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Tuesday, 20 December 2016


No matter what your occupation is, be it self-employed or corporate climber, getting ahead and staying ahead has long been a major concern of all who are not content with merely earning a living. In our eager, sometimes feverish, pursuit of personal pot of gold (and the power and prestige that comes with it), ambitious men and women have sought the knowledge of those who have achieved success before them. 

The Mafia Manager provides for the first time in a book the knowledge and precepts of the ruthless bosses whose genius at organization and management contributed far more to profitability and growth than did the brute strength and recourse to violence of the common, unsophisticated gangster or the conventional wisdom of the legitimate CEO. 

If you are an entrepreneur or business owner and you have not read The Mafia Manager, then you are probably denying yourself knowledge of some no-nonsense leadership and business management techniques for accelerated business growth.

Today, I want to share with you 50 Notable  quotes about life and business from The Mafia Manager. These quotes about life and business are just a tip of the iceberg with respect to what is contained in The Mafia Manager. 

* If you think and act solely for your own benefit, you will reach the top. 

* As we all know, there's plenty of room at the top, though never enough to sit down. 

* Beginner's rule - Keep your mouth shut, your eyes open, your fly zipped and do what you are told. 

* Associate with those better than you and pay full expenses. 

* Never ever get your meat where you get your bread. 

* He who can never endure the bad will never see the good. 

* To survive, be patient - watch, listen and say little. To win, be patient - survive, plan, and then strike swiftly. 

* In the office, don’t stand out, fit in. 

* Remember, the hunter's surest weapon is patience. 

* What you can't buy, you can steal (but don't get caught), and what you can't buy or steal, you can beat out of someone, metaphorically, of course... 

* Sometimes it is better to take a loss than make a gain - especially when you have no choice. 

* If the pot is boiling over, use a long spoon. If the house is on fire; warm yourself.

* Friends are not as important as family. Do not confuse the loyalty of friendship with the bond of blood.

* A man without enemies is a man without qualities. Even Jesus Christ had many enemies.

* If you can’t win by fighting fair, fight foul. Or have a third party do your fighting.

* Even a mouse keeps three holes.

* God will provide, but you must provide till he does.

* A thousand enemies is not enough; a single enemy is. There is nothing as a ‘harmless’ enemy. 

* The best friend of a hungry buzzard is a dead horse. That is in another way of saying; even the son of a bitch has his uses.

* Do business with strangers as if they were brothers and with brothers as if they were strangers. 

* If you can genuinely and sincerely fake honesty, you'll be a success, never doubt it. 

* The golden rule of business - Whoever has the most power makes the rules and takes the gold. 

* Mind your own business, but keep your eyes on other successful businesses. If your neighbor gets up early, you get earlier. 

* Never give business advice to another that doesn't profit you and your own interest. 

* In the free enterprise system, it is big thieves hanging the little ones all the time. 

* When you make an example of someone, make sure that everyone knows what the lesson is. Punish one, teach a hundred. 

* Never worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow, you might inherit a million dollars or be run over by a truck. Or inherit a million dollars and be run over by a truck.

* You can be rich without knowing how to be powerful but you cannot be powerful without money.

* Get others to do as much as they can for you. 

* The best thing to invest in your business is your time. 

* Business comes first, before anything else. Nothing gets in the way, not even wife or girlfriend. 

* Don’t become involved in any office political battle without first asking yourself, ‘What’s in it for me?’ and then ‘What’s in it for them?

* If you must lie, be brief.

*When you hunt, let the game come to you.

* Fear your enemies, not to fear them invites disaster. 

* For peace to reign, be ready for war.

* Let sleeping dogs lie unless you have a lion on your leash.

* Better that your enemies overestimate your stupidity than your shrewdness.

* When stumped for a solution to a particularly difficult problem, look to the past for a solution.

* Be prepared for betrayal from anyone on your staff, but especially from those you have the most trust in. Every betrayal must be repaid as quickly and as publicly as possible. If you should let a betrayal go unpunished, you are through as a leader.

* Remember, not even a machine is 100 percent efficient. Don’t expect the humans who work for you to be.

* Don’t be too familiar with your followers; it may at first inspire affection but eventually, like all familiarity; it will breed contempt.

*Don’t encourage overtime. Tell your people that the best way to impress you is to do a great job in the time allotted for it and then go home and relax.

* Don't hire more than two members of the same household and never hire lovers, no matter how necessary their skills maybe. 

* Never hire someone of the opposite sex in hopes of future erotic reward, unless all you want to do is look. But which of us ever stopped there? 

* The only person you can ever trust completely ever, under any circumstances is yourself. 

* Do not criticize beyond necessity and seldom in public. Always precede criticism with a few words of praise. 

* You can get bad advice from good friends, very bad advice from very good friends. 

* You cultivate the loyalties of others by showing them that their profit lies where yours does. 

* Some workers will never be satisfied, no matter how much money they make. 

* Some of your employees are going to steal from you. It is human nature, count on it. 

* Staring, by most humans and all dogs, is taken as an unfriendly, even menacing, act. 

* People respond from greed, people respond out of fear. That is human nature. 

 * Be wary of people who talk too much, this is frequently a symptom of the compulsive liar. 

* Being kind or a nice guy never put a carpet on anyone's office floor. If you want to be loved, buy a beagle. 

Well this is all the facts about life and business I have for you, if you have read the book and have other facts I didn't pen down, please do share it with us on the comment box below. 

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Some Mind Blowing Facts About Christianity

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. - C.S. Lewis

Christianity is an Abrahamic religion . Members of the religion are called Christians. It is a monotheistic religion, meaning it has only one God . It is the largest religion in the world and is based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus was a carpenter and preacher in ancient
Judea . He was executed by being nailed to a cross (or crucified ), under Pontius Pilate , the local Roman governor at the time. His life and followers are written about in the New Testament , part of the Bible . Christians see the Bible, both the Old Testament and New Testament as sacred.

Hey, am not here to share with you the history of Jesus or Christianity rather to present you with some mind blowing  facts you’ve probably never heard about Christianity.

* There are about 2.18 billion self-identifying Christians throughout the world, giving it only slightly more followers than Islam and making it the largest religion in the world. 

* In 2011, World Christian Encyclopedia counted 33,830 different christian denominations.

* Did you know the early Christians were called “atheists” by Romans because they didn’t pay tribute to pagan gods. 

* Slightly more than 13 percent of Christians believe the Bible to be completely true.

*There are about 316,000 missionaries worldwide.

*Almost 160,000 Christian followers are killed each year simply for being Christian.

*Jesus is mentioned more times in the Quran than Muhammad. (Source)
*God is never mentioned in the Bible’s Book of Esther.

*There’s an empty place next to Muhammad’s Tomb, Islam’s main Prophet, reserved for Jesus. ( Source)

* A Church built into a cave is the largest church in the Middle East.

*Judas sold Jesus for the equivalent of 4 months’ pay of a working man. 

*Going to church is good for you: Services lowers your blood pressure, a study found.

*There is a sect, offshoot of Christianity, that believe Jesus is currently living in China as a Chinese woman.

*The Roman Catholic Church is the largest Christian denomination in the world today. Roman Catholics make up approximately half of the world's Christians.

* There are approximately 800 million Protestant Christians worldwide today.
And approximately 160 million of the world's Christians are Orthodox.

* Each year approximately 78.5 million Bibles are distributed worldwide.

*According to the Vatican, you can reduce the time you spend in purgatory by following the pope on Twitter.

*At least 20 million people died during the Taiping Rebellion in China, led by a man who claimed to be the brother of Jesus, and who attempted to impose a theocracy based on his interpretation of Christianity.

*Christianity is the fastest growing religion in Iran.

*Vladimir The Great, Prince of Kiev, considered converting to Christianity or Islam. He sent envoys to study both religions, but upon hearing that Islam forbade alcohol, he got baptized.

*The keys to the holiest site in Christianity, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, are held by a Muslim family that opens the church every morning. This arrangement has been in place since 1187 CE.

*The Bible is available in 2,454 languages. 

*The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the world.

*Swearing on the Bible that is done in a court room is actually forbidden by the Bible.

* There’s no physical description of Jesus in the Bible.

* When Menelik II, emperor of Ethiopia, felt unwell, he would eat a few pages of the Bible.

* Possessing Bibles, watching South Korean movies and distributing pornography may be punished with death in North Korea.

*Bibliomancy is the practice by some people of opening the Bible at random to be guided by whatever verse they see first.

*There is a pilgrimage site in Sri Lanka that is holy to four religions for a “sacred footprint”: Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity.

These are some of the facts about Christianity I have for you.  Please feel free to share some facts about Christianity you find amazing on the comment box below, and also let me know what you think. 

Saturday, 3 December 2016


“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude”. - Maya Angelou 

A young bride from the East during wartime followed her husband to a U.S Army camp on the edge of the desert in California. Living conditions were primitive at best, and her husband had advised against her move, but she wanted to be with her newly wedded husband. The only housing they could find was a run-down shack near an Indian village. 

The heat was unbearable in the daytime - 115˚ in the shade. The wind blew constantly, spreading dust and sand all over everything. The days were long and boring. Her only neighbours were Indians, none of whom spoke English. When her husband was ordered farther into the desert for two weeks of maneuvers, loneliness and the wretched living conditions got the best of her. She wrote to her mother that she was coming home. She couldn’t take it anymore. 

In a short time she received a reply which included these two lines, “Two men looked through prison bars; one saw mud, the other saw stars”. She read the lines over and over again and began to feel ashamed of herself. She didn’t really want to leave her new husband. All right, she thought, she is going to look for the stars. In the following days she set out to make friends with the Indians, asking them to teach her weaving and pottery. At first they were distant, but as soon as they sensed her genuine interest, they returned her friendship. She became friendly with their culture and history – in fact, everything about them. She began to study the desert, it too changed from a desolate, forbidding place to a marvelous thing if beauty. 

She had her mother send her books. She studied the forms of cacti, the yuccas and the Joshua trees. She collected sea shells that had been left there when the sands had been an ocean floor. Later, she became such an expert on the area that she wrote a book 
about it. 

Wayne Dyer said “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”. We are individually responsible for our view of life. Whenever you are in a difficult situation ask yourself this question “What is the positive side of this thing, what is the good in this situation or what is the possibility that this thing will work out?” Our minds is our garden, our thoughts are the seed, so we can choose to plant flowers or weeds but remember the Bible says “Whatever a man sows, this he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7).

What had changed? Not the desert; not the Indians. Simply by changing her mind-set she had transformed a miserable experience into a highly rewarding one. She had turned a dusty and hot desert into a precious one. 

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