Word of the day

Anonə-NAHNPart of speech: adverbOrigin: Old English, pre-12th century
Examples of Anon in a sentence “Don’t worry — I’ll see you anon.” “I’ll explain everything anon.”

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Famous colleges

Parents can do their kids a favor if, from an early age, they hear them say “famous college” instead of “good college.”

Because there’s very little data that shows that colleges with big football programs or lots of Nobel prize winners are actually good at doing what a college should do for an undergraduate.

If you want to spend the time and the money and the debt to go to a famous college, that’s your choice.

But don’t be confused into believing that a famous one is a good one.

And in this back-to-school moment, it’s smart to not only consider a gap year filled with intention as a way to engage with the world, but to think about what we’re actually buying when we buy a degree from a famous college.

Education and learning continue to diverge. In-person, real-time learning is too expensive, too scarce and rarely as effective as it could be, and we’re discovering that a commitment to life-long learning is more important than a four-year sabbatical that costs too much and delivers too little. And good colleges are in a position to do something about this, while the ones that are merely famous will fight hard to maintain their status quo.

Scarcity isn’t always needed to create value.

The pandemic has created a significant shift in perception, and the repercussions are going to be felt by colleges for years to come–many of them are going to be refactored, restructured or disappear.

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“We rich nations, for that is what we are, have an obligation not only to the poor nations, but to all the grandchildren of the world, rich and poor. We have not inherited this earth from our parents to do with it what we will. We have borrowed it from our children and we must be careful to use it in their interests as well as our own.”— Moss Cass

Anti-Corruption Daily Newsletter for 08/31/2020

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 Should Whistleblower Reward Laws be Capped?By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 11:13 am
In 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new rules to its Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower program that could limit the amount of awards paid to whistleblowers in large cases. After two years of consideration, the SEC is posed to finalize its rule on capping the amount of whistleblower rewards. A final vote on the proposed whistleblower rule has been set for September 2nd.
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Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine patents under probe by US Defence DepartmentBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 11:10 am
WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) – Moderna’s patents that were filed or awarded are being probed by the US Department of Defence’s research arm, the Financial Times reported, saying the company failed to disclose government funding as required by federal law.
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Haryana government is synonymous with corruption, unemployment and crimeBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 11:07 am
Slamming the ruling BJP-JJP coalition government in Haryana, leader of opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday called it “synonymous with corruption, unemployment and crime”.
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Former Eskom manager France Hlakudi in Pretoria Regional Court for tax fraud of R30mBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 10:58 am
Pretoria – Former Eskom senior manager France Hlakudi yesterday appeared in the Pretoria Regional Court on charges involving personal tax fraud totalling R30 million.
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Mexico’s president shows how not to handle a scandal By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 10:30 am
The allegations are unproven but stunning. In a 63-page deposition, disclosed on August 19th, Emilio Lozoya, once head of Pemex, Mexico’s state oil firm, accuses 17 prominent Mexicans of corruption. According to Mr Lozoya, Enrique Peña Nieto, president in 2012-18, benefited from the payment o
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Covid 19 Fuelling Illicit Trade, Financial Flows GloballyBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 10:28 am
The world is coming to terms with the economic strife causde by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, taking advantage of this turmoil are crooks who, according to the World Economic Forum, will whisk off over $2.2 trillion, equivalent of 3% of the global GDP, which will be lost due to illicit trade and financial flows.
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‘Hackers for hire’ scare UK cyber‑chiefBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 10:18 am
Britain’s cyber-chief has warned about the growing threat from “hackers for hire” and rogue states such as Russia that are weaponising computer viruses to steal academic research and government secrets.
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Bureau Veritas advises UK businesses to prioritise ethics amid furore over modern slavery violations By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 10:16 am
Amid new furore surrounding modern slavery breaches happening in the UK, Bureau Veritas has asserted that it has never been more important for UK businesses to ensure they implement ethical practices throughout their entire supply chain.
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UK Regulation of Consumer IOT SecurityBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 10:14 am
The U.K. government recently launched a consultation process for regulating consumer Internet of Things (IOT) security. This could have significant implications for U.S. manufacturers, given that the U.K. will remain a key sales market following Brexit.
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UK’s financial regulator expands AML regulations to all cryptocurrency firms By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 10:12 am
According to the consultation paper published by the UK’s financial regulator, cryptocurrency firms need to submit an annual report on their problem dealing method.
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Auditors scrutinizing EU support to fight grand corruption in #Ukraine By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 10:11 am
Ukraine has been part of the European Neighbourhood Policy since 2003 and finally signed an association agreement six years ago following the Maidan revolution. Overall, the European Commission has committed about €15 billion since 2014, making it the largest donor to Ukraine. The EU’s main objective is to support the country’s reform agenda on the path towards economic integration and closer political association. The fight against corruption is a key element in achieving these things.
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FBI arrests Russian ‘tourist’ in Tesla malware extortion scheme By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 10:10 am
The FBI has arrested a Russian tourist in America, who investigators say offered a Tesla employee $1 million to infect company computers with malware in a scheme to steal data and extort payment from the company.
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UAE and Israel discuss cooperation in food and water securityBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:57 am
DUBAI: A UAE minister of state and Israel’s agriculture minister discussed food and water security cooperation on Friday in a phone call, an Emirati statement said on Sunday.
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Mauritania: is it fighting corruption or is there a soft coup? By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:55 am
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ghazouani has just completed his first year in power by launching a campaign to fight corruption and protect public funds. As part of this campaign, cases from the decade-long rule of former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz were opened. The first success of the campaign was the resignation of Ismail Ould Cheikh Sidiya’s government, less than a year after its formation, following a report by the Parliamentary Investigative Commission which suggested that ministers in the government were involved in corruption. President Ghazouani proposed the formation of the committee at the beginning of this year.
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Saudi governors, commanders fired over corruption at tourism projectsBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:53 am
JEDDAH: Senior Saudi security commanders are among a number of officials who have been sacked over corruption at tourism projects, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
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Tens of thousands of anti-Netanyahu protesters hit Israel streets By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:52 am
Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in Jerusalem in a continuation of months-long weekend rallies demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces a corruption trial and accusations of mishandling the coronavirus crisis.
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Assassinations Highlight Security Challenges for US-Backed Forces in Eastern SyriaBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:51 am
WASHINGTON – Tensions are flaring in an eastern Syria province after the assassinations of several powerful Arab tribal leaders, with U.S.-backed forces accusing Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells and Syrian government proxies of carrying out such attacks to cause instability in the former IS stronghold.
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Lebanon probes procurement of ‘death ship’ RhosusBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:49 am
BEIRUT – Lebanese investigators are understood to be probing why the MV Rhosus – a substandard vessel burdened with 2,750 metric tons of hazardous ammonium nitrate – was procured in 2013 to ferry heavy seismic survey machinery out of Beirut Port.
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Imee believes there is evidence that can tie Duque to PhilHealth corruption By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:43 am
Marcos said that contrary to Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson’s belief there is no direct evidence that could link Duque to such irregularities, she said she believes there are plenty.
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U.S. says Herbalife to pay $123.1 million to resolve China bribery caseBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:38 am
Herbalife Nutrition will pay $123.1 million to settle criminal and civil charges it bribed Chinese officials in government agencies and media outlets to boost its business in China, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.
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End of an Abe era for Japan By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:37 am
TOKYO/SEOUL – Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, 65, announced his resignation on Friday.
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Demand for volume makes Southeast Asia susceptible to ad fraudBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:36 am
Due to its high mobile penetration rate, improvements to connectivity quality, and expansion of e-payment methods vis-a-vis a booming Fintech industry, the Southeast Asia region is more susceptible to advertising fraud, compared to other regions. According to AppsFlyer, there are exceptionally high fraud rates in the finance vertical in Southeast Asia, with 4 out of 5 markets exceeding 50 percent.
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Fighting two pandemics hand in hand in Asia and the Pacific By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:34 am
Global hunger has been on a regrettable rise in recent years, and despite Asia’s economic clout, the continent – home to more than half of the world’s undernourished – has not been spared. Now COVID-19 is leading to a slowdown of regional economic growth and further threatening food security.
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What Does the Controversial Anti-Money Laundering Bill Tell Us About Pakistani Politics? By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:31 am
On August 26, Pakistan’s parliament rejected a major Anti-Money Laundering Bill linked to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s requirements for the country.
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How Artificial Intelligence is Powering Asia’s Fraudtech Fight Against Financial Crime By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:29 am
Advances in technological fields including artificial intelligence (AI) and biometrics are providing new ways for financial institutions and startups to combat the surge in fraud and financial crime resulting from the rise of digital banking and fintech.
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How corruption in South Africa is deeply rooted in the country’s past and why that mattersBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:23 am
When South Africans express shock at corruption, few seem to know that it is perhaps the country’s oldest tradition.
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15 arrested, including cops, for multi-million police car branding tender fraudBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:19 am
Police have arrested 15 people, some of whom are former or serving cops, in connection with fraud, corruption, money laundering and theft.
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Credit Suisse reports ex-banker over Africa fraud By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:18 am
Credit Suisse said it had reported one of its former bankers to police after uncovering a fraud in the African arm of its wealth management unit earlier this year. The individual, who worked in the bank’s flagship International Wealth Management division in Zurich, was dismissed by the bank when the fraud was discovered in the first quarter.
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Where FATF Crypto Compliance Gets InterestingBy Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:07 am
But crypto businesses seeing strong growth across the 54-country continent are working hard on know-your-customer (KYC) rules to meet the exacting standards set out by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
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Tesla employee reportedly turned down bribe to infect network By Anti-Corruption Digest on Aug 31, 2020 09:05 am
Strap yourselves in folks because this story could’ve been plucked from an episode of your favourite spy series.
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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Never give up, never look down and never look back. Always move forward in life. Don’t let anyone make you feel as if you don’t belong or unworthy of… ever. Those that do are just not strong enough to handle such greatness. Be proud of who you are. Always walk with your head high, you are never alone.”

— Author Unknown

Did you know

Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of Mary Wollenstone Shelley (1797)? Shelley was an English novelist and short story writer best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein. She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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Date certain

One of the most expensive things a service business or freelancer can do is promise that work will be done by a certain day. Which is something we need to do, of course, but we should charge appropriately. “It’ll be done soon,” should be way cheaper than, “It’ll be done at exactly 11 am on Tuesday.”

And one of the most important things we can do to focus our energy and commitment is be prepared to promise a date certain. It sharpens everything.

Wisdom Quotes

Even if you’re on the right path, you’ll get nowhere if you stand still.

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. (Will Rogers)

Wisdom is not only defined by what you know, but also be knowing what you don’t.
To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. (Confucius)

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Spreading like wildflowers

Often, people encounter ideas that are spreading like wildfire.

The problem with a wildfire is that not only is it out of control, but it leaves nothing but destruction in its wake.

Build an idea that spreads like wildflowers instead.




Part of speech: nounOrigin: Japanese, 12th century1

A Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism emphasizing the value of meditation and intuition.Examples of Zen in a sentence”‘

I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.’ ― Eckhart Tolle,

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment”

“I admire the Zen philosophies and have tried to adapt those principles into my meditation practice.”

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Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is Gold in the Yukon Day? While salmon fishing near the Klondike River in Canada’s Yukon Territory on this day in 1896, George Carmack spotted nuggets of gold in a creek bed. His lucky discovery sparked the last great gold rush in the American West.


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अथ द्वादशोऽध्यायः- भक्तियोग

साकार और निराकार के उपासकों की उत्तमता का निर्णय और भगवत्प्राप्ति के उपाय का विषय

अर्जुन उवाच
एवं सततयुक्ता ये भक्तास्त्वां पर्युपासते ।
ये चाप्यक्षरमव्यक्तं तेषां के योगवित्तमाः ॥
arjuna uvāca
ēvaṅ satatayuktā yē bhaktāstvāṅ paryupāsatē.
yēcāpyakṣaramavyaktaṅ tēṣāṅ kē yōgavittamāḥ৷৷12.1৷৷
भावार्थ : अर्जुन बोले- जो अनन्य प्रेमी भक्तजन पूर्वोक्त प्रकार से निरन्तर आपके भजन-ध्यान में लगे रहकर आप सगुण रूप परमेश्वर को और दूसरे जो केवल अविनाशी सच्चिदानन्दघन निराकार ब्रह्म को ही अतिश्रेष्ठ भाव से भजते हैं- उन दोनों प्रकार के उपासकों में अति उत्तम योगवेत्ता कौन हैं?॥1॥

मय्यावेश्य मनो ये मां नित्ययुक्ता उपासते ।
श्रद्धया परयोपेतास्ते मे युक्ततमा मताः ॥
śrī bhagavānuvāca
mayyāvēśya manō yē māṅ nityayuktā upāsatē.
śraddhayā parayōpētāstē mē yuktatamā matāḥ৷৷12.2৷৷
भावार्थ : श्री भगवान बोले- मुझमें मन को एकाग्र करके निरंतर मेरे भजन-ध्यान में लगे हुए (अर्थात गीता अध्याय 11 श्लोक 55 में लिखे हुए प्रकार से निरन्तर मेरे में लगे हुए) जो भक्तजन अतिशय श्रेष्ठ श्रद्धा से युक्त होकर मुझ सगुणरूप परमेश्वर को भजते हैं, वे मुझको योगियों में अति उत्तम योगी मान्य हैं॥2॥

भगवत गीता के सभी अध्यायों को पढ़ें:

ये त्वक्षरमनिर्देश्यमव्यक्तं पर्युपासते।

सर्वत्रगमचिन्त्यं च कूटस्थमचलं ध्रुवम्‌ ॥
सन्नियम्येन्द्रियग्रामं सर्वत्र समबुद्धयः ।
ते प्राप्नुवन्ति मामेव सर्वभूतहिते रताः ॥
yē tvakṣaramanirdēśyamavyaktaṅ paryupāsatē.
sarvatragamacintyaṅ ca kūṭasthamacalaṅ dhruvam৷৷12.3৷৷
saṅniyamyēndriyagrāmaṅ sarvatra samabuddhayaḥ.
tē prāpnuvanti māmēva sarvabhūtahitē ratāḥ৷৷12.4৷৷
भावार्थ : परन्तु जो पुरुष इन्द्रियों के समुदाय को भली प्रकार वश में करके मन-बुद्धि से परे, सर्वव्यापी, अकथनीय स्वरूप और सदा एकरस रहने वाले, नित्य, अचल, निराकार, अविनाशी, सच्चिदानन्दघन ब्रह्म को निरन्तर एकीभाव से ध्यान करते हुए भजते हैं, वे सम्पूर्ण भूतों के हित में रत और सबमें समान भाववाले योगी मुझको ही प्राप्त होते हैं॥3-4॥

क्लेशोऽधिकतरस्तेषामव्यक्तासक्तचेतसाम्‌ ।

अव्यक्ता हि गतिर्दुःखं देहवद्भिरवाप्यते ॥
avyaktā hi gatirduḥkhaṅ dēhavadbhiravāpyatē৷৷12.5৷৷
भावार्थ : उन सच्चिदानन्दघन निराकार ब्रह्म में आसक्त चित्तवाले पुरुषों के साधन में परिश्रम विशेष है क्योंकि देहाभिमानियों द्वारा अव्यक्तविषयक गति दुःखपूर्वक प्राप्त की जाती है॥5॥

ये तु सर्वाणि कर्माणि मयि सन्नयस्य मत्पराः ।

अनन्येनैव योगेन मां ध्यायन्त उपासते ॥
yē tu sarvāṇi karmāṇi mayi saṅnyasya matparāḥ.
ananyēnaiva yōgēna māṅ dhyāyanta upāsatē৷৷12.6৷৷
भावार्थ : परन्तु जो मेरे परायण रहने वाले भक्तजन सम्पूर्ण कर्मों को मुझमें अर्पण करके मुझ सगुणरूप परमेश्वर को ही अनन्य भक्तियोग से निरन्तर चिन्तन करते हुए भजते हैं। (इस श्लोक का विशेष भाव जानने के लिए गीता अध्याय 11 श्लोक 55 देखना चाहिए)॥6॥

तेषामहं समुद्धर्ता मृत्युसंसारसागरात्‌ ।

भवामि नचिरात्पार्थ मय्यावेशितचेतसाम्‌ ॥
tēṣāmahaṅ samuddhartā mṛtyusaṅsārasāgarāt.
bhavāmi nacirātpārtha mayyāvēśitacētasām৷৷12.7৷৷
भावार्थ : हे अर्जुन! उन मुझमें चित्त लगाने वाले प्रेमी भक्तों का मैं शीघ्र ही मृत्यु रूप संसार-समुद्र से उद्धार करने वाला होता हूँ॥7॥

मय्येव मन आधत्स्व मयि बुद्धिं निवेशय ।

निवसिष्यसि मय्येव अत ऊर्ध्वं न संशयः ॥
mayyēva mana ādhatsva mayi buddhiṅ nivēśaya.
nivasiṣyasi mayyēva ata ūrdhvaṅ na saṅśayaḥ৷৷12.8৷৷
भावार्थ : मुझमें मन को लगा और मुझमें ही बुद्धि को लगा, इसके उपरान्त तू मुझमें ही निवास करेगा, इसमें कुछ भी संशय नहीं है॥8॥

अथ चित्तं समाधातुं न शक्रोषि मयि स्थिरम्‌ ।

अभ्यासयोगेन ततो मामिच्छाप्तुं धनञ्जय ॥
atha cittaṅ samādhātuṅ na śaknōṣi mayi sthiram.
abhyāsayōgēna tatō māmicchāptuṅ dhanañjaya৷৷12.9৷৷
भावार्थ : यदि तू मन को मुझमें अचल स्थापन करने के लिए समर्थ नहीं है, तो हे अर्जुन! अभ्यासरूप (भगवान के नाम और गुणों का श्रवण, कीर्तन, मनन तथा श्वास द्वारा जप और भगवत्प्राप्तिविषयक शास्त्रों का पठन-पाठन इत्यादि चेष्टाएँ भगवत्प्राप्ति के लिए बारंबार करने का नाम ‘अभ्यास’ है) योग द्वारा मुझको प्राप्त होने के लिए इच्छा कर॥9॥

अभ्यासेऽप्यसमर्थोऽसि मत्कर्मपरमो भव ।

मदर्थमपि कर्माणि कुर्वन्सिद्धिमवाप्स्यसि ॥
abhyāsē.pyasamarthō.si matkarmaparamō bhava.
madarthamapi karmāṇi kurvan siddhimavāpsyasi৷৷12.10৷৷
भावार्थ : यदि तू उपर्युक्त अभ्यास में भी असमर्थ है, तो केवल मेरे लिए कर्म करने के ही परायण (स्वार्थ को त्यागकर तथा परमेश्वर को ही परम आश्रय और परम गति समझकर, निष्काम प्रेमभाव से सती-शिरोमणि, पतिव्रता स्त्री की भाँति मन, वाणी और शरीर द्वारा परमेश्वर के ही लिए यज्ञ, दान और तपादि सम्पूर्ण कर्तव्यकर्मों के करने का नाम ‘भगवदर्थ कर्म करने के परायण होना’ है) हो जा। इस प्रकार मेरे निमित्त कर्मों को करता हुआ भी मेरी प्राप्ति रूप सिद्धि को ही प्राप्त होगा॥10॥

अथैतदप्यशक्तोऽसि कर्तुं मद्योगमाश्रितः ।

सर्वकर्मफलत्यागं ततः कुरु यतात्मवान्‌ ॥
athaitadapyaśaktō.si kartuṅ madyōgamāśritaḥ.
sarvakarmaphalatyāgaṅ tataḥ kuru yatātmavān৷৷12.11৷৷
भावार्थ : यदि मेरी प्राप्ति रूप योग के आश्रित होकर उपर्युक्त साधन को करने में भी तू असमर्थ है, तो मन-बुद्धि आदि पर विजय प्राप्त करने वाला होकर सब कर्मों के फल का त्याग (गीता अध्याय 9 श्लोक 27 में विस्तार देखना चाहिए) कर॥11॥

श्रेयो हि ज्ञानमभ्यासाज्ज्ञानाद्धयानं विशिष्यते ।

ध्यानात्कर्मफलत्यागस्त्यागाच्छान्तिरनन्तरम्‌ ॥
śrēyō hi jñānamabhyāsājjñānāddhyānaṅ viśiṣyatē.
भावार्थ : मर्म को न जानकर किए हुए अभ्यास से ज्ञान श्रेष्ठ है, ज्ञान से मुझ परमेश्वर के स्वरूप का ध्यान श्रेष्ठ है और ध्यान से सब कर्मों के फल का त्याग (केवल भगवदर्थ कर्म करने वाले पुरुष का भगवान में प्रेम और श्रद्धा तथा भगवान का चिन्तन भी बना रहता है, इसलिए ध्यान से ‘कर्मफल का त्याग’ श्रेष्ठ कहा है) श्रेष्ठ है, क्योंकि त्याग से तत्काल ही परम शान्ति होती है॥12॥

भगवत्‌-प्राप्त पुरुषों के लक्षण

अर्जुन उवाच
अद्वेष्टा सर्वभूतानां मैत्रः करुण एव च ।
निर्ममो निरहङ्‍कारः समदुःखसुखः क्षमी ॥
संतुष्टः सततं योगी यतात्मा दृढ़निश्चयः।
मय्यर्पितमनोबुद्धिर्यो मद्भक्तः स मे प्रियः॥
advēṣṭā sarvabhūtānāṅ maitraḥ karuṇa ēva ca.
nirmamō nirahaṅkāraḥ samaduḥkhasukhaḥ kṣamī৷৷12.13৷৷
santuṣṭaḥ satataṅ yōgī yatātmā dṛḍhaniścayaḥ.
mayyarpitamanōbuddhiryō madbhaktaḥ sa mē priyaḥ৷৷12.14৷৷
भावार्थ : जो पुरुष सब भूतों में द्वेष भाव से रहित, स्वार्थ रहित सबका प्रेमी और हेतु रहित दयालु है तथा ममता से रहित, अहंकार से रहित, सुख-दुःखों की प्राप्ति में सम और क्षमावान है अर्थात अपराध करने वाले को भी अभय देने वाला है तथा जो योगी निरन्तर संतुष्ट है, मन-इन्द्रियों सहित शरीर को वश में किए हुए है और मुझमें दृढ़ निश्चय वाला है- वह मुझमें अर्पण किए हुए मन-बुद्धिवाला मेरा भक्त मुझको प्रिय है॥13-14॥


यस्मान्नोद्विजते लोको लोकान्नोद्विजते च यः।
हर्षामर्षभयोद्वेगैर्मुक्तो यः स च मे प्रियः॥
yasmānnōdvijatē lōkō lōkānnōdvijatē ca yaḥ.
harṣāmarṣabhayōdvēgairmuktō yaḥ sa ca mē priyaḥ৷৷12.15৷৷
भावार्थ : जिससे कोई भी जीव उद्वेग को प्राप्त नहीं होता और जो स्वयं भी किसी जीव से उद्वेग को प्राप्त नहीं होता तथा जो हर्ष, अमर्ष (दूसरे की उन्नति को देखकर संताप होने का नाम ‘अमर्ष’ है), भय और उद्वेगादि से रहित है वह भक्त मुझको प्रिय है॥15॥

अनपेक्षः शुचिर्दक्ष उदासीनो गतव्यथः।

सर्वारम्भपरित्यागी यो मद्भक्तः स मे प्रियः॥
anapēkṣaḥ śucirdakṣa udāsīnō gatavyathaḥ.
sarvārambhaparityāgī yō madbhaktaḥ sa mē priyaḥ৷৷12.16৷৷
भावार्थ : जो पुरुष आकांक्षा से रहित, बाहर-भीतर से शुद्ध (गीता अध्याय 13 श्लोक 7 की टिप्पणी में इसका विस्तार देखना चाहिए) चतुर, पक्षपात से रहित और दुःखों से छूटा हुआ है- वह सब आरम्भों का त्यागी मेरा भक्त मुझको प्रिय है॥16॥

यो न हृष्यति न द्वेष्टि न शोचति न काङ्‍क्षति।

शुभाशुभपरित्यागी भक्तिमान्यः स मे प्रियः॥
yō na hṛṣyati na dvēṣṭi na śōcati na kāṅkṣati.
śubhāśubhaparityāgī bhakitamānyaḥ sa mē priyaḥ৷৷12.17৷৷
भावार्थ : जो न कभी हर्षित होता है, न द्वेष करता है, न शोक करता है, न कामना करता है तथा जो शुभ और अशुभ सम्पूर्ण कर्मों का त्यागी है- वह भक्तियुक्त पुरुष मुझको प्रिय है॥17॥

समः शत्रौ च मित्रे च तथा मानापमानयोः।

शीतोष्णसुखदुःखेषु समः सङ्‍गविवर्जितः॥
samaḥ śatrau ca mitrē ca tathā mānāpamānayōḥ.
śītōṣṇasukhaduḥkhēṣu samaḥ saṅgavivarjitaḥ৷৷12.18৷৷
भावार्थ : जो शत्रु-मित्र में और मान-अपमान में सम है तथा सर्दी, गर्मी और सुख-दुःखादि द्वंद्वों में सम है और आसक्ति से रहित है॥18॥

तुल्यनिन्दास्तुतिर्मौनी सन्तुष्टो येन केनचित्‌।

अनिकेतः स्थिरमतिर्भक्तिमान्मे प्रियो नरः॥
tulyanindāstutirmaunī santuṣṭō yēnakēnacit.
anikētaḥ sthiramatirbhakitamānmē priyō naraḥ৷৷12.19৷৷
भावार्थ : जो निंदा-स्तुति को समान समझने वाला, मननशील और जिस किसी प्रकार से भी शरीर का निर्वाह होने में सदा ही संतुष्ट है और रहने के स्थान में ममता और आसक्ति से रहित है- वह स्थिरबुद्धि भक्तिमान पुरुष मुझको प्रिय है॥19॥

ये तु धर्म्यामृतमिदं यथोक्तं पर्युपासते।

श्रद्धाना मत्परमा भक्तास्तेऽतीव मे प्रियाः॥
yē tu dharmyāmṛtamidaṅ yathōktaṅ paryupāsatē.
śraddadhānā matparamā bhaktāstē.tīva mē priyāḥ৷৷12.20৷৷
भावार्थ : परन्तु जो श्रद्धायुक्त (वेद, शास्त्र, महात्मा और गुरुजनों के तथा परमेश्वर के वचनों में प्रत्यक्ष के सदृश विश्वास का नाम ‘श्रद्धा’ है) पुरुष मेरे परायण होकर इस ऊपर कहे हुए धर्ममय अमृत को निष्काम प्रेमभाव से सेवन करते हैं, वे भक्त मुझको अतिशय प्रिय हैं॥20॥

ॐ तत्सदिति श्रीमद्भगवद्गीतासूपनिषत्सु ब्रह्मविद्यायांयोगशास्त्रे

श्रीकृष्णार्जुनसंवादे भक्तियोगो नाम द्वादशोऽध्यायः ॥12॥

The BEACON Newsletter

The Beacon
It’s Friday, August 28, and New Jersey has made it harder to pollute in communities of color.

Low-income communities of color are at the forefront of an environmental justice law the New Jersey state legislature passed on Thursday.

The law will make it harder to create or expand facilities that produce large amounts of pollution near low-income, non-white, and immigrant populations. Environmental advocacy groups and community advocates say that the new law will alleviate pollution and improve health outcomes in the vulnerable areas where power plants, refineries, and waste processing plants tend to be located.

“Environmental justice communities like mine have suffered far too long and now, after 10 years, our voices have been heard and our communities will receive the right environmental protection for our complexion,” Kim Gaddy, an organizer for Clean Water Action, told NorthJersey.com. New Jersey’s governor, Phil Murphy, has said that he will sign the bill.

The landmark environmental law was passed on the same day that the state filed 12 different lawsuits against alleged polluters in low-income communities and communities of color. The suits target polluters like fabric production shops and gas stations that have been accused of violations like soil contamination and improper disposal of contaminated stormwater.

New Jersey’s attorney general, Gurbir S. Grewal, said that the lawsuits reflect the state’s dedication to environmental justice.

“We’re going to do the hard work necessary to protect communities from dumping, contamination and other illegal activities,” he said. “The message to New Jersey residents should be clear: everyone, and I really mean everyone, deserves to breathe clean air and live in a safe environment.”

— Angely Mercado

Smog clouds


Need-to-know basis

chemical fire broke out at a chlorine production facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana, in the wake of Hurricane Laura and was still burning Thursday evening. Thick clouds of smoke billowed out of the facility, and nearby residents were put under a shelter-in-place order. Chlorine gas can damage lungs and cause symptoms like burning eyes, nose, and throat.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency spent more than three times as much on counterterrorism preparedness in 2019 than it spent preparing for natural disasters, according to an analysis by Bloomberg Green. The trend is a result of laws passed after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The Pine Gulch Fire in western Colorado has now been burning for almost a month, making it the largest fire in Colorado history as of Thursday. The fire has burned more than 139,000 acres and is now 77 percent contained.

— Emily Pontecorvo


A California plan for wildfires that actually matches the scale of the problem

Government agencies aim a firehose of money at wildfires.

In Louisiana, grief surges with another storm. So does hope.

A Pelican State resident reflects on lessons learned — and actions taken — in the 15 years since Katrina changed the way we view the most vulnerable coastal communities.

What it looked like after Hurricane Laura struck the Gulf Coast

Flooded, flattened, and ripped apart: Photos of Hurricane Laura’s damage.

‘Real talk’ with two environmental justice leaders

Yudith Nieto and Mustafa Santiago Ali dig in on climate justice, intersectional work, and solidarity.

Smoke, heat, and COVID-19: Californians are caught between public health crises

The wildfires, the heat, and the pandemic are combining to make a particularly challenging public health stew.

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Random Acts of Kindness

1. Buy a stranger a free pizza or a dessert
2. Help people move
3. Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a local shelter.
4. Send an interesting article to a friend
5. Slip a bit of $$$ to a person who you know is having financial difficulty. Even better if they don’t know where it came from.

3 Random Facts

  1. The fear of cooking is known as Mageirocophobia and is a recognized phobia.
  2. Bob Ross’s hair was naturally straight but he chose to get a perm so he could save money on haircuts when touring the US penniless in his mobile home. Bob actually hated his curly hair but kept it as it was iconic.
  3. Because of the Electoral College, a presidential candidate can win with only 23% of the popular vote.

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is Guinness Book of World Records Day? On this day in 1955, the famous Guinness Book of World Records was first published. Today, it sells about 3.5 million copies a year in 23 languages in 100 countries. Trivia fans: The book’s story began at a shooting party in Ireland in 1951, when the managing director of Guinness Brewery, Sir Hugh Beaver, found himself in an argument about whether or not the golden plover was Europe’s fastest game bird.



Systemic problems- Seth Godin’s Newsletter

… demand systemic solutions.

First, we have to pay attention.

Then we need to acknowledge that a solution is possible.

And then we need to commit. To the long, persistent road to altering the status quo.

The world is forcing us to pay attention to lingering problems more urgently than ever before. Real change on issues of dignity, justice and health are long overdue

Urgent problems are too important to earn only a moment of our attention. Important projects demand that we keep showing up to make the change we seek. Showing up and showing up, at the root and at every turn, consistently working toward systemic solutions.

When we think about the problems we’ve solved as a community, this is the way it always happens. Making things better, over time, with focus. Persistent commitment doesn’t lower the urgency of the moment, it acknowledges it.


Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, mid-16th century

An argument about words.

Examples of Logomachy in a sentence

“A logomachy might seem silly, but it’s important to get your message across.”

“We had a bit of a logomachy over what our new team slogan should be.”

Nik’s Book Summaries Newsletter I like

Hi, it’s Nik again with 3 more free and life-changing book summaries just for you!

Do you like audiobooks? We do! It’s an extra way of learning from great books anytime, anywhere. But if you bought 300 full audiobooks, that’d take you 100 days of straight listening – and $6,000.

To speed all that up for you, we put together 300 audio recordings of our short summaries. For just $49, you’ll get 900 great lessons from the world’s best non-fiction books, available through an exclusive SoundCloud playlist and for you to download offline and take wherever you go!

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And now, on to our books of the week!

Own Your Everyday by Jordan Lee Dooley

1-Sentence-Summary: Own Your Everyday shows you how to let go of comparison, stress, and distractions so you can find your purpose and live a more fulfilling life by sharing inspiring lessons from the experiences of author Jordan Lee Dooley.

  1. Always dive deep enough to find the root of your problems if you really want to solve them.
  2. Let go of the pressure to perform by eliminating the habit of comparing yourself to others.
  3. To beat distractions, look at their future consequences with the 10-10-10 rule.

If you need some powerful lessons to motivate and inspire you, this book is for you.

Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly

1-Sentence-Summary: Resisting Happiness shows you how to get more joy in your life by exploring the roadblocks you unknowingly put in the way of it, explaining why it’s a choice, and giving specific tips to help you make the decision to be content.

  1. Remember to read and that money isn’t everything if you want more meaning in life.
  2. Learn the joy of being alone.
  3. Practice delaying gratification and make sure you keep good friends close to reach your full potential.

If you want to become happier, this book is for you.

The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki

1-Sentence-Summary: The Art Of The Start is your guide to beginning a company and explains everything from getting the right people on board to writing a winning business plan and building your brand.

  1. Your first goal as an entrepreneur must be to create meaning, not make money.
  2. Prepare your Milestones, Assumptions, and Tasks to have direction and purpose right from the start.
  3. Set yourself up for success by creating a business plan.

If you want to start a company that gets off on the right foot, this book is for you.

That’s it for this week, have a great weekend!

Happy reading,

Did you know

… that today is Chop Suey Day? Legend has it that, while visiting New York City in 1896, Chinese ambassador Li Hung Chang’s cooks invented the dish for his American guests at a dinner. The dish was supposedly created to satisfy both Chinese and American tastes. The Chinese diplomat was trying to create good relations with the U.S. And you know the old saying, “The way to a person’s heart is through his or her stomach!” Whether or not the tale is entirely true, enjoy some chop suey today! 😉



This tomb inscription has puzzled experts for a century

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August 28, 2020

The definitive guide to the world's hidden wonders.

How Black Americans changed Paris’s culture

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August 25, 2020

See the Turkish stones meant to inspire anonymous charity

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August 26, 2020

Cascadia is in a race against time—and an earthquake

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August 27, 2020


Part of speech: adjective
Origin: French, early 19th century

Relating to or based on initial letters or sounds.

Examples of Acrological in a sentence

“My daughter wrote an acrological poem of the word ‘Mother’ for my wife’s birthday.”

“The ordering isn’t alphabetical, but it is acrological.”

Thrive Global Newsletter

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Without carving out necessary breaks in our workday, the flow of the day can seem overwhelming.


When it comes to performing at your best, even 10 minutes can make more of a difference than a cup of coffee.


Here’s how you can find work that fulfills and sustains you — if you’re open to it.


My dad’s thoughtful approach to discussing race and family relationships made me rethink what I took for granted.


I now understand that a major component of getting out — and staying out — of debt is shifting your core beliefs and habits.

M O R E   G R E A T  R E A D S 

James Clear Newsletter

3-2-1 Thursday
Note: You are receiving this email because you subscribed to my weekly 3-2-1 newsletter. Every Thursday, I share 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question for you to ponder. Occasionally, I also send out long-form articles on habits and self-improvement.

3 ideas, 2 quotes, 1 question (August 27, 2020)

“Working to deliver the most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.”

Read this on JamesClear.com

Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,

Here are 3 ideas from me, 2 questions from others, and 1 quote to ponder this week.



“It’s better to do less than you hoped than nothing at all. No zero days.”

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An idea from Atomic Habits:

“The key—if you want to build habits that last—is to join a group where the desired behavior is the normal behavior.

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“In the long-run, the people who succeed are the ones who want to live the lifestyle that precedes the results.

Stop asking, “What results do I want to have?”

Start asking, “What lifestyle do I want to live?”

It’s common to want results. It’s rare to want the lifestyle.”

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Investor Bill Ackman on the link between success and failure:

“I’ve always had the view that how successful you are is really a function of how you deal with failure. If you deal with failure well and you persist, you have a high probability of being successful.”

Source: Bill Ackman: Getting Back Up [The Knowledge Project Ep. #82]


Author Toni Morrison shares a lesson from her father:

“…one day, alone in the kitchen with my father, I let drop a few whines about the job. I gave him details, examples of what troubled me, yet although he listened intently, I saw no sympathy in his eyes. No “Oh, you poor little thing.”

Perhaps he understood that what I wanted was a solution to the job, not an escape from it. In any case, he put down his cup of coffee and said, “Listen. You don’t live there. You live here. With your people. Go to work. Get your money. And come on home.”

That was what he said. This was what I heard:

1. Whatever the work is, do it well—not for the boss but for yourself.

2. You make the job; it doesn’t make you.

3. Your real life is with us, your family.

4. You are not the work you do; you are the person you are.

I have worked for all sorts of people since then, geniuses and morons, quick-witted and dull, bighearted and narrow. I’ve had many kinds of jobs, but since that conversation with my father I have never considered the level of labor to be the measure of myself, and I have never placed the security of a job above the value of home.”

Source: The Work You Do, The Person You Are


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Until next week,

James Clear
Author of the million-copy bestseller, Atomic Habits
Creator of the Habit Journal

P.S. Look buddy

Random Paragraph

The red ball sat proudly at the top of the toybox. It had been the last to be played with and anticipated it would be the next as well. The other toys grumbled beneath. At one time each had held the spot of the red ball, but over time they had sunk deeper and deeper into the toy box.

Random Phrases of the day

  1. Love BirdsMeaning: A pair of people who have a shared love for each other.
  2. Hard Pill to SwallowMeaning: Something that’s difficult to accept.
  3. Ugly DucklingMeaning: One who may seem plain at first in appearance or capability, but later turns out to be beautiful or great.
  4. Playing For KeepsMeaning: Said when things are about to get serious.
  5. All Greek To MeMeaning: When something is incomprehensible due to complexity; unintelligble.

Random Acts of Kindness

1. Collect money or items for your favorite charity.
2. Give your partner a massage.
3. Invite children to play with you at recess.
4. Say I love you to someone you love
5. While you’re out, compliment a parent on how well-behaved their child is.

Wisdom Quotes

Even the path of ten thousand miles begins with a single step.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. (Lao Tzu)
There’s only one you in the entire world, so don’t try to be somebody else.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! (Dr. Seuss)

Seth Godin Newsletter

Destinations, risks and journeys

Where are you headed? The choices you’re making, the effort, the sacrifices—where is the destination?

We make choices every day about our destination. And because of those choices, we go on a journey.

Along that journey, we take risks but we also experience an internal narrative about those risks.

And so, destinations, risks (perceived and actual) and journeys define our lives.

It’s possible you’ve come to the conclusion that the destination you’ve chosen isn’t for you. That being a pop star, a successful VP of accounting or a receptionist with a secure position isn’t a life you’d like to lead.

But don’t confuse that with the journey. Maybe you’d be happy with the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow, but it’s entirely possible you don’t want to suffer the discomfort and indignities and effort it will take to get to that destination, that you’d like an easier path. You’ll happily take the destination but the truth is, the journey is too arduous.

And don’t confuse that with your imagining of the risks along the way. It might be that you want the destination, that you are willing to put up with (or even delight in) the journey but your narrative of the risks and dangers are just too much to handle.

When we conflate the destination with the journey with the narrative of the risks, we have no hope of improving any of the three. Instead, we often pushed to throw out all three at once or embrace them all. But it’s possible, with effort and planning, to make the journey more palatable or the risks feel more tolerable.

The destination isn’t the journey. And our narrative of the actual risks is up to us.

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is Beatles LIFE Cover Day? The Beatles appeared on the cover of LIFE magazine on this day in 1964. The article inside, There Stood the Beatles as the Battle Smoke Lifted, chronicled their arrival at San Francisco’s airport and the Beatlemania that ensued. It was followed by The Cool Brain Behind the Bonfire, featuring their manager, Brian Epstein. Good reading!


EU Startups newsletter

Advice for new entrepreneurs: There’s nothing better than advice from someone who has been there, done that, and got the t-shirt. In this cool article we pull together quotes and top tips for budding ‘wantrepreneurs’ from our previous interviews. Check out what these founders and VCs have to say.

EU-Startups Job Board: There’s still a little bit of time left to take advantage of our free job posts option on the EU-Startups Job Board. By allowing free job postings until September 7, we aim to support startups and job seekers during the current crisis.

How did you make your first money? From delivering newspapers, to classroom business, many of Europe’s top founders began their entrepreneurial journey with making their first pocket money. Here is what they learnt, and how this often inspired the direction of their success today. What about yourself?

Advertising opportunities: Did you know that EU-Startups reaches over 350,000 founders, startup enthusiasts and investors per month? If you’re interested to work with us and to reach this exciting audience, you can find/request more info about our readership and advertising options here.

It’s an e-scooter summer: While e-scooters were officially illegal for use in public areas in the UK due to safety concerns, this summer the UK Government brought in new regulations for socially-distanced urban transport, including e-scooter trials. Now the race is on! 🙂 Check out our latest updates about Dublin-based Zipp Mobility, Berlin-based TIER, Stockholm-based Voi, and UK’s Beryl. Soon we’ll be running another ‘startup battle’ to compare the leaders in the European e-scooter race – stay tuned. 🙂

Short update from our side: Behind the scenes we’re working hard on the launch of CLUB – the EU-Startups Membership program. We’re busy putting together some interesting packages for you, and are excited to finally launch this by September 7!

Saludos from Barcelona,

Charlotte Tucker
Head of Content
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Nico’s Failories Newsletter

👋 Hey Failories! It’s Nico over here.

Last week, our article on the most common startup mistakes went viral on Hacker News, which brought lots of new email subscribers into the newsletter. Thanks much for joining HN people 😉

Next week, I’ll be sharing a 2-minutes survey to get to know your opinion on a Failory-related project I’m working on. If you want to know what’s the project about and help me by completing the survey earlier, just reply to this email.

This newsletter is sponsored by NerdPilots.


From Losing a Business Partner to Shutting Down a $20k/mo SaaS

Watu was a temporary staffing app founded by José Pablo Fernández and his business partner. The business was very sticky; once a company started using the app, it was very unlikely for them to leave. So what could have gone wrong!? Read our interview with Pablo below to know more.

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Why us? Experienced developers familiar with a wide range of frameworks (Laravel, NodeJS, AngularJS, Symfony, Yii, ReactJS and more), guaranteed good communication, fast turnaround and quality results (Agile methodology). Are you ready to develop and/or integrate vertical and horizontal SaaS technology for your business?

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Everyone Can Build a Twitter Audience – Review & Key Lessons

I recently took Daniel Vassallo’s well-known video course on how to build a Twitter audience. Here’s my review as well as the key lessons I got from it. Let me know if you have any questions about it.

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Everyone can build a Twitter audience course

Hope you enjoy this week’s stuff ❤️

One more time, let me know if you’re interested in reading the details of the project I’m working on, or if you have any questions related to the Twitter Audience course I’ve reviewed above.

– Nico