4/22/14: By and About Leaders

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I think that one of the best ways to learn leadership isn’t studying “leadership” at all. Instead, study individual leaders in their natural habitat and decide what they do that you want to try. Articles by and about leaders and interviews with them are mini-case studies that show you an actual leader in a real situation.

That’s why, every week, I bring you a selection of post about individual leaders. This week I’m pointing you to posts by and about Mark Zukerberg, Jonathan Goodman, Jack Ma, Logan Green, and Perry Evans.

From Farhad Manjoo: Can Facebook Innovate? A Conversation With Mark Zuckerberg

“Facebook’s co-founder and chief executive explains the company’s plan to stay innovative in the mobile age.”

From Richard Blackwell: After brain injury, tenacious CEO builds new drug company

“On Aug. 17, 2011, everything changed for Jonathan Goodman. The aggressive, hard driving executive – at the time the CEO of hugely successful drug distributor Paladin Labs Inc. – had just sealed one of Paladin’s biggest acquisitions ever. Taking a celebratory bicycle ride with fellow employees in the hills north of Montreal, he fell off his bike and hit his head. Despite wearing a helmet, the result was a serious brain injury.”

From Teresa Novellino: Ahead of highly watched Alibaba IPO, 10 quotes from founder Jack Ma

“Alibaba founder Jack Ma, whose company is poised for what some say could be the largest technology IPO ever, is clueless about code, does not focus on money, and felt lonely in the tech world until he took a trip from his native China to Silicon Valley. Hear more from this unlikely Internet tycoon who has a way with words.”

From Drake Baer: Here’s A Look Inside Lyft’s Plan For Disrupting The Transportation Industry

“Lyft co-founder Logan Green has a big idea: to change the transportation infrastructure of our cities, one mustachioed car at a time.”

From Adam Bryant: Perry Evans of Closely, on Craftsmanship and Early Rising

“Perry Evans says he regularly awakes at 4 a.m. and spends ‘two hours every morning just calibrating what’s going on in my market.'”

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