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The Rich Roll Podcast

Each week Rich Roll delves deep into all things wellness with some of the brightest and most forward thinking, paradigm busting minds in health, art, entertainment, and entrepreneurship. Intimate, deep and often intense, these are not interviews. They are conversations. A weekly aural dance designed to provoke, educate, inspire and empower you to discover, uncover,…

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Harvard Business Review: Young People Need to Know Entrepreneurship Is Hard

Current research indicates the need to invest in and scale entrepreneurship education as business creation is not the only beneficial outcome of entrepreneurship education. Entrepreneurship is a key 21st century workforce skill and is also linked to higher academic achievement. Learning about entrepreneurship ignites an entrepreneurial mindset and students begin to think and act like…

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Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes

by Alfie Kohn The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you’ll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in much the same way we train the family pet. Drawing on a wealth…

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To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

by Daniel H. Pink Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others. Like it or not, we’re all in sales now. To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of…

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Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba Story

Following the award-winning short film Moving Windmills, the feature-length documentary William and the Windmill tells the story of how William Kamkwamba built a power-generating windmill from junk parts to rescue his family from famine, as well as the subsequent changes in his life and village as a result of his invention.

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Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From

People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web.

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Grow or Die: The Unifying Principle of Transformation

by George Land Grow or Die was originally published in 1973. Dr. Land’s theory of transformation has become a cornerstone in the strategic planning and organizational transformation of corporations. At the root of the principle lies a single concept: growth – the most basic and universal of drives through which all biological, physical, chemical, psychological,…

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The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

by Peter  M. Senge As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition. In The Fifth Discipline, Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning “disabilities” that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations—ones in…

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The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

by Clayton Christensen Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation. No matter the industry, he says, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know how and when to abandon traditional business practices. Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, The Innovator’s…

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Man’s Search For Meaning

by Viktor E. Frankl Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir of life in Nazi death camps has riveted generations of readers. Based on Frankl’s own experience and the stories of his patients, the book argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward. Buy…

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