David Perell

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

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Build a business that gives you more free time as you grow


The higher you climb in your company, the more you need to write well.


Improve your decisions, improve your business. Prioritize Speed, Move with Direction: Move at Internet speed, but never without direction. Find projects with big upside and low downside. Then, double-down on projects with momentum.


Ambitious projects are under-rated. Paradoxically, ambition makes some things MUCH easier. Benefits of ambitious goals: 1. Way less competition πŸ₯Š 2. Easier to recruit employees πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ 3. Others want to promote the project for you πŸ“½οΈ Wish I'd learned this earlier.


Forgotten ideas are an unfair advantage. Don’t try to invent everything yourself. Studying the past will help you solve your hardest problems. Places to look: β€’ Theory of Constraints β€’ Xerox PARC β€’ The Apollo Space Program β€’ Mid-20th century media theory


People love to talk about compound interest on their investments, but the same principle applies to writing in public. Every year, your ideas can spread and grow in value at a faster and faster rate.


Tips. Tricks. Hacks. Forget about them. If you want to grow your business, sell a quality product that customers tell their friends about.


Understanding the online course industry begins with a single idea: selling a course is a lot harder than making one


The best way to succeed is to define your own market. Average companies take a chunk of their market. Good companies monopolize their market. Great companies monopolize the market they created. Grow the market. Grow the company.


Creator monetization is growing fast. Creators want to create, not run a business. Now they can. Creator-focused agencies are rising up just as software tools are removing a lot of the complexity. Wealth is transferring from big-name media companies to solo creators.


Subscription podcasting is under-rated. People are extremely loyal to their favorite podcast creators. Die-hard fans want AMAs, in-depth show notes, and exclusive podcast episodes. Best of all, creators can benefit from the software-as-a-service model without many of the costs

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