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Wekeend Reading

November 19th, 2011 · No Comments

This week’s links:

  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos interview: from Wired. “Jeff Bezos owns the Web in more ways than you think.”
  • Steve Jobs’ real genius: by Malcom Gladwell. “Jobs’s sensibility was editorial, not inventive. His gift lay in taking what was in front of him—the tablet with stylus—and ruthlessly refining it.”
  • Who’s the decider? by Thomas Friedman. ” ..Whether you are a president, senator, mayor or on the steering committee of your local Occupy Wall Street — someone needs to meld those ideas into a vision of how to move forward, sculpt them into policies that can make a difference in peoples’ lives and then build a majority to deliver on them. Those are called leaders. Leaders shape polls. They don’t just read polls. And, today, across the globe and across all political systems, leaders are in dangerously short supply.” India needs one desperately.
  • Continuous feedback: by Fred Wilson. A simple but powerful idea. “Every board meeting, as homework after the meeting, they ask each board member to fill out a simple Google Form with two questions; three things we are doing well and three things we need to do better.”
  • The habit of being dishonest: by Atanu Dey. “I have always believed that dishonesty starts at the top. If the top guy is corrupt, the one’s below him become corrupt. Or, corruption at any level points to corruption at the next higher level.”

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