LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 199


1. Neubert, Mitchell J. and Beard, Alison. “Entrepreneurs feel closer to God than the rest of us do,”
Harvard Business Review vol. 91, no. 10 (October 2013): p. 32-33.

A study was conducted to investigate the connection between faith and the propensity to start a business, by examining data from a survey that queried 1,714 U.S. adults about their religious habits. It was found that entrepreneurs prayed more frequently than other people, were more likely to believe that God was personally responsive to them, and more willing to take risks.

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2. Simonite, Tom. “The decline of Wikipedia,”
Technology Review vol. 116, no. 6 (November/December 2013): p. 50-56.

Wikipedia is shrinking. Can it be revived, or is this the end of the largest encyclopedia in history? Find it out from this article.

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Inside the box : a proven system of creativity for breakthrough results / Drew Boyd and Jacob Goldenberg

Want to be creative? Then think inside the box. This book shows that more innovation happens when you work inside your familiar world using a set of five templates that channel the creative process in a way that makes us more—not less—creative. These templates form the basis for Systematic Inventive Thinking, or SIT, now used by hundreds of corporations throughout the world, including industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, GE, Procter & Gamble, SAP, and Philips. Watch the introduction video to discover this new method of creativity for breakthrough results.


Walt Disney (1901-1966)

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. He and his brother Roy co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world. Disney was an innovative animator and created the cartoon character Mickey Mouse. He won 22 Academy Awards during his lifetime, and was the founder of theme parks Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

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