Argonauts Collect Tennis Awards

first_imgArgonauts Collect Tennis Awards Share May 14, 2007SKILLMAN, N.J. – During last week’s NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Tennis National Championships, several Argonaut men’s and women’s tennis players received recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The awards were presented at a banquet for the final 16 men’s and women’s tennis teams from Division II.Dante Bottini (Buenos Aires, Argentina) was named the ITA South Region Senior of the Year. He joins Radovan Chrz (2004) as the only Argonauts to win the award. Bottini, who transferred from Drury University, posted a 15-4 singles record and a 24-4 mark in doubles. Bottini finished the season ranked sixth in singles and second in doubles.For the fifth time, head coach Derrick Racine was named the ITA/NCAA Division II South Region Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year. He also earned the award in 2001-03 and 2005. Racine led top-ranked West Florida to a 27-4 record, the fifth consecutive season of at least 25 wins. He also directed West Florida to the national semifinals for the fifth consecutive season. Racine has totaled a 227-44 (.837) record over nine seasons with the Argonauts.Two Argonaut women’s tennis players also earned awards. Mandy Septoe (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) was named the ITA South Region Senior Player of the Year. Septoe is the fourth Argonaut in the last six years to earn the award. She finished the season ranked 45th in singles with 10 victories. In doubles, Septoe teamed with Tammy Kevey (Auckland, New Zealand) to form the fourth-ranked doubles team in the nation. Septoe also earned her second consecutive All-Gulf South Conference First Team honor. The duo finished the season with a 21-5 record. Septoe ended her two-year West Florida career with a 27-15 singles record and a 44-10 mark in doubles.Kevey was award the ITA South Region Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship. She is the fifth Argonaut to earn the prestigious honor. The award is presented annually to a student-athlete in each of eight regions of Division II who uphold the qualities of sportsmanship set forth by Arthur Ashe. Kevey finished the season ranked 15th in singles with a team-high 21 victories. She also posted 23 doubles wins, 21 with Septoe. Kevey was named to her second straight All-GSC First TeamPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Brackens and Loughmore in the driving seat

first_imgThey led 1-13 to 1-4 at half time and extended that lead to run out convincing 2-25 to 2-8 winners in the end. Meanwhile yesterday Loughmore Castleiney recorded a one point victory over Upperchurch Drombane running out 1-15 to 1-14 winners in the end, a result which sends Loughmore into the Mid senior hurling semi finals.last_img

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Norman’s convincing win is no joke

first_img29 Aug 2015 Norman’s convincing win is no joke Saunton Golf Club’s Chris Norman scored a convincing win in the England Golf senior men’s and women’s Southern tournament at his home club – and he’s expecting a bit of ribbing.He’s the junior organiser at Saunton and he anticipates some teasing from the youngsters: “I think they might take the mickey a little bit – and let them do it!” he laughed.In truth, the juniors should be impressed. Norman notched up 75 points on the West course to win the men’s handicap prize. The men’s scratch prize was won by Geoff King of West Essex who had 63 points, pipping Norman on countback.The women’s handicap event was won by Wentworth’s Angela Deburca (pictured below) with 71 points, who was four points ahead of her closest rivals, Jane Rees of Minchinhampton and Roz Adams of Royal Blackheath. Rees won the scratch prize with a gross score of 63 points.Chris Norman was playing in a senior regional tournament for the first time and got off to a quick start. He was two-under par gross after 12 holes of the first round and eventually returned a score of three-over 74 for 39 points. The six-handicapper played the second round in 77 and amassed 36 points.Angela Deburca returned to golf a couple of years ago, after concentrating on her career, and is now keen to improve. She’s started on 20 handicap and had already come down to 11 when she teed off at Saunton. There she had scores of 32 and 39 points and is looking forward to another handicap cut.“It’s lovely to win but I’m just so pleased to have held my game together,” she said. “It was one of those days when things seemed a little easier than normal. I got the run of the ball and I putted well.”She also enjoyed the glorious weather: “The sun was shining and there are panoramic views from every corner of the course. I wanted to freeze it in my mind so I can draw on it in November!”Chris Norman echoed her: “This is a little corner of heaven. When I take the juniors out, I tell them that they’ll never see anything better than this.”Click here for full scoresCaption (top, from left): Geoff King, Jane Rees and Chris Norman, with their trophies.last_img read more

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Overtime 11-6-13

first_imgBILL NEAL :10 For all you haters out there, and you know who you are, do you really think “Kobe” is not coming back like a man possessed?  Do you actually think he’s just going about his day-to-day business as if the whole world is not watching?  OK, OK, OK let me try one more time. Deep down in your jealous…“I could have been a star”…heart…you truly believe that one of the 10 greatest players of all time (that’s right I said it!) is just sitting around on his butt allowing history to somehow magically give him his greatness??? No – You – Do – Not!  He will return, and mark my word, greater than you last saw him, and that my friend, “You can take to the bank!”:09 I could go on and on and on and on about the Pitt football team, but I won’t. I promise. But I will tell ya this. Clearly, they have the same offensive line the Steelers have, they just change the shirts.  Secondly, if you’re losing the game and time is running out, throw the ball to your two elite wide receivers.  And here’s the tricky part— throw the ball in the end zone, not in the middle of the field.  Give your stars a chance to be stars.  Double coverage or not.  You know, the same way Georgia Tech did to us! I am just saying!:08 All I can tell you is, if you’re gay or want to be gay, you better stay your sweet butt out of Russia. They have a law that says you can’t be gay and that’s that.  Hope they don’t come up with a law that says you can’t be Black. That one would be hard to hide. C’mon Russia!!!:07 Yeah, the Boston Red Sox won their third title in 10 years.  Big deal. The Pirates would have beat them…well, maybe not, but I don’t like anything from Boston but the Baked Beans.:06 By now you know that Devin Street, a little known two star receiver out of Bethlehem, Pa., is not only the all time leading receiver for the University of Pittsburgh, but he only needs 370 yards to become the leader in receiving yards, passing Antonio Bryant, Larry Fitzgerald and Latef Grim. Who knew?:05 It’s just a matter of time before you’re going to have to divide your time between the men and women’s basketball program at Pitt.  In case you’ve been under a rock the last year, you know that Susie McConnell-Serio is the new women’s coach at Pitt.  Given her historic, star studded and highly acclaimed resume, you can expect and will get Pitt’s ACC and national ranking soon. Very soon.  The fact that she has already landed three of the top 100 players in the country won’t hurt either.:04 My partner, Charles “Buddy” Allie just returned from Brazil with more gold to add to his track credentials. I’ll have details for you soon. Stay tuned.:03 The Pittsburgh Old Timers won their second game in a row. Bum Coates, Roebuck and Big Bill continue to roll on.:02 Darrell Wallace Jr. is the first Black man to win a NASCAR race since Wendell Scott did it 50 years ago. If you can find it, Richard Pryor played Scott in a movie years ago called “Greased Lightning.” Congratulations Darrell, keep up the good work,  stay in the fight,  we’re all counting on ya. You make us proud!…Ya’ll know that’s all I got. I am proud of the brother, but I wouldn’t know a NASCAR race if it ran me over.  (Say what?):01 So, you thought that the Champions Association bringing former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Michael Moore to the Willie Stargell MVP Awards Banquet was huge.  This year is going to be huger…Huh? Federal Court Judge Reggie B. Walton is coming home, Greg Lloyd is coming, state Rep. Ed Gainey, Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor Elect Bill Peduto are on board. Then you get the regional and national track and field champions from the Penn Hills Eagles Track Club.And that’s not counting Connie Hawkins League Hall of Fame inductees Henry Chapman, Roy Dean, Chip Harris, Mark McCloud and Marcus Robinson.  Then you add in the top ten high school student athletes in Western Pa. and top all that off with the 2013 Willie Stargell Pittsburgh and Allegheny County MVPs (Most Valuable People) and you’ve got the makings of something historic.  The date is set so mark your calendars for Saturday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. cocktail reception, 7 p.m. dinner and 8 p.m. awards presentation. All at the fabulous Wyndham University Center Hotel, in Oakland.  Call the Champions today to secure your ticket 412- 628-4856.:00 Rebecca Nuttall ours is not to be denied…I will find you, as God is my witness. I will find you!!!  (Tears… Heavy Sigh, Blank Look, Lights Out, Scene Over!!!)~ GAME  OVER ~ Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courierlast_img read more

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History Debunks Scientism

first_imgScience is not an honest quest for truth, said a scientist.  In a letter to the editor of Nature,1 William Burns of the University of Queensland dished out some dirt he shoveled up in new online archives of scientific journals.  It wasn’t pretty.    Burns found 100 abstracts of articles written by Trofim Lysenko, the discredited Russian geneticist responsible for millions of deaths by starvation when his ill-advised Lamarckian theories made crops fail.  In a 1947 article Burns found Lysenko saying, “the opposition of bourgeois geneticists to this theory is attributed to their desire to justify capitalist exploitation, which is essentially a struggle within the human species.”  He found hundreds of articles by Chinese scientists praising Mao Zhedong.  He found 70 articles by Claus Schilling, a Nazi war criminal who conducted medical experiments on Dachau prisoners.  Then Burns made these comments:These examples stand in contrast with the high-minded official version of science history that we read in textbooks.  As Thomas Kuhn remarked in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (Univ. Chicago Press, 1962), science is like Big Brother’s society in George Orwell’s 1984 – constantly rewriting history to show itself in the best light.History may have the last word, though, he said:But will this censorship be possible when every politically motivated, unethical and demonstrably incorrect scientific article breaks out from dusty library storerooms to appear online?  How will anyone be able to believe that science is an honest quest for truth, when its inglorious past is a mouse click away?1.  William Burns, Correspondence, “Online archives are revealing uncensored history of science,” Nature 456, 870 (18 December 2008) | doi:10.1038/456870b.The answer, my dear Burns, is that online versions can be tampered with without anyone knowing.  Text can be altered, and digital images can be photoshopped.  The result could be even more dangerous: readers tricked into thinking they are reading unaltered documents.    The Ministry of Truth can still rewrite history to achieve its ends.  If you don’t think this can happen, go ahead and trust the objective authors at Wikipedia.  The Darwinist MOT has already set up shop there (see Evolution News).    It’s also possible that powerful interests will be able to filter errant mouse clicks from accessing sensitive information on the internet (see subversion).  You need to read our fierce, independent reporting on CEH while you can.    One can only hope that some curious scientist someday will be combing through the wreckage of some dusty library storeroom, and discover something that might rescue honest science from groupthink during the reign of King Charles.  Maybe he will uncover an unburnt, uncensored, unaltered copy of Evolution: A Theory in Crisis.  Maybe this will lead to the discovery of the whole ARN catalog, and start a neo-ID movement after the last one was crushed by the DODO Tyranny and its memory was demonized.    But like Doc reassured Marty in Back to the Future III, your future hasn’t been written yet.  Make it a good one.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Surprising Fossils Upset Evolutionary Expectations

first_imgHere are some notable fossil finds that tell stories, not necessarily the Darwin kind.Big dino (New Scientist): Picture seven elephants lined up in a row. That’s how long this beast was. The biggest Titanosaur ever found has been dug up in Patagonia. At 62 tons and 35 meters, this dinosaur may knock the blue whale off the list for largest animal that ever lived. See BBC News for more on the history of the discovery and how its size, though downgraded since its discovery in 2014, still makes it the largest dinosaur known. (Note: for this and the following news items, just because something exists does not mean it evolved.)Jurassic winged mammal (Science Daily). “160-million-year-old fossils suggest a new model of life — gliding — for the forerunners of mammals, in an evolutionary parallel to modern mammal gliders,” this article says.  This overturns a common belief that mammals only became important and diverse after the dinosaur extinction event. “These new fossil gliders are the first winged mammals, and they demonstrate that early mammals did indeed have a wide range of ecological diversity, which means dinosaurs likely did not dominate the Mesozoic landscape as much as previously thought.” I.e., evolutionists were wrong again. Another problem for Darwin: these animals resembled modern flying squirrels. “Who would have thought even the mammaliaform forerunners had developed modern mammal-like gliding and took to [the] air?” the same scientist said in Live Science. The BBC News also notes the same two surprises: these volant mammals appear earlier than expected, and they look modern.Armor race (Current Biology). The “evolutionary arms race” meme is invoked for a new armored dinosaur discovered in Alberta, but the discoverers did not watch this beast evolve. What should be more interesting is the fact that it was “exceptionally preserved”, complete with “integumentary structures as organic layers, including continuous fields of epidermal scales and intact horn sheaths capping the body armor.” In fact, the paleontologists were even able to infer some of this ankylosaur’s coloration and decorative patterns. Very little is said about evolution except inferences about predator-prey selection pressures which the authors believe caused the coloration.The discovery of a three-dimensionally preserved ankylosaurian provides new evidence for understanding the anatomy, soft tissue outline, and arrangement of dermal armor in thyreophoran dinosaurs….The dorsal integument is well preserved as an organic film derived from the keratin sheaths over the osteoderms, integumentary scales, and the epicuticle of hinge regions between scales. The distribution of the film correlates well to the expected distribution of melanin, a pigment that has been found to preserve in a number of vertebrate integumentary structure.Oldest diving bird (Science Daily). The first and oldest diving bird fossil has been found by amateurs in Japan. Although the evolutionists claim that this fossil “provides better understanding in the early evolution of this group and the origin of diving in birds,” the fossil’s alleged age (84-90 million years) puts an advanced lifestyle—diving—in an early bird that lived alongside dinosaurs.Hesperornithiformes were toothed, foot-propelled diving birds and one of the most widely distributed groups of birds in the Cretaceous of the northern hemisphere. These birds had extremely reduced forelimbs and powerful hind limbs, suggesting that they were flightless sea-going predatory birds. Most of hesperornithiform fossils have been discovered from North America so far. The discovery of Chupkaornis, the oldest Asian hesperornithiform, suggests that basal hesperornithiform had dispersed to the eastern margin of Asia no later than 90 million to 84 million years old.Tetrapod troubles (Nature). Scientists re-analyzed the only known fossil of Lethiscus, a reputed crown-group tetrapod, and gave some bad news. Their study “strongly refutes the consensus” view that “the tetrapod stem group is a relatively homogenous collection of medium- to large-sized animals showing a progressive loss of ‘fish’ characters as they become increasingly terrestrial.” Na-ah-ah. Bad work, consensus:These results show that stem group tetrapods were much more diverse in their body plans than previously thought. Our study requires a change in commonly used calibration dates for molecular analyses, and emphasizes the importance of character sampling for early tetrapod evolutionary relationships.Two guys from the University of Calgary try to put a happy face on the story by announcing, “Ancient fossil holds new insights into how fish evolved onto land“, but admit that the study “forces a radical rethink of what evolution was capable of among the first tetrapods.” Note to evolutionists: you guys didn’t predict that. You thought evolution happened slowly in a straight line from fish to landlubber. Not. “Lethiscus shows immediate, and dramatic, evolutionary experimentation.”Pliosaur problem (Phys.org). Here’s another back-to-the-drawing-board admission about a large marine reptile: “A new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the ‘age of dinosaur’) has been found in Russia and profoundly change [sic] how we understand the evolution of the group, says an international team of scientists.” They appeal to convergence again.Darwin Flubber in fish (Phys.org). Is “convergence” an explanation or a rescue device? “Distant fish relatives share looks,” this article says, attributing the similarities between distant fish relatives to “convergent evolution” as if that is some kind of law of nature instead of a falsification of Darwinian theory.James Cook University scientists have found evidence that even distantly related Australian fish species have evolved to look and act like each other, which confirms a central tenet of evolutionary theory.Dr Aaron Davis from the Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) at JCU said the phenomenon, known as convergent evolution, happens when different fish adopt similar lifestyles and evolve through time to look very similar….Convergent evolution is one of the fundamental predictions of evolutionary theory.But Kevin Padian admitted in Nature, “We can catalogue examples all day, but is there any real theory of convergence? We cannot assert that some lineages are ‘fated’ to converge on these features.” In other words, convergence is not a natural law that organisms are under obligation to follow. Instead, convergence should be understood as one of the ingredients of Darwin Flubber.Fossils exist in the rocks. Evolution exists in the imagination. C. S. Lewis complained about that. In C. S. Lewis: Anti-Darwinist, Jerry Bergman summarizes his view, saying, “Evolutionary naturalism, Lewis explained, is ‘not the logical result of what is vaguely called “modern science”‘, but rather is a picture of reality that has resulted, not from empirical evidence, but from imagination” (p. 97). (Visited 746 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Rooibos helps prevent against cancer: study

first_img22 April 2014 Rooibos extracts in skin care products can help prevent the development of skin cancer and even delay the onset of malignant tumours, a recent study by Dr Tandeka Magcwebeba, a doctoral student at Stellenbosch University, has found. Using products that contain rooibos extracts such as soaps, sun creams and lotions may even delay the onset of malignant tumours, the research showed. “Lower concentrations of rooibos extracts may be able to prevent the development of skin cancer by stopping the multiplication of cancerous cells and removing these cells by prompting them to ‘commit suicide’,” says Magcwebeba, who conducted the study as part of her doctorate in biochemistry. “Once the skin has been exposed to the sun’s ultra violet (UV) rays, rooibos extracts will remove precancerous damaged cells and also block the onset of inflammation – the latter being one of the processes that promote the formation of tumours in skin.”Early stages According to Magcwebeba, it is better to use rooibos extracts during the early stages of cancer development when they are more effective in prolonging the progression of cancerous cells into a tumour. She says one of the major reasons why rooibos extracts are incorporated into skin care products is because “they contain certain natural compounds [polyphenols] that give them their anti-oxidant properties”.​ Magcwebeba adds that these compounds, which are found in most plants, are linked with the prevention of various chronic disorders, including cancer. She says the presence of these compounds in an extract may also help to predict its activity and may thus serve as a measure of quality control to ensure that rooibos extracts are biologically active before being used in cosmetic products. Magcwebeba’s study focused on promoting the use of rooibos extracts in an ointment rather than consuming it as a beverage or tea. “Studies on well-researched skin products have shown that topical application is more effective as the product is easily absorbed when it is directly applied on the skin.” Her research will provide knowledge towards the development of topical products that would be less invasive and cheaper to prevent cancer development, says Magcwebeba.Prevention “South Africa has one of highest rates of skin cancer, and one of the factors contributing this problem is attributed to non-compliance to prevention strategies and the treatment is reported to be highly invasive, expensive and tends to have a high recurrence rate.” Magcwebeba says rooibos not only helps to prevent the development of skin cancer but is also used to treat eczema, acne, nappy rash, colic in babies, nausea, heartburn, cramps, hay fever and asthma in folk medicine. It is also known to improve appetite, reduces nervous tension, promotes sleep and boosts the immune system. Magcwebeba says she now focuses on how a different plant (Gannabos) can help fight cancer and inflammation, but will definitely go back to rooibos in future. Dr Tandeka Magcwebeba is a postdoctoral fellow at Stellenbosch University’s Department of Biochemistry. She recently spoke about her research at the “New Voices in Science” colloquium held at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advance Study.This is an edited version of a story first published on Stellenbosch University‘s website. Published here with kind permission.last_img read more

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The highest awarded geocaching souvenirs

first_imgThere have been over 945 souvenirs in the 19 years of Geocaching (though souvenirs have really only been around for 9 years) but today we’re focusing on the top ten souvenirs that have been awarded the most. Seven of the ten souvenirs have something in common, can you figure out what it is? 9. California StateNumber of times awarded*: 419,526 Now, without further ado, the top ten highest awarded geocaching souvenirs: How many of the top ten souvenirs have you earned? Are any of the location souvenirs on your geocaching bucket list? Share in the comments!Share with your Friends:More *As of October 15, 2019 1. United States of America Number of times awarded*: 2,682,726 Did you figure out what seven of these souvenirs have in common? Hint: geocaching is a ________-based game. 10. Nordrhein-WestfalenNumber of times awarded*: 382,095 5. The ExplorerNumber of times awarded*: 578,344 7. CanadaNumber of times awarded*: 442,635 4. FranceNumber of times awarded*: 696,769 3. United KingdomNumber of times awarded*: 723,510 Interested in learning more about the history of souvenirs? Listen to this episode of the Inside HQ podcast! 2. Deutschland Number of times awarded*: 1,127,054 8. Hidden Creatures: BigfootNumber of times awarded*: 441,630 6. Fun with FavoritesNumber of times awarded*: 524,342 SharePrint RelatedFAQs: The lost treasure of Mary HydeJuly 10, 2017In “Learn”Geocaching souvenirs, badges, and trackable iconsOctober 10, 2016In “Community”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 2): Souvenirs, APE cache rediscoveryMay 10, 2018In “Community”last_img read more

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Google’s Eric Schmidt: Chrome OS One of the Most Important Developments of His Working Life

first_imgGoogle CEO Eric Schmidt wrote a blog post today about why the network computer failed and how cloud computing has made it possible to support a Web-based operating system.Schmidt calls the announcement of the Chrome OS notebook earlier this week one of the most important developments of his working life. He says the news is testament to the advancement of computer science that allows developers to use lightweight tools supported by complex back-end systems to create products and services that are easy for people to use.In the early 1980s, Schmidt worked at Sun Microsytems on the 3M computer. M stood for one megapixel, one megahertz and one megabit. Schmidt said that as part of that, Sun introduced a diskless computer.In 1995, Netscape did its IPO. The browser was born. By 1997, Schmidt was part of a group that launched a network computer. The effort failed. The infrastructure was not there.It was a time when the Web was still nascent in its development. On the other hand, IT had become central to corporate strategy. That power rested in providing desktops that provided powerful capabilities to knowledge workers everywhere.Today, the networked computer is back and the Web is becoming the simple interface for complex systems, powered by technology that has followed the path of Moore’s Law. The cloud provides a foundation that makes it possible to support a networked computer and operating system. The browser is the front-end for business and consumers to do their work and conduct personal tasks.Schmidt:“Chrome and Chrome OS are possible today for several reasons. First, time. Moore’s law is a factor of 1,000 in 15 years–so 15 years ago versus today, we have 1,000 times faster networks, CPUs and screens. That’s a lot more horsepower at the networking and disk level, which means the disks are faster, and the network is more reliable. Then, technology. Asynchronous JavaScript XML, or AJAX, came along in 2003/04, and it enabled the first really interesting web apps like Gmail to be built. All of a sudden people were like “Wow! This web thing is actually kind of useful … I can write some pretty interesting applications and they can update themselves!” And then a more general technology now known as LAMP, which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP–and Perl, Python and various other Ps–evolved as a platform for the back-end.”The Chrome OS is a new alternative to the desktop. The network is reliable and the disk, as Schmidt says, has disappeared. Schmidt points to Chrome OS but there are many examples of how the convergence of powerful back-end systems, big data and lightweight applications have lead to simplicity for people in work and their personal lives.Schmidt’s post is a reminder that cloud computing is a powerful force but it is the combined convergence of faster networks and new dynamic programming languages that have also provided us with entirely new ways to innovate. alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing last_img read more

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The Hustler’s Playbook: Whatever It Takes

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now If you want success, you have to do whatever it takes. But, know that there are boundaries on whatever it takes.Whatever it takes, as long as it is not illegal or immoral. You may want to be on the cover of the New York Times, but what the headline reads is important, isn’t it? There is no recipe for success that requires you break the law or act immorally. In fact, both of these things (even if you see others do something illegal or immoral to gain financial success), ensure that you are not successful.Whatever it takes, as long as whatever it takes doesn’t harm others. You don’t have to take advantage of someone to be successful. You don’t have to force them to do something that doesn’t benefit them, and you never have to be manipulative. These are the choices of the weak, and they’re the strategies of those who lack character, influence, and the ability to persuade people. You are a failure if what you do to “succeed” harms others.Whatever it takes, as long as what you are doing isn’t what is easy instead of what is necessary. Both of the paragraphs above speak to the idea that some people try to take shortcuts to gain the success they want. They try to do what is fast, instead of doing what is right. They don’t play the long game that real success requires, and they aren’t patient in their pursuit. Real success often comes overnight—after you have put in years of hard work.Whatever it takes, as long as it is aligned with your longer term goals. Success now isn’t going to look like success later. What is important to you at 28 will not be what is important to you at 48 or 68 or 88. “Whatever it takes” needs to include your legacy. What are you going to be known for? What is your contribution? “Whatever it takes,” as long as it is something you will be proud of having done.If “whatever it takes” makes you believe you have to do something that goes against the ideas written here, you will never be truly successful. Success is a matter of who you are, and if you are someone who is willing to succeed at the expense of others, you are not successful, and you are not thoughtful or resourceful enough to have the success you desire.last_img read more

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