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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 30 Apr (Thurs) – Francois Michelin, Who Took French Tiremaker Global, Dies at 88; The 13 most valuable skills that anyone could have

Life 

  • Francois Michelin, Who Took French Tiremaker Global, Dies at 88: Bloomberg, ST
  • The 13 most valuable skills that anyone could have: BI
  • The Art Of Giving Feedback: Techcrunch
  • Life advice upon turning age 30, from the president of Y Combinator: Quartz
  • Author Brian Little on Personality and the ‘Art of Well-being’: K@W
  • Business Owners Rethink Legacy: Barron’s
  • A Radical Idea: Own Your Supply Chain; As most companies outsource trucks and drivers, Ashley Furniture takes a different path: WSJ
  • Texas A&M professor gave us a detailed explanation for why he failed his entire ‘entitled’ management class: BI
  • Should the law serve humans, or should humans serve the law?: JP
  • The art of apology for bosses in Japan: AsiaOne
  • So you think you can get out of finance? An anthropologist says no: efc
  • What to Do When Your Future Strategy Clashes with Your Present: HBR
  • Science explains how people can lie and cheat – and still feel good about themselves:BI
  • Corporate power without responsibility on the board; Instead of long-termism at Industrivärden and Volkswagen, there was corporate self-indulgence: FT

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 29 Apr (Wed) – Why you need to commit to something to find your calling

Life 

  • Why you need to commit to something to find your calling: BI
  • Charlie Munger’s 2015 Daily Journal Annual Meeting: Forbes1, Forbes2, Forbes3, Forbes4
  • Don’t Force Decisions; Just Back Off and Adjust. Or Go for a Walk. NYT
  • How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide: HBR
  • The Art of Evangelism: HBR
  • Old Management Systems Stifle New Business Models: HBR
  • Charlatans exist, in finance (and medicine), because we crave certainty: ReformedBroker
  • Why this CEO believes an MBA is worthless: Fortune
  • Are You OK? Xiaomi CEO’s Awkward English Goes Viral, Sparks Debate: WSJ
  • Manny Pacquiao: Where It All Began; In General Santos, there are signs of the local hero’s success everywhere across the city: WSJ
  • Why Buffett’s Capitalist Woodstock Won’t Endure Like Garcia Jams: bloomberg
  • Ten things I learned studying ten of the world’s fastest growing startups: Quartz
  • How ‘doing the kind thing’ is changing the way we snack and give back one bite at a time: FP
  • The ship of fools and the country of fools; The ship of fools is an allegory ascribed to Plato that describes a captainless ship drifting at sea, carrying deranged and disoriented passengers entirely oblivious to their course: KH
  • LKY: Singapore’s anti-corruption visionary: BT
  • New Spore: Hwa Chong boy boasts loudly on bus about getting teacher fired: AsiaOne

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 28 Apr (Tues) – The remarkable life and lessons of the $8 million janitor; Warren Buffett’s ‘Ringmaster’ Turns Grand Ideas Into Reality

Life 

  • Warren Buffett’s ‘Ringmaster’ Turns Grand Ideas Into Reality; At Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, Carrie Sova makes sure everything runs smoothly: WSJ
  • The remarkable life and lessons of the $8 million janitor: WaPo
  • ‘Safest bike ever’ devised by British entrepreneur: Reuters
  • There’s No Such Thing as Corporate DNA: BCG
  • The Eight Outsiders In One Chart: VW
  • Lessons from Intraco, Singapore’s original trailblazer: TODAY
  • The Future of Reading: There’s No Mystery About It; Walter Mosley, best-selling author of the Easy Rawlins series, has good news for those who love to read: WSJ
  • Contortions are required for Cirque du Soleil to keep its magic; The steps to take to prevent innovative businesses turning into bland production lines: FT
  • Lotte chief stresses importance of ‘agile workers’: KT
  • The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company: HBR
  • The innovators: mist system offers a safer way to control fires; The creators of Automist explain how a fine mist can cool and suppress fires more effectively than sprinkler systems, especially when caused by chip pans: Guardian
  • Why A Corporate Culture of ‘Kindness’ Is Great For Your Brand: Forbes
  • Junk Science at the F.B.I.: NYT

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 27 Apr (Mon) – The Reasons We Deny Luck

Life

  • The Reasons We Deny Luck: Farnam
  • The mystery of billionaires’ long marriages; It is remarkable how many of the super-successful have stuck by their first spouse: FT
  • Why Coding Is Your Child’s Key to Unlocking the Future; Educators call for making computer science a cornerstone of the curriculum, even for grade-school kids: WSJ
  • How To Get Organized: 2 Solutions From Philosophy And Kindergarten: Barker
  • Starving for Wisdom: NYT
  • Leo McKee, BrightHouse CEO: unrepentant about rent-to-own: FT
  • Turning a Children’s Rating System Into an Advocacy Army; James Steyer’s nonprofit organization, Common Sense Media, is known for offering parents guidance on games and videos, but he has a grander vision. NYT

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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

Life

  • 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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