Watch → Oprah on Career, Life, and Leadership +
"Align your personality with your purpose, and no one can touch you."

Every time I listen to this, I pull out a new insight. The biggest lesson I learned from the talk is that our most innate desire is to feel validated or important. Most of our interpersonal issues stem from leaving these questions unaddressed: "Did you hear me?", "Did what I say mean anything to you?" She's also a paragon of authenticity, so lots to learn there as well. You'll walk away from this a better leader and a happier person.

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Listen → [TKP] Integrative Thinking with R. Martin +
"I think the education system has got a fundamental assumption that the job is to unzip the top of your head and pour knowledge in rather than to teach you how to think."

You’ll walk away from this conversation a better leader and decision-maker as he discusses patterns of good leadership, the hardest skill to transfer when decision making, self-sabotage, overcoming fear and integrative thinking.

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Read → Life is short, Paul Graham essay +
"Relentlessly prune bullshit, don't wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have."

I was deeply inspired by this essay. He presented a very persuasive argument that was distinct from other articles on this clichéd topic. As a long-time programmer and renowned investor in Silicon Valley, I was surprised to see him approach the topic so personally with reference to his family. You'll walk away after this with a broader perspective on life.

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