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Luke Burgis

Luke Burgis is an entrepreneur, professor, and author of Wanting: The Power of Memetic Desire in Everyday Life. He worked as an investment banker and has successfully built and sold several businesses.

However, regardless of what he accomplished as an entrepreneur, he found that he was extremely unhappy and wanted…


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Ron Friedman is the author of Decoding Greatness: How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success. In this interview, he shares an often overlooked story about what it takes to achieve at the highest levels and how to use principles of reverse engineering.

Reverse Engineering: An Untold Story About High Achievement


There is a big difference between bypassing, personas and spirituality.

Spiritual Bypassing

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When people eat a vegan diet, get Sanskrit tattoos, and fill their homes with scented candles and idols of gods and goddesses from religions other than their own, that’s spiritual bypassing (aka white people being more Indian than me). …


When we understand the fundamentals of power, it’s something available to all of us. But only if we know what it is, how it works, and how to shift it in our favor.

Julie Battilana grew up in Marsay, France, in a family of Italian immigrants. Early on, she recognized…


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Whether you want to maximize your creative output, increase your productivity, or scale a software business, there are three systems you need to build. Contrary to popular belief, systems do not hinder creativity; they enhance it.

Every published author, artist, filmmaker, musician, and successful business owner builds systems to increase…


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Workflow design is one of the most overlooked determinants of productivity. In this article, we will discuss why workflow design is so important and what you should do to improve your workflow.

Over and over, the issues of time and attention management come up when I ask my readers about…


How to build a Zettelkasten with Mem

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Most of us learned how to take notes by highlighting textbooks, memorizing the information, and regurgitating to the pass tests. Many people get through high school with good grades using this approach. …


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When I met my most influential mentor Greg Hartle, he had 150 followers on Twitter and he was six weeks into a project called “$10 and a Laptop” with a simple premise and three goals.

  1. Visit all 50 states
  2. Work one on one with 500 people
  3. Start a business in…


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The creator economy offers a new opportunity for people who are ambitious and want to control their own destiny. However, it is fraught with dynamics that aspiring artists overlook.

  • First, we need to understand the landscape of the Creator Economy
  • Second, we need to look at how the creative brain…


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What if you had a note-taking strategy that would allow you to upload your brain to the internet, capture tasks, ideas, and build a system so you never forget anything? …

Srinivas Rao

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