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Month August 2020

The Three Questions

It once occurred to a certain king that if he always knew the right time to begin everything; if he knew who were the right people to listen to, and whom to avoid; and, above all, if he always knew what… Continue Reading →

A Challenge of Leadership

The following true story tells of an encounter between Abraham Lincoln and one of his army officers. During the Civil War, President Lincoln was visited by Colonel Scott, a commander of the troops guarding the capital. Scott’s wife had drowned… Continue Reading →

“the emperor’s three questions”

“I HAD RECEIVED AN INVITATION to give the keynote address at an education seminar in Perth. I wondered why. When I arrived at the function center a woman, whose name tag showed she was the organizer of the seminar, approached… Continue Reading →

The English Scholar and the Boatman

An English Scholar who was well known Grammarian once embarked on a boat. Turning to the boatman with a self-satisfied air he asked him: ‘Have you ever studied grammar?’ ‘No,’ replied the boatman. ‘Then half your life has gone to waste,’ the… Continue Reading →

The Deaf Frog.

As a group of frogs was traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told the two frogs that there was… Continue Reading →

I still recognize her

The husband knew he could not adequately care for his wife, now in the final stages of Alzheimer’s. He found a compassionate facility, and visited her every day. At noon for lunch. Not 11:59. Not 12:01. Noon. Every day. Until… Continue Reading →

How to start a movement?

 I loved the original video which is available on Youtube on how a movement is started by a person at the Sasquatch Music Festival. But Derek  Sivers does a wonderful job of summarising it in just 4 mins minutes  with superb lessons in… Continue Reading →

Where is your temper?

A Zen student came to Bankei and said: “Master, I have an ungovernable temper — how can I cure it?” “Show me this temper,” said Bankei, “it sounds fascinating.” “I haven’t got it right now,” said the student, “so I can’t show it to you.”… Continue Reading →

What is the story?

A well-known photographer was talking to a writer who was an intern at a reputed magazine about how one can change the story based on what he chose to focus on his stories. The writer naively asks what he means… Continue Reading →

An Empty Boat

A monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery. He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes and begins his meditation. After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly… Continue Reading →

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