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Don’t ignore things

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“Stress primarily comes from not taking action over something that you can have some control over… stress comes from ignoring things that you shouldn’t be ignoring.”― Jeff Bezos

Repeat, repeat, repeat

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“Repetition unlocks value. The value of your first workout increases the more you exercise. The value of your first article increases the more you write. The value of your first conversation increases the longer you stay in the relationship. Day One continues to compound.”― James Clear, 15 November 2020

A startup sings for its supper

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“What [Y Combinator] looks for, above all, is founders who understand some group of users and can make what they want. This is so important that it’s YC’s motto: “Make something people want.”A big company can to some extent force unsuitable products on unwilling customers, but a startup doesn’t have the power to do that. […]

How to acquire specific knowledge

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“Specific knowledge is found by pursuing your genuine curiosity and passion rather than whatever is hot right now.”― Naval

Kids are smarter than you

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“Kids naturally think in first principles. They ask ‘why’ a lot because they’re trying to understand how things work. They’re trying to deconstruct what’s thrown at them to decide if it makes sense. They’re trying to think for themselves. Parents, cherish the ‘why’ questions.”― Ana Lorena Fabrega, November 22, 2020

Chase that, not this

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“We don’t get the thing we want by chasing the thing. We get the thing we want by chasing the behavior required to get the thing.”― Jack Butcher

Not bought, but earned

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“A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought — they must be earned.”― Naval

Herding kids by age, for grade

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“I’m confused. How did we conclude that the best way to prepare kids for the future is to cluster them into a setting where they are organized by age, into grades, and forced to learn the same things, at the same time and pace, 7 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 12 + […]

We are all satoshis

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“Bits is a simpler unit for bitcoins. 1 bit is 100 satoshis, 1M bits in a bitcoin. People will learn to think of satoshis as “cents” and bits as “dollars”.”― @muneeb, December 1, 2020

Learn to sell or learn to build?

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“Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable.”― @naval