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Book Report: Natural Born Heroes

“For most of human history, the art of the hero wasn’t left up to chance; it was a multidisciplinary endeavor devoted to optimal nutrition, physical self-mastery, and mental conditioning. The hero’s skills were studied, practiced, and perfected, then passed along

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Posted in Books, Everything, Sports

Book Report: Mindware

“Society pays dearly for all the experiments it could have conducted but didn’t. Hundreds of thousands of people have died, millions of crimes have been committed, and billions of dollars have been wasted because people have bulled ahead on their

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Posted in Books, Everything, Leadership, Math and Science

Book Report: Escape Velocity

“What if there is some hidden force that is working against your best efforts? What if this force is operating inside your own company, with the full support of your executive team, your board of directors, your investors, and indeed

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Posted in Books, Everything, Leadership, Management

Book Report: A Higher Loyalty

“In that moment, something hit me: It’s just us. I always thought that in this place there would be somebody better, but it’s just this group of people – including me – trying to figure stuff out. I didn’t mean

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Posted in Books, Leadership

Book Report: Microstyle

“So, how do you pack a lot of meaning into a little message? You don’t. That’s the first lesson of microstyle. A message isn’t a treasure chest full of meaning. It’s more like a key that opens doors. A message

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Posted in Advertising, Books, Everything, Marketing

Book Report: The Inner Lives of Markets

“Markets are a means of resource allocation, and often a really effective one at that. But they’re not good for everything – or at least not without a lot of engineering and tweaking. That’s something both free-market advocates, as well

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Posted in Books, Everything, Marketing, Math and Science

Book Report: Scale

“Even though the conceptual and mathematical structure of the growth equation is the same for organisms, social insect communities, and cities, the consequences are quite different: sublinear scaling and economies of scale that dominate biology lead to stable bounded growth

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