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Learning to Learn

When's the last time you learned something useful? Something that really shifted your knowledge and made a personal difference? How about the last time you found something "interesting" online—or several "interesting" things online? Here's how to make it stick better.

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The Art of Thinking Poorly

What does good thinking look like?Thinking is hard work. To write well, you must think well, that's more work. And that's a start. To write well, read a lot. This helps you see what good writing looks like. You know what to steal and how to craft your own

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The Focus Problem

It's hard seeing things through. Since I heard of the magpie, when someone hops from one thing to the next, I think of this bird.

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You, Inc.

This year, protect your best asset: you. No matter how productive, inventive or anything else you might be, the best thing you can do for yourself is to take care of the only thing that is irreplaceable—yourself.

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An Anti-Forecast

So... 2020, huh?How has 2020 been for you so far? With everything the world has been through this year, things will not be the same. The question for you is, how can you take advantage of the shift to put yourself or your product in a better place. Think

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Getting Everything You Can - #2

Here's your shortcut to bringing a product to market — look at failed products. I don't mean look at them to see what you should not do, that's common-sense. Look at them to see what you share and how to differentiate your offering.

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Getting Everything You Can - #1

Never fall in love with...Hello friend, In the next few emails, I will share lessons from my distant mentor, Jay Abrahams (the 21.7 billion dollar man) — with application to digital products. Here's a start: they fall in love with the wrong thingThe wrong thing can even be your

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How to Invent Anything, Simplified

There’s an untold secret to inventing and innovating things — it’s often a remix. The trick is figuring out what you can remix.

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Inventing: Overrated.

Inventing is overrated. What you need is a framework to re-invent. Here's the catch: Think in terms of what others have done that you can model. A model that you can use as a blueprint for your innovation.

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The COVID Void

COVID has thought me an important lesson. Everything can turn around in a snap. It is teaching me to play and think defensively.