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Intelligence: Table Stakes for Success

April 2, 2011

In a world where people and companies place lots of emphasis on intelligence, we forget that intelligence is sort of table stakes for success. There are lots of smart people. The differentiating factors become energy, drive, and the persistence and resilience to . . . never give up. As a general rule, spying equipment always gets smaller and easier to handle as companies continue to improve and develop their products. Now, it looks like one…

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What Got You Here Won't Get You There

March 30, 2011

How Successful People Become Even More Successful! By Marshall Goldsmith, with Mark Reiter A little bit of success is a dangerous thing. It lulls us into believing that we are savvy and invincible, that what got us to this point will continue to propel us forward. In the first half of the book, Goldsmith brilliantly chronicles the twenty-one bad habits that can emerge from the delusion of too much success with too little introspection. These…

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The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs

February 2, 2011

Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success By Carmine Gallo You can say a lot of things about Steve Jobs. You can quote him, disagree with him, glorify or vilify him. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore him. In his lifetime he has managed to transform four industries. He has radically reinvented the computer, music, movie, and telecommunications industries. I would add, along with a chorus of others, that Jobs and Apple have transformed retail…

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