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Weekend Reading

July 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

This week’s links:

  • The Top Idea in Your Mind: by Paul Graham. “It’s a disaster to let the wrong idea become the top one in your mind.”
  • Estimating Lifetime Value: by Jeremy Liew. “You actually see a full customer lifetime, which can help in accelerating decisions about marketing and customer acquisition.”
  • How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton Christensen. “On the last day of class, I ask my students to turn those theoretical lenses on themselves, to find cogent answers to three questions: First, how can I be sure that I’ll be happy in my career? Second, how can I be sure that my relationships with my spouse and my family become an enduring source of happiness? Third, how can I be sure I’ll stay out of jail?”
  • New Cities for Old: by R Jagannathan in DNA. “Creating new cities is easier than renewing existing ones for commonsense reasons. One, its costlier to construct infrastructure in overpopulated areas. Two, it will also take longer.”
  • India’s Gandhi God-Kings: by Sadanand Dhume in The Wall Street Journal. “Opaque family rule is no way to run a political party, let alone a major economy and aspiring great power.”

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  • 1 MBA tutor // Jul 28, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Rajesh,

    Clayton Christensen’s article is just outstanding. I wish this is given to every single MBA student and executive. The world will be a better place.

    Senith

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