David Perell

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

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My friend was a nationally ranked debater, and here’s what he said: • Give a roadmap whenever you start speaking. • Signpost every argument. • Explicitly state the implications of your arguments. • He practiced speeches until his 5 year-old brother understood the impact.

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The fastest way to get free marketing for your business is to share your strategy and tell people what you’re working on

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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.

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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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Investment memos are a 10/10 marketing strategy. • Teaching is an excellent way to build trust with current and future customers. • Transparency attracts the right people and repels the wrong ones. Warren Buffett has been writing yearly letters since 1965. Brilliant.

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