David Perell

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

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The Internet is the most important technology in our lives. You don't need permission to build things on the Internet. All you need is an idea, a vision, 2-3 skills, and the discipline to execute it.

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So much of success can be explained in one sentence: “I had one good idea and executed like a crazy person for 10 years.”

3

Fundamental skill: Planning, organizing, and executing projects. No matter what you do, from cleaning your house to to running a company, life is a series of projects. Life is a game of project management.

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My rules for business: 1) Team up with people who work fast. 2) Communicate in long-form writing as much as possible. 3) Do two kinds of planning: weekly planning and quarterly planning. Then, execute. 4) Learning and sharing the best of what I learn is my marketing strategy.

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My favorite entrepreneurs follow the same strategy: 1) Hire unique people who have ideas. 2) Trust them to execute on their vision — as long as the cost of failure is low and the benefits of success are high. 3) Cut the failures and double-down on what works. Rinse, repeat.

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Entrepreneurship in a tweet. Step 1: Experiment, experiment, experiment. Step 2: Find a problem you can solve. Step 3: Set a bold vision, talk to customers, and relentlessly solve their problems. Start with experimentation. End with execution.

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Listening to fewer podcasts and more speeches. Podcasts are fun but all my friends listen to the same ones. Speeches are different. Less groupthink. More exploration.

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