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See Creative Control and Meet Director Benjamin Dickinson at Dent 2016

On the evening of March 20 in Sun Valley, Dent conference attendees as well as local residents will get chance to screen the film and meet Benjamin Dickinson.

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Mónica Guzmán and Biz Stone on Leadership and The Picard School of Management

Mónica Guzmán was featured on the Mediashift podcast this week, and host Mark Glaser interviewed her about her time as a Nieman Fellow and the shifting media lansdcape.

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Dent Dinner Vegas: Special Guest Greg Grunberg

Over the years the organizers of the Dent conference have hosted many gatherings at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and this year is no different. Many remember our 2012 dinner at the Stirling Club, when we were honored to have Greg Grunberg as a guest. Greg is widely known for his ongoing role […]

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Repeating the obvious

Truly great visionaries have mastery over their domains. They have spent the time and the effort to find the simplicity on the other side of complexity in the problem they are working to solve, and they have the ability to share that now-simplified understanding with everyone else. Getting this right is really hard. One of […]

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The critical insight for achieving mastery in anything

In April 2015, Denter Mark Pearson’s audiobook startup Libro.fm launched their book club with a nonfiction title called Mindset, by Carol Dweck. I purchased a copy and listened to it on my commute to and from work, and it’s one of those books with a straightforward central insight that, if you don’t already run it […]

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Building smart teams

Success and failure are often separated by teams that work well together and teams that don’t, yet building a team has often been considered a soft science. An activity that great leaders could be intuitively better at, but that people screw up on more often than not. But professors Anita Woolley, Thomas Malone, and Christopher […]

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Living by first principles

Elon Musk points out that reasoning from first principles is a physics kind of idea. And in fact, the famous physicist Richard Feynman can show us first principles as applied to ordinary life.

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Announcing the 2016 Dent Scholars: Welcome Maryann, Kevin, Kavita, and Ryan

Back in June we announced that for the first time in 2016, we would be offering a scholarship program to bring to Dent people who would otherwise not be able to attend. The scholarships are funded through the sales of “Alchemist” registrations to Dent. We are now happy to welcome our four selected Dent Scholars […]

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The Dent 2016 Aquarius Reefbase Experience

The Dent conference explores the magic and science of visionary leadership and groundbreaking success. Request an invitation here. 12/1 UPDATE: As a special bonus,  astronaut/aquanaut Cady Coleman (@Astro_Cady) will be joining our group of divers, press and other VIPs to teach the participants about her time as an Aquarius resident during her NEEMO expedition. If Cady’s […]

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Denting the Universe vs Owning the Universe

Joel Spolsky and David Heinemeier Hansson on venture capital and the "disrupt-o-mania" mindset.

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Dent Scholarship Applications Close on October 1st

Each year Dent brings together a diverse and fascinating group of people who are “putting a dent in the universe,” ranging from entrepreneurs to artists, VCs to designers, and a little bit of practically everything in between. The power of Dent comes significantly from putting the right people in the same place for four days […]

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Simple is hard

“How long does it take you to prepare one of your speeches?” asked a friend of President Wilson not long ago. “That depends on the length of the speech,” answered the President. “If it is a ten-minute speech it takes me all of two weeks to prepare it; if it is a half-hour speech it […]

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Yawns and Empathy: Research Validates Detective Sociopath "Test"

In our session “lessons from a consulting detective” presented in Sun Valley last March, Mark Duncan described several techniques that he relies on to sense if a suspect is a true sociopath. One of the inspirations for the session came from the dramatic approach used by Idris Elba in his portrayal of detective John Luther. […]

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Can you be a good entrepreneur if you've never built a successful company?

This question is riddled with ill-defined words. What is "good"? What is "successful"? For that matter, what is "entrepreneur?"

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Why it's OK to celebrate great leaders

No great technological (or scientific, etc) leaps happen as solo acts; companies and research labs succeed through the efforts of teams,

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