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THIS WEEKS THOUGHT - The World In Perspective - 14th July 2007

Reading / Viewing Time 1 minute 30 seconds    AS THIS IS A VISUAL THOUGHT THERE IS NO PODCAST THIS WEEK

This weeks thought came from a colleague of mine (thanks Kate) with a little bit of Bill Bryson added in. It's a little different to the normal format because its of its visual impact, but it's certainly great food for thought.


 Recommended Audio CD's
 Think & Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
 Good to Great - Jim Collins
 Psychology of Achievement - Brian Tracy
 Discover Your Strengths - M Buckingham
 7 Habits of Highly Effective- Stephen Covey
 Rich Dads Secrets - Robert Kiyosaki
 Maverick Mindset - John Elliot
 Vocal Power - Roger Love
 Quantum Memory - Dominic O'Brien
 Getting Things Done - David Allen
A Short History of Nearly Everything- B Bryson


 Recommended Books

 Good to Great - Jim Collins 
  7 Habits - Stephen Covey
  Discover you Strengths - M Buckingham 
  Richard Branson's Auto biography
  Brilliant Memory - Dominic O'Brien
  Think & Grow Rich -  Napoleon Hill 
  Freakonomics - Stephen Levitt
 Getting Things Done - David Allen
 The Machine That Changed the World
 Watching the English - Kate Fox
A Short History of Nearly Everything- B Bryson




Acres of Diamonds

First impressions in 30s

The Two Minute Rule

 Noughts and Crosses

 Think and Grow Rich

 3 Blind Men & An Elephant
 Someone Everyone Anyone No-one
 12 Questions to High Performance
 The Bee Can't Fly but No-one told the bee
 The Maverick Mindset of Baseball
 Three Men and a Boat
 Two Cannibals & a Beautiful Girl
 The Meaning of Life  
 What was your name again?
 Two Frogs
 Is Common Sense Possible
 An Architects Vision
 Does Edison Turn Your Light On


Other books and CDs I've mentioned can be found here

There are loads of great audio programs at Nightingale Conant's ,web site here,


On a diagram of the solar system with the Earth reduced to the size of a pea Jupiter would be 300 meters away and Pluto would be 2.5km away (and the size of a bacteria).

On the same scale our nearest star Proxima Centauri is 16,000 km away.

It took Voyager 30 years to travel to Pluto but if you think that's near the edge of the solar system think again. In fact the trip to the edge of the solar system has only just begun, it will take Voyager now travelling at 38,250mph another 10,000 years to reach the edge of the solar system!

Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky and is only the 1000th brightest star in our galaxy

Our Galaxy is 100,000 light-years across and the Galactic Year is of about 225 million years.

Our galaxy has about 200 million stars and the experts (NASA) say and there are billions of planets in our galaxy. If you want a Bryson translation then there are more planets in our galaxy than grains of sand on Earth!

If you think this is impressive then there are still billions of other galaxies to think about which are also in our universe.

Now I've heard some great comments about these pictures but this is the one that I like the best

"How big are the things that upset you today, keep life in perspective"

Till next weeks story about the fisherman and the MBA student

David Gardner


If you want a little more information in some resemblance of English rather scientific double Dutch then check out Bill Brysons "A Short History of Nearly Everything "

Apologies the photo's came on email so I don't know have a proper reference for them