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What to read next? 8 interesting non-fiction books dropping in June 2019

by Cristina on June 8, 2019

You know you can count on us for a neverending source of interesting books to add to your to-read list, yup, yup! And this month it's raining with plenty of interesting non-fiction titles hitting the shelves. You can see below a list of books that are highly recommended by leaders and personally caught my attention. [...]

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A few resources to deal with social media addiction & information overwhelm

by Cristina on June 6, 2019

The resources below were first sent to our email subscribers, as part of our weekly newsletter. If you want more, join here. 1. Taylor Pearson: "The Joys of Missing Out - JOMO" (2014) Taylor Pearson is an entrepreneur and author, who writes about the future of jobs, decision making and thinking models, business [...]

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8 books to read about the Chernobyl disaster – recommended by Craig Mazin, creator of the TV series

by Cristina on June 6, 2019

You probably heard about Chernobyl, the popular five-part TV miniseries from HBO and Sky Television about the nuclear disaster with the same name, that occurred on April 26, 1986, at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant, Ukraine. The final episode aired (err. streamed?) this week and, right afterwards, its creator Craig Mazi [...]

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The illusion of feeling special

by Cristina on June 5, 2019

The text below was first sent to our newsletter subscribers, in April 2019. If you enjoy it and want more, subscribe here. Thanks to my father’s profession, an IT engineer, I had early access to computers and technology. I first learned how to use a personal computer when I was only three or four years old – tha [...]

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Cristina Chipurici & The CEO Library – featured @ Indie Hackers!

by Cristina on June 4, 2019

How I became more mindful about how I spend ( * waste) my time on social media and how that time was put to better use, by building The CEO Library, is a subject that Indie Hackers recently wrote about. Yesss, part of The CEO Library story was featured by Indie Hackers! A small part of it, for now. The complete inte [...]

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The rise of anxiety: how hyper-connectivity harms our brains

by Cristina on June 1, 2019

The text below was first sent to our newsletter subscribers in April 2019. If you enjoy it and want more, subscribe here. In “Digital Minimalism“, computer science professor Cal Newport talks about the sudden rise of mental health issues (anxiety and anxiety-related disorders) among teens. This is the first gene [...]

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How to grow a community through a newsletter – resources

by Cristina on May 30, 2019

If you discovered The CEO Library thanks to my recent public talks on how to grow a community through a newsletter (SO Meetups or PR Beta), you can find here a list of email marketing resources (articles, podcasts, books and so on) - the ones from the last slide of my presentation: Ryan Holiday: ‘From Zero to 50 [...]

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Stop reading. Start applying.

by Cristina on May 27, 2019

The text below was first sent to our newsletter subscribers in May 2019. If you enjoy it and want more, subscribe here. You don't need to read more. You don't need to consume yet another word or bit of information. You don't need to devour more articles, more podcasts, more white papers, more blogs or more new [...]

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How business owners & marketers can use Lindy effect

by Cristina on May 27, 2019

The text below was first sent to our newsletter subscribers, in May 2019. If you enjoy it and want more, subscribe here. In the 1920s, in New York city, a restaurant called Lindy opened on Broadway. The place became popular for the cheesecake they served, and the actors used to gather there and gossip about the stat [...]

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Bill Gates – summer recommended reading

by Cristina on May 21, 2019

Bill Gates is one of the world's most famous business leaders, co-founder of Microsoft, a philanthropist, and... an avid reader. He considers reading to be one of the habits that contributed most to his success, he's known for regularly taking vacations with the explicit purpose of reading and learning, and he's als [...]

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Cristina Chipurici @ ‘How do You Know?’ podcast by Andra Zaharia

by Cristina on May 13, 2019

A few weeks ago, Andra Zaharia interviewed me for "How Do You Know?", her podcast about how to make better decisions. This was probably one of the hardest conversations I ever had, since I've known Andra for 10+ years and she's one of my closest friends. We talk every day, we're taking vacations together, and we can [...]

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4 non-fiction books coming out in May 2019 that are on our reading list

by Cristina on May 8, 2019

Hey, guys! What you'll see below is a list of non-fiction books coming out this month (May 2019), just in case you want to keep up with the new releases. However, I don't claim this is the BEST list of books that will be out in May, or the ultimate list, or the most complete list. I'm sure there are many other in [...]

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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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