Monday, 6 January 2014

Successful Mark Carey, Head of the Bank of England, is a former executive of bankrupt Goldman Sachs

What many people in England fail to appreciated is that bankruptcy is a golden opportunity and this is the way bankruptcy is seen in America a country that has surpassed Britain many times over. Many of you might not even be aware that the present Head of the Bank of England is Mark Carey, a former executive of a company called Goldman Sachs that went bankrupt and was bombarded with lawsuits.

In America, as Donald Trump and many other successful businessmen know, going bankrupt is not much a sign of failure but a sign that those involved are ready and willing to take risks to succeed and become what many ordinary people who are constantly criticizing others and are afraid of taking risks will never achieve.

The story of Around the World in 80 Days, the famous novel of French writer Jules Verne, has been immortalised and is the account of the life of a man called Phileas Fogg (immortalised on the big and small screens by actor David Niven) who risked everything to prove his point that he could circumnavigate the globe in 80 days.
A few years ago, Nick Griffin was an obscure political leader of an obscure political party. Now, Nick Griffin is a personality talked about across the world and none other than the Financial Times dedicates his pages to talk about Nick Griffin. As they say in America, no publicity is bad publicity and once again the point has been proven by a Leader who is not afraid to take risks. If all those who criticize Nick Griffin read the poem IF written by Rudyard Kipling they would be able to understand what the world is about. At the end of the day, life is not meant to last forever. You might as well enjoy it.


IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

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