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pixarAn excerpt from Ed Catmull’s forthcoming Creativity, Inc.: Inside The Pixar Braintrust. Fast Company‘s site.

The Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make: “We Asked Owners About Their Biggest Goofs — and What They Learned From Them.” Barbara Haislip at the WSJ.

Veronique de Rugy with some graphics and data on the Export-Import Bank: Who benefits and who bears the costs? Mercatus’s site.

“Unsafe left turns account for more than seven percent of all car collisions.” Here’s a smart technology that could prevent half a million car crashes per year. Washington Post.

Alejandro Chafuen on how and why the U.S. should develop more win-win relationships in Latin America. One reason: “American audiences rarely hear about good news coming from the region.”map-latinamerica And there’s lots of it. More at Forbes.

Costs for entrepreneurial filmmakers keep coming down: Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app. At Wired.

American “regulators and prosecutors are in effect conducting closed-door trials”: corporate settlements and “The criminalisation of American business. At The Economist.

Who should decide whether entrepreneurial farmers grow GMO crops: markets or regulators?

Is Life Unfair? My Challenge to the Best Tennis Player in the World: Stephen Hicks’s recent “The Good Life” column.

Why the *&%#@^ airline cancelled your flight: Amy Cohn explains. New Republic‘s site.


Blast from the past: Five of CEE’s Kaizen interviews with Latin American entrepreneurs from Brazil, Argentina, and Panama.

Idea: “You are so young, all beginning is so far in front of you, and I should like to beg you earnestly to have patience with all unsolved problems in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms, or books that are written in a foreign tongue.Rainer Maria Rilke Do not search now for the answers, which cannot be given you, because you could not live them. That is the point, to live everything.
“Now you must live your problems. And perhaps gradually, without noticing it, you will live your way into the answer some distant day. Perhaps you actually have in you the possibility of moulding and shaping, as a particularly blessed and pure form of life; train yourself in it — but take what comes in complete trust, and, as long as it comes from your own will, from some need or other of your inner self, then take it for itself and hate nothing.” (Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet)

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