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You can’t reach the brain through the ears.

“Why must every generation of humans spend their entire lives learning what the last generation already knew? Why can’t we reach the brain through the ears? The lives we could save, the years we could get back, the progress we […]

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Taxonomy of procrastination.

Using an entertaining analogy, this author writes a useful note for those of us who procrastinate (all of us?). “My mental model is: Inside my head there’s a guy named Jim. When I decide I want to do something, Jim […]

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Robo-coaches are here.

Sure, the advice that an AI chatbot offers can be found elsewhere on the internet in blogs, books and podcasts. Yet this new format for interacting with the advice might just be better for many uses. “At risk of sounding […]

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“I’ve seen this before, it didn’t work.”

How should a founder process this sort of feedback? Neither by flatly dismissing it, nor by giving up because of it, but by doing the homework to understand why this time is different. “Each generation of founders comes back to […]

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Mental liquidity.

The ability to quickly abandon previous beliefs. Mostly our brains try to resist information that’s contrary to beliefs. Click thru for a nice Albert Einstein anecdote. ~ learn more

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Leverage accelerates everything.

“The reason that supply chain issues were so bad is that leveraged organizations needed to figure out how to extract every penny from their cash flow, and having less inventory on hand seemed like a smart way to eke out […]

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Managing people.

“I believe almost all first-time founders burn out their first employees as they learn how to manage groups of people. If this advice helps avoid a few cases, it’s worth writing it down. I wrote this article for managers of […]

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How you get good at something.

McKinley Valentine writes The Whippet, one of my absolute favorite newsletters (legit, it’s better than mine. luckily she sends on Wednesdays biweekly so I don’t have to compete with her Sunday mornings). She was a guest on this podcast where the […]