Tuesday, October 23, 2007

10 Ways to Create Your Own Luck !

Lisa Haneberg who writes 4 blogs - Management Craft, 2 Weeks 2 a Breakthrough, Chile Pepper High, and Essay a Smile has a great style of writing....she thinks its laconic....but I say its not tooooo wordy :) but just right. Although I do like Ayn Rand who does get very non-laconic in her writing which i do like to indulge once in a while. Lisa is a a small business owner of Haneberg Management, and the author of H.I.M.M.: (High Impact Middle Management): Solutions for Today's Busy Managers, Organization Development Basics, Coaching Basics,Focus Like a Laser Beam and several short e-books.

Here are her 10 ways to create your own luck !

10. Get real. If you are on a computer, surfing the net, and reading blogs, you have a lot to feel lucky about. Your life is great already.
9. Determine who you should know. They say it’s not what you know but who you know. So get to know the right people!
8. Be more observant. Luck is all around you.
7. Take a chance every now and then. S-t-r-e-t-c-h yourself.
6. Do your research. Master a topic so that your brain can get into the nitty gritty of the inner workings where the tiniest of advantages can be discovered and utilized.
5. Say you are lucky and you are (Pygmalion).
4. Be more curious and ask lots of open ended questions that open doorways to new conversations and opportunities.
3. Notice the habits and disciplines of lucky people around you. Learn from what they do.
2. Share your dreams until you are blue in the face due to lack of oxygen.
1. Play more to win more (in life that is, I am not advocating gambling).

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tired of iTunes and the fact that you can only download the songs on an iPod?

Tired of iTunes and the fact that you can only download the songs on an iPod?

I found that, Amazon now has 2 million songs from more than 180,000 artists represented by over 20,000 major and independent labels, Amazon MP3 complements Amazon.com's existing selection of over 1 million CDs. I thought this was really cool since most of the songs are 10 cents less than on iTunes.

Also, every song and album on Amazon MP3 is available exclusively in the MP3 format without digital rights management (DRM) software. This means that you are free to enjoy your music downloads using any hardware device, organize your music using any music management application, and burn songs to CDs.

The top 100 best-selling songs are 89 cents. Every song on Amazon MP3 is encoded at 256 kilobits per second, which gives you high audio quality at a manageable file size.

This is great for those who dont want to spring for an iPod !

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

10 Rarest Animals..opps - 11 Rarest Animals in the world !

  1. Pinta Island tortoise
  2. Baiji (Yangtze River Dolphin)
  3. Vancouver Island Marmot
  4. Seychelles Sheath-tailed Bat
  5. Javan Rhino
  6. Hispid hare
  7. Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat
  8. Tamaraw (Dwarf Water Buffalo)
  9. Iberian Lynx
  10. Red Wolf
  11. Dwarf Blue Sheep
Here is the link :

10 Rarest Animals