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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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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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