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25 Biographies Every Leader Should Read

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Learning more about the lives and leadership abilities of those who have risen to the top can be enlightening and inspirational for anyone, especially college students who aspire to leadership roles of their own. These biographies are great reading.......


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Lydia S (155)
Monday April 18, 2011, 11:38 pm
Excellent list! Thanks

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 3:39 am
Thanks Anna and a happy B-Day to you my friend.

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 4:28 am
Noted with thanks. Happy Birthday.....didn't know its today...just happen to see Arid's greetings....and copied....Enjoy the day!!!

Carol H (229)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 4:54 am
noted, thanks Anna

Trequl M (170)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 9:32 am
Noted with thanks.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 10:58 am
Thanks Anna, noted. Great list.

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 11:13 am
An interesting list.

Mary L (132)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 11:27 am
Not just leaders.

Carol C (97)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 12:04 pm
Signed and Noted. Thank you.

Carol C (97)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 12:04 pm
Sorry, nothing to sign, just noted!

Rosie Lopez (73)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 12:16 pm
thanks for sharing

Toni C (508)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 12:38 pm
Wow! thanks for the list, Anna. I love to read, although it seems I have very little time to enjoy a good book, anymore. Some of these I would like to add to my collection [providing, of course, I can find them at the right price]. Happy birthday, by the way!

Constance F (418)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 2:09 pm
Thank you for the post. I have only read the autobiography from Benjamin Franklin. Not only was brilliant and progressive, but downright humorous. I'll check out these others someday, but not because I aspire to be a leader.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 2:31 pm
Thanks Anna--you find some really good lists.

M B (62)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 3:05 pm
thanks for the info.

M B (62)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 3:17 pm
.....Happy birthday, dear Anna !!

Sue Matheson (79)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 3:34 pm

Mary T (178)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 3:59 pm
Thanks Anna and Happy Birthday to you.

loreto q (18)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 4:07 pm
Thank you for sharing!

Rossy Osborne (0)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 11:44 pm
Good to learn from the advice of others as we don't have long on this planet and shouldn't waist time and screw things up.

Justin R (0)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 6:48 am
Thank you. Love it!

Rana Sinha (50)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 8:00 am
Thanks for sharing.

Justin M (2)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 8:15 am

William Y (54)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 9:46 am
Unfortunately, those who should read these books, don't. Heck it would be against what they think, they might learn something, which would go against their stupidity.

Lilo Prinz (23)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 12:23 pm

Krasimira B (175)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 12:30 pm
Agree with William. Noted with thanks.

Margaret K (19)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 3:54 pm
A therapist once told me that Shoulds and Oughts are bad for relationships and mental health.

David C (108)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 7:09 pm
interesting list, don't agree with all of the these individuals, but do agree it would be a good list to read. also agree that unfortunately the people who should be reading and expanding their minds aren't the ones doing that....

Susanne R (236)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 10:29 pm
This list provides interesting reading for anyone --not just leaders.

Remy Richie (50)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 10:37 pm
Thanks ,noted.

Richard E Cooley (0)
Friday April 22, 2011, 3:05 am

KS Goh (0)
Friday April 22, 2011, 3:59 am
Thanks for the article.

Alice Anderson (0)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 11:48 am
I recommend Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama. I had the privilege of attending a public teaching by the Dalai Lama at Purdue University and it changed my life. I am a Christian, but began meditation and attending when I can a Buddhism Study Group. It has enhanced my Christian walk. Also please see Buddhism for Dummies and another book entitled Mindfulness.

Monday April 25, 2011, 7:10 pm
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher." - The Dalai Lama

Funny, once Buddhism stretched from E. Persia (Iran) to Afghanistan to China to the Celebes Is.

Islam ERADICATED it everywhere except the Tibetan Plateau & the Chittagong Hills!

Now, Buddhism’s Dalai Lama has become an abject ‘dhimmi’ apologist for Islam, the death-cult that DESTROYED his Buddhism more THOROUGHLY than Communism ever could!

Islam has a DECEPTIVE dualistic nature; that is, there are two Korans & two Mohammeds: the Meccan or religious and the Medinan, the political, including its dualistic ethics with one set of rules for Muslims and ANOTHER set for unbelievers, or ‘kafirs’.

This dualism also includes acting quiet & peaceful when Islam’s in an INFERIOR position in its HOST country, then VIOLENTLY MURDEROUS when it at last achieves NUMERICAL strength!

The Dalai Lama denies this dualistic reality of Islam due to his ignorance of its actual doctrines (Koran, Hadith & Shari’a)!

He doesn’t know that according to Islam, he is the worst kind of ‘kafir’, a polytheist, who is cursed & sent to Hell by Allah.

No, instead he maintains an arrogant ignorance & says that ALL religions are “good”!

That’s a LIE as well as RIDICULOUS!

Students of history & anthropology (like ME!) know that many ancient cultures sacrificed their OWN loved ones due to religious belief.

ALL religions are NOT necessarily “good”!

The Dalai Lama's greatest intellectual FAILING is that he confuses cause & effect!

He acts & speaks as if Muslims create Islam, that THEY are the cause & Islam’s the effect.

Actually, it’s Islam’s doctrines (Koran, etc.) that CREATE & motivate the Muslims!

These doctrines create those 'mischievous few' (HIS words!) who desire to KILL ‘kafirs’ in the way of Allah.

His greatest moral FAILING is that he arrogantly remains IGNORANT & passes this ignorance on to the world, giving it the stamp of his spiritual “authority”!

The cure for his ignorance is the understanding of dualism & submission.

Islam means ‘submission’ and the Dalai Lama ‘submits’ (“sohl” is the Arabic word for “peace”)!

The Dalai Lama could remain silent, but he speaks out in favor of Islam at EVERY possible public event.

It's not clear to me why he so willingly takes on the role of the DECEIVER!

Whatever his “reasons”, he gives refuge to our enemies who are HIS enemies, too!

I say: SHAME on the Dalai Lama!

I hope the NEXT one somehow develops some HARBITUDE, dude!!

jane richmond (10)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 9:34 am
noted thanks
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