Monthly Archives: September 2007

Malay Restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden

I was introduced by my colleaques to the own of a malay restaurang (“written in Swedish). If you are travelling to stockholm and miss malay or malaysian food, please visit his restaurant in Tullinge. The restaurant is located at the building just opposite the train station.

Restaurang Tullen. (Mr. Karim / Mrs. Nomah)
Call 08-7783180 & 070-753 63 42

Restaurang Tullen
Römossevägen 25
Stockholm
Sweden
Phone: 46 8 778 31 80

The owner has sold the business.

 

Something for Nothing: The All-Consuming Desire that Turns the American Dream into a Social Nightmare by Brian Tracy

The worst day in a man’s life is when he sits down and begins thinking about how he can get something for nothing.” -Thomas Jefferson The United States of America is the greatest country in the world, and perhaps in all of history. Amricans are the most generous people on earth.
They give more money to help others than all the countries of the world put together. America takes in more immigrants each year than all other countries. America produces 25% of all the goods and services in the world with only 5% of the population. America is the most powerful country on earth militarily, and the only country that has never sought to expand by conquest and imperialism.


And yet today, America is in great danger of loosing its moral, ethical and political bearings than at any other time. In the headlong rush to get something for nothing, America is becoming a national “grabbing match” where everyone is trying to get money and benefits at the expense of everyone else. In this block-busting book, Brian Tracy explains, step-by-step how we got into this financial fantasyland, and how we can get out -starting today.

America’s greatness comes from people working hard to fulfill their dreams. But today that greatness is being undermined by people using the government to steal other people’s dreams (and money). Rather than participate and innovate in the marketplace, generating goods and services that benefit society, people are increasingly vying for political advantage to live at the expense of others.
Something for Nothing reveals the social and personal threats inherent in this emerging “grabbing match” culture, juxtaposing free-market virtues against government vices, explaining how the something-for-nothing mentality corrupts the political system, undermines corporate success, and stifles the individual’s ability to prosper and contribute long-term to society. More than exposing the dangers, however, Tracy helps readers set a personal and culture-wide agenda for change.

The Road to Wealth – Robert G. Allen

Below is the content for the road to wealth. Read from cover to cover.

CHAPTER 1. Teach A Man To Fish 2
CHAPTER 2. Nothing To Lose and Everything to Gain 4
CHAPTER 3. Looking for a Few “Go-Getters” 12
CHAPTER 4. The Blue Vase Team: “We Will Not Be Denied” 22
CHAPTER 5. Climbing the Money Mountain 28
CHAPTER 6. Opportunity: How to Find It, Fund It, Farm It 40
CHAPTER 7. From the Ivory Tower to the School of Hard Knocks 68
CHAPTER 8. Sweat YourWay to Success 84
CHAPTER 9. Experience Is the Best Teacher 89
CHAPTER 10. The Big Picture 98
CHAPTER 11. “If They Can Do It, You Can Do It” 109
CHAPTER 12. Crossing the Frontier 120
CHAPTER 13. What Are They Biting on? 129
CHAPTER 14. Digging In for the Long Haul 143
CHAPTER 15. Behold, a SowerWent Forth to Sow 161
CHAPTER 16. Serendipity: Falling into Good Deals 173
CHAPTER 17. Down for the Count 185
CHAPTER 18. Time’s Up 193
CHAPTER 19. Getting Ahead 203
CHAPTER 20. Afterword: The Challenge Never Ends 209

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It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life by Lance Armstrong & Sally Jenkins

He inspiring journey of world-class hero Lance Armstrong, from the dark night of advanced cancer through his dramatic victory in the 1999 Tour de France, and beyond.

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In 1996, twenty-four-year-old Lance Armstrong was ranked the number-one cyclist in the world. But that October, “The Golden Boy of American Cycling” was sidelined by excruciating pain. Tests revealed advanced testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain. His chance for recovery was as low as twenty percent.

Armstrong embarked on the most aggressive form of chemotherapy available and underwent surgery to remove cancer that the treatments couldn’t reach. Five months after his diagnosis, he resumed training under a cloud of uncertainty, and the path back to competition wasn’t smooth. It took a ride with friends through the mountains of North Carolina for Armstrong to rediscover his genuine love of the sport, and to rededicate himself to its pursuit.

Scarred physically and emotionally, Lance Armstrong considered his cancer “a special wake-up call,” one that crystallized for him the blessings of good health, family, friends, and marriage. In October 1999, just months after his astonishing triumph in the Tour, his wife, Kristin, gave birth to their son, Luke David Armstrong.

Filled with the nutritional, physical, emotional, and spiritual details of his recovery, It’s Not About the Bike traces the wondrous journey of one of America’s greatest athletes to a singularly inspiring appreciation of life lived to the fullest.

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Sam Walton: Made In America by Sam Walton & John Huey

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The late Sam Walton was one of the shrewdest and richest merchants in America. Centered on the building of his Wal-Mart empire, his book, like fellow magnate Sandra Kurtzig’s CEO: Building a $400 Million Company from Ground Up, is light on biography. However, readers will enjoy the folksy narrative of the small-town millionaire who revolutionized retail distribution.

Walton also addresses accusations against him, such as running the competition out of town. Coauthor Huey does a fine job of incorporating candid testimonials from family members and associates, who thought Walton’s ideas were sometimes silly. Shortly after Walton’s death, the book was given an overly sentimental postscript (a minor detraction) and rushed into print. Highly recommended for public and academic business collections.

Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America’s heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. The undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century, Sam never lost the common touch.

Here, finally, inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure if his ambitions and achievements. Sam shares his thinking in a candid, straight-from-the-shoulder style. In a story rich with anecdotes and the “rules of the road” of both Main Street and Wall Street, Sam Walton chronicles the inspiration, heart, and optimism that propelled him to lasso the American Dream.

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You Can Win by Shiv Khera

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Winners don’t do different things.
They do things Differently.

This book is a must read for all who wish to succeed in life. Easy to understand language and real life examples add more value to this book.

This book should be read every two or three years. It’s a wonderful, motivational tool. It stresses finding success, happiness and peace of mind at the level you believe that you can achieve.Also this book is written in a very beautiful way.

This book will help you establish new goals, develop a new sense of purpose, and generate new ideas about yourself and your future. It will enable you, as the title suggests, to guarantee yourself a lifetime of success.

But the concepts in this book cannot be absorbed by casual browsing or by gulping the whole book down in one reading. It should be read slowly and carefully, one chapter at a time. Don’t move on to the next chapter until you are sure you understand every concept in the previous chapter.

Use this as a workbook. Write marginal notes to yourself. Use a highlighter as you read and mark those words or sentences or paragraphs that seem vital, or especially applicable to you.

As you read, discuss the concepts in each chapter with your spouse or partner, or with a close friend. A second (and hopefully frank) opinion from someone who knows your strengths and weaknesses can be especially helpful.

Lance Armstrong – Every Second Counts

Book Description

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ISBN-0385508719

The four-time Tour de France winner and number 1 New York Times bestselling author returns with an inspirational account of his recent personal and professional victories—and some failures—and an intimate glimpse into how almost dying taught him to really live.

Since the release of his megabestseller, It’s Not About the Bike, Lance Armstrong has enjoyed a new series of thrilling rides, from the birth of his twin daughters, to an astounding succession of Tour de France triumphs, to being chosen as Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2002.

Continuing the inspiring story begun in his first book, Every Second Counts captures the mind-set of a man who has beaten incredible odds and considers each day an opportunity for excellence.
Armstrong’s previous book recounted his journey from a grim diagnosis of testicular cancer, which had spread to his lungs and brain, to a stunning recovery that culminated in his winning the 1999 Tour de France—the ultimate evidence that he had also won a daunting battle with death.

His new book addresses the equally daunting challenge of living in the aftermath of this experience and making the most of every breath of life. Armstrong candidly discusses his prickly relationship with the French and the ultimately disproved accusations of doping within his Tour de France team, and he writes about his recent achievements, including celebrating five years of cancer survival and how he restored a magnificent chapel in his beloved Spain.

A fresh perspective on the spirit of survivors everywhere, Every Second Counts will invigorate and enthrall Armstrong’s millions of admirers.

My Life by Bill Clinton

I have read the ebook above and this is the book description

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ISBN-0375414576
President Bill Clinton’s My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own enormous energies and efforts, made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House—a journey fueled by an impassioned interest in the political process which manifested itself at every stage of his life: in college, working as an intern for Senator William Fulbright; at Oxford, becoming part of the Vietnam War protest movement; at Yale Law School, campaigning on the grassroots level for Democratic candidates; back in Arkansas, running for Congress, attorney general, and governor.We see his career shaped by his resolute determination to improve the life of his fellow citizens, an unfaltering commitment to civil rights, and an exceptional understanding of the practicalities of political life.We come to understand the emotional pressures of his youth—born after his father’s death; caught in the dysfunctional relationship between his feisty, nurturing mother and his abusive stepfather, whom he never ceased to love and whose name he took; drawn to the brilliant, compelling Hillary Rodham, whom he was determined to marry; passionately devoted, from her infancy, to their daughter, Chelsea, and to the entire experience of fatherhood; slowly and painfully beginning to comprehend how his early denial of pain led him at times into damaging patterns of behavior.
President Clinton’s book is also the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written—encompassing not only the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works: the day-to-day bombardment of problems, personalities, conflicts, setbacks, achievements.It is a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals.It is the gripping account of a president under concerted and unrelenting assault orchestrated by his enemies on the Far Right, and how he survived and prevailed. It is a treasury of moments caught alive, among them:
• The ten-year-old boy watching the national political conventions on his family’s new (and first) television set.
• The young candidate looking for votes in the Arkansas hills and the local seer who tells him, “Anybody who would campaign at a beer joint in Joiner at midnight on Saturday night deserves to carry one box. . . . You’ll win here. But it’ll be the only damn place you win in this county.” (He was right on both counts.)
• The roller-coaster ride of the 1992 campaign.
• The extraordinarily frank exchanges with Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole.
• The delicate manipulation needed to convince Rabin and Arafat to shake hands for the camera while keeping Arafat from kissing Rabin.
• The cost, both public and private, of the scandal that threatened the presidency.
Here is the life of a great national and international figure, revealed with all his talents and contradictions, told openly, directly, in his own completely recognizable voice. A unique book by a unique American.
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Business the Richard Branson Way

In many ways, Richard Branson and his company the Virgin Group are unique. In an era dominated by strategists, Branson is an opportunist with an uncanny knack of sniffing out great deals where others hesitate or fear to tread. Never before has a single brand been so successfully deployed across such a diverse range of goods and services. Branson is the ultimate brand builder.
So how does he do it?

Now bought completely up to date for this new edition, Business the Richard Branson Way, not only reveals the secrets of Branson’s remarkable success but also draws out the universal lessons and identifies strategies that can be applied to any business or career. From picking on someone bigger than you to moving faster than a speeding bullet, and from making work fun to keeping the common touch, you have in your hands the secrets of phenomenal success.

Contents :-*Richard Branson Revisited
*The Life and Times of Richard Branson
*One Pick on Someone Bigger Than You
*Two Do the Hippy, Hippy Shake
*Three Haggle – Everything’s Negotiable
*Four Make Work Fun
*Five Do Right By Your Brand
*Six Smile for the Cameras
*Seven Don’t Lead Sheep, Herd Cats
*Eight Faster than a Speeding Bullet
*Nine Size Does Matter
*Ten Never Lose the Common Touch
*How to Build a Brand the Branson Way
*Last Word
Reveals not only the secrets of Branson’s remarkable success but also draws out the universal lessons and identifies strategies that can be applied to any business or career.

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Got the book online. love it!

Screw it, let's do it – Richard Branson

Global entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has built a business empire and made billions, yet is renowned for his approachability, ability to challenge and succeed against the odds. Screw It, Lets Do It reveals the lessons from life that have helped him through his business and personal lifesuch as, believe it can be done and that, if others disagree with you, try and try again until you achieve your goal; or that you must love what you do. These and other lessons, with examples of how he learned them and how hes used them, are included in this stirring and candid look at his lessons from an exceptional life, which will inspire you to make a difference in your own life.

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The above ebook is in my queue to read list..

Work Less Live More

Professionally, you’re experiencing the success that years of hard work brings –but the long hours are taking their toll and you’re burning out fast.

Fortunately, there’s an alternative to the grind: Early semi-retirement. Work fewer hours, realize your goals and dreams, spend time with your loved ones– and do it all years, even decades, before the “normal” retirement age of 65.
With Work Less, Live More and a little planning, you can do it.

The book provides a rational investment system based on Nobel Prize-winning research, a safe lifelong withdrawal plan and sensible spending guidelines.

More importantly, the book provides inspiring stories and insights of many successful early semi-retirees, walking proof that meaningful work– rather than full-time work– is both fulfilling and rewarding.

Are you ready to pursue the rest of your life? Turn to Work Less, Live More and get going.

Finally in Stockholm Sweden

There is a few hiccups travelling over here to sweden. First, my daughter was denied to check in due to her ticket is invalid. The travel agent has given me an invalid ticket, they have torn the wrong ticket. I was really pissed off and the counter personnel asked me to talk to the MAS ticketing counter. It is a long queue and the service is so damn slow. I have to wait for half an hour to get the ticket. Finally I got my turn to the counter and the personnel told me she cannot do anything unless I buy a new ticket. This is really ridiculous and I have to ask Bousted Travel for refund. I have to pay extra RM520 ringgit for the new ticket. She is 14 months old and at least I have to pay 10% out of total ticket price. If my wife or my other kid have the same problem, I have to pay extra RM4000++ ticket, I would really spoiled my mood that day. I’ll scold the travel agent and get my refund.

When I board MAS airline, the personnel incharge of taking my daughter stroller didn’t give me any tag for indication. He just drove the stroller to the luggage area without giving any tag. When I arrived savely in Arlanda airport Stockholm, I ask for the stroller but nobody know where the stroller is. It really spoiled my mood but luckily, I managed to get a nice taxi driver to send me to the apartment agent to get my key and send me to the apartment.

The apartment is nice with all ikea products. At least the apt made my day.

My apartment is near Solna, a walking distance to Solna Centrum and Stadium.