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Ziauddin Yousafzai: My daughter, Malala

Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. “Why is my daughter so strong?” Yousafzai asks. “Because I didn’t clip her wings.” A lesson for all entrepreneurial mothers too…

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The latest Keen Thinker featuring new Seth Godin, “Poke the Box”…

For the full Keen Thinker, click here… Given he is one of my hero’s, find about about Seth’s new book specifically by reading on… Bestselling business author Seth Godin made waves in the publishing industry when he recently started his imprint The Domino Project. His first title, and a book he authored, is Poke the Box, which is now available. Here’s how The Domino Project describes Seth’s latest work: “We send our kids to school and obsess about their test scores, their behavior and their ability to fit in. We post a help wanted ad and look for experience, famous…

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Best New Year’s Resolution? A ‘Stop Doing’ List…

USA Today by Jim Collins (December 30, 2003) Regardless of the age of this article, it is still a very timely piece… Each time the New Year rolls around and I sit down to do my annual resolutions, I reflect back to a lesson taught me by a remarkable teacher. In my mid-20s, I took a course on creativity and innovation from Rochelle Myers and Michael Ray at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and I kept in touch with them after I graduated. One day, Rochelle pointed to my ferocious work pace and said, “I notice, Jim, that you…

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The Highest Goal: The Secret that Sustains You in Every Moment…

I strongly urge you to read this article by Michael Ray and Jim Collins… Entrepreneurship is a way of life, not a business concept; mothers take note! …The very point of it all lay in a fundamental challenge issued to each of us: Make your life itself a creative work of art. In the years since, I’ve come to believe that there are two approaches to life. The first, followed by most, is the “paint by numbers kit” approach to life. You do what other people say. You follow a well-traveled path. You stay within the lines. And you end…

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People Come into Your Life for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime…

An oldie but a goodie, especially given the time of year… When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that Person.. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with Guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient…

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We Often Say YES Because We Want to Make Others Happy. Learn to Say NO…

Overcommitment: A Happiness Killer… we often say yes because we want to make others happy and are afraid to admit we aren’t superhuman. Learn to say no, advises Marshall Goldsmith for Bloomberg Businessweek… What kills happiness? It’s usually a series of simple little things, like saying yes too much when you really should say no. There is a saying, “If you want to get something done, ask a busy person.” This makes sense; if you are a busy person, you are obviously organized and practiced at delivering results. Beware: There’s a fine line between taking on a lot and taking…

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