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‘Shark Tank’ investor Kevin O’Leary shares the best advice he received in his 20s: “To be or not to be?” isn’t the question. The question is: “What are you willing to do in order to be what you want to be?” You have to want to do all the necessary difficult things that are required to support that goal; The Structure of Gratitude; G. K. Chesterton wrote that “thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 29 Jul (Wed)

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  • ‘Shark Tank’ investor Kevin O’Leary shares the best advice he received in his 20s: “To be or not to be?” isn’t the question. The question is: “What are you willing to do in order to be what you want to be?” You have to want to do all the necessary difficult things that are required to support that goal. BI
  • The Structure of Gratitude; G. K. Chesterton wrote that “thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”: NYT
  • How To Build Your Resilience To Be An Entrepreneur: Forbes
  • ‘Shark Tank’ investor Kevin O’Leary’s 5 best business mantras: BI
  • A 2004 email from Jeff Bezos explains why Powerpoint presentations aren’t allowed at Amazon: The reason writing a 4 page memo is harder than “writing” a 20 page powerpoint is because the narrative structure of a good memo forces better thought and better understanding of what’s more important than what, and how things are related. BI
  • Why most definitions of leadership are wrong: BI
  • Why Leaders Should Create Meaningful Environments; Organisations that empower and give meaning to their members are not only more dignified but also more innovative. BI
  • How great leaders create conditions for performance; The best leaders start with caring, then create the “right” emotions for success. Nation
  • How This Mom Built a $10M Pest-Control Business From Home: Forbes
  • 5 Big Mistakes Poor Negotiators Make: Forbes
  • How to borrow some of the start-up genie’s magic; Working with accelerators and incubators can help established companies: FT
  • This Italian company pioneered innovative startup culture—in the 1930s: qz
  • Mark Cuban just praised Donald Trump for being ‘the best thing to happen to politics’ in recent history: He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years: BI
  • ‘Impossible’ propellantless engine appears to work despite breaking laws of physics: TheAge

Books

  • Rising Strong by Brene Brown: When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.: Amazon
  • Stronger: Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed: Amazon

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