David Perell

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"The Writing Guy". He tweet about business, online learning, and Internet writing.

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Highly creative people have opposing personality traits. They are nerds and athletes. They are vulnerable and confident. They are open-minded and closed-minded. The spring of creative potential is watered with contradictions.

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Here's a crazy theory: Alcohol is a social technology for trustworthiness. We get drunk with people to see how they act when they lose some control. They reveal themselves once they've had a few drinks because their powers of deception are inhibited.

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People hate on narcissism but it might be the driving force behind entrepreneurship

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If you’re an online creator, being weird and having even weirder interests is one of the biggest advantages you can have. There’s no competition.

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Enthusiasm is my favorite character trait. It's the opposite of "cool." But it makes the world come alive.

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The day you embrace your misbehaving mind is the day you become a creative

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History doesn’t repeat itself but human behavior always does

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Important lesson from teaching an online course: Compliments transform behavior. Compliments light people up. They inspire us to work harder and take action. It’s a beautiful thing to watch. Compliments are an easy way to make the world a better place.

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A cheat code for brainstorming ideas... People under-estimate how much behavior changes when you go from a little friction to ZERO friction. Boom. There's your edge.

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