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10,000 Hour Tenacity in Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell - The Beatles, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, professional hockey players, and solo violinists all have one thing in common. Malcolm Gladwell, author of “Outliers”, is able to effectively link these different parties together though his “10,000 Hour Rule”. Gladwell states that, “practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing that makes you good” (42). Using rhetorical devices, Gladwell effectively conveys how overall success can be spotted by historical, recurring patterns or events. Malcolm Gladwell has supported himself as a reputable author as well....   [tags: pattern of success, practice, goal]
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Dante Alighieri and his Divine Comedy - ... When Dante is getting overwhelmed, Virgil tells him, “‘Up on your feet. This is no time to tire!’ my master cried. ‘The man who lies asleep will never waken fame, and his desire…” (Lines 46-48) Through this, Virgil is indirectly telling us that no matter what, you have to push through. This life was never meant to be easy or fair, and bad things happen to all of us. You have to push through to make it to the better things, which will happen, no matter how hopeless a situation seems. Dante cannot end his journey now; he has to make it through the rest of Hell so he can move on to Purgatory and eventually to the Light of God himself....   [tags: Inferno, tenacity] 591 words
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Lessons To Be Learned From the Study of Warfare - New and innovative ideas have proven to be instrumental in lifelong learning but there is a great deal to be learned from the study of military history. Today’s military encourages and requires a new way of doing business. Commanders at all levels offer civilian employees incentives for creative ideas to solving problems and encourage service members to “think outside of the box”; business as usual is not the ‘group think’ anymore. But as spoken in the words of General Douglas MacArthur, “…But research does bring to light those fundamental principles and their combinations and applications, which in the past, have been productive of success....   [tags: Military History]
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Savvy Entrepreneurial Firm - Savvy Entrepreneurial Firm Starting a business requires many factors to be successful. The desire to be one’s own boss, pursue one’s own idea or for financial rewards; all must be done with savvy and persistence. Failure should not be an option but a learning process that guides future decisions. We see in the case of the Savvy Entrepreneurial Firm the tenacity and persistence against all odds to survive and be successful because the entrepreneurs were passionate and believed their product would improve the everyday lives of individuals....   [tags: Business Analysis]
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Movie: Dance Girl, Dance - Today’s women are an accumulation of the characteristics of their predecessors. In the film Dance, Girl, Dance, the two supporting characters, Bubbles and Judy, exemplify some of the most relevant characteristics of contemporary women. The character of Bubbles not only demonstrates manipulative and superficial behavior, she also demonstrates ambition and resourcefulness. The character of Judy exhibits independence and tenacity, but also naivety and innocence. Today’s women have molded themselves with the most relevant characteristics of each of these women, drawing form both positive and negative attributes....   [tags: film and character analysis] 852 words
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The Christian Worldview - Due to the "highly subjective nature of most scientific theorizing... [we should] let the Bible speak for itself and modify our scientific view of origins accordingly." (as cited in Downey, D., & Porter, S., 2009). God is an intelligent, creative, relational Being. God created all that exists (Gen 1-2) and right from the beginning God affirmed and blessed man’s participation in His creation (Gen 1:28-30, Gen 2:19-20). He created man in His image (Gen 1:26-27, 2:7) and for His fellowship (Gen 3:9)....   [tags: Christianity]
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Free College Admissions Essays: I Will Endure - I Will Endure When I wake up to the ear-splitting sound of my alarm clock, and blindly search for the snooze button, a sudden thought dawns: "What am I doing?" The time is 5:30 AM; all is dark and hushed. My weary body feels completely drained of energy. While straining to open my eyes, still warm and snug in my comfortable bed, I am overcome with a feeling of lethargy. "Perhaps I should call in sick." Despite all my musing, and my bed's magnetic pull, I still manage to rise each morning at this ungodly hour to join the cross-country running team in rigorous training....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 421 words
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Louis Pasteur, The Most Famous French Chemist -   Louis Pasteur, the most famous French chemist in the world, was born on December 27, 1822 and passed away on September 28,1895. He said: “There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are science and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it”, which showed his ideal method for science. In this quote, he admitted that theoretical science and applied science have to go together and his whole scientific life went on this way....   [tags: Biography, France, Milk, Pasteurization]
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Research on Carbon Nanotube and its Application - • Introduction to nanotechnology and carbon nanotube Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology of materials at the molecular or subatomic level (about 1 to 100 nanometers), which involve the ability to see and control individual atoms and molecules. Nanotechnology has many attractive features such as the volume of its products is only in molecular size while the precision and complexity are as human’s cells. Also it’s as 100 times hard as steel. Recent years one branch of the nanotechnology family, which has been studied for a long time since it was founded, carbon nanotubes(CNTs) and their widely application prospect made CNTs and corresponding technology (such as purification...   [tags: ]
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Assessment of Post-Operative Pain in Dementia Patients - Assessment of Post-Operative Pain in Dementia Patients Introduction The purpose of this paper is to present a discussion of the application and evaluation of Post-Operative pain management in elderly patients with dementia in a rehabilitation setting. Conceptual-Theoretical-Empirical Structure (C-T-E) Johnson’s Behavioral System Model is a model of nursing care that supports the development of efficient and effective behavioral functioning in the patient to prevent illness. The patient is recognized as a behavioral system composed of seven behavioral subsystems including affiliative, dependency, ingestive, eliminative, sexual, aggressive, and achievement....   [tags: rehabilitation setting, healthcare providers]
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Electrical Energy Supply by Different Energy Sources - ... From these we can derive that the faster the armature rotates the more electric current created. The electricity produced can then be extracted from the generator with the method of extracting it varying by the use intended. The extraction of electricity will feature a Voltage Regulator which is in charge of the regulation of the output voltage of the generator. The voltages generated at power stations are stepped up before transmission and distribution in order to reduce the power that may be lost in transmission and distribution especially through resistance....   [tags: turbine, blades, shaft, generator]
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A Nation of Grinders by David Brooks - Booker T. Washington once reminiscently wrote, "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome" (Washington). Washington's conviction that success is to be defined by tenacity and achievements throughout one's lifetime directly corroborates David Brooks's credence that success derives from a sound work ethic and perseverance as demonstrated in his article, "A Nation of Grinders." The speaker, who is typified as philosophical and sage, argues to an audience comprised of average American citizens striving for prosperity, that success is not merely calculated based on materialistic possessions but rather by the acquis...   [tags: happiness, diligence, experience] 908 words
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The Otherness: Genuiness, Accpetance, and Understanding - Having a relational understanding of persons focused on a theological basis, involves having a solid base and understanding of how intricately related we all are to the trune, and that we were created in imago dei – the Image of God. To truly understand a person, we need to be connected to them on both a divine and a human level. Appreciating all of the commonalities and also the persons 'otherness'. Part of developing and ensuring this true connection involves developing a genuine I – Thou relationship with them, rather than an I – It relationship....   [tags: Carl Rogers, self-actualization] 1028 words
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War Is Kind by Stephen Crane - The irony is cruel and unpleasant. How a country who bases their laws off of peace often finds itself in war. In a few simple words, war is not kind, at least according to Stephen Crane. Crane is a poet who lived through the Spanish-American War. He has firsthand experience with warfare, which was what inspired him to write the poem “War is Kind”. All throughout the poem Crane uses many forms of literary devices to help fortify his argument on war but one literary device particularly accentuates his perception of war....   [tags: poem analysis]
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The Truth About Materialism in America - Bob Dylan once wrote, "What's money. A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do" (Dylan). What exactly is success. Is being successful having a lot of money or looking beautiful or affluence. According to David Brooks, author of the article "A Nation of Grinders," success is defined by assiduity and the jubilation that it entails contrary to the creedence of modern American society. Society holds the creedence that material comfort and success are one in the same to be true and deems anyone who is wealthy or reknowned to have led a successful life....   [tags: Money vs Happiness] 957 words
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Simon Bolivar - The Liberator - Simon Bolivar - The Liberator Simon Bolivar was proclaimed “Liberator” by his own people and a world-renowned figure in his day. His prophetic vision of hemispheric solidarity lives today, and his political thinking serves dictators and democrat alike in contemporary Latin America. This paper explores the impact the days of colonialism and revolution, in which treatment of Creoles was inferior to Peninsulares (Spaniards born in Spain). And this was a long-standing cause of frustration and resentment that contributed to the desire for independence from Spain....   [tags: Biography] 2191 words
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Snapshots of Miss Emily in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily - Snapshots of Miss Emily in A Rose for Emily “A Rose for Miss Emily” by William Faulkner is a story of quiet lonliness and tragedy. The story ends on a surprising note, but one for which the reader is not totally unprepared. Faulkner very cleverly uses changing pictures of Miss Emily’s physical state to give the reader a clue as to what is transpiring inside her. The picture or “tableau” of Emily in her childhood gives us our first clue into her strange personality. She is “a slender figure in white in the background, her father a spraddled silhouette in the foreground, his back to her and clutching a horsewhip, the two of them framed by the back-flung front door.” The scene almost b...   [tags: A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner]
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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton - ... As a young child, Edith Wharton read many of the books in her father’s library. In addition, she was taught by a governess. Throughout her teenage years, she authored many poems and stories. In 1878, her mother privately printed Verses, a collection of Edith’s poems. Edith’s mother did not publish this collection because it was unladylike for a woman to be an author. In spite of her mother’s wishes, Edith Wharton wrote even more as she aged. On the 29th of April 1885, Edith married Edward Wharton....   [tags: empowerment, divorse, lifestyle] 525 words
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The Personal Optimism of Viktor Frankl - The power of mankind is only as strong as his internal being. While held captive within the confines of one of history’s most brutal constraints, Viktor Frankl reached within himself to transcend the hellish reality he could not escape. His module for existence can be summed up by Nietzsche's epitomic phrase “He who has a ‘why’ to live for can bear almost any ‘how’.” In the beginning of the book, he emphasizes that his purpose in writing the book is not at all to prove factual events, since there are already many available, but to apply meaning to the experiences he was forced to cope with....   [tags: Viktor Frankl, world war II] 503 words
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Comparing the Use of Setting in The Shawl and The Portable Phonograph - Use of Setting in "The Shawl" and "The Portable Phonograph"              In literature, setting is often used to enhance or develop characters, provide realism, and create a mood or atmosphere for a story (Roberts 256). Two short stories, "The Shawl" by Cynthia Ozick and Walter Van Tillburg Clark’s "The Portable Phonograph" explore victims of war in the vivid settings that the authors have created. Although both works are vague as to geographic setting and place in time, the authors’ detailed descriptions of the character’s surroundings envelop the reader and lend an air of authenticity to the tales (Kauvar 180)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Qualities Required to Win a Conflict - The Qualities Required to Win a Conflict Perhaps one would think a survivor in a scandal would be the “good guy”. One might expect a successful person to be likeable and compassionate. Usually it is an assumption of a person whom possesses great charisma, positivity, and friendliness. Also we would assume it would be a law abiding citizen, well educated, and a role model, whom was simply caught in a bad predicament. Several instances in reality prove otherwise, and this character could be quite the opposite....   [tags: Scandal Conflict Skills Argument] 1174 words
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A Man For All Seasons - A "Man for All Seasons" is about a man so subtle and saintly that an actor who takes on the role must be able to project an almost superhuman presence. As is evident, the story is based on the life of Sir Thomas More, man of God and chancellor to the court of Henry VIII. The year is 1530 and from what I know, actors in this movie typically wear transparent half-masks and double up on roles. More was the only member of Henry VIII's government who would not be seduced or corrupted by Henry's threats....   [tags: essays research papers] 453 words
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Composer Henry Lawson Creates Convincing and Extraordinary Images in The Drover’s Wife and In A Dry Season - Composers use comprehensive variety of language techniques to engage their audience by creating convincing and extraordinary images. Distinctively visuals are created through the use of extravagant techniques and complex word choice, so it helps the audience to visualize the text and therefore share and also intensify their understanding of the texts. Two short stories composed by ‘Henry Lawson’ that use techniques and word choice to portray distinctively visuals are ‘The Drover’s Wife’ and ‘In A Dry Season’, these two texts are strongly opposite to the visual ‘Flatford Mil’ by English artist John constable....   [tags: audience, theme, ideology]
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The Tragic Heroes and their Effect on Humanity in Homer's "the Iliad" and "the Aeneid" - During their reading of the Iliad and the Aeneid, scores of readers only see the two great poets commenting on the nature of war and destruction. What countless do not see, however, are there passionate outcries on behalf of the tragic heroes and humanity itself. The author of the Iliad, Homer, has been theorized by some to be a collection of writers working in collaboration. Nevertheless, this author had an immeasurable effect on ancient Greek culture. The Aeneid was written by Virgil, who was born in 70 BCE and had two other works in addition to his epic masterpiece....   [tags: Iliad, Aeneid, ]
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What set the Cistercian order apart from other monastic movements in the twelfth century? - The speed, extent and tenacity of Cistercian expansion was by all accounts extraordinary, and one that seemed to differ greatly from the other monastic movements of the twelfth century. Their growth from one to seven foundations, to more than three hundred in the space of fifty years was almost entirely unexpected by contemporary standards. However, when one delves into the history of the order and looks at the factors that differentiated it from other similar monastic institutions of the same period one begins to see a number of portentous factors that undoubtedly contributed to such explosive growth....   [tags: Religion]
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Rhetorical and Fallacies in the Article “The Media Violence Myth” by Richard Rhodes - In 2000, Pulitzer-winning journalist Richard Rhodes published an article titled “The Media Violence Myth,” through the “American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression,” a liberal establishment dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment right to free speech. Despite coming from a background plagued with violence and abuse, Rhodes has studied nuclear history and weapons use for over 20 years and has developed a unique opinion about the media’s effect on public violence. In “The Media Violence Myth,” Rhodes aims to convince his readers that the media does not contribute to violence through its portrayal....   [tags: Media Violence Myth, Richard Rhodes, rhetoric, fal] 1504 words
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Comparison of Julius Caesar's Leadership and Leader Qualities Theorized by Macchiavelli and Castiglione - In the famed author William Shakespeare’s playwright Julius Caesar, we are introduced to an extraordinary plot of a powerful ruler, Julius Caesar, who gained power through astonishing victories and remarkable strategies but fell victim to betrayal. The betrayal that led to his demise was led by some of the very people that surrounded him the most, even some people that he considered as friends. The theme of betrayal and the notion of friendship and its validity are both topics that are worth examining but perhaps the most prevalent topic that drives this plot is the image of Caesar....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Shakespeare]
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Abraham Lincoln: From an Innocent Child to the Chief of a Bloody War - The sixteenth president of the United States was none other than “Honest Abe” himself, or better known as Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln may have looked thin and weak physically, but he was actually pretty strong. He was also a fierce, sharp-witted lawyer and politician. He was never afraid of the challenges thrown at him. He held firmly to the things he believed to be right, even when the “majority” did not agree with him. Abraham Lincoln faced opposition as president because of his divergent moral views, ideas, decisions, and beliefs....   [tags: honest abe, freeing slaves]
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