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10,000 Hours with Reid Hoffman: What I Learned | Ben Casnocha
16 Lessons Learned (Among Many!)
1. People are complicated and flawed. Root for their better angels.
2. The best way to get a busy person’s attention: Help them.
3. Keep it simple and move fast w...
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2 hours ago by jerryking
Rands Information Practices
Your most precious asset is your time. You can start and adopt the following set of habits right now to give yourself hours of your life back. Equally important, these habits will substantively increase the quality of your time by reducing stress, increasing focus, and ultimately improving the quality of the things you build with your hands.
productivity  advice  habits  shortcuts 
15 hours ago by spaceninja
Jerry Seinfeld Says Jokes Are Not Real Life - The New York Times
The most important word in art is “proportion.” How much? How long is this joke going to be? How many words? How many minutes? And getting that right is what makes it art or what makes it mediocre.
wisdom  advice  comedy  quotes 
18 hours ago by ramitsethi
Real World vs. Book Knowledge
Archibald Hill just wanted to know how fast he could run. He ran every morning, on a track before breakfast. Some days it was fast and effortless. On others his “stiffness and exhaustion” made him question how his body worked. Hill began studying his own capacity for exercise. It eventually made him one of the top biophysicists in the world. He and his colleagues spent months sprinting around a track, measuring their oxygen consumption and muscle fatigue and its connection to endurance. Hill wanted to know his ceiling – the point at which consuming more oxygen did nothing for his ability to run. His calculations were accurate at predicting his best run times around the track. “Our bodies are machines, whose energy expenditures may be closely measured,” he wrote in 1926. Hill’s discovery earned him the Nobel Prize in Medicine. But there was a kicker. As accurate as his calculations were in the lab, they were of little use in predicting athletic competitions. You could take a group of at
book  learning  advice 
20 hours ago by tedw
David Ogilvy 10 Tips on Writing
In 1982, the original “Mad Man” David Ogilvy, sent the following internal memo to all employees of his advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather, titled “How to Write.”
advice  advertising  writing 
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