Monday, January 12, 2015

On the Eve of the New Work Week: Reflecting Upon Challenges & Opportunities

The World Elite will converge upon Davos in a little over 9 Days to deliberate the World.  This is as the World has come to grips with the aftermath of the tragedy in Paris and it continues to be witness to the horrors of Syria, Iraq and the rampage by Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Beyond the political and terror challenges which the World is addressing,  the biggest economies present profound challenges as well as The United States Grows, China Slows, Japan stumbles and other key economies continue their precarious journey in the new year:

The 10 biggest economies in the world
— The Independent (@Independent) December 27, 2014

As we went to press this week-end here in outsiders, we here in California were witness to a week-end of rain.   Yet such does not mitigate the broader challenges being faced by the World today.   It is such which will continue to present challenges to especially the less fortunate in the World:  
We conclude this with one of our visionaries, Bill Gates.   The team at Gazzelles at the end of 2014 reflected upon Bill Gates' top books which we wanted to share exceprts of: 

Bill Gates' Top 5 Books -- a voracious reader, Bill Gates shares his Top 5 books for 2014, including what he calls "the best business book I've ever read." Titled Business Adventures by John Brooks, it's a 1969 classic recently reprinted given Gates' enthusiasm for the book. Notes Gates, in this Fortune article highlighting his five choices:
Shortly after we met, Warren Buffett loaned me this collection of New Yorker business articles from the 1950s and 1960s. I loved them as much as he did. Brooks's insights about business have aged beautifully, and they are as true today as ever.
One of the other five is a fiction book to be released Dec 31 titled The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion. Gates loved the insights it gave him about relationships (Peter Drucker read fiction books to give him similar insights into human behavior). Take 1 minute to read up on the other three books - then grab a couple to read over the holidays! 

Mark Zuckerberg,  the Facebook Supremo, has resolved to start a Book Club for the Year--taking a page out of Oprah.    Encouraging all to read and engage is part of a legacy to create the Vision of the possible.    In this spirit we leave you all with this clip as our journey endures: 

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