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95%-ile isn’t that good

I imagine this is a controversial point of view. “Reaching 95%-ile isn’t very impressive because it’s not that hard to do. I think this is one of my most ridiculable ideas. It doesn’t help that, when stated nakedly, that sounds […]

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Reality has a surprising amount of detail

“Before you’ve noticed important details they are, of course, basically invisible. It’s hard to put your attention on them because you don’t even know what you’re looking for. But after you see them they quickly become so integrated into your […]

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10 life lessons to excel in your 30s

I probably read this a few years late. Author Mark Manson asked a bunch of people over 40 what they should have known at 30, then compiled the answers of over 600 responses. | learn more

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How to take more effective notes

“Studies have found the most effective note-taking techniques are active, whereas re-reading, highlighting, and underlining are passive techniques. We need to interact heavily with our notes and the material we’re trying to learn if we’re to remember it.” | learn more

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Tony Robbins: why we do what we do

Until this week, I had heard of Tony Robbins but had not actually heard him. “Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that motivate everyone’s actions – and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.“ | learn more

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Lessons learned in Byron Wien’s first 80 years

These twenty lessons from Blackstone’s Vice Chairman contain loads of wisdom. “20. Never retire. If you work forever, you can live forever. I know there is an abundance of biological evidence against this theory, but I’m going with it anyway.” | learn more

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Rules to a less complicated life

Lou Holtz, a former football player and coach, uses his humor to give a speech about his philosophy and the simple life rules he uses to live a happy life. | learn more

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Why I never hire brilliant men

This is a story (possibly apocryphal) from 1924. Even a hundred years ago it was clear that ‘fit’ between a business and its people is critical. “Moreover, this is a plodding kind of business, where the money is made by […]