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The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking; John Dewey on How to Find Your Calling, the Key to a Fulfilling Vocation, and Why Diverse Interests Are Essential for Excellence in Any Field – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 20 Oct (Tues)

Life

  • John Dewey on How to Find Your Calling, the Key to a Fulfilling Vocation, and Why Diverse Interests Are Essential for Excellence in Any Field: BP
  • Manny Stul takes out Australian EY Entrepreneur Of The Year; Stul says the secret to Moose Enterprise’s success is “innovation with integrity”. TheAge
  • Dilbert creator Scott Adams presents his 10 favorite comics of all time: BI
  • Watch A Clip From Pixar’s Super Team of Hindu Deities: WSJ
  • The histories of Judaism and Christianity suggest that words alone won’t pacify Islam. Its transformation will be long and bloody. WSJ
  • Richard Branson explains his 10 rules for being a great leader: BI

Books

  • The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking: Amazon

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What the most successful people understand about creative work; Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert shares her ideas about the importance of constantly moving between extremes for creative success – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 19 Oct (Mon)

Life

  • What the most successful people understand about creative work; Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert shares her ideas about the importance of constantly moving between extremes for creative success. FastCo
  • Physicist Lisa Randall on the Sublime, Our Human Quest for Meaning, and the Crucial Differences Between How Art, Science, and Religion Explain the Universe: BP
  • This Is The #1 Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids: barker
  • How to train your brain by thinking like an expert: Wired
  • How to Work More Efficiently — The Eisenhower Matrix: Farnam
  • Marijn Dekkers, Bayer: From GE to Germany; Running a €90bn life sciences group without burning out: FT

Books

  • Avoiding Disaster: How to Keep Your Business Going When Catastrophe Strike: Amazon
  • 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time: Amazon

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Why this VC who sold his last company for $3 billion asks this unusual interview question: “What did you learn from your mom?” “Basically I’m testing them to see, ‘How human are you ready to be with me?’ – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 18 Oct (Sun)

Life

  • Why this VC who sold his last company for $3 billion asks this unusual interview question: “What did you learn from your mom?” “Basically I’m testing them to see, ‘How human are you ready to be with me?’”: BI
  • Lars Dalgaard: Build Trust by Daring to Show That You’re Human: NYT
  • ‘What quality do you look for in a spouse? Do you look for beauty? Do you look for brains? Do you look for character? Do you look for honesty? Do you look for humor?’ No, no no,” added Buffett. “You want to marry the last-look for someone with low expectations”: Fortune
  • Why this CEO thinks a 6-figure salary isn’t always worth your time; If you only look at financial compensation, you might miss out on doing something you truly love: Fortune
  • Why What You Learned in Preschool Is Crucial at Work: NYT
  • Office Shows the Person: The assumption of authority brings out the leader’s inner world. It reveals whether the leader has undergone a process of honest self-discovery that allows for the productive application of power. Forbes
  • Girl, 3, takes care of bedridden mother in hospital: AsiaOne
  • Worry less, live more: Star
  • Why What You Learned in Preschool Is Crucial at Work: NYT

Books

  • Word Hero: A Fiendishly Clever Guide to Crafting the Lines that Get Laughs, Go Viral, and Live Forever : Amazon
  • Confessions of the Pricing Man: How Price Affects Everything : Amazon
  • Power Pricing: How Managing Price Transforms the Bottom Line : amazon
  • Manage for Profit, Not for Market Share: A Guide to Greater Profits in Highly Contested Markets: Amazon
  • Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety: Amazon

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The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners; Hard Work Makes Children, and Families, Stronger; Think Like an Author, Not an Owner; Trailblazing Astronomer Vera Rubin on Obsessiveness, Minimizing Obstacles, and How the Thrill of Accidental Discovery Redeems the Terror of Uncertainty – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 15-17 Oct (Thurs-Sat)

Life

  • Hard Work Makes Children, and Families, Stronger: NYT
  • The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners: HBR
  • Think Like an Author, Not an Owner; Oswald’s story teaches us that what is most valuable in an economy is not what authors make, but their ability to make it. The executives at Universal tried to extort Disney and Iwerks by holding one of their creations hostage. But this was a naïve move. HBR
  • Trailblazing Astronomer Vera Rubin on Obsessiveness, Minimizing Obstacles, and How the Thrill of Accidental Discovery Redeems the Terror of Uncertainty; Why all creative endeavor is a matter of “getting hung up on little interesting things.” BP
  • Nietzsche on the Journey of Becoming and What It Means to Be a Free Spirit; “.become master over yourself, master of your own good qualities. acquire power over your aye and no and learn to hold and withhold them in accordance with your higher aims: BP
  • The Top Ten Resilient Animals on Earth: KM
  • What They Don’t Teach You in Business School: AWCS
  • Head to head: Michelangelo and Raphael; Leibniz and Newton; Constable and Turner. Does every creative genius need a bitter rival?: Aeon
  • The Innovative Mindset Your Company Can’t Afford to Lose: HBR
  • How to Turn a Bad Day Around: HBR
  • Be Your Own Best Advocate: HBR
  • The Best Data Scientists Know How to Tell Stories: HBR
  • A Simple Formula for Changing Our Behavior: HBR
  • The fascinating science behind your tastes and preferences: qz
  • Is necessity really the mother of invention? 14 speakers at TED@IBM challenge this adage: TED
  • You’re a Great Man, Charles Schulz: The soulful wit of Schulz’s writing is framed by his spare art—blanks left for the eye and brain to fill. WSJ
  • Success depends on succession: KH
  • The billionaire founder of Sam Adams shares his top 4 productivity tips: BI
  • A worthy journey to rethink how, what, where and when we learn: TODAY
  • Education ‘needs rethink to focus on individual’; “Kids want to grow into vocations, professions and careers that can allow them to protect the ones they love, to walk through fire to save others, to cure the sick, to build cars, to fly to the moon, to understand Mother Nature … the higher education system must help people uncover and pursue their passions, and chase their respective rainbows.”: TODAY
  • ‘This is what I was put on earth to do’: Elizabeth Holmes and the importance of passion: WaPo
  • How Injustice Affects Decision-making: K@W
  • The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind; Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare. TR
  • VW’s Problem Is Bad Management, Not Rogue Engineers: HBR
  • Professor Dr Robot QC: Once regarded as safe havens, the professions are now in the eye of the storm: Economist
  • Reality cheque: Angus Deaton wins the Nobel prize for bringing economics back to the real world: Economist
  • How The Apprentice Explains Donald Trump’s Campaign; His base is Apprentice viewers; and his Iowa coordinator is an Apprentice finalist who chooses delegates using Apprentice-style games.: Bloomberg
  • The Funny Thing About Adversity; It makes you more compassionate. Except when others are suffering just as you did. : NYT
  • Back to business: Michael Bloomberg; He ran New York for 12 years. Now the politician must fix the company he started 30 years ago: FT
  • A college entrance consultant with 19 years of experience describes the best essay she has ever read: BI
  • 9 tricks to motivate yourself to reach your goals: BI
  • Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, and 5 other successful people share their best productivity tricks: BI
  • Authors, Beware: Billionaire Subjects Don’t Make For Best-Selling Biographies: Forbes
  • The 10 funniest Dilbert comic strips about idiot bosses: BI
  • The riff: Mastered by ‘The Apprentice’; The TV show’s amorality has seeped into business culture: FT
  • How to unlock your secret productivity powers: FastCo
  • Help for Pantsers and Plotters: SP
  • Frontline Leadership: A New Source of Competitive Advantage: BCG
  • Demand-Centric Growth: How to Grow by Finding Out What Really Drives Consumer Choice: BCG
  • The Self-Tuning Enterprise: Wouldn’t it be nice if an algorithm could tell you when to develop a new business model or whether to enter a new market? BCG
  • Creating Exponential Growth at the Edge; An Interview with Entrepreneur and Author Salim Ismail: BCG
  • The Tim Ferriss Way: Life Is a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game: Success
  • You’re not as virtuous as you think: WaPo

Books

  • Rocket: Eight Lessons to Secure Infinite Growth: Amazon

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Reflections on Leadership from Gettysburg – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 13-14 Oct (Tues-Wed)

Life

  • Reflections on Leadership from Gettysburg: HBR
  • A Child Who Treats Their Parents With Respect Is An Employee Any Boss Would Be Thrilled To Hire: Forbes
  • Oprah Winfrey hates meetings so much she once persuaded Coretta Scott King not to visit her; “[I] really, really, really try to avoid meetings.” She prefers that her staff instead send her detailed emails. BI
  • Minimizing our problems can help us cope. Maximizing our strengths can help us flourish. Forbes
  • Louis I, King of the Sheep: An Illustrated Parable of How Power Changes Us; “Never be hard upon people who are in your power,”Charles Dickens counseled in a letter of advice to his young son: BP
  • The Gentle Giant: Oliver Sacks and the Art of Choosing Empathy Over Vengeance; An existential lesson gleaned from a brush with death and foolishness.: BP
  • The Four States of Mind: Farnam
  • Hunter S. Thompson on Living versus Existing: Farnam
  • The cofounder of Apple talks about how Steve Jobs viewed innovation and instilled it into the company’s products: BI
  • 13 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous execs have used to run effective meetings: BI
  • Why Angus Deaton Deserved the Economics Nobel Prize; Angus Deaton: A Skeptical Optimist Wins the Economics Nobel; Angus Deaton is a meticulous scholar who believes that reducing the world to simple theories is almost always dangerous; Nobel Economist Showed We’re Helping the Wrong People: NYT, NewYorker, Bloomberg
  • Former Indonesia investment banking head of UBS fined by Singapore regulator for insider trading; currently works for private equity firm Carlyle Group as the Indonesia head: Reuters
  • An email adding one letter to his domain name almost cost Centrify’s Tom Kemp $500,000. Here’s his 4 tips for avoiding ‘CEO fraud’. BRW
  • New Billionaire: Martin Selig Escaped Nazi Germany to Seattle, Where He Built Fortune In Real Estate: Forbes
  • Mental competency tests in the C-suite are more common than you think: Fortune
  • How Charles Koch made his billions; His new book Good Profit shows another side to the billionaire businessman: Fortune
  • The Innovative Mindset Your Company Can’t Afford to Lose: HBR
  • 4,000 Starbucks workers are going to college for free: CNN
  • Giant, ancient viruses are thawing out in Siberia – and they’re changing everything we thought we knew about them: BI
  • How Office ‘Bad Guys’ Handle the Role; Whether they are axing pet projects or firing underperformers, some managers learn how to be comfortable with being unpopular. WSJ
  • GE’s Jeff Immelt on evolving a corporate giantGE’s Jeff Immelt on evolving a corporate giant, what’s driving the company’s evolution, how he leads, and why he’s different from Jack Welch. McKinsey
  • What’s the Difference Between Data Science and Statistics?: PN
  • Chinese scientists are developing color-changing paint you can remotely control: BI
  • Famous last words of 18 famous people: BI
  • Woody Allen inspired billionaire Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to get back into startups: BI
  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick knows a thing or two about when to call it quits if your company’s not finding success.: BI
  • Lunch with the FT: Jonathan Franzen; What is it about the great American novelist that provokes such strong reactions? FT
  • How Google’s head of marketing handles 20 meetings a day: FastCo
  • How Ads for Big Brands Could Benefit Rivals Instead: Strategy&
  • Freakonomics author Steven Levitt got a whole bunch of college kids to confess to cheating: BI

Books

  • 100 Baggers: Stocks That Return 100-to-1 and How To Find Them : Amazon

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The key to Oprah Winfrey’s success: radical focus; After revamping her once-struggling TV channel, OWN, Oprah Winfrey has figured out how to make time for the projects she cares about most – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 12 Oct (Mon)

Life

  • The key to Oprah Winfrey’s success: radical focus; After revamping her once-struggling TV channel, OWN, Oprah Winfrey has figured out how to make time for the projects she cares about most. FastCo
  • Elise Andrew, the woman credited with making science sexy and interesting for millions around the world, says she was offered $40.1 million to sell her runaway success Facebook page and websites. TheAge
  • The Importance of Recreational Math: ‘Fun’ problems can lead to striking, unexpected discoveries.: NYT
  • Secrets from 11 of the most productive people from Oprah to Aziz Ansari: FastCo
  • Joining the family business: An emerging opportunity for investors: McKinsey
  • The Nobel prize in economics was awarded for showing the world as it is-not how it should be; Don’t let the Nobel prize fool you. Economics is not a science: qz
  • Making Caregiving Compatible with Work: HBR
  • The six lists you need to make every day productive: FastCo
  • Angus Deaton Awarded Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences; Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University wins for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare: WSJ
  • They may be fighting like rats in a sack’ – how to survive a VW-style corporate crisis; From Enron to Kids Company, Northern Rock to the News of the World, former employees recall their feelings of excitement, isolation and despair  Guardian
  • Don’t let the Nobel : Guardian
  • Why It’s Important To Understand Cultural Difference In Business: Forbes
  • Ruby McGregor-Smith, Mitie CEO: Outsourcing’s prickly peer; Managing cleaners and carers has led her into the House of Lords – and a national debate over pay: FT
  • The problem with those who cheat; Insead professor of ethics analyses how the Volkswagen brand came to fail: FT
  • Maestro Guitarss found ways to improve its guitar quality expand the business: ST
  • Ageing: switching off genes could extend lifespan by 60 per cent, scientists say: TheAge
  • The Trouble With Economics: Bloomberg
  • Ageing: switching off genes could extend lifespan by 60 per cent, scientists say: TheAge
  •  The Trouble With Economics: Bloomberg
  • Ferrari Scion, Steered Away From Racing, Ends Up a Billionaire: Bloomberg

Books

  • Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street : Amazon

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Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe; You can learn to be creative, if you’re willing to embarrass yourself; Prepare yourself for the good, bad, and ugly moments of life; Steve Jobs used to ask Jony Ive the same question almost every day; Perfecting Pixar’s movies takes a crazy amount of research – Bamboo Innovator Daily: 7-11 Oct (Wed-Sun)

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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