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Robert Kiyosaki: The Rich Dad

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Robert Kiyosaki (1947) is an entrepreneur, investor, writer, and public speaker on financial and business topics. Founder of Cash Flow Technologies, he started to be recognized after the release of his successful book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad". He's the author of multiple books about financial issues, among which we can highlight, besides the one already mentioned, "Cashflow Quadrant," "Why We Want You To Be Rich," or "The Business of the 21st Century". Now, let's review some of his most famous quotes, collected from Kiyosaki's work:

Jim Rohn: The Business Philosopher

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Jim Rohn (1930-2009), entrepreneur, writer, and public speaker, has been one of the most influential figures in personal development and it has been recognized by many as the "business philosopher". His speeches and seminars have been listened to by more than 300 million people from all over the world. Author of more than 30 books, his work has made a massive impact on other current experts like Anthony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracy or Jack Canfield, among others. His most popular book is "7 strategies for wealth and happiness". Jim Rohn (1930-2009)

Durham Castle and Cathedral: Pioneering English Architecture

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Name: Durham Castle and Cathedral. Location: in northeastern England, in Durham county, near the border with Scotland. Castle and cathedral: the two great symbols of medieval Europe form in Durham a harmonious complex, accentuated by its splendid placement on a rocky spur that dominates the water of River Wear. For centuries, these buildings incarnated the spiritual and temporary power of the prince bishops who governed in the border with Scotland on behalf of the English Crown; nowadays, they represent the most notable sample of the Anglo-Norman style that England used to challenge the Romanesque one. Durham Castle and Cathedral

Historic Center of Prague: A Treasure in Central Europe

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Name: Historic Center of Prague (Czech Republic). Location: in the center of the country, in Central Bohemia. The remains of prehistoric settlements in Prague, which have been preserved up to these days, barely provide us any information. The first people about whom we have enough data is the Boii, a Celtic people that made this region be known as Bohiobaemun , term from which comes the word  Bohemia , the name of this European region. In the 9th century, the Slavic tribe of the Czech settled near the banks of river Moldava (currently Vltava), and they fortified a hill, at the same place where it stands the spectacular Prague Castle nowadays; soon they dominated Bohemia  and converted this into their new capital. Old Town Square, Prague

Steve Jobs: An Absolute Genius

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Steve Jobs (1955-2011) was the founder of Apple Inc. and one of the most popular entrepreneurs of all time. Creator of numerous technological products consumed nowadays by people from all over the world like McIntosh, iPhone, iPod, iPad, or iTunes, among others. He was included in the list of the world's richest people by Forbes magazine. He published the book "I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words" and they have also been written several biographies about him and the company that bears his name. Some examples of these works are: "In 1984", by George Orwell; "Only the Paranoid Survive", by Andrew S. Grove; and the most famous biography of Steve Jobs, "Steve Jobs", by Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs in his own House (Photo taken in 1982)

Prussian Heritage: The Brandenburg Gate

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Under Frederick William II, Prussia established a reputation as a country where the arts flourished. The king acquired the services of three major architects - Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff, Carl Gotthard Langhans, and Carl von Gontard - and appointed the young Johann Gottfried Schadow his court sculptor. He revived the Academy of Arts ( Akademie der Künste ), which had been in existence since 1696, and in the Minister of State whom he appointed its curator, Friedrich Anton, Baron von Heinitz, he found a skillful reformer who in addition bridged the gulf between the arts and industry, since he was President of the Royal Porcelain Manufacturing Commission. In 1790, new regulations made it possible to build up a collection of models and found a school of draftsmanship for craftsmen. The royal collections were open to members of the Academy and their pupils, and methods of architectural training were updated. From 1786, the Academy held its regular exhibitions in Berlin, providing a

Robin S. Sharma: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

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Robin S. Sharma (1965) is an author and public speaker on topics related to personal development (motivational speaker.) After studying law at the university, he worked for a few years as a professor and later he acted as a lawyer, before dedicating his time to coaching and giving advice to others. He is the author of multiple books. Among them, we have to highlight: "The Monk who sold his Ferrari", "The 5AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate your Life" and "The Leader Who Had No Title." It's very likely that most of you had not ever heard about this author, so I think this article could bring more value than the ones about more famous people, such as Donald Trump or Bill Gates. Ok, so let's jump into the quotes followed by a brief explanation of each one. Robin S. Sharma

Kremlin and Red Square of Moscow: The Power of Architecture

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When in the 12th century, Prince Yuri Dolgorukiy founded a primitive city "made of wood" called Moscow, destroyed several times by multiple fires and rapidly rebuilt, a small stronghold had just been created. It occupied a twentieth part of the current Kremlin and in its surroundings were found the courtesan residences, as well as the artisans and merchant's ones. Some small religious buildings were also erected. In 1263, it was established the Grand Duchy of Moscow. In the middle of the 14th century, Prince Ivan Kalita walled the stronghold with solid and robust oak walls and in 1328 the capital of the Duchy was translated from Vladimir. Because of the continuous threat of invasions, in 1367 Prince Dimitri decided to raise the first stone walls. The Kremlin and the Red Square

Jeff Bezos: The Richest Man In The World

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Jeff Bezos (1964) is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com. He studied electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Princeton, New Jersey. He started working for an optical fiber company, and later on, he made his debut in Wall Street. In 1994, he left his work and moved to Seattle, where he founded in 1995 "Cadabra.com," an online bookshop. It contained more than 200,000 titles which could be also ordered via email. A bit later, the company changed its name to "Amazon," because of the Amazon River. In 1996, Amazon was receiving about 2,000 visitors per day. A year later, that number multiplied by 25. In 1997, the company jumped into the stock market. In December 1999, Jeff Bezos became Time Magazine's person of the year. Today, Amazon.com is the owner of companies such as The Washington Post or Whole Foods Market, is the biggest retailer in the world by profits, surpassing Walmart, and Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world according to Forb

Castles and Town Walls of King Edward I in Gwynedd

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Name: Castles and Town Walls of King Edward I in Gwynedd. Location: in northern Wales, on the coast. The vast plan of fortifications traced by Edward I of England to consolidate the conquest of Wales in the 13th century, the complex made up of the castles of Beaumaris and Harlech, next to the fortified villages of Caernarfon and Conwy, stands out as the best example of the military architecture of the time and one of the best works designed by his genuine servant, the Savoyard Master James of Saint George, architect of the works of Edward I in Wales. Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon, Gwynedd in North-West Wales

The Hanseatic City of Lübeck: A Fairy-Tale City

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Name: Hanseatic City of Lübeck (Germany). Location: in northern Germany, in the land of Schleswig-Holstein. Lübeck, the old city of the Hanseatic League, preserves very well until this day its vast and splendid medieval zone. Among 14th-16th century residential districts, there are still boroughs full of artisans and merchants who reflect the original profile of the city which dominated the trade in Northern Europe for centuries. Holstentor (Holsten Gate) in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein (Germany)