Wisdom Wednesdays – Fall and Rise Again, Name This Guy

Rise and Fall from Grace Born in 1561, from he was young he aspired to be a politician. Politics was in his DNA: His father was lord keeper of the great seal under Elizabeth I, and his maternal grandfather was tutor to Edward VI. After many obstacles, he was first elected to Parliament in 1584, appointed attorney general in 1613. In 1616 he was appointed to the Privy Council and his ascension in the political arena continued until 1621 when the High Court of Parliament convicted him for accepting bribes and banned him from public office. Surprisingly, this man is not known for his political escapades. He secured a place in history for … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor Interviews Michael Hewitt-Gleeson, Founder of the School of Thinking

Image via Wikipedia How often do you spend time thinking? Were our teachers on to something when they told us to put our thinking hats on? This week we present Michael Hewitt-Gleeson founder of The School of Thinking where he teaches people how to think. If he could deliver one message to you, he'd like you to absorb the statement, "The current view of the situation, can never be equal to the better view of the situation." So what does that mean? Say for instance you are facing a challenge, any challenge, there is someone in the world who has faced and successfully resolved that same challenge. If you are open, and accept the fact that … [Read more...]

What Would Francis Bacon, The Father of Inductive Reasoning Blog About?

Image via Wikipedia While I was writing an article about the importance of reading, Building Intellectual Power One Book at a Time, I wanted the perfect quote to sum up what I felt, and I found the perfect one by Francis Bacon, author, philosopher and the father of inductive reasoning. “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention” says Francis Bacon. A Video of Creative Quotations from Francis Bacon (CreativeQuotations.com) From … [Read more...]

10 People Who Would Have Been Great Bloggers

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For the past few weeks, I have been thinking about people who have died, who would have been great bloggers, as well as great Invisible Mentors. These people were innovative thinkers and ahead of their time. I will present their names in this post and in subsequent weeks, together, we will learn more about them, and their contributions to humanity. At a later date, I will present other innovative thinkers and we will go through the process again. This is an excellent way for us to expand our thinking. Estee Lauder, Cosmetic Maven and Marketing Strategist Margaret Mead, Anthropologist Earl Nightingale, "Dean of Personal … [Read more...]