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After stumbling upon a series of captivating YouTube videos featuring Indian economist Anand Srinivasan, the stout behind “Alchemy of Money” book, I couldn’t help but be intrigued by the depth of knowledge and unique perspectives shared. As I delved into its pages, I found myself engrossed in a captivating exploration of the intricate mechanisms that govern our financial systems.

One of the most impressive aspects of this book is the author’s ability to make seemingly daunting financial concepts accessible and relatable to readers from all walks of life. The south asian economist masterfully breaks down complex ideas into digestible nuggets of wisdom, enabling readers to grasp the fundamental principles behind money management, investment strategies, and wealth creation.

The advice provided is not only relevant for individuals seeking personal financial growth but also for entrepreneurs and investors navigating the ever-changing economic landscape. “Alchemy of Money” is more than just a guide to financial success; it also serves as a wake-up call to the need for ethical and sustainable practices in the financial world. The author sheds light on the interplay between economics and social responsibility, urging readers to consider the impact of their financial decisions on a broader scale. This holistic approach makes the book a valuable resource for those seeking not only personal wealth but also a more equitable and inclusive economic system.

It is a book that has the potential to transform one’s understanding of wealth and inspire positive change in both personal and societal contexts. Personally this book has changed the way I look at long term financial investments and revisit as my saviour at financial hurdles.

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A Poet’s Quest: Discover the beauty and complexity of life through a collection of evocative poems that capture raw human emotion in vivid detail. Introducing a collection of evocative poems that take you on a journey through the beauty and complexity of life. From the first blush of love to the heart-wrenching pain of loss, these poems explore the depths of human emotion in all its rawness and beauty. Click on the below cover picture.

Each verse is a masterpiece of language and imagery, capturing moments of joy, sorrow, hope, and despair in vivid detail. Whether you’re a lover of poetry or a newcomer to the art form, this collection will leave you spellbound with its eloquent expression and profound insights into the human experience. So sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of poetic expression with this captivating collection on Wattpad.

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Who said coloring books were just for kids? Indulge your inner child (and forget about adulting for a while) with our therapeutic coloring book designed to make dementia patients smile and feel like a kid again! Our book features simple and engaging designs that promote mindfulness and help reduce stress. Join us in spreading joy and positivity one coloring page at a time!”

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Paandu left his job in India and joined a salesman’s job in a big departmental store in Canada.

On the first day, Paandu worked with full vigour.

At 6 pm:

Harry :- How much of sales did you do on the first day?

Paandu : Sir, I attended to 1 Sale.

Harry : just Only 1 sale the whole day? Usually every salesman here does 20 to 30 Sale transactions a day. Well, tell me what is the money value of your today’s one sale?

Paandu : $93300 dollars.

Harry : What! Unbelievable! But how did you do that?

Paandu : Sir, 1 person came and I sold him a small fishing hook.

Then a mazola and then finally sold a big hook. Then I sold him 1 big fishing rod and some fishing gear.

Then I asked him where does he go to catch fish and he said in the coastal area….

Then I said it would need a boat. So I took him down to the boat department and sold him a 20 ft double engine scooner boat.

When he said the boat won’t come in his VolksWagon, I took him to the auto mobile section and sold him the new Deluxe 4 x 4 blazer to carry the boat.

And when I asked him where he would be going fishing ???  He didn’t plan anything. So I took him to the camping section and sold him a six sleeper camper tent.

And then he took groceries worth  $ 200  and 2 cases of beer.

Now Harry took 2 steps back and asked : You sold all this to the man who came just to buy only 1 fish hook???

Paandu : “NO, SIR…” He ONLY Came to Buy 1 Tablet For his Headache…. I Explained to him that Fishing is the Best Way to Get Rid of Headaches !!

Harry : Where did you work before ??? 

Paandu : Yes, I was a Patient Relations Executive in a private hospital in India : On any Minor Complaint, We Get the Patients Tested for Pathology, ECO, ECG, TMT, CT SCAN, X-Ray, MRI etc.

Harry : Will You please sit in my chair?. I shall go to India and join a Private Hospital for Training !!!

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Eckhart Tolle’s book “The Power of Now” is a spiritual guide that teaches readers how to live in the present moment and free themselves from the constraints of the mind. In this review, I will discuss the story details, positive and negative aspects of the book and how readers reflect about this book?

The book is divided into ten chapters, each discussing a different aspect of living in the present moment. Tolle argues that most people are trapped in their minds, thinking about the past or the future and missing out on the beauty of the present. He offers practical advice on how to break free from this mental prison and connect with the present moment.

One of the positive aspects of the book is its simplicity. Tolle’s writing style is straightforward and easy to understand, making it accessible to readers of all backgrounds. He uses real-life examples to illustrate his points and offers practical exercises that readers can do to apply his teachings in their lives.

Another positive aspect of the book is its emphasis on spirituality without being tied to any specific religion. Tolle’s teachings are universal and can be applied by anyone, regardless of their religious beliefs. He encourages readers to find their own spiritual path and connect with the divine within themselves.

However, one negative aspect of the book is that it can be repetitive at times. Tolle tends to reiterate his main points throughout the book, which may be tedious for some readers. Well it is how I had felt. Additionally, some readers may find his teachings to be too abstract or philosophical and struggle to apply them in their daily lives. One of the most memorable quotes from the book is “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.” This quote encapsulates the central message of the book and serves as a powerful reminder to readers to stay present.

From the writer’s point of view, Tolle’s writing is both insightful and inspiring. His teachings are based on his own spiritual journey, and he speaks from a place of deep wisdom and understanding. His writing style is engaging and thought-provoking, and he encourages readers to question their own beliefs and assumptions.

Well, I am yet to contemplate on the tips and tricks, but hoping that it will help me to find greater peace and happiness in the long run. Some readers have credited that the book is transforming their entire outlook on life and helping them overcome depression and anxiety. Not that I am looking for any aid but this book is hopeful when required.

To wrap it up, “The Power of Now” is an excellent book for anyone seeking to live a more mindful and fulfilling life. Despite its occasional repetition, the book is full of practical advice and inspiring wisdom. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in spirituality, personal growth, or mindfulness. I give this book a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars for laying solutions to complex problems, motivating suggestions and uplifting advices.

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Atomic Habits is a self-help book written by James Clear that emphasizes the importance of small habits in achieving great results. The book is a comprehensive guide on how to build good habits and break bad ones.

The author’s style of writing is easy to follow and engaging. He uses stories, anecdotes, and research to illustrate his points. Clear writes with a persuasive tone and is convincing in his arguments. His approach is grounded in science and practical advice, making it accessible to a wide range of readers.

One of the key points of the book is the idea that small habits, when repeated consistently, can lead to significant changes over time. Clear argues that “habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.” He also insists the importance of tracking your progress and making small adjustments along the way. “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems,” he writes.

Another important concept in Atomic Habits is the idea of identity-based habits. Clear argues that by focusing on who you want to become rather than what you want to achieve, you are more likely to make lasting changes. “The ultimate form of intrinsic motivation is when a habit becomes part of your identity,” he writes.

Clear also provides practical advice on how to make good habits stick and break bad ones. He outlines the four laws of behavior change: make it obvious, make it attractive, make it easy, and make it satisfying. He also provides strategies for overcoming common obstacles, such as procrastination and lack of motivation.

Hence, Atomic Habits is an excellent book for anyone who wants to make positive changes in their life. It is easy to read and provides practical advice that is grounded in science. Whether you want to improve your health, productivity, or relationships, this book has something to offer. As the author himself puts it, “You do not need to be a different person to make a difference. You just need to start.” I would rate this book 5 out of 5 for simple suggestions, positive rain of thoughts and self awareness mentor.

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Investing for Beginners by David Cohne is an excellent guide for anyone who wants to start investing but is unsure of where to begin. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the world of investing, from the basics of stocks and bonds to more advanced concepts like passive funds and debt-free living. One of the standout features of this book is Cohne’s emphasis on passive funds. He explains how these types of investments work and why they can be a great option for beginners. He also provides practical advice on how to choose the right passive funds and how to create a diversified portfolio that will help minimize risk and maximize returns over the long term.

Cohne also places a strong emphasis on the importance of being an investor rather than a speculator. He encourages readers to take a long-term approach to investing, focusing on building a solid portfolio rather than trying to make quick profits. This is an important message, as many people who are new to investing can be tempted by the promise of fast returns and end up making poor investment decisions as a result.

Another key theme in Investing for Beginners is the idea of debt-free living. Cohne argues that reducing or eliminating debt is a crucial step in achieving financial independence and creating a stable financial future. He provides practical tips for paying off debt and avoiding common traps that can lead to financial hardship.

Overall, Investing for Beginners is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to start investing but is unsure of where to begin. Cohne’s writing is clear and accessible, and his advice is practical and actionable. Whether you’re a complete novice or have some experience with investing, this book is sure to provide valuable insights and guidance as you embark on your investment journey. I highly recommend it! And my ratings for this book will be 5 out of 5 for providing easy to apply suggestions.

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A mother has written a touching note to the teenager who taught her daughter how to use her skateboard has gone viral.
“Dear teenage boy at the skate park:
You’re probably about 15 years-old, so I don’t expect you to be very mature or for you to want a little girl on your skate ramp for that matter.
What you don’t know is that my daughter has been wanting to skateboard for months. I actually had to convince her that skateboarding wasn’t just for boys.
So when we walked up to the skate park and saw that it was full of teenaged boys who were smoking and swearing, she immediately wanted to turn around and go home.
I secretly wanted to go too because I didn’t want to have to put on my mom voice and exchange words with you.
I also didn’t want my daughter to feel like she had to be scared of anyone, or that she wasn’t entitled to that skate park just as much as you were.
So when she said, ‘Mom it’s full of older boys,’ I calmly said, ‘So what, they don’t own the skate park.’
She proceeded to go down the ramp in spite of you and your friends flying past her and grinding rails beside her.
She only had two or three runs in before you approached her and said ‘Hey, excuse me …’
I immediately prepared to deliver my ‘She’s allowed to use this park just as much as you guys’ speech when I heard you say, ‘Your feet are wrong. Can I help you?’
You proceeded to spend almost an hour with my daughter showing her how to balance and steer, and she listened to you – a feat not attained by most adults.
You held her hand and helped her get up when she fell down and I even heard you tell her to stay away from the rails so that she wouldn’t get hurt.
I want you to know that I am proud that you are part of my community, and I want to thank you for being kind to my daughter, even though your friends made fun of you for it.
She left the skate park with a sense of pride and with the confidence that she can do anything, because of you.”

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I am guilty of not reading such toddler’s books in the past but do not regret to read them now even though technically I’m middle aged. While scouting for free books on iBooks app landed on this one which hasn’t disappointed me. As the title suggests, this book is for toddlers sectioned by four parts namely animal names, numbers, words and colors.

This story follows the journey of a caterpillar from its birth to its transformation into a beautiful butterfly. Isn’t this intriguing enough to sneak into the world of hungry caterpillar? Indeed, that’s how it is envisioned by Eric and made all the efforts to articulate to reach as many as possible. The context is enhanced by illustrations with voice over to support easy learning skills. Although the attempt is to convey the intended message, but certain words within the details such as slimy, flappy, flutter and scuttle may be hard for the children to comprehend. While having a voice over had overshadowed this verbiage which has taken a backstage. But it is hard to miss the striking representation of the core elements across the storyline that is what scores in here.

Eric tried to present a book with pleasing graphics, adorable voice over and limited number of pages. His simple style of storytelling is refreshing and provocative to write such books with refined themes. The structure remains equated throughout perhaps the most beloved feature by all. He made sure that the book be filled with sufficient pictures to contribute in terms of visual appeasing information. No wonder that it has become a classic of children’s literature which is evident and deserves all the glory.

Therefore, grab this book to experience fun readings, brainstorming ideas and character development in writer’s block or even to spend leisure time with children. I would highly recommend this book and give 4 out of 5 as ratings for the execution alone.

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