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My World Or The World


wealthymattersOne day, Sage Narada came to Mount Kailas, a mango in his hand. Kartikeya’s eyes widened when he saw the mango; Ganesha’s mouth watered. “Who is it for?” they asked in unison. “It is for Shiva’s better son,” replied Narada, a mischievous glint in his eye.  Parvati realized what Narada was up to:  the cunning sage had taken upon himself the impossible task of making parents choose a favorite child.

All eyes turned to Shiva. “Better son? What’s that?” Shiva wondered, “Sons are sons. Some are older, some are younger. Some are taller, some are fatter. Some are stronger, some are smarter. How can one be better?”

“Here is how,” said Narada, “You create a measuring scale. He who measures better is the better son.” Shiva looked at Narada not quite understanding what was said. So Narada elaborated, “Well, creating a measuring scale is easy. You can say that my measuring scale is obedience – he who is more obedient is the better son. Or you can say that my measuring scale is money – he who makes more money is the better son. Or you can say that my measuring scale is achievement – he who can do the impossible is the better son.” Read more of this post

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#MyLongHappyLife


Take a look at the video above about a well planned life for a happy tomorrow. Now look beyond the fact that it’s an ad by Exide Life meant to sell insurance products.

I like the fact that at the end of the video,the wife asks her husband what he has planned for “now”. Planning out the future is important and wealth building for the future is good. Planning and making provision for future needs cuts down on unnecessary suffering somewhere down the line and ensures that ‘Kal Khoobsurt Hai’. Read more of this post

On Happiness


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Billionaire’s 10 Keys To Success


wealthymatters1. Figure out what you’re so passionate about that you’d be happy doing it for 10 years, even if you never made any money from it. That’s what you should be doing.

2. Always be true to yourself.Figure out what your values are and live by them, in business and in life.

3.Think about what your definition of success really is. Is it externally driven or internally driven?

4. Rather than focus on work-life separation, focus on work-life integration. Read more of this post

Carlos Slim Helu


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Carlos Slim Helu might have made it to the top of the Forbes List the second time in running but he is hardly known in India.Other than a few brief news pieces there has hardly been anything written about him in the Indian Press.

Now here is a man from an emerging economy who has made it to the top of the world rich list.The first to have done so.

His parents were successful in trade and business and so his family was well to do.But he multiplied the family fortune manifold by his own efforts.He was the 5th of 6 children and his father died when he was just 13 years old.However even before that his father gave him a good grounding in business skills especially in book keeping.Carlos made his first investment on his own in government bonds when he turned 13.  Read more of this post

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