"…outlearning the competition"
A Dozen Important Books — leaders are learners, and there is a dozen must read books. List below, but first…
Want to Win Use of a Private Retreat — details below, but second…
Zuckerberg/Gates Banter — a few weeks ago Facebook's founder was invited to give the 2017 Harvard University commencement address this May, exactly a decade after another famous Harvard dropout gave the address – Bill Gates. Their 52 second "banter" is included in this short Inverse Culture article. It highlights an earlier Bloomberg interview where Gates noted:
Notes Henrik Weng, CEO & co-founder XanConnect, who alerted me of Gates' note:
Mirroring Gates love of learning, Zuckerberg reads 26 books per year. It's a fun article and video if you have 2 minutes.
Thomas Friedman's Advice — Henrik went on to note in his email to me about Gates, when he and his wife recently had dinner with the famous NY Times columnist Tom Friedman, Friedman noted:
But I Have Enough Ideas — that's not how the brain works. When you learn an idea, it doesn't go away – it sits there waiting, combining with other ideas, to serve you when needed. Education is the one thing no one can take away from you. But ignorance is your own fault.
Dozen Books in 16 Hours — How many have you already read from the list below? Not a fast reader? Want you and your senior team to absorb the wisdom of the following books in just 16 hours – before the competition does?
The authors of these top biz books will be keynoting our upcoming ScaleUp Summit May 23 – 24, San Antonio. Join 1000+ leaders of growth firms ($5 million to $500 million) who are investing two days to expand their minds. And we don't repeat faculty, unless they have a new book out – so don't miss this one-time easy way to ingest their ideas. The books:
Plus me, author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0). Mark Cuban reads 3 hours per day to find just one breakthrough idea – you and your team will experience the same.
Win Use of Private Retreat — All Spring Summit registrants who register on or before Friday, 14 April 2017 will enter a drawing to win an exclusive 4 nights/5 days team retreat at a private Villa in the Florida Keys.
Serial entrepreneur John Ratliff, owner and host of the Retreat in Marathon, will welcome one lucky company and their executive team* to enjoy an all-inclusive** stay at his luxurious Villa (access to 9 bedrooms). This retreat offers an inspirational and creative space ideal for team building, strategic planning and celebrating your successes.
Check out the amazing Retreat amenities where Verne Harnish and John Ratliff also host ScalingUp CEO Bootcamps. Register today for the San Antonio Spring ScaleUp Summit 23-24 May, 2017.
*team of up to 10 people