XV. The 48 Laws of Power II

A compilation derived from this blog. Once again for the sake of convenience and for my own recollection. Law 12: Use Selective Honesty and Generosity to Disarm Your Victim   One sincere and honest move will cover over dozens of dishonest ones. Open-hearted gestures of honesty and generosity bring down the guard of even the … Continue reading XV. The 48 Laws of Power II

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XIII. These 25 Companies Are More Powerful Than Many Countries

Going stateless to maximize profits, multinational companies are vying with governments for global power. Who is winning? BY PARAG KHANNA TOP 25 BY DAVID FRANCIS ILLUSTRATION BY EDEL RODRIGUEZ Taken from: http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/15/these-25-companies-are-more-powerful-than-many-countries-multinational-corporate-wealth-power/ At first glance, the story of Accenture reads like the archetype of the American dream. One of the world’s biggest consulting companies, which … Continue reading XIII. These 25 Companies Are More Powerful Than Many Countries

XII. “THE TREE OF LIFE”: MOVIE REVIEW AND REFLECTION

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The Tree of Life is maddening, exhilarating, gorgeous, ponderous, insightful, pretentious, epic, shallow, beautiful, and strange — essentially the apotheosis of Terrence Malick’s entire career. It will divide audiences like few films have in recent years.

The movie, which exists as a metaphysical meditation and a lyrical poem, focuses – at a microcosmic level – on the story of Jack, a jaded, middle aged man (played by Sean Penn) scarred by the memories of an oppressive upbringing by his father (Brad Pitt), as well as the untimely death of his younger brother.

Like all Malick movies, however, the plot is simply window dressing for the grand philosophical questions the director has been chasing for nearly four decades: the struggle between nature and grace, the duality of man, the meaning of life, and a sense of understanding and reconciliation amidst the chaos and suffering of it all.

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XII. Friedhelm Winter: INTJ

Taken from: http://mbtifiction.com/ Generation War / Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter Factors to keep in mind: PTSD Dominant Introverted Intuition (Ni): Friedhelm has clever solutions to impossible problems that didn’t occur to anybody else. He looks at the war from an incredibly big-picture view, against it from the start and disillusioned with it by the end. He’s the ultimate idealist-cynic. … Continue reading XII. Friedhelm Winter: INTJ