Best 26 Quotes & Tweets on Lessons

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Lessons from different fields: 1) Advertising: We overestimate our capacity for independent thought. 2) Poker: Life is probabilistic. We can do everything right and still lose. 3) Architecture: We're influenced by our environment, especially when we don’t realize it.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Starting a business teaches you how to get things done with very little. Growing a business teaches you how to be data-informed. Scaling a business teaches you about yourself. You’ll never stop learning.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

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Personal beliefs: 1. The world is extremely inefficient. There is low-hanging fruit everywhere. 2. People don’t learn from history. Study the greats. Find simple lessons. Copy the best stuff. 3. When in doubt, don’t blame individual people. Blame the incentives of the system.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Here's what I've learned about launching online products. 1. Give tons of free stuff away. The Internet rewards people who teach. Share your best ideas for free, and you will attract an audience of like-minded people. Build an audience before you launch your first product.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Until a lesson is applied, it is memorized, not learned.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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I've learned a lot from Peter Thiel. In particular, I admire his ability to bet on people. He surrounds himself with driven people with bold beliefs about the world. Then, he empowers them with money, attention, and encouragement. The ultimate node in a network of ambition.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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If you want to see the future of marketing, study YouTubers. Three lessons: 1) Collaborations are an efficient way to grow your audience. 2) Audiences are drawn to enthusiasm like moths to a flame. 3) The internet rewards people who are prolific. Publish consistently.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Most important lesson I learned about entrepreneurship: You can’t predict the future. You can’t predict what will work. You can’t predict what will last. So the only viable strategy in all this uncertainty is to survive long enough to stumble on good opportunities.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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I've been practicing my observation skills for years. Here's what I've learned about becoming a better observer: Write every day. The writing habit makes the world come to life. Every moment, from the mundane to the miraculous, becomes a potential future sentence.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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The most important lesson learned working with artists is creativity is not on-demand, linear, or to be planned for in a roadmap. Listen & learn what conditions captured the brilliance. Trust the creative. Give them space. Create process for feedback. It’s art not business.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

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Don’t take things personally. It doesn’t matter what others think about you. Stop worrying about things and take action instead. Change is constant, get comfortable with it. Turn mistakes into lessons before you forget about them. What you think about is what you become.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

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What I’ve learned by teaching writing: 1) Writers block is easy to fix. You need a note-taking system and people to talk about ideas with. 2) Student satisfaction increases as they pay more. 3) The most successful students write every day and publish once per week.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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I’ve lived in three places: 1) New York taught me to work harder. 2) San Francisco taught me to think bigger. 3) North Carolina taught me to slow down sometimes and appreciate life.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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The most important lessons: Unlearning what keeps you stuck.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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What I've learned about online education: 1) People don't just want information. They want inspiration, friendship, and accountability. 2) Self-paced courses don't usually work because transformative learning can only happen with a group of peers.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Lessons from more than 100 podcast interviews: 1) Talk to people about things they don’t usually talk about. 2) Prepare enough to ask good questions but little enough to be surprised. 3) People reveal their emotions in the beat of their breath and the dance of their eyes.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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The more painful the mistake, the more enduring the lesson.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Failure is a very expensive way to learn. But exposure to failure is enough to learn the same lessons. You don’t need to actually fail. Don’t let the narrative of failure is a good teacher influence you. Study your opportunities carefully, and then go for the low hanging fruit.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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Important lesson from teaching an online course: Compliments transform behavior. Compliments light people up. They inspire us to work harder and take action. It’s a beautiful thing to watch. Compliments are an easy way to make the world a better place.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Publishing a 15,000-word essay next week. Here’s what I learned writing it: 1) Great essays make claims that are surprising in the moment but obvious in retrospect. 2) Hold the reader’s hand. Tell them what you’re gonna tell them, tell them, and tell them what you told them.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Your perspective is not the only one. An important lesson to learn.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

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The harsher the failure, the better the lesson.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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There are no secrets, but you do have to be incredibly patient to learn a few things that matter. - A good reputation is an economic insurance policy. - Compound interest is incredibly powerful. - It's very hard to succeed doing things you don't like.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Death of high fliers Oyster and Quirky should be a warning to all startups. Great brand and top line growth is not enough. Get profitable.

Garry Tan

Garry Tan

@garrytan

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Time is never wasted if you learn from it.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

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No action, no lesson. No lesson, no progress. No progress, no profit.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher