Books live lives, touch lives, they tether lives to the world. People who read your books are — sick in bed on sunny days — or sad because he’s out of town — or flying across oceans in cramped spaces — or anxious in the waiting room, eager to hear their daughter’s first cries or…
measuring them for their effectiveness to induce the reader in three ways, by the level of Valence experienced, the level of Arousal induced, and the level of Dominance experienced.
“According to the Vedas, typical sounds such as waves crashing against the shore, wind tossing leaves, etc., occur when they strike
These mountains you carry, you were only meant to climb.
Philosophical discourse is itself just one discourse among others, and its claim to truth excludes it from the sphere of power.
If you wish to improve your conversation skills, to wield greater wit, and eloquence, then put down the word of the day calendar, lose the books of trivia and custom and master the art of being silent at the perfect moment. Because what electrifies us is the energy cascading between minds when observations are built on, not overturned. Wit and eloquence do not engage in monologues, but rather precise insights illuminating others.
A highly engaged workforce means the difference between a company that outperforms its competitors and one that slips under the surf.
a project on GitHub, which is where Open Source programmers like to hang out and work on projects, occasionally getting together and helping each other. The project is called Grammark, a online grammar checker.