"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


This is a special book review by Dilip Mukerjea.

The author, Philip Merry, has compiled a publication of worth and value in that it reports on an inaugural event: to spotlight Singapore’s happiest people. I salute him on his aspiration to address the topic of happiness. This is an emotion, all too elusive, in a world riven by the measureless, massive anarchy of life.

My extended interpretation of the aim of the book is to highlight an event that is meant to call attention to several urgent needs: to move ahead from ~ misery to mirth, harm to harmony, entropy to ecstasy.

The profiles of happy people featured in the book are reflective of not just their joyous dispositions, but more so, their courage in the face of grim realities. These sun-drenched souls are radiant in their approach to life. They serve as transcendent testimony to the human spirit in full bloom.

One would hope then, that we are all blessed with the incandescence of imperishable joy!

It is evident that this reportage now must be followed up with a book on the resplendent benefits of being happy. What is clear is that Philip embodies a sublime spirit in his quest for the best.

And therefore, it is my ardent hope that he gets his neurons jitterbugging towards crafting a tome that exudes pleasure, happiness, joy, and bliss. That will go a long way to him living up to his name (Merry)!

[Philip Merry is the owner & CEO of Philip Merry Consulting Group, based in Singapore. Its strategic forte is, as epitomised in its corporate tagline: "Building Partnership, Peace & Prosperity & Happiness across Cultures".

More information about the author & his consulting work can be found at his corporate website.]

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