David Perell

David Perell quotes on planning

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

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When the cost of failure is high, plan before you act. When the cost of failure is low, act before you plan.

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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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Give knowledge work the same respect that great athletes give their sport. Train every day, write detailed improvement plans, and surround yourself with people who push you towards excellence.

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Write first. Plan your online persona second. Here’s why this works: When you write about what you’re uniquely interested in, you end up attracting like-minded people. The weirder your writing, the better. Write about what interests you.

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