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Life

  • You can learn to be creative, if you’re willing to embarrass yourself: qz
  • Prepare yourself for the good, bad, and ugly moments of life. TWS
  • Steve Jobs used to ask Jony Ive the same question almost every day: BI
  • Perfecting Pixar’s movies takes a crazy amount of research: Wired
  • Why an Open Mind Is Key to Making Better Predictions: K@W
  • The four critical traits of highly successful people; never give up on the dream, invest in experience – practice mastery, learn relentlessly…. persistent but also patient: LinkedIn
  • Read Tim Cook’s Note To Apple Employees On The Anniversary Of Jobs’ Death: Techcrunch
  • How To Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience: Barker
  • How Grok Learning uses fake Shakespeare sonnets and microwaved marshmallows to teach computers to kids: BRW
  • Mixed blessing for Tu’s Nobel honor; Nobel Winner’s Story Highlights Flaw in How China Picks Top Academicians: Standard, Caixin
  • Meet early Macintosh marketer Joanna Hoffman, who was not afraid to stand up to Steve Jobs: BI
  • For think tanks, it’s either innovate or die: WaPo
  • The science of organizational transformations; New survey results find that the most effective transformation initiatives draw upon four key actions to change mind-sets and behaviors. McKinsey
  • From rags to riches to jail: More details have emerged of the rags- to-riches Macau billionaire at the center of a bribery scandal that has rocked the United Nations. Standard
  • Why Businesses Back Innovation Centers: techcrunch
  • Why Free Markets Make Fools of Us: NYBooks
  • How Picasso the Sculptor Ruptured Art History: Vulture
  • “Just Googling it” is bad for your brain: qz
  • 9 Simple Statements That Will Make You Think Differently About the World: Fool
  • Why Are Black Action Stars So Old?: PE
  • Should You Ever Use a Pie Chart?: PE
  • Class 3 Notes From Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Chris Yeh, and Allen Blue’s Technology-enabled Blitzscaling – CS183C Class At Stanford: LinkedIn
  • The Most Important Thing, and It’s Almost a Secret: NYT
  • The Big Decisions: NYT
  • The madness of Charlie Brown: Lancet
  • Poultry to property: how Australia’s richest families are making second fortunes: BRW
  • The Devil’s Dictionary: AB
  • Angela Merkel’s incredible rise from quantum chemist to the world’s most powerful woman: BI
  • The fascinating life of Nikola Tesla, the man who electrified our world and fell in love with a pigeon: BI
  • Here’s a young Steve Jobs giving the best advice on hiring, success and failure: BI
  • Treasures in our hearts: Star
  • Alice Walker on What Her Father Taught Her About Lying and the Love-Expanding Capacity of Telling the Truth: BP
  • Keeping it in the family: Asian tycoons lack confidence in their sons and heirs: SCMP
  • How to become CEO of a huge public company: Fortune
  • How the Star Wars producer went from secretary to studio boss: fortune
  • 6 fascinating ideas that are about to change our world: BI
  • Why elephants rarely get cancer – and what we can learn from them; CBS
  • There’s a fascinating reason why it feels like it keeps getting harder to sleep as you age: BI
  • These 3 simple words can help almost anyone earn their boss’s trust: BI
  • In Lotteries, Lucky Numbers Will Only Win You Less; Popular picks are no more likely to hit than others—and mean more potential winners when they do: WSJ
  • A Criminal Mind: For 40 years, Joel Dreyer was a respected psychiatrist who oversaw a clinic for troubled children, and doted on his four daughters and nine grandchildren. Then, suddenly, he became a major drug dealer. Why?: CS
  • The Importance of Empathy in Our Services-Centric, People-Oriented Economy: WSJ
  • Ken Jeong, From Medicine to Laughter; The doctor-turned-actor can’t quite leave his medical past behind: WSJ
  • Gil-li Vardi: Can Businesses Learn from Military Strategy?: Stanford
  • Dunkin’ and the Doughnut King: Ted Ngoy overcame poverty and escaped genocide, made a fortune off doughnuts and gambled it all away. Today, Ngoy is back on top — but America’s biggest doughnut chain could threaten the hundreds of California shops that are his legacy: CS
  • Rebirth of a Salesman: At 66, the founder of Men’s Wearhouse is starting over – with a startup.: CS
  • Why our demand for instant results hurts think tanks: WaPo
  • Successful and disastrous career of music legend: WaPo
  • Perfecting Pixar’s movies takes a crazy amount of research: Wired
  • The Meaning of History: Farnam
  • How to Disagree: Amin Maalouf on the Key to Intelligent Dissent and Effective Criticism: BP
  • Billionaire’s Dropout Grandson Wants to Kill Work E-mail: Bloomberg
  • Amazon Wants to Know How Its Employees Feel Every Day: Bloomberg
  •  How Two Guys Lost God and Found $40 Million: Bloomberg
  • How to Live and Invest Without Failure: SN
  • Driven to distraction by mounting multitasking; With evidence mounting against multitasking, bosses could do well to hit the pause button and spare staff from productivity-sapping overload: SCMP
  • From Langham To Xintiandi, Hong Kong’s Lo Clan Stays Together, Apart: Forbes
  • Near Misses: Clans Too ‘Poor’ For FORBES’ Inaugural List Of Asia’s Richest Families: Forbes
  • More Money, More Problems: Asia’s Richest Clans’ Most Notorious Feuds: Forbes
  • Galileo on Critical Thinking and the Folly of Believing Your Preconceptions: BP
  • Why We Choke: Farnam
  • Harvard, Goldman Sachs, Venture Capital.Fugitive; Iftikar Ahmed appeared to be an immigrant success story, but prosecutors and regulators allege he stole $65 million: WSJ
  • Pixar President Urges Companies to Tolerate Failure and ‘Mess’: WSJ
  • Pixar’s Ed Catmull: What Many Get Wrong About Steve Jobs: WSJ
  • Why We Fall for Bogus Research: Bloomberg
  • Take Giant Leaps (Because You’re Not Going to Win with Timid Steps): BCG
  • Excellence comes from saying no: Forbes
  • How Successful People Make Smart Decisions: Forbes
  • Stop teaching kids to add up — maths is more important; Business needs problem-solvers who use modern tools: FT

Books

  • Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe: Amazon, FT
  • Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth : Amazon
  • Zen Pencils Volume Two: Dream the Impossible Dream : Amazon
  • Zen Pencils: Cartoon Quotes from Inspirational Folks : Amazon
  • The De-Textbook: The Stuff You Didn’t Know About the Stuff You Thought You Knew: Amazon
  • What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions: Amazon
  • Everything Is Bullshit: The greatest scams on Earth revealed: Amazon
  • Hipster Business Models: How to make a living in the modern world: Amazon
  • Transformative Experience: Amazon
  • Startupland: How Three Guys Risked Everything to Turn an Idea into a Global Business : Amazon
  • Better Places, Better Lives: A Biography of James Rouse; A visionary developer and master planner, James Rouse was a key figure in the story of how and why the United States was built the way it was during the last half century.  Amazon
  • The Real Deal: The Autobiography of Britain’s Most Controversial Media Mogul: Amazon
  • The Liar’s Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World’s Toughest Tycoons : Amazon
  • Zeckendorf: The autobiograpy of the man who played a real-life game of Monopoly and won the largest real estate empire in history.: Amazon
  • Black Box Thinking: Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes–But Some Do: Amazon

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