Degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, economics, and marketing are worthless.

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Thirty years ago, MBAs were the standard amongst corporate leadership. A boardroom would seem incomplete without a few people from Wharton and one or two from Harvard.

However, the rise of Silicon Valley also brought about the rise of the engineer, with coding geniuses like Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and…

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The Black Mamba had one objective late in life: to pass on his wisdom to each of us.

A generation of athletes looks to one source above all for inspiration: Kobe Bryant. The late, great Black Mamba is revered for his mindset just as much as for his skills and rings.

The outward success is easy to see, but the cause of it — the mindset — is…

How to turn a popular cliche into a life strategy.

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A growth mindset is more powerful than any amount of money or fame. To illustrate, let me share a little story.

There were once two brothers named Luke and Joseph. Throughout their childhood, Luke consistently beat Joseph in everything they did.

Luke was the star quarterback in high school, the…

A tale of two groups, both fueled by the love of money.

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The self-help industry in America is often said to have begun with Napoleon Hill or Benjamin Franklin, depending on who you ask.

Franklin was known to teach homely values to anyone who would listen, but Hill monetized his ideas and created the money-making part of this massive field.

Motivational speakers…

Is he doling out billion-dollar wisdom or a complete scam?

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Warren Buffett is renowned for many things — his uncanny understanding of finances, his childlike eating habits, and his love of Coca-Cola products being some of them. However, Buffett is not as widely recognized as a life coach, which is something he has never shown much interest in.

Nevertheless, Buffett…

Fix your technology addiction and watch your productivity change dramatically.

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Media mogul and international icon Bob Iger has a life that’s enviable by most. With a net worth of $690 million, Iger doesn’t even have to get up in the morning. At nearly seventy years old, he could easily slip into a quiet and relaxing retirement.

However, in reality Bob…

Stories can be transcendent if we grasp the deeper meaning.

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A traditional business book is beyond boring — it is an abysmal tale of stock reports and marketing decisions. Only the most astute student can learn from a book like that. There’s simply too much data and not enough of a tale.

True scientific research shows that stories are incredibly…

Be a creator, not a consumer. Be a leader, not a follower.

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Perhaps no one defines the current trend toward wild, unpredictable leaders better than the founder of the most powerful company in the world, Steve Jobs. One of Jobs’s most famous quotes says,

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes……

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