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Ten Ways Ridiculously Successful People Think Differently
December 4, 2017 | LinkedIn | Dr. Travis Bradberry Influencer.

Obstacles do not block the path; they are the path. This perspective helps successful people to think differently to everyone else, which is important, because if you think like everyone else, no matter how smart or experienced you are, you’ll hit the same ceiling. By thinking outside the box and going against the grain, successful people rise above their limitations.

They’re confident.
They’re composed. They know that no matter how good or bad things get, everything changes with time. All they can do is to adapt and adjust to stay happy and in control.

They’re honest.

They seek out small victories.

They’re always learning.

They expose themselves to a variety of people. There’s no easier way to learn to think differently than spending time with someone whose strengths are your weaknesses or whose ideas are radically different from your own. This exposure sparks new ideas and makes you well rounded. This is why we see so many great companies with co-founders who stand in stark contrast to each other. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak from Apple were a prime example. Neither could have succeeded without the other.

They keep an open mind.

They’re fearless.

They turn tedious tasks into games.

They dream big but remain grounded.
affirmations  thinking_big  gamification  self-confidence  fearlessness  self-control  honesty  Steve_Jobs  heterogeneity  incrementalism  negative_space  open_mind  think_differently  small_wins  quick_wins 
may 2018 by jerryking
Can Greed Save Africa? -
November 29, 2007 | BusinessWeek | By Roben Farzad. Fearless investing is succeeding where aid often hasn't
Africa  private_equity  investing  emerging_markets  Nigeria  Mozambique  Zimbabwe  fearlessness 
may 2012 by jerryking
1,000 or so words...on pictures
Dec 21, 2002 | The Globe and Mail pg. A.2 | by Edward GreensponWhen
the crucial role photography plays in today's Globe and Mail and the contribution it makes to humanizing the paper....

we learned the prosecutor had dropped the charges against Ms. Turner, we knew right away we wanted the story on the front page. She was our kind of person -- hard-working, industrious, principled, fearless -- and she had persevered.

Only later did we see the picture on Erin's screen that would grace the front page the next day. It showed an extremely contented woman, vindicated at last. Don Weber tells me that he, the reporter, Ms. Turner, her husband, Paul, and her lawyer, Clayton Ruby, went over to a Tim Hortons near the Brampton courthouse. She told Mr. Ruby she was relieved and asked if it was okay to show it. She then looked up at Mr. Weber "with that huge smile." By my calculation, the photo actually took up the physical space on the page of a thousand words. It was well worth every one of them.
ProQuest  Edward_Greenspon  journalists  journalism  Globe_&_Mail  photography  personal_connections  physical_space  hard_work  humanize  portraits  fearlessness 
november 2011 by jerryking
Corner Office - The 5 Habits of Highly Effective C.E.O.’s
April 16, 2011|NYT|ADAM BRYANT
* Passionate Curiosity.
Share stories re. failures, doubts & mistakes. Ask big-picture
questions re. why things work the way they do & can they be improved
upon? Know people’s back stories, and what they do. Relentless
questioning can lead to spotting new opportunities, or helping
understand subordinates, and how to get them to work together
* Battle-Hardened Confidence
The best predictor of behavior is past performance, & that’s why so
many CEOs interview job candidates about how they've dealt with failure.

* Team Smarts
* A Simple Mind-Set
Be concise, get to the point, make it simple. ...There was a time when
simply having certain information was a competitive advantage. Now, in
the Internet era, most people have easy access to the same information.
That puts a greater premium on the ability to synthesize, to connect
dots in new ways and to ask simple, smart questions that lead to
untapped opportunities.
* Fearlessness - Not status quo!
CEOs  commoditization_of_information  concision  confidence  connecting_the_dots  contextual_intelligence  critical_thinking  curiosity  executive_management  fearlessness  interpretation  ksfs  leadership  Managing_Your_Career  mindsets  overlooked_opportunities  questions  subordinates  teams  the_big_picture 
april 2011 by jerryking
Rock stars, Africa and the challenge to Canada
May. 10, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | by John Stackhouse,
Editor-In-Chief. "Today, in another first, Ory Okolloh – a fearless
Kenyan-born, Harvard-educated lawyer – will help run our website, from
her base in Johannesburg. If you go to, you’ll find her
work and a rich hub devoted to G20 issues – from the global economy and
banks to terrorism and poverty. And yes, a lot of Africa. We’ll
continue to surprise you with new material right through the summit. "
Africa  Canada  John_Stackhouse  ufsc  fearlessness  global_economy 
august 2010 by jerryking
Change Lies in Iran's Institutions -
JUNE 30, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | By GERALD F. SEIB. Look
first at the military. Iran essentially has two different military
forces -- or, perhaps more accurately, two and a half.

It has a traditional military, the descendent of the Shah of Iran's
imperial army, which is in charge of defending Iran's borders and
maintaining a traditional military infrastructure.

But the force that has the real power is Iran's Revolutionary Guard
Corps. The Revolutionary Guard is a parallel military organization set
up after the 1979 revolution to ensure that clerical leaders would have
at their disposal a force with unquestioned loyalty and a check on
traditional military officers, who were suspect because of their roots
in the Shah's regime.

During the long and grinding Iran-Iraq war, the Revolutionary Guards
also developed a kind of junior offshoot, the Basij militias, to bring
more idealistic and fearless young men to the war front.
Iran  institutional_change  Gerald_Seib  Basij  Revolutionary_Guards  fearlessness 
july 2009 by jerryking

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