Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 26 Apr (Sun) – The Art of Stumbling: David Brooks on Character, “Résumé Virtues” vs. “Eulogy Virtues,” and the Humility Code of Living a Meaningful Life

Life

  • The Art of Stumbling: David Brooks on Character, “Résumé Virtues” vs. “Eulogy Virtues,” and the Humility Code of Living a Meaningful Life: BP
  • How We Elevate Each Other: Viktor Frankl on the Human Spirit and Why Idealism Is the Best Realism: BP
  • The Remedy for Unproductive Busyness: HBR
  • Finally: A Business Memoir That Owes More To Nassim Taleb Than To Jack Welch: Forbes
  • The 50 Most Trustworthy Companies In Western Europe: Forbes
  • How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence: HBR
  • Trial and Error Is No Way to Make Strategy: HBR
  • Fooled by Experience: HBR
  • A Journey To Intelligent Design: Techcrunch
  • Taking a business legacy and changing with the times; Scion of an affluent business family, Lance Gokongwei is reaching new heights with his own acumen. JP

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 25 Apr (Sat) – David Brooks’s new book: ‘The Road to Character’ and a path to grace

Life 

  • David Brooks’s new book: ‘The Road to Character’ and a path to grace: WaPo
  • Love and Merit: Parenting in America is experiencing a silent epidemic of conditional love. NYT
  • Language Shapes Thoughts—and Storm Preparations; Why gendered names of hurricanes may be a bad idea: WSJ
  • Startup founders describe how they got through the hardest part: BI
  • How to Save American Colleges; The Purdue president on freezing tuition, how to reduce student debt, and busting the accreditation cartel. WSJ
  • Do Strong Religious Beliefs Stifle Innovation?: WSJ
  • The Economics of Suspense: NYT
  • Transferring and sustaining the family wealth: BT
  • A psychological trick to instantly feel more productive: BI
  • Why Bad News Is Good News; Consuming bad news is evolutionarily adaptive, but the nature of the social Web might limit its supply. PSmag
  • Why can’t we read anymore? Or, can books save us from what digital does to our brains?: Medium
  • An Academic Job Slump is Making Graduate Students Depressed: Bloomberg
  • Inside the Podcast Brain: Why Do Audio Stories Captivate? The emotional appeal of listening; “Our brain is trying to save resources and energy. We only want to give attention to something when it matters.” Atlantic

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 24 Apr (Fri) – 13 ways successful people think differently

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  • 13 ways successful people think differently: BI
  • The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people, according to billionaire John Paul DeJoria: successful people do all the things unsuccessful people don’t want to do. BI
  • Twilight of the gurus: The management-pundit industry is a shadow of its former self: Economist
  • The process of invention: Now and then; Patent records reveal that the way inventions are made has changed over the years: Economist
  • 13 everyday phrases that actually came from Shakespeare: BI
  • Increase productivity with this ‘2-minute-rule’ for answering emails: BI
  • One of Matt Damon’s Harvard professors gave him a small note that completely changed ‘Good Will Hunting': BI
  • A Brief History of the Ways Companies Compete: HBR
  • The Basic Principles of Strategy Haven’t Changed in 30 Years: HBR
  • Beyond Education Wars: K-12 education is an exhausted, bloodsoaked battlefield. Let’s shift some of the reformist passions to early childhood: NYT

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 23 Apr (Thurs) – Mark Zuckerberg shared some simple advice for success: Don’t give up

Life 

  • Mark Zuckerberg shared some simple advice for success: Don’t give up: BI
  • The incredible rags-to-riches story of British lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone: BI
  • How to Determine Which Part of What You Know Really Matters: K@W
  • A woman created an awesome resume to land her dream job at Airbnb — and it caught the CEO’s attention immediately; resume showcases what she knows about the travel industry, what she could contribute to Airbnb, and what she thinks the company should pursue next: BI
  • The Secret To Getting Good At Things Quickly: Forbes
  • Great Entrepreneurs Share These Six Traits – And Some May Surprise You: Forbes
  • How Spanx got me an interview with Warren Buffett: BI
  • Here’s how ‘Mad Men’ creator Matthew Weiner manages his super busy schedule: BI
  • 7 Strategies That Make Speechwriting Easier: Slideshare
  • What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: LinkedIn
  • This Design Professor Makes Products With No Labels On Them: Bloomberg
  • Nice Ph.D. Think It Was Worth It?: Bloomberg
  • Everyone Profits from the Return on Character; soft factors like integrity, forgiveness, and compassion energize employees and customers — and deliver better returns: Strategy&
  • The world’s brightest scientific minds posed for this 1927 photo after historic debates about quantum mechanics: BI
  • Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders: 50 intrepid guides for a messy world: Fortune
  • A study in enterprise risk management: Lee Kuan Yew’s governance gives several case studies of enterprise risk management: Risks were identified, assessed, responded to, controlled, and monitored: BT
  • Can Your Relationship Handle a Trip to IKEA? The furniture store can easily lead to arguments for stressed-out couples; how to avoid the ‘IKEA meltdown’: WSJ
  • A Startup Sours After A Falling Out; A Florida entrepreneur’s company fizzles after a messy split with investor and co-founders: WSJ
  • Five of the most epic failures in business history: Quartz
  • How revolution discovered its need of business: JA

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 22 Apr (Wed) – Forget Buffett the investor. Follow Buffett the manager; 8-year-old girl earns $173,000 monthly from YouTube channel; Elon Musk’s first wife explains what it takes to become a billionaire: “Shift your focus away from what you want (a billion dollars) and get deeply, intensely curious about what the world wants and needs”

Life 

  • Forget Buffett the investor. Follow Buffett the manager: Fortune
  • Elon Musk’s first wife explains what it takes to become a billionaire: “Shift your focus away from what you want (a billion dollars) and get deeply, intensely curious about what the world wants and needs”: BI
  • 8-year-old girl earns $173,000 monthly from YouTube channel: AsiaOne
  • Becoming Powerful Makes You Less Empathetic: HBR
  • In praise of caregivers; When a loved one requires long-term care, how many of us can really go the distance?: TheStar
  • Lose your fear of ridicule and think more like a designer; Start-ups can learn from the ‘make and fail’ design approach, writes Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia: FT
  • How to become known as the best in your field: BI
  • Goh’s folly? No, Jurong is Goh’s glory: AsiaOne
  •  ‘The Little Prince’ trailer looks better than anything Pixar has made in years: BI
  • The Imagination Gap: Business leaders in at least 16 sectors are still not fully prepared for the digital transformation of their industries: Strategy&
  • Eight Key Points of Blue Ocean Strategy: Insead
  • 8 habits of curious people: FastCo
  • Brand camp: how to market a family business: CampdebFB
  • ‘Daredevil’ and the fantasy of an easy fight against gentrification: WaPo
  • Smart Arms Control the Potential Chaos of Octopus Movement; How does an octopus control eight highly flexible and independent arms so well?: NYT
  • The World’s Most Reputable Companies In 2015: Forbes
  • Why Worrying About Competition Can Destroy Your Business: Forbes
  • Why finding the right career is as rare as getting a seat on a rocket ship: Fotune
  • ‘Vague’ Japanese language can be maddeningly specific: JT
  • Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term: HBR
  • There Are Still Only Two Ways to Compete: HBR
  • Why So Many of Us Experience a Midlife Crisis: HBR
  • Still Hungering for Tech Knowledge, Corporate Directors Pay for Education: WSJ
  • The Trouble With Grading Employees; Performance ratings such as ‘meets expectations’ sap workers’ morale, but firms aren’t sure they can do without them: WSJ
  • Your Total Addressable Market Stat Is Probably a Lie: Hunterwalk
  • What I’d tell myself about startups if I could go back 5 years. TQ
  • This meditation teacher has an amazing explanation – and solution – for why so many of us can’t escape the voice in our heads: BI
  • LearnVest CEO shares her 2 favorite interview questions: Tell me about a time on a Sunday that you were thinking about going back to work and you hated your job. Why? What was it?: BI

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 21 Apr (Tues) – Daniel Levitin on information overload: Why daydreaming not multitasking is the way to process the unprecedented amount of information we now face

Life

  • Daniel Levitin on information overload: Why daydreaming not multitasking is the way to process the unprecedented amount of information we now face: YouTube, Aeon
  • 5 Secrets To Always Making A Good First Impression: Barker
  • The Puzzling Rise in Nearsighted Children; To battle an explosion of myopia, eye researchers try more outdoor time, medication, even a giant, translucent cube: WSJ
  • Why there has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur: WaPo
  • Here’s how to win any argument: BI
  • One CEO says these 7 lessons from ping-pong have helped him grow a successful business: BI
  • Macquarie’s bad apples still working in financial planning: TheAge
  • The most important lesson I learned as a tech CEO: Fortune
  • How A Dying Family Nut Shop Morphed Into A Thriving Web Retailer: Forbes
  • There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration: HBR
  •  Resilient infrastructure key to safer cities: BT

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 20 Apr (Mon) – ‘Ojuk': black bamboo craft; Tradition is a spirit not a skill; “I learned precious values through working with my teacher, like masterful perseverance and endurance and the historical significance of black bamboos. If an artisan is not ready for poverty and hardship, he or she cannot endure this entire process. My only goal is to transmit this art to others.”

Life

  • ‘Ojuk': black bamboo craft; Tradition is a spirit not a skill; “I learned precious values through working with my teacher, like masterful perseverance and endurance and the historical significance of black bamboos”: KT
  • How Abraham Lincoln Became a Saint: Bloomberg
  • Responses to David Brooks: The Road to Inner Virtue: NYT
  • The six skills that make entrepreneurs extraordinary: Quartz
  • How Steve Jobs became the greatest businessman the world has ever known: BI
  • Computational thinking an essential skill for next-generation: TODAY
  • A 30-year work anniversary is a freak event to be cheered; If Warren Buffett can spend decades at one company, so can others: FT
  • Shopping Mall Developer Taubman Dies at 91; Taubman died Friday night at his home of a heart attack: WSJ
  • What Leaders Can Learn from a Long Run: WSJ

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