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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 8 Apr (Wed) – How Warren Buffett defines success: True success comes from working for a purpose greater than your own well-being. “The most important takeaway is that you should always try to be a good person

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  • How Warren Buffett defines success: True success comes from working for a purpose greater than your own well-being. “The most important takeaway is that you should always try to be a good person: BI
  • Warren Buffett: The Problem With 200 Page Manuals on Behavior; “I don’t believe in 200-page manuals because if you put out a 200-page manual, everybody’s looking for loopholes basically.” Farnam
  • Bill Gates has a perfect explanation of the difference between him and Steve Jobs: BI
  • The secret to earning Steve Jobs’ trust, summed up in one paragraph: BI
  • The strange rise of children’s books for adults, decoded: WaPo
  • News Corp.’s $1 Billion Plan to Overhaul Education Is Riddled With Failures; Tablet computers and an online curriculum were supposed to help revolutionize schools. That hasn’t happened: Bloomberg
  • Creative self-disruption (or how to adapt to rapid business change): Guardian
  • Build an Organization That’s Less Busy and More Strategic: HBR
  • Life’s Work: An Interview with Garry Kasparov: HBR
  • Managing in an Age of Winner-Take-All: HBR
  • Young People Need to Know Entrepreneurship Is Hard: HBR
  • What Everyone Needs to Know to Be More Productive: HBR
  • Middle managers who are a start-up’s unsung heroes; Hot start-ups poach savvy staff who become industry stars in their own right: FT
  • Gone in 7 minutes: The Shinkansen cleaning crews: AsiaOne
  • How our emotions transform mundane events into strong memories: TheAge
  • CEO shares the 20 most important lessons he’s learned in 20 years of business: BI

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Bamboo Innovator Daily Insight: 7 Apr (Tues) – Local teachers need to be less risk-averse if Singapore wants an education system that creates innovators; The Secret To Never Being Frustrated Again; Keeping families together the key to children’s success; All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

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  • One CEO shares the best piece of leadership advice she’s ever received: ‘Every day when you go to work, you should ask yourself, What am I going to do for the fleet today?” BI, NYT
  • Local teachers need to be less risk-averse if Singapore wants an education system that creates innovators: CNA
  • The Secret To Never Being Frustrated Again: Barker
  • Keeping families together the key to children’s success: SCMP
  • Managing the Critical Voices Inside Your Head: HBR
  • 4 Steps to Dispel a Bad Mood: HBR
  • Stocks & Debts & Rock ’n’ Roll: On a tour of schools, this band sings first and then hits a personal-finance coda; Mr. Gooding shows students images of entertainers and athletes who made millions but went bankrupt, debunking myth that money solves : WSJ
  • In our next president, we need someone with a portion of Abraham Lincoln’s gifts – someone who is philosophically grounded, emotionally mature and tactically cunning. NYT
  • The Importance of Seeing the World in Shades of Grey: Insead
  • The Most Productive Ways to Disagree Across Cultures: Insead
  • Tech titans’ latest project: Defy death; For centuries, explorers have searched the world for the fountain of youth. Today’s billionaires believe they can create it, using technology and data. WaPo
  • The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies Of 2015 In Music: FastCo
  • An American financier got entangled in the Middle East’s biggest banking collapse. How did he emerge with a fortune? NewYorker
  • Our gambling culture: The craving for immediate gratification has spread well beyond Wall Street. BlackRock chairman and CEO Laurence Fink argues such short-term thinking undermines social and economic health: McKinsey
  • Scam means thousands were sold useless insurance by salesmen from Combined Insurance: TheAge
  • CPIB rules of reporting may frighten away whistle-blowers: TODAY
  • Q&A: Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’: Fortune
  • Why We Give Great Advice To Others But Can’t Take it Ourselves: Forbes
  • A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Startup L. Jackson About Venture Capital Investing and Startups: 25iq
  • Robot spiders could build the next generation of objects in space: Quartz
  • Scientists at MIT are designing bulletproof armor modeled on fish scales: Quartz
  • Why you should only hire people who thrive in adversity; Perfection is not about avoiding problems, it’s about solving them, says Oomnitza CEO Arthur Lozinski: e27
  • David Rosenberg reveals his most important investing lesson: A little history can go a long way: FP
  • In terms of ‘prestige,’ Google is now a ‘tier two’ employer, says recent comp sci grad: BI
  • Silicon Valley Star Search: Google spends twice as much on recruiting than the average company, even though it gets two million applicants a year. WSJ
  • The 2 best-selling books on Amazon right now are ‘adult coloring books’: BI
  • This may be the most ridiculous thing you’ll read in a Wall Street research note: BI
  • If Algorithms Know All, How Much Should Humans Help?: NYT
  • 5 things Elon Musk believed would change the future of humanity .when he graduated from university: BI
  • Never forget the powerful effect of being remembered; The more someone can recall all small talk at previous meetings, the more you like and trust them: FT
  • Turn the music off when you need to be your most creative; Naturally creative thinkers struggle to block out distractions: FT
  • Heads of business need neuroscience; The prefrontal cortex of coaches, marketers, executives and a few charlatans is lighting up: FT
  • How to Ace an Earnings Conference Call; Discussing financial results with investors on a company’s quarterly earnings conference call can be a nerve-racking ordeal, but some CFOs have found ways to minimize the risks of a slip-up. WSJ
  • Starbucks to Pay Full Cost of Online Degree for Employees: WSJ
  • Maybe Fund Data Should Include ‘Love Life’; Study finds that a hedge-fund manager’s returns suffer during marriage and divorce: WSJ
  • It’s Healthy to Put a Good Spin on Your Life; How we construct personal narratives has a major impact on our mental well-being: WSJ

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