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Fighting the Good Fight

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. -Sun Tzu

Episode 4 is Live!

This is the story of a woman who lost her father, and in the grieving process, stumbled onto something horrible. She could have kept it a secret, but she decided to spread a message that inspired millions…

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The Woman and The War

As a little girl, her first memories were filled with confusion. It was the 1960’s and Vietnam was raging.

Suzy was six years old, her father’s Air Force unit was deployed to Vietnam. The girl’s father became overcome by worry, and her mother became distant.

She was the youngest of four, and her home life became chaotic. There were many sleepless nights and she wondered why all this was happening. Why did her father have to leave?

Soon, the Vietnam War permeated all aspects of the culture. Her mother tried to shield her, but the media was relentless…

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News That Matters

Article of the Day

Ryan Holiday wrote It’s Time to Get Real About Power in Silicon Valley:

“Power is sought so it can be wielded. Just as no one builds a multi-billion dollar empire without some sort of savage determination and intense will to power (otherwise they would have stopped at some earlier point, taken their winnings and gone home), no one accumulates power and then declines to use it in the face of existential threats…”

Read the rest here.

Health

An astronaut just returned from the longest single space flight in history… and now has different DNA than his twin.

Wealth

Raising your credit score is hard work, but if you utilize the right strategies, you can significantly improve it in a relatively short amount of time.

Read: How to Raise Your Credit Score by 100 Points in 5 Months

Wisdom: A Spotlight on Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, becoming the third woman to achieve it. As poet Richard Wilbur said, “She wrote some of the best sonnets of the century.”

“I love humanity, but I hate people.”- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Tech Trends

The Future of Architecture: 3D Printed Homes

“With a large 3-D printer… it’s possible to build a house in as few as 12 to 24 hours for roughly $4,000. The company has its sights set on rural El Salvador for the first cluster of 3-D-printed homes, set to open doors in 2019. The houses will be between 600 and 800 square feet and made of easily accessible materials like concrete.” -Link

Marketing Trends

Watch Alex Heath’s interview with Twitter’s Head of Content, Kay Madati.

Don’t miss the previous 3 episodes of The Story Podcast:

Episode 1: The Woman Who Everyone Laughed At (iTunes, Google Play)

Episode 2: The Woman Who Saved Her Country (iTunes, Google Play)

Episode 3: The Woman Who Lost Everything (iTunes, Google Play)

The Story Launch Giveaway

We are giving away 10 free tickets to Dreamforce! Plus our favorite books, Kindles, and more. You can enter to win one of 25 launch prizes. Don’t miss out, sign up here!

The 10 free tickets to Dreamforce are courtesy of our presenting sponsor — Salesforce.

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