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A Social Venture

February 29th, 2012

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My hypothesis is:

Young people from wealthy families in Scandinavia are willing to meet social entrepreneurs at a conference on Benedicte´s farm in Sweden. If they meet the youngsters will be inclined to invest.

To test the hypothesis, this is what I will do:

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How Do You Remember What People Tell You?

February 13th, 2012

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I have been out mingling. Now I am back at the office writing down everything I can remember about the young lady I just met. I have written notes on the back of her business card, while she was buying drinks in the bar. I the center of the card I have written “opera”, a key word about her most important need. In the four corners of the card I have written:

  1. Books, russian authors, whiskey
  2. Bare knuckle fighting
  3. Fighting
  4. ?

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Stephen King, JFK and time travel

February 4th, 2012

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Cape Cod Life

Who killed John F. Kennedy? Is not the question this book tries to answer, but rather how to stop the assasination? Jake is an english professor on a mission. Along the way he learns to take any tools he finds to get the job down. Because as Jake says “the future is not malevolent it just does not want to be changed”. A beautiful picture is beeing painted of the World Ago, late fifties and early sixties. A more trusting America. And it is SO believable I want to go there for a four month holiday. I Have read you a couple of my favorite quotes.

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Tim Sanders vs. Niccolo Machiavelli

February 4th, 2012

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Compassionate connecting versus Machiavelli`s murderous plotting

Sanders urges you to give away your wealth of knowledge, network or compassion. In Sander`s mind you gather contacts and knowledge exactly so you can share them. If people exploit your generosity you have lost nothing. Your contacts are still yours. There is only upside for you.

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Neuropath

February 1st, 2012

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I am reading from Neuropath for a little over 20 minutes here:

Drinking scotch with a killer?

Neuropath vs Best Served Cold

My two favorite fantasy authors. Bakker and Abercrombie. Tribute to revenge. What happens if the smartest person in the book is a cold eyed killer an has unfinished business with the powers to be?

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