Best 105 Quotes & Tweets on Build in public

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It's a lot easier to keep your house clean when you have frequent guests. Similarly, it's a lot easier to keep your thoughts in order when you share them frequently.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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On the internet, they say: 1% create 9% contribute 90% consume All it takes is to start contributing and you'll have a 10x advantage over everyone else. Create and it'll be 90x.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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The most effective networking strategy I’ve found has nothing to do with conferences, cocktail hours, cold emails, or any of the common ideas you hear. 1) Do interesting things. 2) Share them publicly. Like-minded people will come to you.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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How to be a better writer: -write about what fascinates you -make one point per sentence -use stories to make your point -cut extra words like “really” and “very” -read the whole thing out loud -post publicly (you’ll try harder when you know others will read it)

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The happiest people want the lowest profile.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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3 tips for getting started as a writer 1. Publish on a schedule. Consistency develops ability. 2. Share your writing publicly. Writing is a magnet. It attracts like-minded people. 3. Write about what fascinates you. You don't need to be an expert. Curiosity leads to expertise.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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To get better outcomes, learn to do the boring work no one wants to do when no one is watching.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The more you need to signal to others that you’re happy, the less happy you really are. The more you need the world to see how amazing your relationship is, the more trouble it’s in.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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If you want to preform when the world is watching, you have to do the work when no one is watching.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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An entrepreneur not willing to disclose their ideas is like a comedian not willing to tell any jokes.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Broke: I'm not going to tell anyone my ideas because someone will steal them and build it. Woke: I'm going to tell everyone my ideas because someone will steal it and I won't even have to build it myself.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Put your work out there. You never know who's watching.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

13

Share your work. An idea that is never spoken or written down dies with the person who conceived it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The world can really give you back what you put out there. Don't be afraid. Take the step to share your work, art, ideas, writing, and inventions. You have no idea who will discover it and how it might change your or their life.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

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Here's what I've learned about launching online products. 1. Give tons of free stuff away. The Internet rewards people who teach. Share your best ideas for free, and you will attract an audience of like-minded people. Build an audience before you launch your first product.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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I will always respect the people that take chances, put themselves out there, and risk having other people laugh at them

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Very rarely does building in private for months result in something people want to use.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

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The fastest way to get free marketing for your business is to share your strategy and tell people what you’re working on

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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"I know a lot about X. How do I monetize my knowledge?" There are many ways, but I'm only familiar with one: Give away everything you know for free. Then wait for people to start asking you questions. It's the questions that tend to reveal the monetization opportunity.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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My 5 Rules for Networking: 1. Smile 2. Laugh 3. Built friendships, not contacts. 4. Help the other person before you ask them to help you. 5. When in doubt, stay home. Most networking is a waste of time. Read, write and share your ideas online instead.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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I love when exceptional people explain their worldview. Examples: 1) Warren Buffett’s annual letters 2) Jeff Bezos’ letters to shareholders 3) George Soros’ speeches on the theory of reflexivity and fallibility Learn as much as you can. Then share your best ideas in public.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Writing is a superpower. Step 1: Learn about your favorite obscure topic. Step 2: Write about it. Step 3: Share your writing online. Then, hundreds of interesting people from around the world will contact you. And some will become your best friends.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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"Early and often" has been a very effective mantra for me… Ship code early and often. Communicate early and often. Ask for feedback early and often. Share your best ideas early and often. If you're not already, consider doing things earlier and more often!

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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In case anyone is wondering: 1. Writing a book is very not fun. 2. Launching a book is very fun. 3. Number 1 is what makes Number 2 possible. The height of your joy is linked to the depth of your sacrifice.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Create your own luck by writing online. Tell people what you’re working on, be open about your goals, and teach others what you learn.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Writing online 101. ∙ Build your audience by teaching. ∙ Publish every week. ∙ Write on your own website. ∙ Write about what excites you. ∙ Share your best ideas. ∙ Aim to write unlike anybody else. ∙ The Internet rewards clarity. ∙ Turn off the Internet when you write.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Modern networking: Make things, write about ideas, and tell people what you're working on.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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In most organizations, outcomes are secondary to optics, so the first priority of the manager is to avoid being blamed for anything bad. While they generally care about the success of the firm, they care about optics more.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The Internet rewards people who learn in public.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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You give away knowledge because it serves you better than if you hoard it

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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You've got to lose in public to win in public.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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If you want to see the future of marketing, study YouTubers. Three lessons: 1) Collaborations are an efficient way to grow your audience. 2) Audiences are drawn to enthusiasm like moths to a flame. 3) The internet rewards people who are prolific. Publish consistently.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Find a problem. Build a process. Share proof. Sell access.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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School: Learn in private, follow the syllabus, and write for the teacher. Real-life: Learn in public, follow your curiosity, and write for a global audience.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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To make a living doing what you love, you have to do it in public.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Take the energy you put into group chats and spend that time writing in public instead.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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To build an audience, show your work. To build a community, show your working.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Every time you share an idea on the Internet, robots carry them around the globe until they find your future friends — and they basically work for free

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Opportunity is everywhere. Learn as much as you can, and share the best of what you learn in public. Companies need writers. Companies need designers. Companies need engineers. Publish your learnings, so the Internet can create opportunities for you.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Teach in public and you won't have to wait for credentials to become an expert.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Pro tip: Share your work.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

42

How to build brand: Prove yourself in public.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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How to create opportunity: Work publicly.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Start by contributing: - Add your take to a thread - Write fan fiction - Help someone build their company Then contribute by starting: - Start conversations - Write a novel - Start your own company

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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The timeless method to building an audience: Show your work.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

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Knowledge is like food. You can't just consume it. You have to digest it. Instead of reading more books, get more from the books you're already reading. Low-hanging fruit: 1. Start a book club 2. Share your notes publicly 3. Write an essay about your favorite book

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Online marketing in three words: Teach, don't sell. Learn as much as you can. Then, share the best things you learn for free.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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One way to become lucky. Share what you’re working on! 1) First, share what you’ve learned. 2) Second, share what you’re working on — so people can help you. Do it with a monthly newsletter or an annual review. By writing online, you can create your own serendipity.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Old-school creativity: Wait for a creative vision and wait to publish until your idea is perfect. New-school creativity: Learn in public, publish all the time, and double-down on what sticks.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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It is very difficult to build a reputation by publishing your work. It is even more difficult to build a reputation without publishing your work.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher