The President, the Pope, And the Prime Minister…

I recently watched Meryl Streep’s film “The Iron Lady” — wasn’t aware she had one the Oscar for her portrayal of Maggie Thatcher but I can see why she did…

– and I was glad I had this book on my shelf to re-read…

“The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister” is a sweeping, dramatic account of how three great figures changed the course of history, as told by John O’Sullivan, former editor of “National Review” and the “Times of London”, who knew all three and has conducted exclusive interviews that shed extraordinary new light on these giants of the twentieth century.

via Amazon.com: The President, the Pope, And the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World (9781596980167): John O’Sullivan: Books.

I recommend both the book and the movie for an interesting perspective on conservatism and character in the 80′s, and no, that’s not an oxymoron…

The era of prosperity-on-auto-pilot is over

David Kanigan curated this quote from Hugh MacLeod about the current economy…

“Hardly a mor­ning goes by these days without me hea­ring some story…about Ame­ri­can eco­no­mic woe…

The Great Con­ver­gence is upon us, and our friend, the Inter­net is acce­le­ra­ting the pro­cess…

The good news is, if you have a talent, the world wants it, and it has never been so easy to show your talent to the world…

The bad news is, espe­cially for us fat & lazy Ame­ri­cans, is that the great, century-long era of Prosperity-on-Autopilot  is over…

The world still wants serious talent. And it still wants peo­ple doing the grunt work: pushing mops, dig­ging ditches, wai­ting tables, ans­we­ring pho­nes, flip­ping bur­gers etc…

Learn how to work hard, work long hours. Find something you love, and then excel at it. Above all else, learn how to create, learn how to invent. That’s your only hope, really.

Source: The Era of Prosperity-on-Auto-Pilot Is Over – Lead.Learn.Live.

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Simple…Existence

I love the internet and the possibility it makes for connections. Looking for great sources of inspiration across the internet, I stumbled across a beautiful soul from South Africa who writes courageously about her recovery. If this topic interests you, I strongly encourage you to follow her blog. You’ll be blessed…

“You are not accidental. Existence needs you.” Source: Simple…Existence « My Recovery in 12 Steps