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“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of ATTITUDE on life. ATTITUDE, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or day. It is more important than appearance, giftedness and skill. It will make or break a company … a church … a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the past … we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our ATTITUDE … I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you … we are in charge of our ATTITUDES.”

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Scribd offers document sharing (made simple), it is unique in it’s offering and has been referred to as “YouTube” of documents.

What I like:

  • iPaper viewer which allows you to convert any of your paper documents to digital format and publish them on the internet.
  • You don’t even have to scan the documents and upload them, just send them via snail mail and Scribd will do the rest. Very convenient if you just happen to have a large number of paper documents and don’t have the time or resources to scan documents.
  • Create groups to share documents, choosing to make them either public or private.
  •  Scribd team has developed an API which allows other publishers to plug Scribd into their system. It allows you to embed and share documents, perform text searches.
  • Tons of books, free to read on-line and a significant number can be downloaded.

There is something about “reading a book” experience — buying it, holding it, reading it, surrounding yourself with books and referring to them again and again over your lifetime. I think of Scribd as a public library, you do go there to explore and read books, but if you really like a book — you still purchase a copy for yourself, which I find myself doing quite often.  

Do check it out and let me  know what you think.

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