The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views.
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Since the days of Adam, human beings have found creative ways to make themselves better off at the expense of others.
Adam Smith, the famous economist encapsulated in his wealth of nations book- “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages.”
As humans, our self-interest and desire to achieve riches leave us gullible and exposed to others who may want to take advantage. Continue reading
I’m delighted to see so many of your Lordships joining this debate. Government procurement is an important issue. After all, it is we the taxpayers’ money that is being spent every day, and I think we have the right to ensure we are getting good value.
Before I move on, I would like to state that pursuant to the code of conduct, I have registered with the Table Office any relevant interests that may arise from those listed in my name in the House register of interest.
Government expenditure was in the region of £238bn on procurement. I believe this was spent on a whole range of items and services from, say, paperclips to guided missiles. Continue reading
One of my resolutions for 2012 is to blog frequently… I wish all my loyal readers a Happy and prosperous new year…Leap hurdles and conquer your world
I’ve been away for a while and the blog has been the latest victim from my busy schedules. Well i havent been obama or sarkozy busy but i’ve been quite tight and held up in a couple of things.
I have also been mourning Steve Jobs and my best friend in these times is the Walter Isaacson autobiography of Steve. Its a brilliant piece and i recommend y’all to get one.
I’ve also been listening to a minister of the gospel lately. His name is Tudor Bismark…He’s Zimbabwean and preaches real good. I’m being blessed each day i listen to him. He’s been sharing a couple of deep materials in his sermons. I recently learnt about the Israelites, Egypt and the Scarab Beetles and the Seven levels of revenue. Honestly, they have been very insightful.
i’m sharing three things from one of his sermons about “DOORS”. There are so many doors in life and we have to know the major doors and how to approach them.
The first is the LOCKED door – This particular one is entered by holding a special key that is configured or designed to open that particular door and not any other. Example is the one on your house…Those are typically the ones we see each day.
The second is the PRESENCE door – This door allows entry when you get closer to it. Any person in proximity to the door is responded to. U just have to be in close proximity and the door will open. Example of these doors are the ones on the banks and shops where u have to just get closer for it to open automatically.
The third is the TIMING door – This is a very different kind of door that opens and closes at a particular time. You can only enter the door when u seize the moment it is open. The example is sort of weird but think of it as a musician and his band. The musician in order to successfully enter the song has to time his entry else he messes everything up. The door opens and as soon as it opens, it closes…..And this is particularly true of a door that most of us encounter.
We should therefore stay smart and be alert of whatever door we find ourselves standing in-front and find how to enter …Remember LIFE is FULL OF DOORS 🙂
I cant recall the first time i heard about him, but i will forever remember the day he caught my attention. I always knew he was the brain behind the apple brand and that’s where it stopped. Apple to me, at the time, was just another company. Just another one making products and offering them for sale.
Then i heard him open up to a group of students from Stanford who were graduating. My affection for him after the speech was instant, It was as if i had known him for so long a time. I followed him – scouted for his audio and video files on the internet. He never seized to amaze me…whether at D5 with Bill Gates or during the WWDC or the product launches, he was always phenomenal.
I wished he had stayed around for a few more decades, but the Maker knows best
RIP STEVE JOBS