Book Review: Disney U by Doug Lipp
4 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / July 29, 2015

About: Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World’s Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees by Doug Lipp is a business book with a Disney twist. Many of the lessons in this book are timeless and thought provoking. 240 pages Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education ASIN: B00BDE68E4   My rating for Disney U – 4 Buy this book in Paper or elec­tronic for­mat* Thoughts: like many people, I also love the Disney movies and Disney parks, a running joke in my family is that one of the main reasons I had kids was that I’ll have someone to go with me to cartoons. The stories are good, but the detail and artwork are what I find the most fascinating. On the several occasions I’ve been to Disney World (and once to Disneyland), I could not get enough of the beauty of the parks, how everything was thought out, the cleanliness, and of course, the friendliness of each and every employee. When I saw Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World’s Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees by Doug Lipp, a business book (on sale) which will shed some light on the mysterious art known as the “Disney Magic”, I immediately bought…

Book Review: Flyboys by James Bradley
3 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / July 22, 2015

About: Flyboys: A True Story of Courage by James Bradley is a non-fiction book about pilots in World War II. Mr. Bradley wrote several World War II books, the most famous is Flags of Our Fathers. 592 pages Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Language: English ISBN-10: 031610728X My rat­ing for Flyboys – 3 Buy this book in paper or elec­tronic for­mat* More Books by James Bradley More Rec­om­mended World War II books on Man of la Book­Store   Thoughts: Flyboys: A True Story of Courage by James Bradley is an interesting book about a group of young men who had no idea what they were getting themselves into. They were brave men who watched their friends die and still flew day in and day out. I especially liked the beginning of the book where Mr. Bradley talks about the history of Japan, explaining how it came to invade other countries and their feudalistic culture. The latter came into importance in the Japanese Army which made it impossible for soldiers to refuse even the most inhumane orders. Mr. Bradley chose a strange way to tell this story. The author jumps around a lot between history, personal stories and timelines and it’s difficult, at some points, to…

Guest Post: Osho (Shree Rajneesh) on Intimacy book
Guest Posts , Latest Posts / July 20, 2015

Hindu philosophy is well known for being different and rather unique. It is a complex of simplicity and kindness along with profound depth and wisdom. It gives a sense of wholeness and completion but it does not make you better because according to the author beliefs, God made every human being just the way they are. We cannot become better. We cannot make ourselves better because it will mean that we attempt to go against the will of God, that he made us imperfect originally. It is a principle of monism, a practice based on God to be everywhere and in everything. People are divine just the way they are. The author himself is rather contradictory person and despite the things, he says in his books, his personality makes it to where you think whether it is worth of taking him as an example to follow. The fact of him to be called a sex guru deserves a special notice. He cracked rather offensive jokes as he was saying to shock people and motivate them to examination of their identities. Any divisions, either national, racial, religious or gender make a destructive effect. The intimacy book is based on conversational fragments….

Fun Facts Friday: Marcel Proust
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / July 10, 2015

Adrian Proust, the author’s father and a noted doctor, was the first to write a book about his sickly son. Dr. Proust specialized in sicknesses which have no physical cause and couldn’t understand why his asthmatic son was always sick, despite smoking cigarettes to control his attacks.

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