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During Summer 2011, I started my first internship at Google HQ in Mountain View, California. Many thoughts raced through my mind as my start date neared... 1. Be confident that you deserve to be where you are in life. 2. If you don't know the answer to something, don't pretend that you do. 3. Work-life integration is really important. 4. Solving hard problems is actually not as hard as it seems. 5. Quality connections over quantity of connections. 6. Speak up in meetings and don't wait to be called on. 7. Welcome feedback. 8. Don't forget to live in the moment and reflect on the present. Read them all on Business Insider

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Several years ago we came up with a great idea for a new leadership-development offering we thought would be valuable to everyone. We had research demonstrating that when people embarked on a self-development program, their success increased dramatically when they received follow-up encouragement...
But we wanted a more objective answer. In an effort to understand the root cause of poor decision making, we looked at 360-feedback data from more than 50,000 leaders and compared the behavior of those who were perceived to be making poor decisions with that of the people perceived to be making very good decisions.
  1. Laziness.
  2. Not anticipating unexpected events.
  3. Indecisiveness.
  4. Remaining locked in the past.
  5. Having no strategic alignment. 
  6. Over-dependence. 
  7. Isolation. 
  8. Lack of technical depth.
  9. Failure to communicate the what, where, when, and how associated with their decisions.
Read more at the Harvard Business Review

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30 Books to Help Further Your Career

I found another great list of books to read to help further your career, I have read a few of them and I would highly recommend, so I am going to add the rest into my Amazon wish list to work through this year.

From Productivity , a Flipboard magazine by Dan Nieves

Get inspired There’s always a significant adjustment to make when transitioning from school to the workforce, with the sudden realization that no matter how smart…

Read it on time.com

 

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This is easily my favorite all time TED talk, after seeing this I have read both of Simon Sinek's books, which I would highly recommend you do also (Start with Why & Leaders Eat Last)
Simon Sinek discusses the principal behind every successful person and business. A simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" - Published on Sep 29, 2013

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The Australian startup scene is truly up and running, and notable success stories, including Atlassian and Campaign Monitor, are encouraging overseas investors to come Down Under to take a look.
There are two things I really admire about Australian startups. The first is the fact that they're in Australia forces them to build a global business. Australia is an interesting market, but it's too small for you to be a billion dollar business by itself. In terms of Atlassian or Campaign Monitor, they don't just say 'I'm going to build a tool for people in Australia,' but rather I'm going to build a worldwide business in 50-plus countries.
One such person is Wesley Chan, managing director at respected Silicon Valley venture fund Felicis Ventures, who was in Australia Thursday to visit two of his local investments: online graphic design platform, Canva, and employee satisfaction analytics firm, Culture Amp. Read more at Mashable

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NYT has just posted an interview with Peter Thiel (the co-founder of PayPal) on his new book, “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future,” published last week, has enjoyed the kind of carefully calibrated rollout befitting a billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur, including a talk at Harvard Business School, an admiring cover story in Fortune and a party at the Four Seasons hosted by the financier Henry R. Kravis.

 

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