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Tucker: The Man and His Dream July 30, 2009

Filed under: Generally,motivation — visnar @ 11:32

tucker

Movie based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a grandiose schemer with a new dream, to produce the best cars ever made. With the assistance of Abe Karatz and some impressive salesmanship on his own part, he obtains funding and begins to build his factory.

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12:34:56 07/08/09 July 27, 2009

Filed under: Generally — visnar @ 16:19

Don’t think that 12:34:56 07/08/09 will affect me.

Maybe something is gonna happen to you!?!

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stop hiding problems… July 25, 2009

Filed under: Generally — visnar @ 12:29

… under the carpet !!!!

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Waking from its sleep July 24, 2009

Filed under: U.A.E. — visnar @ 09:46

the economistA quiet revolution has begun in the Arab world; it will be complete only when the last failed dictatorship is voted out [The Economist]

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What ails the Arabs?
They are a dynamic and inventive people whose long and proud history includes fabulous contributions to art, culture, science and, of course, religion.
The score of modern Arab states, on the other hand, have been impressive mainly for their consistent record of failure.

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In a special report this week on the Arab world they argue that behind the political stagnation a great social upheaval is under way. Fertility is in decline; more people, especially women, are becoming educated; businessmen want a bigger say in economies dominated by the state; a revolution in satellite television has broken the spell of the state-run media and created a public that wants the rulers to explain themselves as never before.

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In the cover leader they argue that the old pattern of Arab government—corrupt, opaque and authoritarian—has failed on every level and does not deserve to survive. Read

 

way to success July 23, 2009

Filed under: Generally — visnar @ 15:22

Success May Be Closer Than You Think

The more positive you are the more likely your are to succeed.
Because positive thinking plays a big part in determining whether you will be successful.

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Success is not only determined by the kind of attitude you have but also by how bad you
want it (which is to be followed by a plan of action).

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LIFE = RISK July 21, 2009

Filed under: Generally,motivation — visnar @ 22:13

If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived !!!

Watch an inspirational video about famous failures:


 

Poorly made July 20, 2009

Filed under: Generally,U.A.E. — visnar @ 10:22

Why are so many Chinese products poorly made?

Want to know how that lead got into your kid’s toys?
Why brand-name goods come in containers that fall apart?
How radioactive cookery ended up on store shelves?

A new book out by Paul Midler: Poorly Made In China, promises the inside scoop on why products made in China are as shoddy (and often as dangerous) as seemingly possible.

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As a former consultant to American importers, Midler has worked on the frontlines of Chinese manufacturing. The National Review describes one of the strategies he covers in the book:

From the point of view of a Chinese manufacturer, the world is divided into “first” and “second” markets. In the first market – North America, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, and some lesser outposts of legal order – new product designs originate, and the designs are protected by patent, trademark, and copyright laws.

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Chinese manufacturers want business relationships with customers in these places — so much so that they’ll even sometimes sell to them below cost. But then they’ll turn around and

…sell knock-offs of their designs to Latin America and the Middle East, where intellectual-property protection is not so valued. This arbitrage game explains the curious fact that Chinese-made products are often more expensive in the developing world than in the U.S.A. That’s where the profits are made.

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Read the review in the Economist. Scary, fascinating, enthralling…