Read two chapters from the book, “A Better India, A Better World” by N.R.Narayana Murty. The first one is “Succeeding in the Contemporary World”, commencement address delivered by him at INSEAD, Fontainbleau, France, on December 18, 2008 and the second, “Succeeding in a Globalized Corporation”, convocation address delivered by him at IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain on May 9, 2008. Clarity of thought and beautiful style mark both the addresses. My admiration for him keeps on growing. India needs more Narayana Murtys. May God bless him!
First one deals with globalization, global warming and laissex-faire capitalism and the second is full of best advice for the youth.
After coffee, switched on my PC and opened my mailbox. From the mailbox, a few selected highlights:
First, American Scientist E-Newsletter of Jan 20, 2010:
Bisphenol A or simply BPA used to line cans of most food and beverages could be dangerous. It has been found in the urine of 93% Americans tested! It could affect brain and behaviour. The chemical’s link to breast and prostate cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and reproductive failures. The Food and Drug Administration of USA find themselves powerless to regulate BPA because of a quirk in rules. For the detailed article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Second, The Robin Sharma Report Newsletter:
He calls 2010 as the Decade of Leadership and says anyone can lead in 2010. The next part is 21 Ways to make 2010 Your Best Year yet. Next come, “Monthly Big Ideas on Leadership” and “What is New at Robin Sharma Leadership International”. All very inspiring and interesting. To read them, you will have to go to robinsharma.com and subscribe to his newsletter. As I have said elsewhere, he is one of my heroes. May God bless him!
Third, Earth Science Picture of the Day:
Phil Dombrowski came upon a dinosaur track in Berlin, Connecticut, which has photographed. It also has a summary from him. If you are interested:
This email update is from jodi DeLong, Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is, in her own words: “a writer, editor, photographer, word nerd and very compulsive gardener in Nova Scotia” Cats, Books and Plants, as she calls them, her three bad habits. Her blog is lively and interesting. You can see for yourself:
Read a chapter from “Thousand Windows” by Sathguru Jaggi Vasudev and “Lessons from Experience” by Sudha Murty of Infosys Foundation, both in Tamil.
10 am to 12 noon – Power Cut.
Read a chapter from The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Gandhiji and Talks on the Gita by Vinobaji. Gandhiji freely and frankly talks about His Experiements in Dietetics while he was a student in England. Vinobaji discusses “Swadharma” in detail.
In the afternoon watched TV. Saw ‘Tiruppavai”, a Tamil serial.
After lunch, rest.
Read some pages from “Food and Beverages”, a Tamil book, based on Ayurveda, by Si.Ve.Radhakrishna Sastri. Picked up many useful info. I have the third edition published in 2000 by VKN Enterprises, Chennai and it is priced at Rs.48/-.
All the best – See you tomorrow!
Grateful thanks to all concerned.