J.P. Morgan Sr, once told a jeweller of his acquaintance that he was interested in buying a pearl scarf pin. Just a few weeks later, the jeweller happened upon a magnificent pearl. He had it mounted on an appropriate setting and had it sent to Morgan, together with a bill of $5000. The following day…Read more Heads I win, Tail you lose
I'm a Ham radio operator and spend some time working with radios and electronics. So when I heard this story it really made me think! I hope that you will find some application in your own life as well........ . A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the basement shack with a steaming cup…Read more 1000 Marbles
Alexander the great, conqueror of the Mediterranean basin and the Middle east through to India, had the great Aristotle as his tutor and mentor, and throughout his short life he remained devoted to philosophy and his master’s teachings. He once complained to Aristotle that during his long campaigns he had no one with whom he…Read more Exemplary Deeds and Fatal Mistakes – Part I
Fisher was in a position which no one had ever come back to win a championship. Fisher was Clearly unhinged. Yet in the third game, as all those who witnessed it remember, he had a Ferocious look in his eye, a look that clearly bothered Spassky, and despite the hole he has dug for Himself…Read more Chess Championship – Part III
He was given a forfeit. Now he was down two games to none.
What was going on? Was he playing some sort of mind game? Or was Bobby Fisher afraid of Boris Spassky?