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Mind Power into the 21st Century : Honing your greatest asset July 11, 2011

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Before any leadership, or self-help book that was ever written. Before any pop psychology theorem was ever devised. Before you were encouraged that you need not live the same way for the rest of your life. Your mind, both the conscious and the sub-conscious, existed.

In his book, Mind Power into the 21st Century, John Kehoe expertly outlines how you can train your mind to become your greatest asset in attaining your goals.

This book is very easy to read, yet it will poignantly challenge you to re-look at what your present realities are and how they enhance or inhibit your chances at achieving what you set out to do. He covers both the conscious and the sub-conscious areas of the mind, and introduces techniques to harness the power of both.

In the 19 short and easily readable chapters, he meticulously explores various aspects of the mind, ranging from visualizations, seeding and affirmations in the conscious to dreams and intuition in the sub-conscious. He also outlines how big a role beliefs, concentration, self-image and creativity (et al) play in focusing one’s mind on achieving the success that you believe in possible.


The greatest point this book conveys, though, is that success is not something that is achieved overnight. Only with the constant, regular renewal of the mind, will you be able to harness the true potential of the greatest asset in the quest for greatness.

Mind Power into the 21st Century by John Kehoe will introduce you to a whole new way of using your mind, both conscious and subconscious, to its fullest extent.

If you want to learn how to harness the untold power of your mind…..



The Brethren : The CIA at its mightiest June 28, 2011

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Cover of "The Brethren"

Cover of The Brethren

I’ve been reading a heck of a lot of non-fiction in the past 3 years. So it was high time I started reading something that was different, yet just as stimulating. And what better an author to read than John Grisham.

The Brethren‘s plot is based on 3 judges, who through various twists of fate, all land up at Trumble Federal Prison in Florida. While serving their time, they set up court inside the prison and hear all sorts of cases, and dispense justice among the inmates as if they were authorised to do so.

They also run a sideline business of a mail scam using a pseudonym of a gay inmate at a drug rehab facility. This scam seems to be working well, and the money starts rolling in think and fast, with the help of a dead-beat lawyer on the outside who facilitates the mail and collects the wires of money.

Until they net the wrong man.

Inadvertently, they catch the front runner in the race for the President of the United States of America. And Aaron Lake, previously a low-profile congressman, is backed by the CIA and very rich and very powerful organisations, who put him on a ticket of doubling defense spending in an increasingly volatile world. He rises from obscurity late in the primaries, to being virtually assured of the White House in less than 7 months. But his little secret of replying to Ricky threatens to scupper the entire campaign to put him in the Oval Office. Something that Teddy Maynard, director of the CIA and chief architect of world events, cannot afford to happen.

Soon enough, the CIA leave no stone unturned in tracking down the triumvirate, and what ensues is a masterful plot of connivery, suspense, reconnaissance and deception that is truly believable and  makes this book a page-turner of note.

I’m not entirely sure if John Grisham meant this (although I won’t be surprised if he did), but he very clinically demonstrates the might of the CIA in manipulating events anywhere at anytime on the planet to satisfy its own ends. The scene of the terrorist bombing in Egypt is so well written, it would not seem out of place on the front page of a leading news site in today’s age. His portrayal of their might is magnificent as much as it is scary.

If you want to read a well-written suspense thriller that will keep you hooked all the way….