Intelligent Fanatics

Standing on the Shoulders of GIANTS

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Perverse Incentives - Australia's Second Fleet

On January 19, 1790, three ships left England en route to Australia. This was the second fleet of ships to colonize Australia. The First Fleet was...

Finding Talent Before Others

In 1959, Columbia Records was out of touch. Young Americans were no longer into jazz or classical music, Columbia’s core. They were interested in new...

Case Study - Kochouseph Chittilappilly

Kochouseph Chittilappilly is a remarkable human being.He is a stunningly successful industrialist. He founded three businesses (so far) in his lifetime - V Guard, Wonderla...

It's Time to Develop Your Repertoire

Imagine having the ability to commit 10,000 pieces of data to memory. And you can recall and perform each part instantly and effortlessly. Now, I’...

Consistency Matters

“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.”                - Bob Dylan, ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’Yuma, Arizona is considered to be one...

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...

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