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Did you know…

… that today is Alaska’s Birthday? On this day in 1867, the U.S. formally took possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Texas, and was championed by William Henry Seward, the enthusiastically expansionist secretary of state under President. Happy birthday, Alaska!


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Never stop acquiring the commonsense, it is as good as the knowledge.”

— Amit Kalantri

Did you know…

…  Birthday of San Francisco is celebrated? In 1776, Spanish missionaries began the first settlement in the area that was to become the city of San Francisco. Yerba Buena, the original name of San Francisco, was taken from the plant with the same name that grew around the settlement that was adjacent to the Mission San Francisco de Asis, “Mission Dolores.”


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”

— Anthony J. D’Angelo


Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, mid-19th century

Relating to an uncle


Suggestive of the warm feelings between a man and his siblings’ children

Examples of Avuncular in a sentence

“He has a genial smile and avuncular friendliness that lead many to refer to him as uncle, even if he isn’t related to them.”

“My mom’s brother treated me with a kind, avuncular attitude when I was a child.”

Wisdom Quotes

It’s better to find the source of a problem and being unable to fix it than it is to fix the problem without knowing its source.

It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settling a question without debating it. (Joseph Joubert)

It doesn’t take a master to hold a sword.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. (Publilius Syrus)

Ethical Alliance Daily News 

Ethical Alliance Daily News 

United States: Crooked longshore union honcho pleads guilty to accepting $150,000 in bribes
Oct 17, 2019 08:00 pm

The corrupt president of a local International Longshoremen’s Association union pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking $150,000 in bribes that he referred to as “tickets.” Glenn Blicht, 57, copped to a scheme in which he demanded bribes from an employer in…
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Mexico: Powerful Pemex union boss resigns amid graft charges in Mexico
Oct 17, 2019 07:30 pm

The longtime head of Mexico’s powerful oil workers union, Carlos Romero Deschamps, has resigned, a ruling party federal lawmaker said on Wednesday, a day after the president hinted he should step down to face allegations of wrongdoing. President Andres Manuel…
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Australia: NSW Labor boss Kaila Murnain resigns amid ICAC inquiry
Oct 17, 2019 07:00 pm

NSW Labor boss Kaila Murnain has quit, seven weeks after being suspended on full pay following her explosive evidence at a corruption inquiry into the party. The party confirmed Ms Murnain resigned as general secretary this morning. A statement from…
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Iran: Iranian president’s brother begins prison term
Oct 17, 2019 06:00 pm

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother has reportedly begun a five-year prison sentence for corruption. Hossein Fereydoun, who was a close adviser to the president, entered Tehran’s Evin prison on Wednesday, his lawyer told local media. He was convicted of “receiving…
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Indonesia: Medan mayor, officials in Jakarta and East Kalimantan arrested for alleged graft
Oct 17, 2019 06:00 pm

Medan Mayor Dzulmi Edin and 14 other people, including officials and private individuals, have been arrested on graft charges during separate raids conducted by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) since Tuesday. In Medan, North Sumatra, the KPK arrested Dzulmi and…
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Guatemala: Jail for Guatemala ex-candidate Torres in alleged graft case
Oct 17, 2019 05:30 pm

A court on Wednesday ordered former presidential candidate and first lady Sandra Torres to remain behind bars for two months while an investigation into purported illicit campaign financing plays out. The judge ruled that Torres be subject to preventive prison…
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Wisdom Quote

You can change neither the currents nor the tides, but you can use the winds to change direction.

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. (Jimmy Dean)

Both the past and the future are beyond our reach, it’s the present you must grasp.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. (Buddha)

Courtesy: Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Blog!

Founder of Influence360° and The Dieken Group, Connie Dieken is the author of the bestselling books Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal and a 5-time Emmy award-winning journalist. A member of our 100 Coaches, Connie is an expert on leadership influence. She helps leaders influence positive outcomes in all directions sometimes under the most difficult conditions.
In this week’s interview, I ask Connie to define influence. What does it mean to be influential in today’s rapidly changing world? Below is an excerpt from our interview.
Leading with Influence: Connie Dieken & Marshall Goldsmith
All of these videos are online, so if you haven’t had a chance to see one yet or if you’d like a refresher they are available at Thinkers50 and on my YouTube channel. I hope you find these videos to be fun and useful and that you continue to share them!
Life is good.
The Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 Video Blog and accompanying written articles incorporate learnings from my 40 years of experience with top executives, as well as material from my previous research, articles, and books, including New York Times best-selling What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, MOJO, Triggers, and How Women Rise.