Book Recommendation – Creativity Inc by Ed Catmull

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

“Steve Jobs—not a man inclined to hyperbole when asked about the qualities of others—once described Ed Catmull as ‘very wise,’ ‘very self-aware,’ ‘really thoughtful,’ ‘really, really smart,’ and possessing ‘quiet strength,’ all in a single interview. Any reader of Creativity, Inc., Catmull’s new book on the art of running creative companies, will have to agree. Catmull, president of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, has written what just might be the most thoughtful management book ever.”Fast Company

“It’s one thing to be creative; it’s entirely another—and much more rare—to build a great and creative culture. Over more than thirty years, Ed Catmull has developed methods to root out and destroy the barriers to creativity, to marry creativity to the pursuit of excellence, and, most impressive, to sustain a culture of disciplined creativity during setbacks and success. Pixar’s unrivaled record, and the joy its films have added to our lives, gives his method the most important validation: It works.”—Jim Collins, co-author of Built to Last and author of Good to Great

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Thought for the Week – 1st June 2015

oshoWe say a miserable person goes to hell. He doesn’t actually go anywhere, a miserable person only opens up towards hell and hell comes to him. A happy man opens up towards heaven and heaven comes to him. A blissful person opens up towards the ultimate reality, and the ultimate really enters him.

It all depends which side you are open to. Your life starts expanding in that very direction.

– Osho

Book Recommendation – Reverse Heart Disease Now by Stephen T Sinatra


From the Inside Flap

While most books focus solely on the role of cholesterol in heart disease, Reverse Heart Disease Now draws on new research that points to the surprising other causes. Leading cardiologists Dr. Stephen Sinatra and Dr. James Roberts draw on their collective fifty years of clinical cardiology research to show you how to combine the benefits of modern medicine, over-the-counter vitamins and supplements, and simple lifestyle changes to have a healthy heart—— whether you have acute or chronic disease or just want to prevent cardiovascular disease from developing.Focusing on crisis prevention, Reverse Heart Disease Now gives you the practical information and strategies you need to stop heart disease in its tracks. You’ll discover how:

  • You can combat heart disease before the first heart attack
  • Your arteries can become enveloped in inflammation and plaque that lead to heart attack, stroke, and heart failure—— and what to do about it
  • Medications, scientifically proven supplements, and lifestyle changes can extinguish the flames of disease and purge and stabilize arteries—— even for the most compromised cases
  • Fish oil, nattokinase, L-arginine, CoQ10, magnesium, vitamin C, and other supplements can help prevent arterial clogging
  • CoQ10, along with L-carnitine and D-ribose, can powerfully recharge weak and ailing hearts

Through the breakthrough integrative program found in Reverse Heart Disease Now, you can become more involved in your own healing process and even prevent heart disease before it strikes.

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What we call strength in the language of this world is weakness in the language of spirituality

Calaveras Big Trees State Park 10 Lao Tzu used to say that in a storm big trees stand rigidly and so they are uprooted. Small plants bend with the wide; the storm blows over them. The roots of big trees are overturned, they are laid flat on the ground; but small plants stand as straight as they did before. The storm gives new life to the plants, but it destroys the trees which are stubborn and proud. It is the same storm! the weak are saved and the mighty are destroyed……… Continue reading

Should people be honest?

Ask anyone, “Should people be honest?” and of course their answer will be yes. It has to be! Saying no is to endorse dishonesty, which is like coming out against literacy or childhood nutrition—it sounds like a moral transgression. But the fact is, there are often good reasons not to be honest. When it comes to interacting with other people in a work environment, there are times when we choose not to say what we really think. This creates a dilemma.

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