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Happy 100th Birthday, Jerome Bruner: The Pioneering Psychologist on the Act of Discovery and the Key to True Learning; “Discovery, like surprise, favors the well-prepared mind.”; From humble patent clerk to the world’s most beloved genius: the fascinating life of Albert Einstein – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 1 Oct (Thurs)

Life

  • Happy 100th Birthday, Jerome Bruner: The Pioneering Psychologist on the Act of Discovery and the Key to True Learning; “Discovery, like surprise, favors the well-prepared mind.” BP
  • From humble patent clerk to the world’s most beloved genius: the fascinating life of Albert Einstein: BI
  • Henry David Thoreau on Success: Farnam
  • 4 Tips for Launching Minimum Viable Products Inside Big Companies: HBR
  • What does it take to go from challenger brand to market leader? These businesses start out as underdogs but can end up disrupting an entire industry: Guardian
  • The perils of true-crime writing; For even a scrupulous, serious-intentioned writer attempting to chronicle a contentious crime, there are all sorts of potholes along the way: Forbes
  • Claude Dauphin, Trafigura Trading House Founder, Dies at 64; Dauphin spent five months in an Ivory Coast jail in 2006 and 2007 over a dispute involving alleged dumping of toxic waste in Abidjan. The jail held some 4000 prisoners and did not have showers. Bloomberg, Reuters
  • Why More People Want an M.B.A.: Number of applicants seeking admission to business-school programs is on the rise: WSJ
  • A psychologist says there are 2 simple strategies for surviving anxiety in your 20s: BI
  • Meet the man behind the corporate world’s most incredible parties – and see his stunning work; When companies like J.P. Morgan need an event planner, they call Ron Wendt.: BI
  • The first results of a massive brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people: BI
  • A hotel magnate warns CEOs about one major danger that comes with success: BI
  • 8 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive: BI
  • American Colleges Pay Agents to Woo Foreigners, Despite Fraud Risk; Campuses pay commissions to build foreign enrollment but sometimes get phony applications, ghostwritten essays: WSJ

Books

  • From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places: Amazon

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Nietzsche on How to Find Yourself and the True Value of Education; “No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.” – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 29-30 Sep (Tues/Wed)

Life

  • Nietzsche on How to Find Yourself and the True Value of Education; “No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.”: BP
  • How Yogi Berra Turned His Love for a Kid’s Game Into a Lifetime of Service; Berra spent decades inspiring kids and creating educational opportunities for them, writes the founding director of the Yogi Berra Museum: WSJ
  • From dirt poor to billionaire – the incredible rags-to-riches story of fashion legend Ralph Lauren: BI
  • A mentor to some of Wall Street’s biggest names has died—here’s what he taught them: BI
  • The industrialist Andrew Carnegie used these 10 principles to become the richest man in the world: BI
  • All Storytelling is About Metaphor: SP
  • This Billionaire Knows The Secret To Saving A Family Business: Forbes
  • Vietnamese-American Pharma Billionaire Debuts On The Forbes 400: Forbes
  • James Dyson’s advice to Germany: scrap rules for real Vorsprung durch Technik; Regulations often offer little more than a smokescreen for manufacturers to hide behind. They are a form of control which stifles progress: Telegraph
  • How Meetings Differ, from Stockholm to New Delhi: HBR
  • Profit Is Less About Good Management than You Think: HBR
  •  “Companies Don’t Go Global, People Do”: An Interview with Andy Molinsky: HBR
  • Here’s a straightforward solution to the insanely complex ‘Einstein Riddle’: BI
  • 8 books Europe’s top business school recommends on entrepreneurship, finance and economics: BI
  • The Joy of Following: Many offices are finding they have plenty of leaders but not enough followers. And it isn’t easy to follow well: WSJ
  • Making design a business priority: Being “design driven” means operating in a fundamentally different way. In this video, McKinsey’s Mahin Samadani explains how companies can make the transition. McKinsey
  • Building a design-driven culture; It’s not enough to just sell a product or service—companies must truly engage with their customers. Here’s how to embed experience design in your organization. McKinsey
  • 9 hard-earned leadership lessons: FastCo
  • The Mindset of Internationally Successful Companies; Risk management for going global requires a delicate balance of detail-oriented preparation and openness to uncertainty. Insead

Books

  • The Art of Execution: How the world’s best investors get it wrong and still make millions: Amazon
  • A ZEBRA IN LION COUNTRY: The Dean Of Small Cap Stocks Explains How To Invest In Small Rapidly Growing Companies: Amazon

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