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How to Start Thinking in Bets & Improve Your Decision-Making Process [Best Books of 2018]

As you know, I avoid books that just got out and were written by authors I haven't read before. I'd rather wait for the hype to pass and decide afterwards if they're still worthy of my time - usually, the answer is no. The book I want to talk to you about today was an exception from that rule. Annie Duke's "Thinkin [...]

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Living with a SEAL and Monks [Best Books Read in 2018]

The text below was sent as part of our weekly newsletter. If you enjoy it, subscribe here. How can someone tell how much I enjoyed a book? By its cover. The best books look like they've been hit by a train, abandoned in a coffee shop, or given to school kids to play with it. "Living with a SEAL" is one of those b [...]

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Why reading about productivity might make us anxious and… unproductive

In an interview that I gave recently, I was asked about the side effects of always pushing oneself to be more productive. When you're always reading about other people's routines and how they're constantly trying to optimize every process, you might compare yourself to them and become extremely anxious. You'll reali [...]

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It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work [Best Books of 2018]

"It's crazy at work" - how many times have you heard yourself complaining about this? When did working throughout the nights and weekends become a badge of honor? Or hearing managers tell you that you're like one big family, only to request something from you afterwards (such as ignoring time with your real famil [...]

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What do YOU care what other people think?

If a golden fish granted you the wish to meet anyone and go out for drinks, anyone who ever lived on this planet, who would it be? For me, in the past couple of years, the answer would probably be Richard Feynman. He was one of the world's most important physicists of the past century. Awarded the Nobel Prize for ph [...]

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The Art of Learning [best books read in 2018]

As 2018 is getting closer to its end (we're at 82% / 9 weeks left), I'll dedicate the next Friday emails to the best books 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 "trending [...]

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Mindset: how to change the way we think [best books read in 2018]

As 2018 is getting closer to its end (we're at 80% / 10 weeks left), I'll dedicate the next Friday emails to the best books 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 "trending" [...]

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The importance of small good habits: the devil’s in the hundreds of details

This weekend I competed in a 21k race that was part of Bucharest Marathon's eleventh edition. The organizers of the event invited Robert Hajnal to hold a workshop about his performance in trail running. I've talked about Robert before, he's our country's best long-distance runner and winner of the second place at UTMB [...]

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

One of my friends, Robert Hajnal, is an ultra-endurance athlete, winner of long distance races (more than 100 km long) that take place on mountain trails. 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 wor [...]

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How being radically true & transparent helps us learn faster

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)

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”

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

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”

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.

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 🔑

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 📚

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 💡

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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