David Perell

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

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Writing online is a superpower. The Internet rewards people with obscure interests. Writing online will help you find other like-minded hobbyists who you wouldn’t be able to find in real-life.

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The world rewards the people who are best at communicating ideas, not the people with the best ideas.

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The Internet rewards people who work fast. Code fast. Write fast. Design fast. On the Internet, the cost of publishing is free and the algorithms reward people who publish frequently. That's why so many of the top creators are prolific. Learn to work fast.

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The Industrial Age rewarded people who worked hard. The Information Age rewards people who are obsessed.

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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.

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You can only be prolific if doing the work brings you more joy than the rewards

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The Internet rewards people who learn in public.

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The internet rewards creators. People under-estimate the benefits of creation and over-estimate the benefits of consumption. Create more. Consume less.

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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.

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The Internet rewards people with strong beliefs

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Teachers can motivate students with fear or reward, but only self-directed learning works in the long run

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The Internet rewards people who are different. If you want to build an audience, write about things other people aren’t writing about. You don’t need to be the world’s best writer. But you should try to be unique.

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Build once, benefit forever. That's my motto for building software-based products. Obsess over details at the beginning, and let robots take care of the rest. Make things that stand the test of time.

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My writing philosophy in a tweet: 1) The Internet rewards people who are prolific. 2) Most "writing" happens away from the computer. 3) Write for an audience to improve your thinking and attract great people. 4) Building an intelligent audience is a cheat code for life.

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Growing up, I worked hard in school only so I wouldn’t get in trouble. I wish somebody had said: “The goal is to become hyper-competent in a skill you enjoy and improves the world — that also pays well.” Work hard as a kid, so you can enjoy your work as an adult.

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Learning to write fast is as important as learning to write well because the Internet rewards people who are prolific

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Rules for marketing my writing school: 1) Write every day: The Internet rewards people who are prolific. 2) Attract stellar people: Write for the world’s smartest, kindest, and most ambitious people. 3) Word-of-mouth: Do things that are fun to talk about. That’s basically it.

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One of my favorite things about Internet culture is that it’s cool to be smart. Learning is praised. Teaching others is rewarded. Curiosity is the name of the game. That’s a world I want to live in.

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The internet rewards individuals. We care more about our favorite writers than the publications they work for. And that’s why market power is shifting from brands to individuals. On the internet people want to connect with people.

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There are few things in life more rewarding than falling in love with an author and reading everything they've ever written.

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The Internet rewards people who are prolific. Note-taking is the best way to become a prolific writer.

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