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The Inner Game: Why trying too hard can be counterproductive

The Inner Game — The standard way of learning is far from being the fastest or most enjoyable. It’s slow, makes us second guess ourselves, and interferes with our natural learning process. Here we explore a better way to learn and enjoy the process. Clearly, almost every human activity involves both the outer and inner…
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How a billionaire stays focused

The ability to stay the course can make or break a business — and that’s something that self-made billionaire Jack Ma knows well. The iconic entrepreneur has led Alibaba since its inception in 1999. Under his watch, the company grew into a major tech juggernaut to make Ma one of the richest men in China. Ma’s track record comes at…
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Three things entrepreneurs must do well

There are three things an entrepreneur-CEO must do well to be successful: 1) envision a new and better way of doing things, 2) build that out by building and running one’s organization so that it works excellently, and 3) transition that organization to people who can be successful without the entrepreneur-CEO. To do these things…
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5 signs you are wasting your life

Life is precious and we only get one shot at it. Nevertheless, a lot of people spend their life merely passing the time rather than making the most of the short time they have left. Young people are especially guilty of this — we are in the springtime of our lives. If ever there was…
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The most active investors in seed companies in 2019

An overview about 2019’s most active investors in early stage rounds in European companies.

Where is AI used?

A lot of consumers don’t realize they’re using AI. How about you?

Who I follow daily on Twitter?

RAY DALIO My favorite thought of him, you will find on Linkedin. What I am working on: Get rid of irrelevant details so that the essential things and the relationships between them stand out. As the saying goes, “Any damn fool can make it complex. It takes a genius to make it simple.” Principles I try…
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30 life lessons I like and enjoy reading

I just turned 30. As someone who suffers from time anxiety, I thought it would feel the usual mix of stress and depression I usually experience around birthdays. But, somehow, this year is different. I feel calmer, more confident, and more excited about the future. To some who are younger than me, thirty years may seem…
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Are rich people mean?

Success of any kind can distort the way we see things. And this is true of success that we experience personally, but also of success that we perceive in others. There’s research that shows, for instance, that as we become wealthier, our measurable levels of empathy and compassion tend to decrease. Those of lower economic means, in contrast, often show…
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Three theories for why you have no time

Better technology means higher expectations, and higher expectations create more work. One of the truisms of modern life is that nobody has any time. Everybody is busy, burned out, swamped, overwhelmed. So let’s try a simple thought experiment. Imagine that you came into possession of a magical new set of technologies that could automate or expedite…
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