I binged on Ted Talks during the long 11 mile drive between Virginia and Maryland yesterday evening on my way to celebrate on a dear friend's 40th birthday eve. Here's what I heard en route...
- Why we need to rethink capitalism from Paul Tudor Jones. It's a goodie and, don't worry. You can keep your Lexus.
- How to manage for collective creativity by Linda Hill. I got something different out of this than what I was expecting based on the title. Linda pinpoints the leadership characteristics needed to spark and grow innovative companies. It's both thought-provoking and practical. I'm also happy to report that Linda has a completely normal, easy to understand voice. Without realizing it, I'd hit 2x (the speed) on my phone. For the whole first half, she sounded like a chipmunk after a venti. Good to know though for the future that you can speed up the boring ones.
- In praise of macro — yes, macro — finance in Africa by Sangu Delle. Sangu had me at "gluten-free banana flour." This guy makes a compelling case for bigger markets that yield bigger opportunities.
Swirl all of the messages together and you get... Innovative leaders are needed to build big, just companies. Oh yeah and traffic on the inner loop at 5:30 still sucks.
Have a great weekend!