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15
Jan

The End of Poverty

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Jeffrey Sachs draws on his remarkable 25 years’ experience to offer a thrilling and inspiring vision of the keys to economic success in the world today. In the end, readers will be left not with an understanding of how daunting the world’s problems are, but how solvable they are – and why making the effort […]

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15
Jan

Harvard Business Review on Measuring Corporate performance

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The Harvard Business Review is designed to bring today’s managers and professionals the fundamental information they need to stay competitive in a fast-moving world. Here are the landmark ideas that have established the Harvard Business Review as required reading for ambitious businesspeople in organisations around the globe. Title: Harvard Business Review on Measuring Corporate Performance […]

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11
Jan

Birth of the Chaordic Age

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Birth of the Chaordic Age is a novel written by Dee Hook who is convinced we can and must create the kinds of organisation that a liveable world demands. Dee Hook skilfully weaves together the story of VISA with his own remarkable life story and presents practical concepts and ideas that constructively challenge our beliefs […]

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11
Jan

Buffett

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Buffett is the enthralling story of the life and investment philosophy of America’s most successful stock picker. Wall Street Journal reporter Roger Lowenstein pierces the veil if secrecy of this immensely private man, and explores his human qualities, patience, loyalty, integrity, conviction–and shows that they were always as important as his nimble mind. Title: Buffett […]

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06
Jan

Banker to the Poor- Muhammad Yunus

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Banker to the poor is Yunus’s own enthralling story: of how Bangladesh’s terrible 1974 famine underlined the need to enable its victims to grow more food; of overcoming scepticism in many governments and in traditional economic thinking; and of how micro-credit was extended into credit unions in the West. Title: Banker to the Poor Author: […]

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17
Sep

Come and See by Dr Steven Garber

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A long time ago, most of 30 years, I met a young man from Richmond, VA, in a summer study program on the Chesapeake Bay. Set on a beautiful old farm near St. Michaels, we called it “Knowing & Doing,” and spent a month together working out the connection between belief and behaviour, between our […]

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12
Feb

A simple formula for changing our behaviour

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“Whoa! What are you doing?” I asked aghast. I had just walked into my daughter’s room as she was working on a science project. Normally, I would have been pleased at such a sight. But this time, her project involved sand. A lot of it. And, while she had put some plastic underneath her work […]

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10
Dec

Working Ethically in Finance: Clarifying Our Vocation- Anthony Asher

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You’ve got to be aware of the times when your integrity is going to be tested and be prepared to stand for what you believe’ Anthony Asher, a long term friend and supporter of the National Student Leadership Forum has recently published a book on working ethically in finance. It is a valuable resource for […]

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15
Nov

How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek

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Fascinated by the leaders who make impact in the world, companies and politicians with the capacity to inspire, Simon Sinek has discovered some remarkable patterns in how they think, act and communicate. This TED talk originally recorded in September, 2009 at TedX Puget Sound has had over 24 million views. Sinek proposes that an idea, […]

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27
Oct

Entrepreneurship: Serving the World by Lydia Scott

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This article written by Lydia Scott, currently based in Sydney, but a past delegate and facilitator from both the Aspiring Leaders Forum in New Zealand and NSLF in Canberra. Thanks ALF and Lydia for sharing! Servant leadership is a phrase rather foreign to the startup world. I work in the entrepreneurial space, which is a […]

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