Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Nueva Perspectiva Economica para Puerto Rico

Para el mes de noviembre 2005 estara disponible un nuevo libro sobre la economia de nuestra Isla titulado The Economy of Puerto Rico: Restoring Growth de los autores Susan M. Collins, Barry Bosworth, and Miguel A. Soto-Class, eds.. Este es un trabajo en conjunto realizado por el think tank de The Brookings Institution en el cual colaboran sobre 30 investigadores de sobre 17 instituciones academicas entre ellas la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Harvard University, Columbia University, Princeton University y Duke University.
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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Como Lance ve el mundo.

Recientemente Lance Armstrong se convirtio en el unico ser humano en ganar 7 Tour de France. ¿Que tiene Lance que los demas no tienen? Aqui unas citas que nos brindan luz sobre sus creencias y manera de ver el mundo.

"Yellow wakes me up in the morning. Yellow gets me on the bike every day. Yellow has taught me the true meaning of sacrifice. Yellow makes me suffer. Yellow is the reason I'm here."

"I believed in belief, for its own shining sake. To believe in the face of utter hopelessness, every article of evidence to the contrary, to ignore apparent catastrophe-what other choice was there? We do it every day, I realized. We are so much stronger than we imagine, and belief is one of the most valiant and long-lived human characteristics. To believe, when all along we humans know that nothing can cure the briefness of this life, that there is no remedy for our basic mortality, that is a form of bravery." "To continue believing in yourself, believing in the doctors, believing in the treatment, believing in whatever I chose to believe in, that was the most important thing, I decided. It had to be." "Without belief, we would be left with nothing but an overwhelming doom, every single day. And it will beat you. I didn't fully see, until the cancer, how we fight every day against the creeping negatives of the world, how we struggle daily against the slow lapping of cynicism. Dispiritedness and disappointment, these are the real perils of life, not some sudden illness or cataclysmic millennium doomsday. I knew now why people fear cancer: because it is a slow and inevitable death, it is the very definition of cynicism and loss of spirit... So, I believed."

"But the fact is that I wouldn't have won even a single Tour de France without the lesson of illness. What it teaches is this: Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever."

"Cancer is my secret because none of my rivals has been that close to death and it makes you look at the world in a different light and that is a huge advantage."

"I had learned what it means to ride in the Tour de France. It's not about the bike. It's a metaphor for life, not only the longest race in the world but also the most exalting and heartbreaking and potentially tragic. It poses every conceivable element to the rider and more. During our lives we're faced with so many elements as well, we experience so many setbacks, and fight such a hand-to-hand battle with failure, head down in the rain, just trying to stay upright and have a little hope. The Tour isn't just a bike race, it tests you mentally, physically, and even morally."

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Saludos a nuestra gente!

Hoy comenzamos a usar esta nueva tecnologia para mantenernos conectados con ustedes de manera rapida, fresca y facil. Mas que un espacio para la promocion de nuestra empresa, deseamos crear un espacio en el que se puedan crear conversaciones de transformacion personal, grupal y comunitaria. Gracias Fernando Flores!!!!!