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Standing on the Shoulders of GIANTS

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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...

Some Thoughts on "Cradles of Eminence: Childhoods of More Than 700 Famous Men and Women"

As an investor interested in leadership development and as a father of two small children, I am fascinated by how the childhood environment and, more specifically,...

New Online Course – Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Over the last 20 years I’ve been on the pursuit of mastering the guitar. I’ve studied greatness. I’ve experimented. I’ve developed a...

[FULL CHAPTER] The Fighting Scottish Clan: Harold & Dan Leever

Here is a full chapter from our new book, Intelligent Fanatics: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Fighting Scottish Clan: Harold & Dan Leever MacDermid...

Beware When Studying Greatness

Studying intelligent fanatics, or greatness in any field should have a large disclaimer. Brent Beshore’s recent tweet should be it: Success, of any magnitude, is...

The Textile Titan: Roger Milliken

Here is an excerpt from our new book, Intelligent Fanatics: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Textile Titan: Roger Milliken Milliken & Company By any...

Cult of Convenience: Chester Cadieux

Here is an excerpt from our book, Intelligent Fanatics Project: How Great Leaders Build Sustainable Businesses: Cult of Convenience: Chester Cadieux QuikTrip “Back when I had...

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