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5 ways mentally strong people approach risk-taking; The man who discovered penicillin was a national hero. But the woman who made it available to millions died in relative obscurity; To accept that one may at times be wrong is a mark not of stupidity but of intelligence – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 4-5 Aug (Tues/Wed)

Life

  • 5 ways mentally strong people approach risk-taking: BI
  • The man who discovered penicillin was a national hero. But the woman who made it available to millions died in relative obscurity: WSJ
  • Keynes was halfway right about the facts: To accept that one may at times be wrong is a mark not of stupidity but of intelligence: FT
  • Nobel Laureate André Gide on What It Really Means to Be Original and Goethe’s Paradoxical Model of Creativity: BP
  • He sold all his assets to buy firm he works in: Meinhardt’s Shahzad Nasim: AsiaOne
  • 17 billionaires who were once dirt poor: BI
  • Simone Weil on True Genius and the Crushing Illusion of Inferiority: BP
  •  How to Distribute Leadership: High performing organisations distribute leadership to wherever the best information and capabilities reside. Insead
  • 20/20 Foresight: Many business leaders need to improve their perceptual acuity. Here’s how you can develop the ability to look around corners — and become a catalyst for change. Strategy&
  • Thinking Like a Leader: Three Big Shifts: Strategy&
  • Where Buddha was born: BBC
  • Guess how to blow $1.5 billion: The Marciano brothers made Guess the sexiest name in jeans and themselves a $2.7 billion fortune at its peak. Today the family and business are in tatters: Forbes
  • Jonathan Bendor: Why criticism is good for innovation: Forbes
  • Here’s how Jake Gyllenhaal feels about losing out on Batman and Spider-Man roles; “I believe whatever happens, happens for good.”: BI, dailymail
  • Researchers discovered a linguistic trick that will help you negotiate anything; Focus on what you’re giving the other person as opposed to what they’re losing. BI
  • The language you speak may affect your ability to get rich: BI
  • Here’s why Taylor Swift wrote that Apple letter; The singer details her motivations in a new interview: Fortune
  • How 17 famous companies got their quirky names: BI
  •  New ‘gig’ economy spells end to lifetime careers; Full-time employees are being recast into contractors, vendors and temporary workers: FT

Books

  • The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work: Amazon
  • The Shark and the Goldfish: Positive Ways to Thrive During Waves of Change: Amazon
  • Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture: Amazon
  • The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy: Amazon

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