The come-from-behind winner of the 1981 Oscar for best picture, Chariots of Fire either strikes you as either a cold exercise in mechanical manipulation or as a tale of true determination and inspiration. The heroes are an unlikely pair of young athletes who ran […]
The only remaining evidence that Sylvester Stallone might have had a respectable career, this 1976 Oscar® winner (for Best Picture, Director, and Editing) is still the quintessential ode to an underdog and one of the best boxing movies ever made. After writing the script about […]
This 1993 film by David Anspaugh (Hoosiers) is slowly building a reputation as a minor highlight of ’90s movies. Based on a true story, Rudy stars Sean Astin as Rudy Ruettiger, a blue-collar kid whose father (Ned Beatty) worships Notre Dame football but who […]
A phenomenal hit when it was released in 1989, Field of Dreams has become a modern classic and a uniquely American slice of cinema. It functions effectively as a moving drama about the power of dreams, a fantasy ode to our national pastime, and […]
The Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director Robert Zemeckis, and Best Actor Tom Hanks, this unlikely story of a slow-witted but good-hearted man somehow at the center of the pivotal events of the 20th century is a funny and heartwarming epic. Hanks […]
It’s a Wonderful Life was largely forgotten for years, due to a copyright quirk. Only in the late 1970s did it find its audience through repeated TV showings. Frank Capra’s masterwork deserves its status as a feel-good communal event, but it is also one […]
You must have heard the story of two frogs. They were traveling in a jungle. All of a sudden, two of them fall in a deep ditch. Their friends looked deep down the ditch and had pity on the unfortunate frogs because they thought […]
I once listened to an audio tape of a motivational guru, Jim Rohn, on the power of association. I’m utterly compelled to share Jim Rohn with you verbatim.
“One of the keys to success often overlooked is people with whom we’ve chosen to […]
The last little effort unleashes the enormous power and energy that gives exponential results. In isolation, this little effort is meaningless and inconsequential, but this little effort in combination with series of efforts down the road contains in it the power of large magnitude. […]
The 80/20 Rule is one of the most helpful of all concepts of time and life management. It’s also called the Pareto Principle after its founder, the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who first wrote about it in 1895. Pareto noticed that people in […]
Famous motivational speaker Jim Rohn uses a metaphor about life that life has seasons. Sometimes, its winter and sometimes its spring. Sometimes it’s raining and sometimes it’s autumn. Cold winds never last forever and so do the light breezes. Let me give you […]
Every segment of society and every profession develops its peculiar words, phrases and metaphors. From bus drivers to doctors, from dacoits to daily wagers, from tycoons to trainers, from marketers to magicians, from winners to weepers and wailers, every profession has developed its own […]
There’re frequently asked questions (FAQs) in almost every interview. You must rehearse the answers of those questions. But your answers shouldn’t sound as if it’s ‘canned’ presentation. “If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred […]
One of my friends who now holds a senior position in the mutual fund industry of Pakistan had a job crisis some ten years back. He once told me that he responded to more than 400 job ads in 7-8 months but got only […]
If you’re a product, then internship is your free sampling to generate induced trial.
In our basic premise of job-hunting being similar to product selling, internship is like free sampling. In any Marketing Plan, the objective of free sampling is to induce forced trials […]
There’re six qualities of a killer CV.
1. It looks unique and tailored—never canned or circular type.
2. It reads like a strategic proposal instead of ‘yesterday’s news’.
3. It differentiates you from other similarly qualified candidates.
4. It has an unbeatable, well-articulated value […]
Since childhood, I’ve been very curious and inquisitive about the repetition of words and verses in the Holy Quran. You’ll find this art or science of repetition at the pinnacle in chapter Rahman when a single verse (which is it, of the favors of your Lord, that ye deny?) is repeated 29 times in total […]
The year is 1925. Person is Bruce Fairchild Barton—American author, publicist, advertising executive, and politician; co-founder of Barton, Durstine & Osborn (BDO) advertising agency in 1919. He writes a letter to 24 rich men of America for raising funds. All 24 men reply with at least $ 1,000 donation. Let me share with you the […]
With the passage of time, swindlers and conmen all over the world are getting more creative and leveraging the the power of technology and internet. Next time, you get kind of following email from your close friend, pick up the phone to call him/her or his/her family to confirm.
“This had to […]
Sometime you never know how precious stuff you get through junk email. In 2006, I received an email through junk which I happened to open. It was about a son’s regret about how he maltreated his mother. The music and the entire story made me cry. On this Mothers Day I am sharing the same […]