This is so much FUN allready! I just arrived at these forums, and have not stopped smiling since I arrived. I happened to stumble over the science of getting rich myself this year, and I too, read it like, 3-4 times XD. And I happened to read the game of life, and how to play it by florence shovel shinn - and found it to be such a wonderful complementary book to wallace's. So if you've never heard of it before - well you have now XDCurrently reading - Succeed on Your Own Terms - by Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney - only 50 pages into it but finding this book very inspiring and motivational.
Recently finished The Science of Getting Rich - by Wallace D. Wattles (2nd or 3rd read), The Millionaire Maker - by Loral Langemeier and, of course, Harry Potter!
Next in line.... Grow Rich with the Property Cycle - by Kieran Trass (have read this one before but time for a refresh - great perspective and would have good insight on the changes going on in today's market)
This looks phenomenal, did you get print or audiobook? Please let us know how it is.
I was taught never to express my opinion, never to question anything. I was taught to simply follow what the government told me to do or say or think. I actually believed that our Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il, could read my mind, and I would be punished for my bad thoughts. And if he didn’t hear me, spies were everywhere, listening at the windows and watching in the school yard. We all belonged to inminban, or neighborhood “people’s units,” and we were ordered to inform on anyone who said the wrong thing. We lived in fear, and almost everyone—my mother included—had a personal experience that demonstrated the dangers of talking.
In most countries, a mother encourages her children to ask about everything, but not in North Korea. As soon as I was old enough to understand, my mother warned me that I should be careful about what I was saying. “Remember, Yeonmi-ya,” she said gently, “even when you think you’re alone, the birds and mice can hear you whisper.” She didn’t mean to scare me, but I felt a deep darkness and horror inside me.
When Kim Il Sung came to power after World War II, he upended the traditional feudal system that divided the people into landlords and peasants, nobility and commoners, priests and scholars. He ordered background checks on every citizen to find out everything about them and their families, going back generations. In the songbun system, everyone is ranked among three main groups, based on their supposed loyalty to the regime.
It was unusual for a North Korean woman of her status to get a higher education. But my mother was such a good scholar that she was accepted at a college in the nearby city of Hamhung. If given a choice, she would have liked to have become a doctor. But only students from better families are allowed a say in what they will study. The school administration decided she would major in inorganic chemistry, and that’s what she did. When she graduated, party officials sent her back to Kowon to work in a chemical factory there.
There was a huge demand for foreign movies and South Korean television shows, even though you never knew when the police might raid your house searching for smuggled media. First they would shut off the electricity (if the power was on in the first place) so that the videocassette or DVD would be trapped in the machine when they came through the door. But people learned to get around this by owning two video players and quickly switching them out if they heard a police team coming. If you were caught smuggling or distributing illegal videos, the punishment could be severe. Some people have even been executed by firing squad—just to set an example for the rest of us.
Ooo. Nice quote. It reminds me of the last two jobs I had: one with a company that was “profitable from day one”, and the other with a company that burned through millions in investment and never had one profitable day.Business:
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@Andy Black, I believe you'll enjoy this. I thought of you when I read this part:
Building a minimalist business does not mean settling for second best. Instead, it’s about creating sustainable companies that have the flexibility to take risks to serve the greater good, all while empowering others to do the same. Being profitable, hopefully from the very beginning, means being able to focus and to stay focused on the reason you started a business in the first place: to help others.
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Recall that it is recommended to be persistent in the application of the strategies, but in parts.Itizn,
Have you managed to implement the strategy and does it work in your case? I read it and made small steps but nothing that I can measure at the moment.
Good reminder. Thanks!Recall that it is recommended to be persistent in the application of the strategies, but in parts.
Once you have enough reps and confidence in opening the call, move on to the next stages.
Also review the three most important takeaways noted at the end of the book.
Hope that helps
The Rational Male by Rollo Tomassi is a great book, which makes it difficult to slide into 'easy mode' after being aware of how the game works.any recommendation about relationship and women ?
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