Archive | January, 2014

How Books Can Open Your Mind

I watched this inspiring TED Talk, and it’s something that every Kaizen Reader should watch, and think upon. I have had similar experience to Lisa Bu, in which that books have become my ultimate teachers, my companions. Books have either taught me the values I hold, or they have reinforced what I was taught by […]

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Ask the Readers: How Thoughts Transmute into Art?

image by jinterwas   If art is based on thought, what is the transmuting process? – Virginia Woolf, A Writer’s Diary P. 94 Woolf, a skilled writer and a deep thinker, posed the right question. I paused when I read it, and made a note of it to ponder it at leisure. I would like […]

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Those Who Study…May Succeed. Those Who Do…Definitely Succeed.

Theory Versus Practical Education Those Who Study…May Succeed. Those Who Do….Definitely Succeed. I included The Education of Millionaires by Michael Ellsberg in the Kaizen Reading Challenge, because this book is highly relevant today. Whether you are currently in education, interested in future studies, or thinking about education for your children, this book gives you something […]

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The Humanity of Taboos: Explored through Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita and Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things

 image by Dolly Garland   Note: I first submitted this essay with my MA in English Literature application. I received the admission offer, and so now I can publish it here.  The Humanity of Taboos Explored through Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita and Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things It is not the most common thing […]

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