Intelligent Fanatic

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Case Study - Anita Dongre

“My strength is in the fact that we work as one person.”~ Anita Dongre Anita Dongre is not called the queen of prêt for nothing. In...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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