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How to use the power of an accountability group

by Cristina on April 17, 2019

One of the habits that made a huge difference in my life in recent months has been having a monthly accountability meeting. I do this with two long-time friends, whom I also respect and trust as professionals. We meet periodically and we go through each other's achievements from the previous month, what we plan to f [...]

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Read at least 5 hours per week to keep learning

by Bobby on April 16, 2019

"In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time - none. Zero." - Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett's longtime business partner I found this article today and I agreed with a lot of the things I read. Since this is a website dedi [...]

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Available now for pre-order: “This is not a T-Shirt”, by Bobby Hundreds

by Cristina on April 13, 2019

"Most business tales you hear about are about the wins: the cover of Forbes, the billion-dollar valuations, the 12-year-old prodigy who created some app that changed the world. I wanted to write a truthful testimony of building a meaningful brand that’s centered on community and relationships, and overcoming the hard [...]

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6 non-fiction books to look out for in April 2019

by Cristina on April 9, 2019

In case you want to keep up with the new book releases, we got your back! Here are a few interesting non-fiction books that will come out this April. We've known about some of these titles for a long time now, and we just found out about the others, as they are either reviewed or written by people we look up to. So che [...]

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How to avoid novelty-bias and information overload

by Cristina on April 8, 2019

The text below was first sent to our newsletter subscribers. If you enjoy it and want more, subscribe here. As humans, we need both structure and variety in our lives. Think of it as two complementary forces that need to balance themselves: we have the certainty of waking up at the same hour, in the same bed, com [...]

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Big List of Podcasts for Online Business

by Bobby on March 30, 2019

Besides reading as much as I can, I listen to lots of podcasts on a weekly basis. I listen mostly to technology and "tech lifestyle" if you want, but I also listen business podcasts, on an episode by episode basis. I listen to them when I walk my dog, when I go around the town doing chores, whenever I have some "de [...]

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How to get better at saying no

by Cristina on March 29, 2019

The text below was first sent to our newsletter subscribers. If you enjoy it and want more, subscribe here. I'm a people pleaser in disguise. I hate saying no to others, especially friends or those I admire. When people come ask for my help or opinion, even if it's just a question thrown as a random reply to this [...]

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Take back control of your mornings [Weekly Brain Tools]

by Cristina on March 27, 2019

The text below was sent to our newsletter subscribers. If you enjoy it and want more, join us. There are tens of articles available on the world wide web about how to start your day the "right" way and be more productive. Sleep at least 7 hours, but wake up before sunrise. Go to the gym or run 5 miles. Take a col [...]

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Recalibrating beliefs: pain is inevitable [Weekly Brain Tools]

by Cristina on March 25, 2019

The text below was sent as part of our weekly newsletter. If you enjoy it and want more, subscribe here. Four years ago, I was a sedentary who spent most days in front of a PC or behind the wheel. I was born in the third most traffic congested cities in the world, where everyone feels entitled to drive and park e [...]

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Make your Startup’s Investor Pitch Deck Better with These Resources

by Bobby on March 18, 2019

If you're ever in the position to raise money, the first thing you'll probably do will be to look for examples of pitch decks to use with your potential investors. In 2012, when I was raising money in earnest for MavenHut, finding this kind of examples was difficult. I needed to access my own network (which was not [...]

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From 0 to 50 books in one year – how I started reading a lot more as an adult and how you can too

by Cristina on March 8, 2019

This article was edited and improved with the help of our lovely Patreons 10 years ago, I didn’t read one book in a year. Now I read more than 50. This is the story of how I made that happen and how you can start reading as well. I started truly reading really late in life, in my mid 20s. At 30, I read more tha [...]

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The joy of missing out [Weekly Brain Tools]

by Cristina on March 5, 2019

The text below was sent in October 2018 as part of our weekly newsletter. If you enjoy it and want more, subscribe here. Hello, friends, I started this week with "It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work", the book recently released by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, Basecamp's co-founders, and I have to say [...]

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Stoic Inspiration: Exercises to Get You Started & Entrepreneurs Who Practice It

by Cristina on February 27, 2019

The text below was sent in February 2019 as part of our weekly newsletter. If you enjoy it and want more similar emails delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe here. Four or five years ago, I discovered stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy developed a few centuries B.C. I had just finished reading Ryan Holid [...]

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Weekly Brain Tools: Memento Mori

by Cristina on February 26, 2019

The text below was sent in September 2018 as part of our weekly newsletter. If you enjoy it and want more similar emails delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe here. I recently found out that someone I knew passed away. He was a fellow runner and blogger, we had been talking online for many years, but I only go [...]

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Weekly Brain Tools: The Counter-Intuitive Benefits of Routine Disruption

by Cristina on February 15, 2019

The text below was sent in December 2018 to our newsletter subscribers. If you enjoy it and want more, join us. Hello, dear! This is your second brain speaking. Missed me? I've been sending you these freakin' long emails about all sorts of books that I read, probably making you wonder "When does she have time t [...]

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Weekly Brain Tools: How We’re Helping You Save Time

by Cristina on February 12, 2019

The text below was sent in January 2019 as part of our newsletter. If you enjoy it and want more, subscribe here. Heya! Cristina here. Long gone are the times when professions were for life, and no human jobs will be safe from automation / machine learning - the future is now, to quote my long-time friends Non [...]

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Weekly Brain Tools: Sleep is NOT for the Weak! 9+1 Practical Tips to Sleep Better

by Cristina on February 11, 2019

The text below was sent in January 2019 to our newsletter subscribers. If you enjoy it and want more, join us. Throughout my life, I've met a few people who were proudly talking about how they only need four hours of sleep to function. I used to envy and admire them for all those extra hours they'd have, free from [...]

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The sunk cost fallacy – or why you should quit bad books [Weekly Brain Tools]

by Cristina on February 7, 2019

The text below was sent in November 2018 as part of our weekly newsletter. If you enjoy it, subscribe here. Hello, my favorite people in the world! Here's something that most of you don't know: one of the reasons I created The CEO Library is because I started reading really late in life. 10 years ago, I didn't re [...]

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