are interested in Audio Books on CD please visit:

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What are you reading Now?

Lets hear what you are currently reading..Lets share our experiences and encourage each other to foster a culture of enriching our minds.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Good Audio Books Inspire and Educate

As long as there has been recorded history, there has been books. That means that enjoying a good book has been a relaxing pass time by many people. However, with recent advances in technology, people no longer need to sit with a book sprawled out in front of them and concentrate on reading the text. Today, people can enjoy books virtually anywhere. How often do you see people reading a novel while jogging compared to seeing people jogging with headphones? There’s a good possibility that at least some of these people are enjoying listening to a good audio book while they are out doing their daily run.

With the advent of the
Internet and portable mp3 players, the popularity of audio books has reached an all time high. Publishers now are even hiring celebrities to read their publications to increase audio book sales and reach.

One audio book enthusiast took it upon herself to examine the time difference between reading a book and listening to an audio book. She said that listening to an audio book takes about four hours, whereas reading a book takes her about 120 hours. This means that she could listen to about 30 books in the time it takes her to read just one book.

One of the biggest contributors to the popularity of audio books is the fact that one can take in a good book while doing just about anything. Never before could a person enjoy a book while washing the dishes driving or walking the dog. Now, people can enjoy the relaxing effects of a good story anytime, anyplace.

Not only are audio books good for time-restrained book lovers, but they are also a great tool to help teach your child to read. Now you find both text and audio versions of children’s books. While an audio book can never compare to a parent reading and guiding his or her child through the words and pictures, audio books often come with sound effects and fun voices that make the reading experience fun for both child and parent. Just like reading a good book, listening to a good audio book can inspire, educate and increase mental alertness.

To your success

Article Writing To Promote Your Business Or Product

The World Wide Web is known as the information super highway. With a click of the mouse, a person can find the perfect dress for a formal occasion or health advice, to determine if professional medical care is needed as soon as possible. Basically, if the web surfer can think of a topic, a product to buy, or an item to sell, he/she can find it on the web, with a few carefully selected keyword searches.

The question is: where does all the information come from? Obviously, someone is writing articles for publication on the Internet. After all, the web is simply a means of disseminating information. The knowledge displayed has to come from someone. So, why does a person take time to write articles, and what is the compensation factor?

The main reason for writing articles is to inform the reader. The message is generally to educate the public, a marketing tool, or both. First, the altruistic reason is to give the reader valuable information or advice. 

For example, a teacher may have web site articles to help students find educational material. Some schools may even have resources for parents and students to check grades, scheduled extra curricular activities, and academic dates. 

An individual suffering from an illness may want to provide support and helpful information to others who feel sick and all alone. For example, the renowned Mayo Clinic has a medical site. Searchers can look up medications and find out information regarding the benefits and possible side effects. Also, an individual diagnosed with a chronic illness, such as diabetes, crohns, or heart disease, may want to locate a support group. 

One of the most popular reasons people seek information on the Internet is interpersonal relationships. Cyber dating is on the rise. Entrepreneurs are essentially making big bucks by instituting a lonely-hearts club- a virtual matchmaking service. If an individual knows how to utilize a computer mouse, he/she can find the information and assistance for every aspect of life. 

In addition to assistance, writing articles is also necessary to bring potential customers to an entrepreneur's site-an individual selling a product or service. For example, a newsworthy, or even entertaining, article attracts the reader. Enticed, the viewer may decide to explore the well-placed links to see what the writer is all about. Since the article is generally related to the product or service presented on the site, writing articles brings in potential clients or customers.

The more site viewers reading the article, the greater the opportunity to garner a sale, and build a returning customer base. Simultaneously, writing articles can become a lucrative business for the writer, and the end result often brings revenue to the client. Therefore, writing articles is a win-win situation. Internet marketing is a steadily growing business.

Today, corporate executives are trading in the sixteen-hour day job, for a chance to earn a substantial income with an Internet enterprise, and still be able to spend time with the family. From the comfort of a living room or home office, a growing number of forward-thinking individuals have actually managed to realize a 6-figure income. 

Likewise, on the other end of the spectrum, the individual writing articles, used to promote and link back to the business, can also work from the comforts of home and make a decent living without ever walking out the front door. Thus, writing articles can result in great jobs for frustrated executives, stay-at-home moms, and people with limiting disabilities. Great!

The option to work from home is great for many single parents who do not want to be away from their kids, or who cannot afford a babysitter. Writing articles is also an excellent way to earn extra money in the evenings or on the weekends.

In a perfect world, writing articles can promote a passion and earn an income. For example, some sites will pay an individual to write about a subject he/she actually lives every day. A person with diabetes can write articles to help fellow diabetics, and earn money at the same time. While a site may sell products diabetics need, the articles are also available to inform and encourage.

Even if an entrepreneur does not have the time or ability to write articles compelling the reader to take action, articles are available for rewriting, reprinting, and redistribution. In addition, to give a site fresh and original material, writers-for-hire are available. A good key word search will provide a plethora of writers or ghostwriters, who are willing to sell the ownership of the written word, and the businessperson can claim authorship. 

So, if an individual has an important message to share, a product to promote, or a service to sell, a valuable tool for increasing readers and web traffic is article writers.

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