What Inspires Us

We've collected an assortment of articles, videos and books that have inspired us over the years. We hope they can provide a jolt for you. 

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Grit - Angela Duckworth

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.

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The OUtsiders

The absolute best book on understanding the power of capital allocation and the role it plays in generating shareholder return. This is REQUIRED reading for any and all CEOs.

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Outliers

Did you know Bill Gates went to one of two high schools in the U.S. that had a computer? Malcom Gladwell's fascinating set of stories reminds us how powerful circumstance can be in success? 

Checklist Manifesto

We are a huge fans of process creating genius. This book provides an incredibly insightful look into how some of the most complicated success stories are often a series of steps, followed in methodical manner and enforced by top brass.  

Richard Branson

Sir Branson always provide that "umph" we need when we're thinking about making a decision. 

The oracle

While often called an investor, we find ourselves continually learning how great of a business Mr. Buffet is. His letters provide a window not only on how to make great investments, but how to run a great enterprise and how to live life. 

 
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Master of Scale

Reid Hoffman is one of our favorite thinkers when it comes to high growth businesses. In this podcast we were reminded how important it is to build things that don't scale early on. Get your hands dirty and serve customers one by one.