Ideas

Our approach is characterized by continuous learning and hard work. Herein are a handful of AddressesAudio/Video PresentationsArticlesBooks and White Papers that we found thought provoking.
How Will You Measure Your Life?

How Will You Measure Your Life?

Before I published The Innovator’s Dilemma, I got a call from Andrew Grove, then the chairman of Intel. He had read one of my early papers about disruptive technology, and he asked if I could talk to… Read More

Speech by Dave Packard to HP Managers

Speech by Dave Packard to HP Managers

I’m glad to have this opportunity to get together with you and discuss how each of us can do our job more efficiently because as the company grows l think this is going to be crucial in determining whether we are able to continue to grow and keep… Read More

The “Peanut Butter Manifesto”

The “Peanut Butter Manifesto”

Three and half years ago, I enthusiastically joined Yahoo ! The magnitude of the opportunity was only matched by the magnitude of the assets. And an amazing team has been responsible for rebuilding Yahoo!… Read More

If—

If—

If you can keep your head when all about you, are losing theirs and blaming it on you, if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too; if you can wait and not be tired by waiting, or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, or being hated, don’t give way to hating… Read More

How to Do What You Love

How to Do What You Love

To do something well you have to like it. That idea is not exactly novel. We’ve got it down to four words: “Do what you love.” But it’s not enough just to tell people that. Doing what you love is complicated. The very idea is foreign to what most of us learn as kids… Read More

The Road to Self Renewal

The Road to Self Renewal

This is a speech by John Gardner delivered in 1990 to McKinsey & Company: I’m going to talk about “Self-Renewal.” One of your most fundamental tasks is the renewal of the organizations you serve, and that usually includes persuading the top officers to accomplish a certain amount of self-renewal… Read More

It’s Time To Build

It’s Time To Build

Written by Marc Andreessen Every Western institution was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic, despite many prior warnings. This monumental failure of institutional effectiveness will reverberate for the rest of the decade, but it’s not too early to ask why, and what we need to do about it. Many of us would like to pin the … Read More

When Great Trees Fall

When Great Trees Fall

Written by Maya Angelou When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses, and even elephants lumber after safety. When great trees fall in forests, small things recoil into silence, their senses eroded beyond fear. When great souls die, the air around us becomes light, rare, sterile. We breathe, … Read More

Imagining a World Without Growth

Imagining a World Without Growth

Written by Eduardo Porter, The New York Times Could the world order survive without growing? It’s hard to imagine now, but humanity made do with little or no economic growth for thousands of years. In Byzantium and Egypt, income per capita at the end…Read More

Stay in the Game

Stay in the Game

Written by Drew Dickson, Albert Bridge Capital This is going to be an uncharacteristic departure for me. This story is deeply personal, for our family, and for our oldest son in particular. But it is a story he’s letting me tell, because it is a story he wants people to hear. My son Max was … Read More

The Moral Peril of Meritocracy

The Moral Peril of Meritocracy

Written by David Brooks Our individualistic culture inflames the ego and numbs the spirit. Failure teaches us who we are. Many of the people I admire lead lives that have a two-mountain shape. They got out of school, began their career, started a family and identified the mountain they thought they were meant to climb … Read More

The University of Georgia’s Corsair Society

The University of Georgia’s Corsair Society

Written by Lori Johnston (ABJ ’95 UGA) and Jeremy Bales (AB, ABJ ’01 UGA) and published in the December 2014 issue of GEORGIA MAGAZINE The Statue of Liberty looms in the distance through the floor-to-ceiling windows on the 27th floor of Citi’s Greenwich Street…Read More

Perspective on US Fiscal Position

Perspective on US Fiscal Position

America’s deteriorating public credit is the cold-button issue of the 2018 midterms. With rare bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans compete to pretend that the country isn’t going broke. In 1992, the third-party presidential candidate… Read More

Lewis Grizzard: Great moments in a would-be father’s life

Lewis Grizzard: Great moments in a would-be father’s life

To my son, if I ever have one: Kid, I am writing this on Sept. 3, 1984. I have just returned from Athens, where I spent Saturday watching the University of Georgia, your old dad’s alma mater, play football against Clemson. While the events of the day were still fresh on my mind, I wanted … Read More

Winning the Battle In Space by Dr. Michael Griffin

Winning the Battle In Space by Dr. Michael Griffin

Written by Michael Griffin In April 2011, an Ariane 5 rocket hurled the “New Dawn” communications satellite into geostationary Earth orbit some 36,000 kilometers above the Earth. The $250 million satellite successfully released a set of pins that had held…Read More

Memos from Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital

Memos from Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital

Since 1990, Oaktree Capital’s Howard Marks has been routinely publishing memos to memorialize lessons he has learned, insights he has had, and effects of current events on the markets. His memos provide unique clarity into the world around us… Read More