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Weekend Reading

February 5th, 2011 · No Comments

This week’s links:

  • Testing Strategy: from McKinsey Quarterly. “Ten timeless tests can help you kick the tires on your strategy, and kick up the level of strategic dialogue throughout your company.”
  • Billion-dollar Ideas: Finding Tomorrow’s Growth Engines Today: from strategy+business. “To create growth in uncertain times, use this disciplined and market-focused methodology. It can help you discover and distill attractive new ideas and build a business case for implementing the best of them.”
  • What makes a Hero? by Philip Zimbardo.A key insight from research on heroism so far is that the very same situations that inflame the hostile imagination in some people, making them villains, can also instill the heroic imagination in other people, prompting them to perform heroic deeds.”
  • The Gods Must be Crazy: by Atanu Dey. “The natural resource curse results in a kakistocratic government — government by the most corrupt and the least principled.”
  • How Meditation may Change the Brain: from New York Times. ” The researchers report that those who meditated for about 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had measurable changes in gray-matter density in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.”

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