10 Wednesday AM Reads

My overwhelming newsflow midweek morning train reads: • Iran nuclear deal: Trump’s decision to ditch nuclear deal puts “US diplomacy on a collision course with some of Washington’s closest allies.” (BBC) • 13 Best Warren Buffett Quotes from Berkshire Hathaway Meeting (Fortune) see also Charlie Munger’s 21 Best Quotes at annual meeting (Fortune) • California heads toward requiring solar…

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Dalio Turns Principles into an Animated Mimi-Series

Source: Principles   Dalio: Whatever success I’ve had in life hasn’t been because of anything unique about me—it’s because of principles that I believe anyone can adopt. I created this animated series to share them with you.   Videos after the jump     Principles for Success: “The Call to Adventure” | Episode 1   “Embrace…

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How did Costa Rica get it so right? | Joseph Stiglitz

The country is a beacon of Enlightenment – a world leader in democratic, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth, writes Joseph Stiglitz

With authoritarianism and proto-fascism on the rise in so many corners of the world, it is heartening to see a country where citizens are still deeply committed to democratic principles. And now its people are trying to redefine their politics for the 21st century.

Over the years, Costa Rica, a country of fewer than 5 million people, has gained attention worldwide for its progressive leadership. In 1948, after a short civil war, President José Figueres Ferrer abolished the military. Since then, Costa Rica has made itself a centre for the study of conflict resolution and prevention, hosting the UN-mandated University for Peace.

Related: Globalisation: time to look at the past to plot the future | Joseph Stiglitz

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