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The Greatest Barrier to Entry

22-year-old Lorena Ramirez stunned the world in April 2017. Ramierz won a 31 mile ultramarathon in Mexico. She ran the treacherous mountain trail in 7 hours...

When Community and Business Come Together

I recently wrote about Milton Hershey, the founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company. Not only did he create the largest chocolate company in the world, but...

Black Friday Deal

We have a special gift for new members. The best way to achieve your goals is by learning from the world’s greatest business builders, investors,...

Balance Is Underrated

I disagree. Balance is overrated, and incompatible with an interesting and impactful life. https://t.co/aBSQXkkt7g— Florent Crivello (@Altimor) November 8, 2018 It is...

The Story of Milton Hershey – The Sweetest Place on Earth

Few exceptional businesses are created quickly. In addition, exceptional leaders are not created quickly. It takes years of intelligent, diligent, and obsessive work before each intelligent...

Action Speaks Louder Than Words

In March 2006, the leader of an organization wrote the following in his letter to investors:“My goal is to see [Company name] become a great...

Letter to Members - 2018 Update

It’s been nearly a year since we launched IntelligentFanatics.com. We want to thank all our members for rallying around our cause and supporting us....

John D. Rockefeller's Birthplace

For more than half of my life I've lived less than 30 miles from John D. Rockefeller's birthplace in Richford, NY. Actually in the early 1840s,...

The Curse of the Rockefellers

On one quaint Sunday in New York in the early 1900s, Laura Rockefeller, wife of John D. Rockefeller, attended church. During the service, an all too...

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