David Perell

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

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Talking to a very smart friend. He says STAMINA is an key indicator of long-term success. People with stamina: - Respond well to failure - Have obsessive personalities - They do similar things on weekdays and weekends (my favorite one) Secret way to find under-valued talent.

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Talent: Hitting targets other people can't hit. Genius: Hitting targets other people can't see.

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My rules for working: 1) Solve problems other people aren’t solving. 2) Leverage the internet. 3) Share as much knowledge as possible. 4) Make two people proud: your 8-year old self and your 80-year old self. 5) The best partners have talents that look like magic to you.

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Remote work unlocks a giant pool of talent. You can't find all those people with traditional recruiting tactics, so there is a big opportunity to find new ways to use the Internet to identify up-and-coming talent.

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1) Operational excellence is an under-rated competitive edge. 2) In public markets, arbitrage human behavior. In private markets, monopolize access to high-quality talent. 3) The most valuable ideas are shared in whispers.

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