All Religions Teach the Same Truth
Friends in two minutes I have tried to argue that all major religions teach the same Truth. Enjoy and share.
"This book is dedicated to the heroes, the driven, the wonderers, the rebels, to those who answer a calling—to those who wear their hearts on their sleeves and 146 on their hearts. You remind us that becoming more human is the journey to greatness for any brand. Because ultimately, the best brands, the brands we love most, are the ones that never let us forget how it feels to be good people." from Wiley's site: http://wiley-vch.e-bookshelf.de
The Passion Conversation: Understanding, Sparking, and Sustaining Word of Mouth Marketing
By ROBBIN PHILLIPS, GREG CORDELL, GENO CHURCH, and JOHN MOORE work together at the word of mouth marketing and identity company Brains on Fire.
|Table of Contents: I. Understanding Word of Mouth Marketing; II. Sparking Word of Mouth Marketing; III. Heroes: A Love Story; IV. The Fitness Rebellion: A Love Story; V. The Driven Class: A Love Story; VI. Wonderopolis: A Love Story; VII. Sustaining Word of Mouth Marketing.|
About the book: No passion, no conversation. No conversation, no word of mouth. No word of mouth, no successful business.
If you think you are in the marketing business, think again. You’re in the people business, and The Passion Conversation teaches you how to get people to fall passionately and madly in love with your organization or cause.
The author’s mash-up of the latest in wonky academic research with practical, real-world stories shows how any business can spark and sustain word of mouth marketing. Readers learn how loving your customers results in not just building a thriving community, but also driving meaningful conversations, ultimately impacting the financial success of a business.
The Passion Conversation will change your perspective on marketing by:
The time is now for marketers and businesses to go beyond the product conversation to understanding, sparking and sustaining the passion conversation for why your business is in business.
- Explaining the three motivations for people to talk about businesses and causes
- Detailing how every marketing problem is a people problem in disguise
- Giving heartfelt evidence that marketing materials are now conversation tools
- Showing how customer communities sustain word of mouth while also sparking financial impact
- Helping your business apply these marketing lessons through a series of workbook exercises called "Passion Explorations"
Extract: PROVIDE MORE. PROMOTE LESS.
"The brands that are nurturing meaningful relationships with customers online aren’t interrupting them with promotional messages on Twitter or Facebook. Instead, brands like Whole Foods and Starbucks are using Twitter and Facebook to provide customers with more information about products/services. 90% of tweets from Starbucks and Whole Foods are “@” someone, responding directly to someone’s comment. Starbucks and Whole Foods Facebook pages aren’t littered with promotional status updates. Instead, these brands are taking a moment to make a moment with customers by providing them specific information. This isn’t the sexiest way to use social media but it’s been very effective for Starbucks and Whole Foods to develop evangelical customers." (p. 31) [also quoted at Robbin Phillips' http://www.brainsonfire.com]
Visionary publisher and founder of Libraries Unlimited, Dr. Bohdan Stephan Wynar, passed away on November 9th in Aurora, Colorado. Santa Barbara Independent
Extract: Wynar made significant contributions to librarianship throughout his career. He authored and co-authored many books in Library Science, including the best-selling Introduction to Cataloging and Classification, currently in its tenth edition under the authorship of Arlene G. Taylor, and co-edited the Dictionary of American Library Biography (DALB). He created and served as editor-in-chief of the critically acclaimed and trusted guide to reference works, American Reference Books Annual (ARBA), now entering its forty-fourth year of publication.
In 1977, he received the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award for his distinguished contributions to reference librarianship. Continue reading: Santa Barbara Independent
As the 50th reunion of Harvard Business School's Class of 1963 approached, we asked the class members if they had any advice to pass along to younger generations. continue reading
The Huffington Post, By OWN 10/02/2013
Bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor who has spent more than a decade studying vulnerability and worthiness. She says opening yourself up is one of the most powerful things you can do -- but during her appearance on "Oprah’s Lifeclass,"she warns that not everyone should be trusted. continue reading The Huffington PostPart two of Oprah's conversation with Brown on "Oprah's Lifeclass" airs Sunday, Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on OWN.
Lester Asheim, the former Dean and Professor at the University of Chicago Graduate Library School and a distinguished leader in comparative and international librarianship, says that one of the many facets of Anis Khurshid that has earned him world-wide admiration and respect is the part he has played as a force in breaking down the cultural barriers that so infrequently intervene among and between countries, even in professional sectors.
The purpose of writing this essay is to highlight that part or facet of Khurshid in some detail so that the new generation of librarians in Pakistan may know how a Pakistani librarian was able to have such a significant impact on international librarianship. The three Festschrift published in his honor together include 31 out of a total 41 articles contributed by his teachers, friends, and colleagues from four continents, including such library luminaries as Allen Kent, David Kaser, Nasser Sharify, Lester Asheim, William V. Jackson, Harry C. Campbell, D. J. Fosket, P. Havard-Williams, John Feather and others.
Continue reading: Anis Khurshid and His Impact on International Librarianship, By Zahiruddin Khurshid,
"Nationally and internationally, Lancaster was recognized as a leader in the field of library and information science through his work as a teacher, writer, and scholar. My heart felt condolences. I prey to God for granting peace to the departed soul." By Pawan Kumar Gupta
Had there been a Nobel Prize in LIS it might have gone to him for sure. It is a great loss to the Library & Info . Nevertheless, he will continue to live through his mind storming ideas as well as many good books as on Indexing and abstracting.His brilliance will continue to inspire many .May God bless this departed soul. Dr M P Satija, UGC Emeritus fellow
Dr Lancaster delivered the Sarada Ranganathan Endowment Lecture in 1991. The title of the talk is 'Bibliometric Methods in Assessing, Productivity and Impact of research'; He was then Visiting Professor in DRTC; He also visited DRTC at least three times and delivered series of lectures; if I am correct, he also delivered a lecture in NCSI jointly organized with SRELS. Ravichandra Rao, Professor (Retd.), DRTC, Bangalore.
Info courtesy, extract from: Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory and Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Frederick Wilfrid “Poppa Wills” “Stinky Cheese Grandpa” Lancaster, 79, of Urbana, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 in his home.
Wilf was born September 4, 1933, in Stanley, County Durham, England to Frederick and Mary (Blackburn) Lancaster.
Wilf graduated as an associate of the British Library Association from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, England in 1955 and was named a Fellow of the Library Association of Great Britain in 1969. He began his professional career as a senior assistant at the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Public Libraries, the last closed access public library in the United Kingdom. He immigrated in 1959 to Akron, Ohio to become the Senior Librarian for Science and Technology at the Akron Public Library. It was in Akron where he met and married Maria Cesaria Volpe, in 1961. He worked as the technical librarian for the Babcock and Wilcox Company from 1960 until he returned to the U.K. in 1962 with his wife and young daughter to become a Senior Research Assistant at ASLIB in London. In 1964, he returned to the U.S., where he was integrally involved in the design and management of MEDLARS, the National Library of Medicine’s computerized bibliographic retrieval system for articles in academic journals in medicine and allied health professions. In 1970, he became an associate professor in the University of Illinois’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science and was named a full professor in 1972, a position he held until his retirement in 1992. He also was the editor of Library Trends, the academic journal of the GSLIS.
He was the author of 15 books, numerous of which were named book of the year by the American Society for Information Science or the American Library Association. He consulted on information storage and retrieval with organizations around the world as diverse as the Army Corp of Engineers, Standard Oil, UNESCO and the American Film Institute. He presented courses or guest lectures at more than 50 colleges and universities across the globe, from Brazil to Norway to China and was a keynote speaker or presenter at countless conferences.
Thrice he was awarded Fulbright teaching fellowships (an honor usually awarded only twice), was named a University of Illinois University Scholar for the final three years of his professorial career and he was an early predictor of electronic media and storage systems, coining the term the “paperless society” in 1977. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 30 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Urbana with funeral mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will occur immediately thereafter at Clements Cemetery on Highcross Road, Urbana. Funeral lunch will follow at St. Patrick’s. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Save the Children or the World Wildlife Fund.
The inspiring story of two brothers who immigrated to America from India and took very different paths to becoming world-renowned healers and teachers.
At a time when America is fiercely divided on the issue of immigration, Brotherhood tells the story of two brothers who pursued the American dream to its fullest expression. In the early 1970s, Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra joined a flood of immigrants looking to make a new life in America, a land of opportunity. Having grown up in postwar India amidst the sudden freedom of the 1947 liberation, their childhood was a blend of the exotic, the mythical, and the modern. Their father was one of the first Indians to become a Western-trained cardiologist, while their extended family maintained deep roots in ancient spiritual traditions. Brotherhood follows the Chopra brothers as one becomes a world-renowned spiritual teacher and the other rises to the top of Western medicine to become a professor at Harvard Medical School. Their story will fascinate and inspire anyone who still believes in America’s capacity to foster achievement and reward hard work.
To the Reader xi 1 Sacred River 1 (18) 2 Blind for a Day 19 (12) 3 Charmed Circle 31 (16) 4 Lucky Sari 47 (10) 5 Miracles in Hiding 57 (14) 6 Rama and Lakshmana 71 (8) 7 Laus Deo 79 (14) 8 First on the Waiting List 93 (14) 9 Innocent Bystander 107(16) 10 Real Doctors 123(6) 11 Godfather Land 129(16) 12 First Impressions 145(20) 13 State of the Art 165(16) 14 A Giant in Medicine 181(16) 15 An Obscure Light 197(14) 16 Being and Bliss 211(14) 17 The Pathless Land 225(18) 18 Soothsayer or Charlatan 243(14) 19 Science of Life 257(20) 20 Finger on the Pulse 277(12) 21 Birth Pangs 289(22) 22 Miraculous Cures 311(14) 23 American Dreaming 325(22) 24 Peak Experience 347(12) Postscript 359(6) Acknowledgments 365
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Stephen Abram: "I found this wheel useful in thinking about and framing the leadership roles of library leaders. I found it via an articlein the Globe & Mail today, Use The Leadership Wheel to help you lead the way – every day"
" ‘Great leadership is measured not by the number of people a leader manages, but by the number of people that leader inspires.’ Jessica Steele"
"Known for his passionate espousal of peace and interfaith understanding, Mr. Engineer's life was an example of perseverance towards the realization of a greater good... IAMC commemorates his contribution to democracy and interfaith relations as well as his courage in speaking up for the rights of the oppressed and the dispossessed," -- Asghar Ali Engineer's demise a loss for interfaith relations say Indian Americans, Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC -www.iamc.com )
"Asghar Ali Engineer, the renowned religious reformer and peace activist breathed his last on 14th May 2013 at his residence in Mumbai. Unlike most people he did not leave behind just two children but thousands of heirs to his ideology and legacy in India and other parts of the world who will carry forward his mission for a just, equal and harmonious world." [Celebrating Asghar Ali Engineer: A Tribute by Swami Agnivesh and Mazher Hussain]
A soft spoken, gentle and unassuming person- always clad in a simple white kurta- pajama, Dr. Engineer had become an institution, a legend and the icon of religious reforms and communal harmony even during his life time. His extraordinary contribution to society received widespread acknowledgement and critical acclaim from across the globe and he was conferred many national and international awards including The Rights Livelihood (Alternative Nobel Prize), jointly with Swami Agnivesh (one of the author of this Tribute) in the year 2004 at Stockholm Sweden.
Acknowledged as a walking encyclopedia on the Holy Quran and related Islamic literature and practices, he emerged as a leading religious reformer in the Muslim community, especially in India. Accepting the centrality and inviolability of the Holy Quran for a Muslim, he was able to revolutionise the understanding and practice of Islam by initiating reformist processes even amongst the most conservative sections of society by developing and propagating the method of Creative Interpretation that took as an operating framework the values of equality, justice and contemporary social issues and dynamics. This novel approach of reading the Holy Quran reclaimed the essence of its original teachings to demonstrate that Islam is indeed a religion of peace that emphasizes the values of equality and justice. With this method, he was also able to establish the egalitarian and progressive teaching of Islam on issues of human rights, women, marriage, respect for all religious, communal harmony etc...
I am shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing away of Prof. Gopinath. An erudite scholar, a prolific author with a smiling and cheerful disposition, Prof.Gopinath will be sorely missed by the library science fraternity.My sincere condolences to the members of the bereaved family for this untimely loss. May his soul rest in peace. Prof.J.B.Subramaniam
I am sorry to know about demise of Prof. GOPINATH. He was a great scholar and excellent human being. May God grant him eternal peace. KRISHAN KUMAR