When Ray Kroc died in 1984, his personal net worth was estimated to be $500 million dollars, and that of his company, McDonald’s was $8 billion. In 2015, McDonald’s was valued at $92.5 billion. The fast-food chain that Kroc founded after meeting the McDonald brothers in San Bernardino, California in 1951 now serves millions of people across the world every day, and GRINDING IT OUT is the rags-to-riches memoir that Kroc wrote with Robert Anderson in 1977, detailing his journey from being a milkshake machine salesman to creating one of the world’s largest and most successful franchises. From his difficult relationship with the McDonald brothers to his innovative business approach, Kroc’s tale has been a sort of bible for executives looking to succeed. Read more here: http://go.instaread.co/grinding-it-out/
The further back you travel from the invention of the printing press, the more difficult it is to define what makes a book a book. Does it have to be bound? Does it have to be composed of pages? Does it have to contain text as opposed to images? Being bound is indeed helpful, but we think the one that trumps them all is whether or not it was meant to be read by more than one person, so that its contents could be shared and valued as objects of learning. That is the most important aspect of what makes a book, a book. With that in mind, here are the 10 oldest books ever discovered. (Info collected thanks to https://wiganlanebooks.co.uk/ and http://mentalfloss.com/).
Wheat is the top problem with the American diet. Over the past 50 years, Americans have not only begun consuming a genetically altered form of wheat, they’ve also been eating more of it in their daily diets than ever before. This confluence of events has led to a growing incidence of obesity and other health problems that can be traced back to wheat’s detrimental impact on the human body! http://go.instaread.co/wheat-belly/
Fake foods are ubiquitous, but most Americans fail to realize that they are being duped. While it may seem harmless to consume a type of cheese that is not, in fact, from a specific region in Italy, as often occurs with the consumption of ersatz Parmesan cheese, the implications of this fraud are far-reaching. One book ‘Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About’ exactly tackles this and is an investigative overview of the food industry’s often intentional efforts to mislead consumers. Below are Key Takeaways from the book. http://go.instaread.co/real-food-fake-food-larry-olmsted/
Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather at a sacred river for a bath in the river. 100 million devotees are expected to gather. The festival is said to cost authorities $210 million but will create $2.2 billion in revenue.
Kumbh Mela began on 14 January 2013 at PRAYAG (Allahabad).
Below are some books that were seen on Jon Stewart show and have you read any one of them?
These are the movies releasing in 2013 that are based on books. Which one are you looking forward to?
Check out the 10 most funny book names and covers!
Non fiction books that have been well received by the critics for the year 2012.
We make more than four pounds a day, sixty-four tons across a lifetime. We make so much of it that trash dominates America’s place in the global economy.
Apparently, Cricket is the only game Taliban’s let you play in Afghanistan!
Looks like book discovery will not be a problem anymore! Happy days begin for the nerds!
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