“I Must Be Myself” from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Self-Reliance”

  Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803—1882) was an American essayist and poet. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Emerson was the fourth child of a Unitarian minister. Throughout his writings, Emerson is keenly concerned with the growth of the individual—the development of the individual’s powers, potentials, and capacities—an emphasis demonstrating that his thought is thoroughly centered on educational […]

Three Types of Hedonism

Hedonism is a broad category of philosophical though that encompasses any system that places “pleasure” as being the intrinsic good, or the only thing that is considered good by itself independent of all other things. Hedonism is the philosophical principle that places pleasure and gratification as the intrinsic good. In other words, pleasure and gratification […]

Did you know that AOL Missed an Opportunity to Acquire 20% Stake in Amazon.com?

Opportunity knocks but once. Opportunity offers no benefit to a business that is not prepared to see it, seize it, and use it to gain competitive advantage and financial success. Few companies have shunned more long-term opportunities in the pursuit of myopic strategies than AOL as illustrated by it’s failure to acquire a 20% stake […]