David Perell

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

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Key to hospitality: add a bonus. • If you run a hotel, give people an extra 30-minutes to check-out. • If you run a restaurant, thank guests with a free small dessert. • If you run a bakery, keep small cookies on the counter. Short-term costs create long-term loyalty.

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There are two kinds of focus. 1) Concentrating on a problem for an afternoon. 2) Obsessing over something for years, and showing up every single day. We talk a lot about concentration, but if you study the greats, they're always obsessing over their craft. 24/7 focus.

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Three trends for the future of work: 1) More short-term projects. Fewer long-term jobs. 2) Hyper-specialization: Pick a niche and own it. 3) Software automation: Creative and repetitive tasks will be automated. A dream world for brilliant marketers and capable entrepreneurs.

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Facts about writing on the internet: 1. It takes time to build an audience. That’s why it’s so valuable. 2. The most interesting people you meet will find you online. 3. People over estimate the short-term benefits of writing but under-estimate the long-term benefits.

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Give a student a curriculum and they can learn for a month. Teach a student to be self-motivated and they can learn for a lifetime.

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Thoughts on college. Short-term, I wish I’d focused on timely skills. Long-term, I wish I’d focused on timeless subjects like physics, philosophy, and art history. Regardless, who you meet and how intensely you learn is much more important than your major.

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People are short-term thinkers who depend on tradition to help their society survive in the long-term

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