David Perell

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

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Thought experiment! Many ultra-successful people found ONE big idea and doubled-down on it. • Warren Buffett: Value investing • Peter Thiel: Mimetic theory • George Soros: Reflexivity, shaped by Karl Popper Less may be more. We should take our best ideas more seriously.

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There’s an idea in poker called “table selection.” Basically, there are two ways to win more: you can either improve your skills or you can play against weaker players. The metaphor applies to every industry.

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Picking the right game to play is more important than learning to win.

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Three ways for remote workers to shine: 1) Purchase a selfie light: Add light to your face so people can see you. 2) Dark background: Sit against a dark backdrop so the camera isn't over-exposed. 3) Learn to write: Remote workers communicate less by voice, and more with words.

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Good taste is a competitive advantage. But it seems negatively correlated with the technical skills needed to build software. In the age of endless images, good taste and software building skills is a winning combination.

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