“Being a founder and being a CEO are not the same thing. A founder brings an idea into the world. A CEO sets direction while building and motivating an entire organization to capitalize on the opportunity. However, when a great founder becomes a great CEO, incredible things happen. They push and inspire. They constantly reinforce the vision and can lead from a place of authenticity that simply can’t be replicated.” - You Aren’t Born Knowing How to Be a CEO
“Anger-inducing stories were shared more than moderate takes on the same events. When the researchers manipulated the framing of a story to be either negative (a person is injured) or positive (an injured person is “trying to be better again”), they found that the positive framing made a piece far more popular.” - The Six Things That Make Stories Go Viral Will Amaze, and Maybe Infuriate, You
“It’s odd to think of people feeling simultaneously superior and insecure. Yet it’s precisely this unstable combination that generates drive: a chip on the shoulder, a goading need to prove oneself. Add impulse control — the ability to resist temptation — and the result is people who systematically sacrifice present gratification in pursuit of future attainment.” - What Drives Success?