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What makes an idea interesting?

“It has long been thought that a theorist is considered great because his theories are true, but this is false. A theorist is considered great, not because his theories are true, but because they are interesting.”...

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The Pressure to Appear Consistent: American POWs in Korea

Why did so many American Prisoners of War (POWs) collaborate with the Chinese during the Korean War? In 1950, with the Cold War in full swing, Korea's northern communist faction invaded their Southern compatriots with the suppo...

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How to find your true self - Life lessons from Nietzsche

Have you ever wondered whether you should quit your job or strike out on your own? It's probably a feeling most of us can relate to - the feeling that you're not being fulfilled by your work, and yet you keep on doing it. You d...

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Thinking About Risk: The Mind Your Portfolio Principle

“To take control of one’s own life or financial affairs may seem to create uncertainty, but taking control is a prerequisite of security in a world that is inescapably uncertain.” — The Long and The Short of it, John Kay

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Hiring a milkshake - finding the jobs to be done

A common piece of advice shared with budding entrepreneurs is that you should start a business with the intention of filling a gap in the market, or providing a service where there is a need. However, a good way to frame this s...

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Pursuing Impossible Goals: Lessons From Nike

Shoe Dog is the autobiography of Phil Knight, founder of and CEO of Nike.

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