Friday, January 11, 2008
By: Donald Mitchell
Before creating the breakthrough solution process (devising ways to accomplish 20 times more with the same time, money, resources, and effort), I noticed that most of the world's best solutions to important problems were put into use by a few people more than 400 years before broad adoption. Consider the mortar in Roman roads. Visit Italy and you see roads that are still in use after more than 1,500 years.
Watch the new concrete highways near your home, and they will soon be crumbling from ice damage, leaving endless potholes. True, the Romans didn't have large semis carrying heavy loads on their roads. But the Romans were clearly ahead of their time when it came to making roads built to last.
The Romans knew that ice is the enemy of roads. Water needs cracks to get into before it freezes and causes damage. The Romans drew from the pumice that had spewed out of Mount Etna to create finely ground, glass-based powder. When mixed into their mortar, the material became ice resistant.
By contrast, the local contractor building your concrete highway wins the bid based on the lowest price. In that environment, contractors are unlikely to insist that better roads be built. The contractor usually puts coarse material (like sand and finer bits of gravel) into the concrete.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2007
TAMUDE: PERSONAL GUIDANCE
5th SECRET: Self Confidence + Self Improvement + Tolerance
People who can self discipline themselves after achievement will have double winning results. ~by Tamude
Tamude has taught Jewish that never succumb to obstacles and never succumb to failure but keep doing what you think is right and keep improving yourself with great tolerance of discouragement from others.This principle has been a tradition for Jewish. Many successful Jewish has acheived great success after come through a lot of obstacles. They never gave up and they contributed their life to what they did. They achieved their acheivement with great determination.
Jewish can be recognized for their great extent of tolerance in the world. Even after so thousand years of hardship, they still can endure all the difficulties and survived till now.In our life, we always get irritated easily because of a little trouble. A lot of good things can be done but turn into failure due to our lost of self discipline. Then, we always feel regret after thing has turned into negative results to us. Tamude tells us always to self discipline and self control ourselves to face anything calmly with smiles instead of anger. We must have this positive attitude to handle difficulties in any relationship including business, family, friends, etc.
Tolerance is painful, because it suppresses our cheerful nature. Learn to be tolerant and learn to endure hardships will make us not to do stupid things out of anger. We will not do something imprudently that will make us regret the whole life. We also can learn from other people of their tolerance.3rd October 1991 was a common day for most of the people but not Gedimo. She is a Jewish femaie author. This was a day she was awarded Nobel Literature Award. She was the no
7 th female author awareded for this and was the first female author in 25 years after the last female author awarded Nobel Literature Award. This Nobel Award was the results of her 40 years efforts and contributions in her writing life.
She was born in 1923. Her mother was from England andher father was a Jewish jewellery businessman. In 6 years old, she wanted to bea ballet dancer. In a rainy Saturday, she registered to join ballet course.
However, she was too weak for this ballet dancing. Finally, she had to give up her pursue of ballet career due to health problem. However, she wanted to be successful in her life even in other field. Very unluckily, in her 8 years old, she had to leave the school due to health problem. She had to rest at home. She only had her book with her in her bed and she always cried from night till morning.One day in summer, she was feeling too lonely and she decided to go out for a walk to gain a little happiness. Suddenly, she was attracted to a small building in her town. The building was a library of her town. She was so happy as she has already finished reading her book at home. She loved books so much. From the day onwards, she made herself whole day reading in this library. Many times, she hide herself under the table when the library rang for closing of the day. When every staff left the library. She only come out from the hiding place and continue reading books without feeling tiredness.
She had great passion over literature. After reading so many books, she had a lot of inspiration in her mind. Finally, she decided to start her writing career in her 9 years old. Her first novel was published in a local newspaper when she was 15 years old. But nobody knows this was written by a 15 years old girl. In 1953, her first long novel named "the lying days" had turned out to be a surprising bomb in worldwide literature. The whole world was so impressed with her words and her expressions of her feeling in this novel. Every author in the world threw their attention to this new author.
From the day onwards, she has written over 10 long and 200 short novels. Many novels were so high quality and made her awarded many times. 1961, her novel, The Friday foot print, was awarded England Smith Awards. 1974, she was awarded again by England Literacy Awards.
Many times, her novels like stranger world, the guest, etc were recommended by world renowned Sweden literacy authority to join Nobel awards. However, many times due to some other external reasons, her novels were not awarded. She has written "Nobel awards, failure" in her books many times. But she did not give up her passion of writing. Finally she has been finally successfully awarded Nobel literacy on 3rd October, 1991.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
TAMUDE: PERSONAL GUIDANCE4th SECRET: UNITED IS THE POWER
If you don't unite with others, any individual strength is weak.~by Tamude
Tamude says that one person wisdom is limited. This is why all the Jewish in the world are so united. Tamude teaches them to build relationship with people around them. Social networking is very important activity for Jewish. That is why Sunday was chosen to be a resting day. Everyone has to stop their job and doing social networking with people around.Jewish always have a lot of communications among each other. This alsocreates a good competition and communication to improve themselves.There is a story in Tamude.
A hawker was shouting on the road and telling the people around that he wanted to sell the secret of live to them. All the pedestrians heard about this and come towards him. They asked the hawker what was the secret of life. The hawker replied that take care of your tongue. He
advised people to speak with good intention instead of using their tongue to talk something bad. If Jewish did not use their tongue carefully, one may hurt another and it might become bigger conflict in their community.
Ok, there is a common rule for Jewish. When someone talks something bad and cause a dispute. He will apologize to the other party and look for his forgiveness. If the other party forgive him, then there is no problem. However, if the other party don't forgive him. Then, Jewish has one method to settle such situation. The person who cannot get forgiveness, he can go to find another 10 person who are not relation to both party. He can explain all the things happen completely to all these 10 person and seek for their forgiveness. If the 10 persons can forgive him, then he will feel already being forgiven. This is because he has acquired forgiveness from the public.Hence, according to Tamude, a group of 10 persons can be considered as a small group of community that can decide some of the things.Jewish realize what he himself do is also representing a big family of other Jewish. Hence, if he has done something wrong, he will apologize as "we" and not "I". Other than that, if he found someone else has done something wrong, even is not done by him, he still will seek forgiveness from the God also. This is because hewill feel he do not do much charity to help people and cause other people involved in crimes.
This is because why Jewish is a very united race. That is why even Jewish is separated all over the world but they are still very united and always communicate among each other.