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Life-lessons about hard work, failure & mindset from an ultra-endurance athlete: Robert Hajnal

by Cristina on October 12, 2018

Robert Hajnal's an ultra-endurance athlete. He wins long distance marathons that take place on mountain trails, races that are over 100 km long. He recently won the second place at UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) - a race you can think of as the equivalent of Superbowl. The best trail runners in the world compete [...]

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How being radically true & transparent helps us learn faster

by Cristina on October 12, 2018

As 2018 is getting closer to its end (we're at 78% / 11 weeks left), I'll dedicate the next Friday emails to the best books that I read throughout the year. Please note that these are NOT books launched in 2018 - if that's what you're looking for, sorry to disappoint you. I don't usually read books that are new and "tr [...]

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Austin Kleon announced his upcoming book: “Keep Going” (out April 2019)

by Cristina on October 11, 2018

Now here's a book for all creatives who feel like they've hit a roadblock, burned out, got distracted or are anxious about they need to do next: artist Austin Kleon will release "Keep Going" in April next year (and I'll definitely buy several copies of it and offer them as gifts to my friends :P ). In Steal Like an [...]

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SF book recommendation: Adrian Mihălțianu – “Apusul”

by Cristina on October 10, 2018

Adrian Mihălțianu is a Romanian science fiction author and a journalist whose work lies at the intersection of technology, business and their impact over humanity. 🚀 Back in 2011, Mihălțianu self-published the science fiction novel "Epoca Inocenței" ("The Age of Innocence") on Amazon. This was the first book [...]

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Great news! Nir Eyal will be speaking at GPeC SUMMIT 2018

by Cristina on October 3, 2018

So excited to be sharing this news with you! Nir Eyal, author of the bestseller "Hooked", will be coming to Romania (where our team is based) in a few weeks. He'll be a speaker at GPeC Summit (November 12-13th), the biggest ecommerce and online marketing event in our country. Nir Eyal's work lies at the intersection [...]

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Just launched! New book from Jason Fried and DHH: “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”

by Cristina on October 3, 2018

When Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson announce their new book... well, I directly hit the (Pre) Order button! :D They're on a handful list of authors whom I trust and I'll always buy their books the minute they're announced, overriding my usual system for filtering what I read. I highly admire what they buil [...]

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You are not special. Don’t let your toxic ego take control.

by Cristina on September 21, 2018

The text below is an extract from weekly newsletter. If you enjoy it, subscribe here. For almost 10 years, I've had the opportunity to work with famous musicians. First by writing about them and interviewing them for the music blog I founded and ran for a few years, afterwards by changing camps and starting to pr [...]

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Planning the major moves & eliminating all distractions 🔑

by Cristina on September 13, 2018

You know the type of book that starts a major debate in your head and makes you reconsider the whole way you approach certain things in life? I've recently had such a revelation, while reading Brendon Burchard's "High Performance Habits" (and I'm only half way through it). In one of the recent emails I sent to our [...]

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Tiny habits that make a difference: how to read more 📚

by Cristina on September 6, 2018

All high achievers have one thing in common: they read. A lot. Elon Musk learned how to build rockets from reading books. Ever since he was a child, he never went anywhere without a book in his hand, he was always reading advanced books about the future and about success. Barack Obama was fundamentally shaped by [...]

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About to make a big decision? Ask yourself these four questions first 💡

by Cristina on August 31, 2018

When you're pondering whether to start a new project, quit your job or any other important decision you need to make, take out a piece of paper and start writing the answers to the following questions (it's easier to get to the truth when you put it on paper, and writing by hand will force you to slow down your thinkin [...]

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Win Yuval Noah Harari’s new book, “21 Lessons for the 21st Century”!

by Cristina on August 30, 2018

I was browsing the Entrepreneur subreddit the other day and ran into a question posted by a teen who wanted advice on what skills he should learn to improve himself. That's a very good question. What would you have answered him? What would you teach your children today to prepare them for the world of tomorrow? Let' [...]

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New book from Ray Dalio! “A Template for Understanding Big Debt Crises”

by Cristina on August 29, 2018

As the founder and co-chairman of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world, Ray Dalio's one of the most successful investors and entrepreneurs, and among the wealthiest people. He's the author of the bestseller "Principles: Life and Work", one of the most recommended book by entrepreneurs in t [...]

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Dealing with toxic work habits and fooling yourself

by Cristina on August 14, 2018

The text below was sent as part of our weekly newsletter. If you enjoy it, subscribe here. I'm a hypocrite. I've written extensively about the importance of keeping a healthy routine, getting the right amount of sleep per night, taking breaks and disconnecting from work. Every time I read one of Jason Fried or [...]

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Like what we do? This is your chance to support The CEO Library!

by Vlad on August 8, 2018

Hey everyone, As you probably know by now, we started The CEO Library last year as a way for people with an entrepreneurial mindset to find the best books to read at a specific stage in their life or business. During this time, we met a lot of amazing people and we’ve had some great feedback from you. And this [...]

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Why you should focus on the process instead of outcome

by Cristina on July 25, 2018

I have a hobby that most people would probably consider to be weird or even stupid. In my free time, I'm running on mountain trails, competing in races half-marathon long (so at least 21 km / 13 miles). Last weekend, for example, I participated in 23 km long local race called "Marathon 7500", with 1,600 m elevation, th [...]

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Join our Telegram channel!

by Cristina on July 19, 2018

Lately I've been looking into new ways to stay in touch with our community of aspiring entrepreneurs, but also to make sure that we are able to reach everyone that's interested into our content and not depend on an algorithm that might change (or might not change) overnight - as it happens with most social networks the [...]

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A talk about depression & suicide among entrepreneurs: Tim Ferriss & Peter Attia

by Cristina on July 19, 2018

This is probably one of the best podcast episodes I've listened to in a while and I highly recommend it to you: Tim Ferriss went into deep details about his experience with depression and close-call with suicide, as part of the first episode of Peter Attia's podcast. Dr. Peter Attia is a former ultra-endurance athle [...]

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Reality check: luck vs ego

by Cristina on July 16, 2018

The text below was sent as part of our weekly newsletter. If you enjoy it, subscribe here. I was only 19 when I dove into my entrepreneurial journey, during my freshman year at the University of Journalism. It was then that I met Bobby, with whom I co-founded my first online project, and we successfully exited a few [...]

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