Posted on 18 October 2009.
A good leader inspires a person to achieve something extraordinary. Good leaders don’t boast of their leadership, but are humble and motivate the people they lead. There are several such influential people all over the world. It would be interesting to look closer and choose ten of them who make a difference to our humanity.
1. Barack Obama:
Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. A highly intelligent person, he has acquired several notable achievements. A visionary with the ability to bring change, he is definitely one of the best individuals who can lead millions of people with confidence and courage.
2. Hu Jintao:
Hu Jintao is the President of the People’s Republic of China. Some of his achievements in the field of economy are greatly appreciated by people all over the world. He is a man who advocates “China’s peaceful rise,” thus ensuring soft relationships with the rest of the world.
3. Nicolas Sarkozy:
He is the 23rd President of the French Republic. He is famous for his ultimate stance on certain important issues pertaining to law and order. He has also promised to cooperate with the United States of America and the United Kingdom in foreign affairs.
4. Ben Bernanke:
Ben Bernanke is an American economist and also the existing Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States. His contributions to the economy are manifold. In fact, he was elected as the chairman for the second term by President Barack Obama.
5. Jean-Claude Trichet:
Jean-Claude Trichet is the President of the European Central Bank. He has the credit of winning the “Vision for Europe” award that was given to him recently, identifying his amazing contributions to the integration of Europe.
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Posted on 18 June 2009.
For all the readers out there, we have tried to uncover some of the unconventional authors of our generation. The books range from a wide range of subjects covering fiction and fantasy, non – fiction and economies. The purpose of this list is single and that is to open the eyes of the reader to enjoy the immense and rich mixture of books that are lying unnoticed on bookshelves.
1. The Fantastic Book of Everybody’s Secrets – by Sophie Hannah
Recognized as an award winning writer of thrillers and crime stories, Sophie Hannah offers a fresh and unique taste from her fantastic fantasies. One could actually compare this book to Roald Dahl’s style of writing which involves funny characters in weirdly strange and comic situations.
2. Vicky Had One Eye Open – by Darryl Samaraweera
Colorful, frank and emotional, this is the story of a patient called Vicky and her sensitive family. When Vicky falls into a coma, her life is changed forever and as the story unravels, the reader is amazed at the poetic brilliance of the author.
3. Bad Traffic – by Simon Lewis
Based in the lethal streets of rustic England, Bad Traffic is about cop from the Siberian border, Inspector Jian. After a frantic phone call from her daughter, the inspector sets on a mission to hunt down a group of thieves but his problems are far greater – he is Chinese, knows no English and has very little cash. Gripping and adventurous, this is a must read for crime fiction fans.
4. Hungry City – by Carolyn Steel
Carolyn Steel opens our eyes to the inevitable bond linking food production, urban development and land use. The book delicately examines such issues and charts out solutions to the problems associated with food creation and land usage. While a serious read, this one definitely gives us social and economical food for thought.
5. Traffic: Why We Drive The Way We Do, And What It Says About Us – by Tom Vanderbilt
Malcolm Gladwell’s raging authority in the field of psychology has resulted in this bright and candid insight into the world of traffic behavior. This appealing and populist study at driving behavior and transportation planning will surprise and amaze you.
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