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Highlights of the Grand Unified Theorem: Formulation of the Unified Field Theory or the Theory of Everything
Highlights of the Grand Unified Theorem: Formulation of the Unified Field Theory or the Theory of Everything
by G. A. Oyibo
Edition: Paperback
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crank-Pot Crakkas Reviewing Books Who Can't Think With Knowledge..., August 16, 2010
Interestingly, Caucasian-Trolls Are Making Reviews On Gabriel Oyibo As A 'Crank' Because The Caucasian's UnNatural-Mind-Reflex For Cosmogony Is Weak Since The ILL-LIE-U-SI[O]N OF The Einstein-Liars-Fountain Has Been Smashed To Pieces. Hence, Unqualified-Fools Are Making Comments In Ignorance Laughing At Their Own Calamity, Unable To Qualify One Single Error With GAGUT.

Not Only Has Oyibo Been Nominated For The Nobel 'So What?' Prize Twice, When NASA Has A Problem Oyibo Is The Go2Man! Sir Isaac Newton Overstands Oyibo Implicitly. Sir Isaac Newton Brought The Laws Of Physics Into The European Mind Through His Brilliant Study Of The AfRaKan-Aramic-Texts. Now, It Revolves Back With The Same Ancestry Who Are The Original Authors Of Fractal-Mathematics, Calculus, Quantum-Sciences & Applied-Geometry(Relativity)Still Applied 2Day In AfRaKa At Root-Level. For Those Who Are Unknowledgable, Google-Search Ron Eglash, African Fractals.

So What Is The Problem For The European Mind? The Most Powerful Basics Are Only Belief-Concepts For The European, Unable To Overstand & Extend The Differences Between 'ZERO', 'NOTHING' & 'NULL'. Hence, Are Not In A Position To Qualify Or Lay Debate With Oyibos Work. Importantly, Einstein Didn't Know These Either...Hence Einstein States:

"If The Facts Don't Fit The Theory Change The Facts" And On His Death Bed Lay Claim To..."If Only Eye Should Have Known, Eye Should Have Been A Watch Maker"...

Einstein Was Therefore Not Intelligent! And Neither Are The People Making A Less Than 5-Star Applaud For Dr Oyibos Work, Knowing Exactly They Are Vacant With Mind For Making Any Sound & Truthful-Judgements Of A Quantum-Spirituality They Can Never Have, Investing Their Opaque Minds With A 'Light'-Particle-Paradise Instead Of Waves. But Harvard See The Darkenss Of It All...

Harvard Petition:

" We Students & The Faculty Of Havard, Wish To Express Our Desire To Have Dr. D.A. Oyibo Professor Of Mathematics & Nobel Prize Nominee, Give A Lecture At Our Campus On The Discovery Of Everything (GAGUT)- For Which He Has Been Nominated For A Nobel Prize. We Feel That A Lecture And Discussion About The Scientific And Social Implications Of This Theory Would Be Beneficial To Our School By Broadening Our Academic & Social Awareness".

Well, If Havard Wants 2Learn, Then Why Don't The Illiterates Who Write The Garbage In Review? Dr Oyibo Has Exposed That Those Who Know Nothing Of Themselves Have Only Themselves To Blame For The Re-Constituted Public Lies They Taught Themselves Off Of The Einstein-Grape-Vine They Thought They Knew All About But Didn't! Too Bad!

But It Really Doesn't Matter Because All The B.S. And Any FoolHardy Equations Have Been Taken Care Of Within G=gij j=0.


Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
by Renée Mauborgne
Edition: Hardcover
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Academics rarely demonstrate how to do it!, September 10, 2007
I bought this book. Their identifications are valid enough. Great companies have always created uncontested market space while making their competitors irrelevant. This is not in dispute. However...

The authors Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne are just mere academics. And what is annoying is that they haven't battle tested their Blue Ocean model from hard knocks in the trenches business wars to find out what works and what doesn't for themselves! Again, this is what I find annoying with academics. They say a lot but never prove it themselves! Remember Merton & Scholes and LTCM?

For an the book, the authors have an interesting strategic canvass graph approach that supposes to prove how Blue Ocean events come about. That's fine, but how do you prove it? Moreover, the 'values' are different for each company, so there is nothing consistent to glean from this.

What I'd like to have seen is a Dash Board type matrix template that allows any company or budding entrepreneur to carry out Blue Ocean due diligence on any industry or market niches...proofing these Blue Ocean catchments from a zero learning curve application! The book does have important points but lacks the cutting edge tools to unify Blue Ocean diligence and proofs for any company!

Thus, what this book lacks is a more honed processing of enquiry from the authors. And I suspect this to be the case because like many academics they haven't proven the unifying dynamics that goes into capturing Blue Ocean strategies for themselves with businesses they have built through their own mindset!

Again, this book is a case of 'do what I say, because I don't have to prove what I say'.

There are great industry shapers out there who can shift and move whole industries and markets in their favour...but the authors of this book are not one of them.

However, there are great positives the authors have identified. The book contains a very interesting 'Strategic Grid' technique. From this simple grid technique any one can mentally survey how to change one's industry or market from a macro-vantage point. But shifting and moving your new found Blue Ocean grid at a tactical level to rule your competition making them irrelevant is another matter entirely. The chapters that explain this grid are worth the book, but don't expect any thing else.

What you really want is a knowledge base that allows you to dig out Blue Ocean criteria from a template of enquiring tools STACKED PROCESS BY PROCESS UNTIL YOU PROOF YOUR OWN BLUE OCEAN POWER. This book fails on this!

I would suggest that any one buying this book should read 'Blue Print to a Billion by David Thomson to understand how real Blue Ocean executions are carried out correctly. In addition, Chet Holmes' Ultimate Sales Machine' gets you to understand how to carry out big frame strategies at the tactical level.

Both these books will plug the holes lacking with Kim & Mauborgne's work.

Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons
Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons
by Edward Renehan
Edition: Hardcover
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Financial Titan & Business Genius, May 19, 2006
Edward J Renehan, has produced a marvellously written book about the ruthlessly honest, financial genius & business titan Jay Gould. A resounding five star effort, deeply researched, well thought out and arranged.

For those who understand financial history & business responsibility, this book highlights the authors passion and honest accountability of a great man highly misunderstood with an undeserved muckraking appeal.

Although independently written, Mr Renehan corroborates the articulate, Maury Klein's account of Mr Gould in his book 'The Life & Times of Jay Gould'. Both these books disintegrate the muckraking flack that appeals more to the public sense for 'feeling' historically trapped, by deceptive and dishonest accounts from low effort lazy and envious perceptions of Mr Gould from such works as Mathew Josephson's 'Robber Barons'.

Muckrakers peddle the usual prejudices and dishonest fabrications about Gould because it reinforces the publics' feeling toward 'big' business as evil. Unfortunately, the scam is an easy money earner for a muckraking fabricator. The scam works and the muckraker knows it while deliberately duping the public for a buck. So, the public at large is aloof and in the dark for decades and in this case for generations. But without distorting the facts, Edward Renehan does not reinforce the usual psychological preferences the public wants to hear to earn easy royalties. Great credit has got to go to this author for shining a bright light on muckraking dishonesties and fake truths about Mr Gould.

The thread moves beautifully and so it does, revealing Gould's honesty, integrity and deeds as ruthlessly supreme. This compares to the usual trivial accounts against the great man as dishonest, evil and unscrupulous. In fact Mr Gould's behaviours are consistent through out his short life, burdened with hard work and deeply powerful thinking mastered at an early age in combat with his ailing body. I list just a few -

Muckraker's View #1: Mr Gould is unscrupulous and dishonest in his dealings.

Honest Fact #1: Gould despised dishonesty, watch out for the unbelievable machinations of Daniel Drew in this book & how Gould dealt with him through sheer competitive thought. Gould dealt with the brilliant but consistently whining Cornelius Vanderbilt the same way as he did many of his peers with brutal honesty.

Muckraker's View #2: Mr Gould is a plunderer of railroad properties, a looter of assets and a criminal.

Honest Fact #2: The amazing fact is that Gould rarely depended on a banker's capital to fund his financial operations through borrowings. And neither did he bilk the government on subsidy handouts for railroad financing like most others. For some one accused of plundering railroads, Gould built up and harnessed the most integrated railroad system in the United States during his time that became known as the 'Gould System'.

Like Drew, Vanderbilt and E.H. Harriman [who arrived to control railroads after his death], Gould was a ruthless master strategist of stock trading and financial manipulation. Mr Gould built up his capitals using financial markets via high stake speculations...then invested into and built up ALREADY plundered government sponsored pillaged railroads. Who plundered these railroads prior to Gould's arrival? Criminally devious politicians and fraudulent businessmen. Either Gould crushed them, outmanoeuvred them or bought out their interests as to eliminate their interference and market distortions.

Muckraker's View #3: Gould is evil, devious with bad deeds.

Honest Fact #3: Mr Gould was highly competitive and innovated ruthlessly against other businessmen who took shortcuts to short change the consumer. Not once has any Muckraker rightly accused Gould for having wronged the consumer. Gould drove for high efficiencies and radically lowered consumer costs for his railroads, meticulous in nearly every detail.

In fact, this book explores an exciting access into a highly focused individual, satisfying a curiosity into a mind of Gould so fertile and free to out think and out power almost any challenge against any adversary on any dimension.

Forget the hyperbole muckraking histories on Gould. For he committed himself vastly, enabling the United States to become a super economic force that even most countries have no equal even today. Any one who raises the standard of living for his fellow country men on a vast scale, lowering also the risk for ordinary consumers to deal with rail road transportation in a big way is a hero of life and not a dishonest plunderer of it.

Unfortunately, Gould died prematurely in 1892 at a tender age of 56, but he left his mark on both the United States and indirectly to the world economy in a big way, a great achievement that no Muckraker has the ability to match.

Edward Renehan is a worthy writer of the Gould legacy, a book about a man & his achievements that we should all emulate and thank that he did what he did. Gould built, he died and we prospered. One could not ask for more of the man.

Wisdom from the Robber Barons: Enduring Business Lessons from Rockefeller, Morgan, and the First Industrialists
Wisdom from the Robber Barons: Enduring Business Lessons from Rockefeller, Morgan, and the First Industrialists
by George David Smith
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nice Book with Bad Poison..., May 11, 2006
There are some great quotes from 19th & early 20th century masters of industry from this wee book. The hard thinking and great tyre industrialist Harvey Firestone should be looked out for and observed, as is also the underrated but brilliant U.S. President Calvin Coolidge. But the book is needlessly ruined!

Remember the title of the book is called "Wisdom of the Robber Barons". So why do these academic authors ruin their work with unnecessary inclusions admiring anti-capitalistic Muckrakers [Alfred Henry Lewis etc] who abhor the huge & necessary economic undertakings of great men? And not surprisingly, true to form, the ruthlessly honest & financial genius Jay Gould is not even recognised as a pinnacle of economic mastery, he is abhored and misquoted badly on page 96. Why?

Perhaps, the authors are apologising for their own unproductive efforts as academics. This is unfortunate. If they had deleted their poisoned edicts from their observations I would have rated this book higher. Nevertheless, well-healed and superior academic writers do exist for which I would recommend...

The Myths of the Robber Barons by Burton Fulsom

How Capitalism Saved America by Thomas diLorenzo

Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould by E.J. Renehan

How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, from the Pilgrims to the Present
How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, from the Pilgrims to the Present
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Edition: Hardcover
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All Heads of State should 'buy' all their Citizens this book before they enter office!, April 14, 2006
Overjoyed! Brilliant work, ruthlessly honest and superb! If there is criticism to it, then those venting undue criticism for it are just unnatural criminal addicts.

'How Capitalism Saved America' is a great mind cleansing little book that all Heads of States should dish out to their citizens so they don't have to fake their importance, falsify their policies whilst duping the public whilst in office. But they won't, because this excellent piece of work brings economic and political ''expertise' to the masses at the lowest cost.

Superbly, the content pursues justice to its bitter end, informing the layman who the real criminals of society are, contrasting the real heroes of our civilisation while sub communicating to the na?ve voter, 'take off your blinkers for goodness sakes'.

This excellent work simply cuts through the mentally insane tumours of grey areas that 'ordinary' folk are use too in clear black and white layman's language, reducing all citizens to an irreducible choice: Capitalism is life while Mercantilism kills. And with this very simply choice any one can identify the psychological preference of any voter.

So before you vote for another budding mercantilist politician check the rhetoric first. Know what you are voting for or don't vote at all. Would you buy 'political sound bites' as a packaged product if offered in the marketplace without comeback liability? Of course you wouldn't because they are negative and worthless values that will never be traded in a free market! All mercantilist politics are criminal mandates! Period!

Better still, vote with your wallet and not with a criminal perception for what business is or what government tells you how business must operate. Only business protects your proprietary privileges and not government mercantilism.

Consumers need to know exactly what pure capitalism really is. Thomas DiLorenzo has done this masterfully in this great book and he will tell you because governments and anti-capitalists will not. The 'environmentalists' won't, the 'pro-lifer's won't, non-producers won't, your government won't but this book will.

So buy this book and productively contribute magnificent profits for your country, preserving your proprietary privileges and liberties for all consumers, before nothing is irredeemably left of the United States of America including your country too, China included!

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