March 28, 2014
"I am focusing on actually performing the habit rather than worrying about the outcome. I developing the skill of being consistent and that is a skill that is valuable in nearly every area of life."

I’m Using These 3 Simple Steps to Actually Stick with Good Habits (You’ll Love Number 2) - James Clear

March 26, 2014
"We’re used to thinking about charisma as an intangible. It’s a quality that is instantly recognizable in its natural form, yet defies definition. Martin Luther King, Jr. had it. Steve Jobs, too. Michelle Obama has it. So does Don Draper. Whether it’s the way someone always remembers your name, seems to care about your life, or notices your new haircut, the draw of charismatic people is almost universal. We don’t just like who they are; we like who we are around them. They make us feel important, and yet we are the ones who end up wanting to please. Popularity and power are the birthright of the naturally charismatic."

Can you hack charisma? — Matter — Medium

March 25, 2014
"Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion."

— Simon Sinek  (via lillyfelizitas)

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March 25, 2014

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March 21, 2014
"Ultimately the aim of any startup founder should be to find a customer for their product and access to a bigger market that means scaling is a possibility. Even the greatest product ever made is only half the story — finding customers, gaining significant traction and reaching the tipping point is the other part of the journey that we don’t always hear about. Every successful product out there has had some form of hustling to progress. Airbnb famously poached property owners posting their houses and apartments from Craiglist to gain traction. What are you doing to drive awareness and generates sales for your startup? Be bold, be clever. Often the best growth hacks are the cheapest."

10 ways you’ll probably f**k up your startup - happystartups - Quora

March 21, 2014
"Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get. - Ingrid Bergman"

The Real Difference Between Being Successful And Being Happy | Elite Daily

March 20, 2014
10 Reasons You Should Only Work 5 Years of Your Entire Life — What I Learned Building — Medium

March 20, 2014
You Suck at Intro Etiquette

March 20, 2014
Don’t Follow Your Dreams

March 20, 2014
"You see, I think he better than anyone understood that while ideas ultimately can be so powerful, they begin as fragile, barely formed thoughts, so easily missed, so easily compromised, so easily just squished. — Jony Ive on Steve Jobs"

Origin Story of a Venture-Backed, Acquired Startup — What I Learned Building — Medium

March 20, 2014
From inception to Apple store in just one year — What I Learned Building — Medium

March 19, 2014

How did Gladwell misconstrue it?
Aside from not having copied the numbers from the actual paper correctly for his book? He says that there is a perfect correspondence between practice and the level of expertise a person attains. And you can’t tell that from the paper. The 10,000 hours is an average of differences. You could have two people in any endeavor and one person took 0 hours and another took 20,000 hours, which is something like what happened with two high jumpers I discuss in the book. One guy put in 20,000 and one put in 0, so there’s your average of 10,000 hours, but that tells you nothing about an individual.

Now, Gladwell doesn’t say there’s no such thing as genetic talent. I think other writers are stricter than him. [Matthew Syed’s] Bounce is a book that minimizes talent. Gladwell does say elite performers are more talented. One of the things that Ericsson criticizes Gladwell about is to say that 10,000 hours is some kind of rule. The paper just says that these performers by the age of 20, these performers have accumulated 10,000 hours but there’s no where that says it’s a magical number where that’s when they become elite or anything like that. These people, by the time they go into their professional careers, have way more than that. That’s just where they were when they’re 20 as an average, not even to mention their individual differences.


Interview with David Epstein: How Athletes Get Great | Books |

March 15, 2014
"Growth hackers believe that products—even whole businesses and business models—can and should be changed until they are primed to generate explosive reactions from the first people who see them."

Ryan Holiday on Growth Hacking

March 14, 2014
On being a proud non-technical founder

Piotr Durlej: On being a proud non-technical founder -

March 13, 2014
"When it comes to put-downs, I ran out of “fucks” to give back in grade school, so now I just embrace it."

On being a proud non-technical founder

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