Issue 117 - Published May 14, 2014
How to Ignite Innovation with F.I.R.E. How to Ignite Innovation with F.I.R.E.
By Dan Ward

Published May 14, 2014 12:00 p.m. - “The pattern of rapid, thrifty innovation shows up across a large range of technical contexts and genres. Whether we are talking about submarines or software, medical or military technology, the most impactful and successful innovations tend to be produced by small teams with short schedules, tight budgets, and strong commitments to simplicity.”
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The 3 Stoic Disciplines: How to Turn Your Trials Into Triumphs The 3 Stoic Disciplines: How to Turn Your Trials Into Triumphs
By Ryan Holiday

Published May 14, 2014 12:00 p.m. - “Great individuals, like great companies, find a way to transform weakness into strength. It’s a rather amazing and even touching feat. They took what should have held them back—what in fact might be holding you back right this very second—and used it to move forward.”
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12 Myths that Lead to a Busy, Unfulfilling Life 12 Myths that Lead to a Busy, Unfulfilling Life
By Greg McKeown

Published May 14, 2014 12:00 p.m. - “15 years ago, I quit law school to pursue one overarching question: ‘Why do capable people fail to breakthrough to the next level?’ The answer to the question, to my great surprise, is success. ... In other words, I found that success can be a catalyst for failure.”
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Make Your Company Smarter Make Your Company Smarter
By Geoffrey James

Published May 14, 2014 12:00 p.m. - “Corporate culture is like the banks of a river and the behaviors in the corporation are like water that flows inside those banks. Over time, these behaviors dig the channel deeper, reinforcing the culture, which in turn reinforces the behaviors. The deeper the channel, the harder it is to change behaviors ... ”
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Flowing to the River of Ultimate Performance: The Science of Productivity Flowing to the River of Ultimate Performance: The Science of Productivity
By Steven Kotler

Published May 14, 2014 12:00 p.m. - “In flow, we are so focused on the task at hand that everything else falls away. Action and awareness merge. Time flies. Self vanishes. All aspects of performance—mental and physical—go through the roof. ... It’s high-speed problem solving; it’s being swept away by the river of ultimate performance.”
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The Magic Triangle of Company and Career Health The Magic Triangle of Company and Career Health
By Rich Karlgaard

Published May 14, 2014 12:00 p.m. - “The soft edge of business is the side of deeper human longings and values. ... Not surprisingly, the soft edge is the most underestimated and oft-neglected side of the triangle. But do not dismiss the soft edge. It is the source of enduring strength.”
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