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Case Study - A.L. Ueltschi

Albert Lee “Al” Ueltschi (May 15, 1917 – October 18, 2012) is considered the father of modern flight training and was the founder of FlightSafety International. His...

Case Study - R. Thyagarajan

R. Thyagarajan (or RT as he is affectionately known) is a remarkable human being. He created the Shriram group - a group worth more than $10...

How Vikas Oberoi Harnessed the Power of Velocity

The article below is an excerpt from this long-form research paper that is exclusive to members: Intelligent Fanatics Develop High Velocity Organizations Sometimes, when I am...

Life is More than Compounding Money

On January 9, 1995, 101 year-old Anne Scheiber left a $22 million fortune to Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. The school had never heard...

Case Study – John Gomes

John Gomes went from hawking religious goods to paving the way for the largest Western instrument retailer in post-colonial India. His Furtados India Pvt. Ltd. has...

Stop Reading So Much

On a warm, sunny December afternoon in 2012, University of Tennessee sports technology coach Joe Harrington received a phone call. It was from Peyton Manning. Joe...

Retail Maverick: Simon Marks

Here is an excerpt from our book, Intelligent Fanatics Project: How Great Leaders Build Sustainable Businesses: Simon Marks Marks & Spencer ‘Occasionally, you’ll find a...

Nikola Tesla Could Have Been The Richest Man Ever

In Oct 1882, electric street lamps were lighting portions of downtown Manhattan. By that time Edison Electric Company had 1,500 lamps in operation. Gas lighting,...

Gustavus Swift – An Incredible Story of Overcoming Obstacles

Many have heard of business titans such as Cornelius Vanderbilt (Railroads), Andrew Carnegie (Steel), John D. Rockefeller (Oil), and John Pierpont Morgan (Financier). Far fewer have...

Roger Penske: Building Team Penske

Enjoy this excerpt from our case study on Roger Penske. Members can access the full case study [HERE] Aren’t a member yet? [JOIN HERE] It’...

The Most Valuable Investment Skill

What is important, knowable, and overlooked by most investors? Y Combinator president Sam Altman said: Learning to identify super talented people before everyone else does is...

Dr. Venkataswamy and Aravind Eye Care: The Power of Compassionate Constraints

Enjoy this excerpt from our case study on Dr. V and Aravind Eye Care. Members can access the full case study [HERE] Aren’t a member...

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