“Never Lose Sight Of Your Goal And Never Give Up”- Calvin Coolidge

Calvin 2There are certain quotes that inspire us, make us feel alright when we are down, and strengthens us when we are weak.  This is great quote by Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of United States of America.        

“Never lose sight of your goal and never give up. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, ‘press on’ has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race.” 

Rolf Harris And Bill Cosby: The Shocking Scenarios Behind Television Entertainment

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Television personalities Rolf Harris and Bill Cosby: They have something in common.

I was just a little boy when I started watching the entertainment program of Rolf Harris, on Ghana Broadcasting Corporation television in Accra. He was a genius and had all the charismatic  powers to make entertainment worthy to watch. The fact that he could produce sound and rhythm out of any object that gets into his hands, made Rolf Harris one the best entertainers in the world.

What about Bill Cosby? Believe me, he was one of my favourite entertainers too.  The African-American comedian, actor, and producer, born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, played a major role in the development of a more positive portrayal of African-Americans on television.

Television builds career and fame, thus; many people use it as a bait to execute their devilish plans. Just as the axiom goes “Not everything glitters is gold,” these two great television personalities used their positions to abused some of the people they invited to participate in the programs they ran.

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Rolf Harris was jailed for five years and nine months for indecently assaulting young women and girls after the trial judge told the 84-year-old entertainer he had taken advantage of the trust provided by his fame.

“You have shown no remorse for your crimes at all,” Mr. Justice Sweeney told an expressionless Harris, who sat in the glass-walled dock at Southwark crown court. “Your reputation now lies in ruins, you have been stripped of your honours, but you have no one to blame but yourself.”

In the case of three of the four victims, Sweeney told Harris, he “took advantage of the trust placed in you because of your celebrity status” to carry out the attacks. With the final victim, the childhood friend of Harris’s daughter Bindi Nicholls, who Harris began grooming aged 13, the star abused a different type of trust; the trust placed in him by the girl’s parents.

“You clearly got a thrill from committing the offenses whilst others were present or nearby,” the judge told Harris. “Whilst such others did not realize what you were doing, their presence added to the ordeal of your victims.”

News source: The Guardian- http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/04/rolf-harris-jailed-indecent-assault-young-girls

Sex and abuse scandals seem to have no limit, as many sexual abuse allegations are unearthed against the famous African-American comedian.

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It’s hard to keep track of the sexual abuse allegations swirling around Bill Cosby, with fresh ones popping up seemingly every day and an unusual mix of decades-old accusations and brand new claims all getting a very public hearing in the news media.

All in all, 16 women have publicly accused Cosby of sexual abuse, 12 of whom have accused him of drugging them to facilitate the abuse. Some of those women may be among 13 anonymous “Jane Doe” accusers who agreed to testify against Cosby in a 2005 lawsuit that was settled out of court. Taken together, the accusations span the length of Cosby’s long career in the public eye as a beloved actor and comedian, from the mid-1960’s to the mid-2000’s. They were given new light last month by a comedian’s stand-up routine that caught fire on social media, and new accusers coming forward has led to a drip-drip effect of even more coming forward.

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Both TV personalities Rolf Harris and Bill Cosby fall from grace to grass

Cosby and his legal team have at various times issued wide-ranging, categorical denials or refused to discuss individual cases, with Cosby saying last week that “a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos.”

News source: Time- http://time.com/3602131/bill-cosby-sexual-assault-allegations-guide/

Do we need to believe in this Biblical quotation? No matter how long it takes, before or after death: “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed or hidden that will not be made known.”- Luke 12:2.

A Glance At The Lives Of Great Minds Without Degree

Imagine a world without education or any educational institute, how would life be? Yet there are many people that have significantly created enormous impact in the world, without higher education.

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Approved Index, a business to business platform researched on the world’s 100 richest people and discovered that thirty-two percent of them did not have a degree. Twenty-two percent who did attend university studied engineering, while twelve percent read business, making these the best degrees for those with billionaire aspirations. The arts accounted for only nine percent.

This article doesn’t mean that education or studying for a degree isn’t all that important, since it is easier for educated people to be successful than the uneducated. The research also revealed that North America accounted for 40 percent of the wealthiest people on the planet, while Europe provided 29 percent and Asia 22 percent.

Do you remember the lyrics of the song “You Can Get If You Really Want” by the Jamaican Reggae Star Desmond Dekker?”

“Persecution you must bear
Win or lose you’ve got to get your share
You’ve got your mind set on a dream
You can get it, though harder them seem now

But you must try, try and try
Try and try, you’ll succeed at last.”

The lyric of this wonderful song encourages and inspires. For whatever reasons which prevented you to attend a high school or attained a degree, that shouldn’t be a barrier towards your aims and objectives, once you’ve set your mind on a dream.

Bill Gates has been instrumental in creating and developing the home computing era that has thoroughly transformed nearly every aspect of our lives, from work to commerce to communication. Stepping down as CEO of Microsoft in 2000 after 25 years at the helm, he remained as chairman, a position he still holds.

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This book paints a vivid picture of Bill Gates that covers his early life and his years as an inquisitive and adventurous student to his experiences as a budding entrepreneur and billionaire philanthropist who has often been listed among the richest individuals in the world.

Author Michael Becraft presents complete information on how Microsoft evolved, from the company’s inception until Gates’s departure from active leadership; documents the economic, ethical, financial, legal, management, and leadership applications inherent in Gates’s work; and examines the criticism that Gates’s actions and decisions have drawn throughout his career.

http://www.amazon.com/Bill-Gates-Biography-Greenwood-Biographies/dp/1440830134

Inventor. Visionary. Genius. Dropout. Adopted. Steve Jobs was the founder of Apple and he was all of these things.  Steve Jobs has been described as a showman, artist, tyrant, genius, jerk. Through his life he was loved, hated, admired and dismissed, yet he was a living legend; the genius who founded Apple in his parent’s garage when he was just 21 years-old, revolutionising the music world. He single-handedly introduced the first computer that could sit on your desk and founded and nurtured a company called Pixar bringing to life Oscar wining animations Toy Story and Finding Nemo.

 

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So how did the man, who was neither engineer nor computer geek change the world we live in, making us want every product he touched?

On graduation day in 2005, a fifty-year-old Steve Jobs said: ‘Today I want to tell you three stories from my life, That’s it. Just three stories’. The first story is about connecting the dots. My second story is about love and loss. My third story is about death.

This is his story… 

Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man, from his adoption and early years through to the pinnacles of his career, his dismissal from his duties at Apple (for being too disruptive and difficult) to the graduation where he gave the commencement speech just 6 years before his death, giving life to what were soon to become some of most famous quotes of his career, ending with the message:

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.” “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

http://www.amazon.com/Steve-Jobs-Man-Thought-Different-ebook/dp/B0074MYXOQ

Mark Zuckerberg, the youngest Person of the Year named by Time magazine since Charles Lindbergh in 1927, has grown in prominence as rapidly as the company he founded in a Harvard dorm room in 2004. The public’s appetite for insight into Facebook and its founder seems nearly insatiable. Curiosity abounds regarding Zuckerberg’s personality and management style, since fictional Hollywood portrayals and Wall Street whispers have painted a broad-strokes portrait of the young CEO that is at best only a fraction of the truth.

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Given Facebook’s current $58 billion market capitalization and 845 million worldwide users, there is clearly more to Zuckerberg than any over-simplified caricature could convey. The Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words is the first and only book to detail the visionary thoughts and opinions of Facebook’s founder entirely through direct quotations from Zuckerberg himself. It is the most intimate and most authoritative look at the man behind Facebook’s once-a-generation success, the tech heir-apparent to Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

Like those two pioneering entrepreneurs, Zuckerberg has proven to be a calculating and sometimes ruthless strategist with a steadfast commitment to his vision. Facebook exists somewhere between a social utility and a model of 21st century business, leading next-gen tech companies through an economic climate still scarred by the dot-com bubble of the early 2000s, but increasingly driven by the inevitability of a global marketplace built on social media technology.

Facebook’s potential is unknown, but the key to its success depends on Zuckerberg’s own ideas and vision. This book serves up his most thought-provoking insights, as researched and chosen by George Beahm, the New York Times bestselling editor of I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own WordsThe Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words provides crucial illumination of Zuckerberg and the company he’s created, emphasizing insights, business strategies, and lessons learned. It is essential reading for people who seek innovative solutions applicable to their business, regardless of size, and makes an ideal gift or reference item for anyone interested in this newest of American business icon.

http://www.amazon.com/Boy-Billionaire-Zuckerberg-Words-Their-ebook/dp/B00AHEZVSK/