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25
Jul

USA Senator Cory Booker – Graduation Speech, Class of 2017: ‘I See You, I Love You’

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USA Senator Cory Booker delivered the commencement remarks at the University of Pennsylvania. See his remarks below, as provided by his office. “Thank you very much. It is incredible to be here and I want to thank you all for inviting me to be a part of this day of history in your lives, I […]

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18
Jul

What CEO’s are reading in 2017

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Reading is a great way to learn. Find out what books are being read by a sample of CEO’s from around the world. Take the time to continue your self learning – successful individuals never stop learning and never stop challenging their assumptions. Download the list: What-CEOs-are-reading-in-2017 This McKinsey & Company article includes books from […]

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17
May

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5 Hour Rule

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Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning – using the 5 hour rule. In the article “Malcolm Gladwell Got Us Wrong,” the researchers behind the 10,000-Hour Rule set the record straight: Different fields require different amounts of deliberate practice in order for someone to become world-class. If 10,000 hours isn’t an absolute rule […]

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14
Feb

Entrepreneurial Imagination & Vocation- Dr Steven Garber

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What is entrepreneurial imagination? What is entrepreneurial vocation? It is always some unique-in-history twining together of creativity and responsibility– knowing why they matter to us and to our societies was the question of the evening. But why does responsibility matter so much? What if we just imagine ourselves as responsible– isn’t that the same?” Last […]

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17
Jan

Coming Apart- Charles Murray

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“I’ll be shocked if there’s another book that so compellingly describes the most important trends in American society.” David Brooks For any students of recent US politics or anyone desiring to understand the current division in American culture (and increasingly evident right here in Australia) Charles Murray’s latest work is both enlightening and insightful. Drawing […]

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16
Jan

On the Beach Boys… the Beatles… Bono and his band- Dr Steven Garber

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The Beach Boys… the Beatles… and Bono. For a few days this week I was close enough to the Pacific Ocean to bike along the beach. Watching the sunrise, the quiet of the morning, a travel mug with Earl Grey tea… and time to think. My mind went to the Beach Boys, whose life was […]

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16
Jan

Present Concerns Ethical Essays – CS Lewis

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In this varied collection of essays, C.S. Lewis turns his inimitable mind upon those aspects of life which are the proper concern of us all, and upon the major issues of our age. He provides no easy answer; but our understanding of the whole condition of man in our day can only be increased by […]

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16
Jan

The Big Picture

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Bestselling author and social commentator Bernard Salt tackles hundreds of questions currently facing Australia. Witty, wide-ranging and down-to-earth, according to reviewers, this is a landmark vision for a nation and its people in the early decades of the 21st century. Title The big picture Subtitle: Life, work and relationships in the 21st century Author: Bernard […]

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11
Jan

Turning Point

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Turning Point is the definitive analysis of contemporary Australia…a guidebook for our times. It is essential reading for anyone who cares about Australia’s future. In this illuminating book, Australia’s leading social researcher Hugh Mackay picks his way through the swirling ambiguities and finds evidence of a fundamental shift in our way of thinking about Australia. […]

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24
Oct

Honest Questions, Honest Answers by Dr Steven Garber

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These last few days I have been walking among the aspens of southwestern Colorado, just south of Pagosa Springs, not so far from the New Mexico border, listening to the questions of students who have taken a “gap” in their schooling. Some are just out of high school, some are in their university years, but […]

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