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Archives for May 2014

The Tipping Point
– Malcolm Gladwell

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or […]

First, Break all the Rules
– Marcus Buckingham

First, Break All the Rules, subtitled What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently (1999), is a book authored by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, who offer solutions to better employee satisfaction with the help of examples of how the best managers handle employees. The book appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for 93 weeks. Business authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman discuss the fallacies of standard management thinking and […]

Hidden toxins in the fish we eat – and how to stop them
– Stephen Palumbi

From TED.com There’s a tight link between the ocean’s health and ours, says marine biologist Stephen Palumbi. He shows how toxins at the bottom of the ocean food chain find their way into our bodies, with a shocking story of toxic contamination from a Japanese fish market. His work points a way forward for saving the […]

I’m Going to Succeed because I’m Crazy!

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Action is the key

Action is the key to all success! – Pablo Picasso

The Art Of The Start
– Guy Kawasaki

The Art of the Start is a popular 2004 business book written by Guy Kawasaki. It focuses on entrepreneurship and key points about starting a business, bootstrapping, and pitching new ideas to potential investors. Kawasaki opens by listing the five most important things an entrepreneur must accomplish: Make Meaning: How will you make the world a better place? Make Mantra. […]

The E-Myth Revisited
– Michael E. Gerber

Never before have so many people entertained the idea of starting their own business. If this applies to you, before you take the leap, read this book. The E-Myth came out in 1985 and became an underground bestseller, with over a million copies sold. The initial edition became quite hard to get, but luckily Gerber brought […]

Success is not final, Failure is not fatal

Why Do We Fall

“Limits, like fears, are often just an illusion” Why do we fall? We fall to only know what we have not done, how far we have not gone, when perhaps we could have. When we know the reasons that led us to fall, only then we can prevent another fall again. Falling helps us also move forward in a […]

Lean Start Up
– Eric Ries

Lean startup is a method for developing businesses and products first proposed in 2011 by Eric Ries. Based on his previous experience working in several U.S. startups, Ries claims that startups can shorten their product development cycles by adopting a combination of business-hypothesis-driven experimentation, iterative product releases, and what he calls “validated learning”. Ries’ overall claim is […]

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