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Natalie Portman reveals her ‘dark moments’ in college during powerful Harvard commencement speech; The Best Advice Commencement Speakers Gave the Class of 2015: Bamboo Innovator Daily: 31 May (Sun)

Life

  • Natalie Portman reveals her ‘dark moments’ in college during powerful Harvard commencement speech: BI
  • The Best Advice Commencement Speakers Gave the Class of 2015; Graduation speeches. They are what they are. But remarks by the late and current CEOs of Apple offer advice applicable far beyond the office. Bloomberg
  • The Founder And The Inferiority Complex: Techcrunch

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reveals his one philosophy on work and life; Jealous mountain goddesses can’t scare this gutsy groundbreaker who found success as an engineer outside her home country: Bamboo Innovator Daily: 30 May (Sat)

Life

  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reveals his one philosophy on work and life: BI
  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates: BI
  • She Had to Leave Japan to Find Success as an Engineer; Jealous mountain goddesses can’t scare this gutsy groundbreaker: Bloomberg
  • How to Find Your Place in the World After Graduation: NYT
  • How Zippo’s Founding Family Kept The Flame Alive: Forbes
  • Why one of Silicon Valley’s top investors says ‘don’t follow your passion’: BI
  • The question that Twitter’s CEO asks at every product meeting; “What’s a bolder choice we could be making?” he said. “What if you added this constraint to what you’re doing that forced you to be more creative or bold?”: BI
  • Lunch with the FT: Federico Marchetti; Yoox founder talks about being an outsider — and the world’s shopping habits: FT
  • Apple’s Jony Ive is tired of having to design everything: FT
  • How Elon Musk is educating his children: Quartz
  • Napoleon’s life rebuilt with Legos for Waterloo anniversary: JT
  • Scientists Curbing the Ethical Use of Science: NYT
  • Securing the future of family business: Star
  • The emotional side of family businesses: BT
  • Magna Carta: Eight Centuries of Liberty; June marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter’ that established the rule of law for the English-speaking world. Its revolutionary impact still resounds today: WSJ

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David Brooks’s Search for Meaning; From poverty to a $3 billion fortune – the incredible rags-to-riches story of Oprah Winfrey: Bamboo Innovator Daily: 29 May (Fri)

Life

  • David Brooks’s Search for Meaning: NewYorker
  • From poverty to a $3 billion fortune – the incredible rags-to-riches story of Oprah Winfrey: BI
  • A former CIA director’s advice on how to make hard decisions: FastCo
  • A clear corporate purpose is key to outperforming rivals: BT
  • Inventors, Entrepreneurs And The Space In Between: Techcrunch
  • Why are some companies so successful?: e27
  • A palette of plans: Choosing a strategy is a lot more complex for companies than it used to be: Economist

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Bill Gates: A Funny, Brutally Honest Memoir in Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened by Allie Brosh: Bamboo Innovator Daily: 28 May (Thurs)

Life

  • Bill Gates: A Funny, Brutally Honest Memoir in Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened , by Allie Brosh, GatesNotes
  • This Billionaire Mom Runs America’s Biggest Woman-Owned Business; under Thai Lee’s management SHI International has grown from a failing software reseller into one of the biggest and best-regarded IT proviider in the world with $6bn in sales: Forbes
  • How Jessica Alba Built A $1 Billion Company, And $200 Million Fortune, Selling Parents Peace Of Mind: Forbes
  • How Successful People Handle Stress: Forbes
  • Life in the age of anxiety: NYT
  • John Nash’s Legacy Lives on in Business Strategy: K@W
  • Interview with “king of cashmere” Brunello Cucinelli: PI
  • Smarter Every Year? Mystery of the Rising IQs: WSJ
  • Remembering John Nash: Finding equations to explain the world: Economist
  • Why It’s So Important For A Stock Operator To ‘Know Thyself’: Felder
  •  ‘Change the world through education’: KT
  • Entrepreneurs Raising the Next Generation of Chief Executives: NYT
  • Why Special Ops Stopped Relying So Much on Top-Down Leadership; Leaders that can persuade others to join their network by articulating a common purpose and rallying others around it will quickly outmaneuver those that rely on top-down: HBR
  • An Organization-Wide Approach to Good Decision Making: HBR

Books

  • Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened: Amazon
  • Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others: Amazon

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19 Things That Actually Happened in 1999: Yahoo! was worth more than Berkshire Hathaway. Today Berkshire is worth approximately $360 billion, or about $320 billion more than Yahoo!

http://dividendreference.com/articles/2015/1000193/19-things-that-actually-happened-in-1999/

PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2015. POSTED IN EDITORIAL AND TAGGED AOLBRKABRKBCSCOIBMINTCMSFTYHOO

19 Things That Actually Happened in 1999

BY MICHAEL JOHNSTON

The happenings on Wall Street in 1999 prove that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Although the events of 1999 are ancient history by many standards, some very clear memories no doubt remain for many investors. With technology and biotech stocks once again hot, a number of comparisons to the last bubble have been made. But the current environment can’t come close to matching 1999, either in terms of valuations or in the sheer madness of the markets. Below are 19 events that actually happened in 1999, highlighting the irrational exuberance that swept over investors (well, most investors).

  1. Yahoo! was worth more than Berkshire Hathaway.

High-flying Yahoo! had a market cap of nearly $100 billion in 1999, putting it ahead of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Barron’s even ran a cover story on the Oracle of Omaha titled “What’s Wrong, Warren?” that questioned whether the end was near for Buffett:

To be blunt, Buffett, who turns 70 in 2000, is viewed by an increasing number of investors as too conservative, even passe. Barron’s noted that it wasn’t the only voice questioning Buffett; critics from a new corner of the world were becoming increasingly vocal:

Indeed, Buffett has even started taking flak on Internet message boards. One contributor called Berkshire a “middlebrow insurance company studded with a bizarre melange of assets, including candy stores, hamburger stands, jewelry shops, a shoemaker and a third-rate encyclopedia company.”

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Eccentricity is the vital ingredient for a city’s success; A Biologist-Turned-Buddhist and His Philosopher Father on the Nature of the Self and the True Measure of Personal Strength: Bamboo Innovator Daily: 27 May (Wed)

Life

  • A Biologist-Turned-Buddhist and His Philosopher Father on the Nature of the Self and the True Measure of Personal Strength: BrainPickings
  • Eccentricity is the vital ingredient for a city’s success: FT
  • Acquiring proven entrepreneurs is a smart way to innovate; LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman on the art of importing and keeping business builders: FT
  • What’s Hot in the Art World? Algorithms; Admirers hold on to computerized formulas; paying $2,500 for a ‘qrpff’ necktie: WSJ

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The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All; How to Recognize a Budding Entrepreneur; Why Some Entrepreneurs Feel Fulfilled—but Others Don’t; How the most creative people in business generate new ideas – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 26 May (Tues)

Life

  • How to Recognize a Budding Entrepreneur; New research identifies the four qualities that founders-to-be have in common: WSJ
  • How the most creative people in business generate new ideas: FastCo
  • Why Some Entrepreneurs Feel Fulfilled—but Others Don’t; Money is only part of the equation. New research offers surprising insights into the complex path to satisfaction: WSJ
  • A serial entrepreneur’s hard-earned lesson in taking risks: FastCo
  • John Nash: A life of brilliance, madness, and reawakening: Quartz
  • Family Ties Help When Firms Go Bust: Insead
  • Reconsidering the Charismatic CEO: Strategy&
  • How Emerging Markets Can Finally Arrive; Without capable domestic firms, emerging markets will inevitably get stuck somewhere along the way. Building world-class domestic firms is the overlooked key to economic development. Strategy&

Books

  • The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All: Amazon
  • The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work: Amazon

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