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2) Money Can't Buy You Happiness 7/7/01: While money itself is not harmful, people get into trouble
when they try to get it to do things it can't do, such as
character-building and self-esteem-building
3) Clark County School District:Expel first,questions later : A couple of girls had called to ask him to hang out. He
said no, and they called back 15 minutes later. Irritated,
he told them, "It's people like you who get on the
4) Germans slammed for racial intolerance - JULY 4, 2001: STRASBOURG, FRANCE, July 4, 2001: The Council of Europe
said yesterday it
was deeply concerned about racism and anti-semitism in
Germany, slamming a
broad political atmosphere of intolerance and apathy toward
in the country. Its latest report on racism and intolerance
notes that the
causes of racist attacks include open and latent racism and
and a generally apathetic attitude towards such attacks.
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
in housing, education and employment and expressed concern
seekers being deported to countries where they risked human-
violations. More generally, there was concern about a
intolerance. A Hindu father in Germany wrote to Hindu Press
few days ago to say that the local authorities refused to
register the Hindu
name of his new-born daughter, stating that it was
the "law" that she had to
have a German given name. Any readers of HPI familiar with
Germany law in
this regard are requested to contact email@example.com.
5) New Approach to a Discoloring Skin Disorder - vitilego: About one to two percent percent of Americans
have vitilego, a loss of pigment causing white patches to
appear on the
skin. While the condition is not contagious, painful, itchy
the disfigurement it can be -- especially for dark-skinned
profoundly damaging socially, professionally and
psychologically. In India,
vitilego is referred to as "white leprosy," and women with
it are often
discriminated against in marriage. If they develop vitilego
it can be cause for divorce. Vitilego results from the loss
These are the skin cells that produce melanin, the pigment
that gives skin
its color. This report describes several new advances in
6) Path to spiritual healing may be a free hug (of Mata Amritanandamayi) away: American Press Loves Mata Amritanandamayi
7) 3 July 2001 : How they grew rich: Contrary to what many believe, the economic lives of our
ancestors is a story of almost unrelieved wretchedness.
Everywhere, a small number lived humanely while the great
majority lived in abysmal squalor. We forget their misery,
in part, by the grace of literature, poetry, and legend,
which celebrate those who lived well and forget those who
lived in the silence of poverty.
The eras of misery have been mythologised and are
remembered as golden ages of pastoral simplicity. They were
not. In truth, survival was the only order of business.
8) HBS Working Knowledge: Leadership, Strategy & Competition: Why Leaders Need Great Books: "Here's this young guy," says Badaracco of Jerry in the
story. "He's smart. He's ambitious. Like the people he's
selling insurance to, he's starting out with nothing in
life. He wants to make something of himself; and ultimately
he does. But he's got to deal very early in his career with
something he thinks is wrong.
"The struggle is partly with his own idealism versus the
circumstances in which he's found himself. And it's partly
against the policies of a large organization."
9) HBS Working Knowledge: Leadership, Strategy & Competition: Harold Bloom On What Bill Gates Should Be Reading This Summer: Every individual—regardless of profession—needs to stretch
his mind and to reflect, now and again, on the human
condition. Literature beckons, but which works should be
read, and why? To help answer these questions, HBR senior
editor Diane L. Coutu recently met with Harold Bloom, the
Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and
Berg Professor of English at New York University Graduate
School. A MacArthur Prize winner, Bloom has edited more
than 1,200 books of literary criticism and has written 24
books, among them such best-sellers as Shakespeare and The
Western Canon. In this excerpt taken from a wide-ranging
conversation in his home in New Haven, Connecticut, Bloom
discussed what we can learn from literature—and what we
11) HBS Working Knowledge: Welcome to HBS Working Knowledge, a collection of cutting-
edge management information that helps you stay at the
forefront of today’s fast-changing business environment.
Here you will find a wealth of resources and data that
reflects the intellectual capital of the Harvard Business
School as well as the insights of industry leaders
worldwide. We invite you to make it an integral part of
your continuing education and career development process.
12) Encompass Magazine, Charting a Sustainable Course - February / March 2001: Jim : "What an exciting concept! I would love to see this
happen everywhere. Cars are the stinking dinosaur of the
20th century. Leaving the airport yesterday, I remember
thinking to myself, "there's no way you pry the cars away
from these people". And you couldn't take my car away from
me right now. Life totally sucks down here without a car.
The urbanized world will have to be redesigned to
accomodate a car-free lifestyle but I think it would be
more than worth it. I think it's critical for the future
of our planet's environment, the environment our children
and grand-children will have to breathe and play in."
13) Curitiba, Brazil: Three decades of thoughtful city planning : actually via Tim - timct at mac dot com
14) SAP sticks to forecasts as U.S. rivals warn : Europe's biggest software maker SAP AG said on Tuesday it
was sticking to its sales and earnings forecasts, despite
warnings from two of its U.S. rivals of disappointing
second-quarter results. "Of course, we are currently
sticking to the forecasts," a spokesman said, adding that
as long as no statement to the contrary were issued, the
forecast would stand. SAP has said it expects sales growth
to exceed 23% in the nine months to September 2001 with
operating margins growing by one or two percentage points
above the 14% seen in the first nine months of 2000.
15) MIT, Indian government establishing Media Laboratory Asia joint project: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the
government of India are establishing a one-year exploratory
project to create the Media Laboratory Asia (MLA), which is
conceived as an independent, non-profit organization.
The Indian government has committed $12 million toward this
one-year program, $1.7 million of which has been earmarked
for MIT's participation. Seed funding will be provided by
the government of India, and the remaining funds will be
raised by MLA from private-sector and other non-
governmental sources. Findings at the end of the program's
first year will form the framework for making decisions
concerning a 10-year MLA project and will determine the
role that MIT would play in its development.
16) Swami Chidananda: All life is sacred. Therefore, deal reverentially with all
beings. Honour the sanctity, purity, holiness of each and
every living being. The living presence of God in all
beings should be the basis of our attitude and behaviour
towards others, our approach to the world.
17) Scientist Says Mind Continues After Brain Dies: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A British scientist studying heart
attack patients says he is finding evidence that suggests
that consciousness may continue after the brain has stopped
functioning and a patient is clinically dead.