One of the most amazing stories I read in 2012 was about Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic free fall from a specially made helium balloon. He is an example of habits for business success. His successful jump from 128,100 feet / 39.040 meters on October 14 broke several records not the least of which was becoming the first person in free fall to break the speed of sound - exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane.
Check this short video clip and see what I mean -
Felix had a vision all his life of sky diving and piloting helicopters. When he was 16 years old he began sky ...
Ryan Holmes, the CEO and founder of social-media platform Hootsuite, believes it's essential to make time to "dive into some of the great 'long reads'” as a way to help refocus perspectives and inspire at the same time. Ryan heads one of Vancouver’s technology company success stories, so I thought it would interest to you to learn what he thinks are his best reads.
Here is an excerpt from his LinkedIn post published May 3rd 2016. I hope you find something here that tickles your intellect.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Author Ben Horowitz is the co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, one of the top venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. ...
Let’s step back for a moment from the practical and expedient work we do every day and wear a philosophical hat for a moment. Let’s look to examine the deeper motives that drive us in being a successful entrepreneur. Let's look a why we need a strategic vision.
As we all know, and surely realize, many people often have lofty ideas and set lofty goals. We do so because there is a greater purpose in much we strive to do, even though it is not always or immediately apparent.
Before we dig deep into our “selves” to see what greater motives lie beneath, it might be a good idea to understand why we need to undertake this ...