THE BEST BOOKS ARE THE ONES YOU ACTUALLY READ

 

Everywhere you look it’s the same thing: content is king.

I disagree.

Execution is king.

Content is what you find in school textbooks.

It’s information, it’s dull, it’s a penance.

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DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD

 

In the third world, 2 million children die each year from diarrhoea and pneumonia.

But we have a treatment that could save 600,000 young lives.

Is it complicated, is it expensive, is it rare?

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WHAT DO YOU USE FOR FUEL?

 

In his biography Peter Mead talks about his first job.

He was sixteen, he’d just left school with two ‘O’ level GCSEs.

He was applying for a job as a dispatch boy.

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIVING AND SURVIVING

 

The vital things for homeless people are food and shelter.

That will keep them alive at least, but it won’t solve the whole problem.

It won’t make them feel like worthwhile human beings.

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DEFINITELY NOT MEADIOCRE

 

I just read Peter Mead’s new autobiography, it’s fascinating of course.

But not for the reason you’d think.

You’d think it would be difficult for him to choose the happiest moment of his life.

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WHERE TOUGH GUYS ARE WEAK

 

Prisoners lose touch with their kids while they’re inside.

This alienates them from normal loving relationships, and consequently from the rest of society.

Official statistics show, this makes them eight times more likely to re-offend.

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THE DESPERATION AWARDS

 

It was one of the biggest advertising awards shows in New York.

But that year it didn’t start off well.

There were no tickets at the door for the people who’d ordered them.

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READING SETS YOU FREE

 

The problem with all prisons worldwide is overcrowding.

New prisoners come in, but the old ones keep coming back.

And all their time inside is spent with other criminals.

That’s their environment, that’s their only world.

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YOU WIN NOTHING WITH KIDS

 

I was always good at training youngsters.

I kept it simple.

I kept it powerful.

I kept it consistent.

But what made me good with youngsters made me bad with heavyweights.

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STUDENTS ARE CUSTOMERS

 

In 2012, Emma Sulkowicz was raped in New York.

But not on the streets of Harlem.

She was raped in her bed, in her bedroom, in her dormitory, in her university.

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