Why Constant Learners All Embrace the 5-Hour Rule

Jun 20, 2016


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At the age of 10, Benjamin Franklin left formal schooling to become an apprentice to his father. As a teenager, he showed no particular talent or aptitude aside from his love of books.

When he died a little over half a century later, he was America’s most respected statesman, its most famous inventor, a prolific author, and a successful entrepreneur.

What happened between these two points to cause such a meteoric rise?

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Inc: Average People Are Productive, Successful People Are Learners

May 30, 2016


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Let’s face it, we love productivity! As a culture, we have a seemingly unending appetite for viral articles on productivity hacks.

And it’s no wonder why! Given that we live in a paradigm of time scarcity, who doesn’t want to get more done in less time?

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The Future Belongs To Leaders Who Get Artificial Intelligence

May 20, 2016


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Overnight on October 14, 2015, Tesla introduced an semi-autonomous driving system for owners of the Model S. Within a day, owners began uploading videos of themselves being driven around…

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Why the Smartest People Are Constant Learners

May 3, 2016


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The Internet has been saturated by productivity porn.

We all love the idea of habits. Morning habitsafternoon habitsevening habits. We love it all. Do something over and over until it becomes so easy that you don’t even have to think about it.

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9 Creative Ways To Find Books That Will Make You A Genius

Sep 24, 2015


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Time disappears. A new world reveals itself. The future will be different than the past because of the words you’ve read.

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The One Trait That Elon Musk, Ben Franklin, and Marie Curie Have In Common

Aug 6, 2015


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“Jack of all trades. Master of none.”

The warning against being a generalist has persisted for hundreds of years in dozens of languages.

“Equipped with knives all over, yet none is sharp,” warned people in China. In Estonia, it went, “Nine trades, the tenth one — hunger.”

Yet, many of the most impactful individuals — both contemporary and historical — have been generalists: Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Arianna Huffington, Ben Franklin, Leonardo Da Vinci,and Marie Curie…

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Inc: The Dumbest Mistake That Smart People Make

May 22, 2015


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It was a little past 1:00 a.m, and I sat alone at the dining room table. If only I had listened to my tired body and gone to sleep, I might have saved a friendship and a business partnership…

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Inc: Here’s What We All Can Learn From The Bill Gates Article That’s Going Viral

May 22, 2015


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10 days ago, an article was posted on Inc. called Bill Gates Predicted Today’s Technologies in 1999. It has already been shared 38,000+ times.

Have you ever wondered what makes some ideas go viral and some die?

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Inc: 10 Ways Successful People Deal With Stress Differently

May 22, 2015


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Any given day as an entrepreneur is the best or the worst. It’s often both.

The day you win a big award could be the day you’re struggling to meet payroll. The day you lose a big client could be the day you get your biggest one ever. These days can be confusing, and they happen all too often.

What separates successful entrepreneurs from unsuccessful ones is not the challenges…

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Inc: 10 Content Creator Secrets That Will Make You Exceptionally Likable

May 22, 2015


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Richard Branson, arguably one of the most likable entrepreneurs in the world, views his likability as one of his competitive advantages. Research backs this up. Likable people are more effective leaders, build deeper relationships, and have better reputations.

The good news is that likability is a learnable skill.

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