Nick Kokonas — How to Apply World-Class Creativity to Business, Art, and Life (#341)

Nick Kokonas — How to Apply World-Class Creativity to Business, Art, and Life (#341)

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Nick Kokonas — How to Apply World-Class Creativity to Business, Art, and Life (#341)
“I just look at some things and go, “Why is that? Why does it work that way?” Oftentimes, the people most entrenched in a system have no idea why.” — Nick Kokonas Nick Kokonas (IG: @nkokonas, TW: @NickKokonas) is the co-owner and co-founder of The Alinea Group of restaurants, which includes Alinea, Next, The Aviary, Roister, and The Aviary NYC. He is also the founder and CEO of Tock, Inc, a reservations and CRM system for restaurants with more than 2.5M diners and clients in more than 20 countries. Alinea has been named the Best Restaurant in America and Best Restaurant in The World by organizations and lists as diverse as The James Beard Foundation, World’s 50 Best, TripAdvisor, Yelp, Gourmet Magazine, and Elite Traveler. His restaurants have won nearly every accolade afforded to them. Nick has been a subversive entrepreneur and angel investor since 1996. He spent a decade as a derivatives trader, has co-written three books, and believes in radical transparency in markets and business. His latest effort is The Aviary Cocktail Book, which is perhaps the most gorgeous book I’ve ever seen. It is self-published, has already pre-sold nearly $1M in copies, and is being released and [...]
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Caterina Fake — Lessons from Flickr, Kickstarter, Etsy, and Much More (#360)

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Caterina Fake — Lessons from Flickr, Kickstarter, Etsy, and Much More (#360)
Credit: Richard Morgenstein “I really am a big believer in people’s creativity flourishing when they come at things from a different direction and see things in a different way.” — [...]
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Tobi Lütke — The Oracle of Ottawa (#359)

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Tobi Lütke — The Oracle of Ottawa (#359)
“Feedback is a gift.” — Tobi Lütke Tobi Lütke (@tobi) is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shopify. In 2004, Tobi began building software to launch an online snowboard store c [...]
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Ken Block — The Story of DC Shoes, Rally Car Racing, and 500+ Million Views (#358)

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Ken Block — The Story of DC Shoes, Rally Car Racing, and 500+ Million Views (#358)
Credits: Hoonigan Racing Division “In life — from the simplest thing to the biggest thing — I want to be proud of what it is and stake my claim: ‘That’s mine and that’s how [...]
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How Do You Find Time For The Land Business When Starting Out?

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How Do You Find Time For The Land Business When Starting Out?
In this week’s Round Table—CREATING TIME for this business. This week’s cast of Geeks joining Mark include: Aaron WilliamsMimi SchmidtErik PetersonTate LitchfieldScott Todd When [...]
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Susan Cain — How to Overcome Fear and Embrace Creativity (#357)

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Susan Cain — How to Overcome Fear and Embrace Creativity (#357)
Photo by Pasi Salminen “So often, when you see someone who’s really good at almost anything, it’s because they actually started out exactly the opposite — and then they cared so mu [...]
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Peter Mallouk — Exploring the Worlds of Investing, Assets, and Quality of Life (#356)

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Peter Mallouk — Exploring the Worlds of Investing, Assets, and Quality of Life (#356)
“You spend the first 20 years of being rich accumulating all of this stuff. And then you’ll spend the next 20 years trying to get out of one thing after another to simplify your life.̶ [...]
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The 25 Most-Clicked Links from My Newsletter in 2018

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The 25 Most-Clicked Links from My Newsletter in 2018
Photo by Matteo Pezzi What do roughly 1.5 million subscribers to my newsletter care about most? Or put another way, if they voted with clicks, what most caught their attention in 2018? The 25 items b [...]
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My Rich Life in Thailand: Street food, luxury, and $21 strawberries

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My Rich Life in Thailand: Street food, luxury, and $21 strawberries
Here are some photos from the final stop of my honeymoon, which we started in Italy, then Kenya, India, and now — Thailand! We wanted to create our Rich Life in every place, so we planned our dream [...]
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Greg McKeown — How to Master Essentialism (#355)

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Greg McKeown — How to Master Essentialism (#355)
“If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.” — Greg McKeown Greg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown) is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined [...]
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Honeymoon tour continued: My Rich Life travels in Kenya

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Honeymoon tour continued: My Rich Life travels in Kenya
I’ve been sharing my honeymoon stories and other aspects of my life on my Instagram stories. In the last installment of my Honeymoon Series, we explored Italy with our parents, and now we’ve moved [...]
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Forget New Year’s Resolutions and Conduct a ‘Past Year Review’ Instead

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Forget New Year’s Resolutions and Conduct a ‘Past Year Review’ Instead
I’m often asked about how I approach New Year’s resolutions. The truth is that I no longer approach them at all, even though I did for decades. Why the change? I have found “past year reviews” [...]
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Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies — How to Generate 8-Figure Revenue at Age 21 (Or Any Age) (#354)

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Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies — How to Generate 8-Figure Revenue at Age 21 (Or Any Age) (#354)
“I think the role of the entrepreneur in the world is to find ways to do things better or more efficiently and then try to do that as many times over with the help of other people.” — Sa [...]
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Honeymoon tour continued: My Rich Life travels in Africa

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Honeymoon tour continued: My Rich Life travels in Africa
I’ve been sharing my honeymoon stories and other aspects of my life on my Instagram stories. In the last installment of my Honeymoon Series, we explored Italy with our parents, and now we’ve move [...]
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Patrick Collison — CEO of Stripe (#353)

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Patrick Collison — CEO of Stripe (#353)
Credit: O Hello Media, Eric Ananmalay “If people around you don’t think what you’re doing is a bit strange, maybe it’s not strange enough.” — Patrick Collison Patrick C [...]
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Honeymoon BTS: What a Rich Life looks like for me

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Honeymoon BTS: What a Rich Life looks like for me
I always knew that I wanted our honeymoon to be unforgettable. My wife and I were thinking about doing a safari, and when we went out with a few married friends and told them, they said, “That sound [...]
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Dr. Peter Attia vs. Tim Ferriss (#352)

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Dr. Peter Attia vs. Tim Ferriss (#352)
“Unhappiness is at the root of more pain, I would suspect, than any ailment that falls in the ‘physical’ body. And to think that we have compounds that could play such an important r [...]
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Setting Your 2019 Land Investing Business Goals

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Setting Your 2019 Land Investing Business Goals
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by: Mimi Schmidt Erik Peterson Mike Zaino Aaron Williams Tate Litchfield Scott Todd As we come to the end of [...]
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Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies — Allen Walton and SpyGuy, The Path to Seven Figures (#351)

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Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies — Allen Walton and SpyGuy, The Path to Seven Figures (#351)
“And then I wake up at 7:00 a.m., and I roll over and look at my phone. And I have a notification from Shopify saying that I made my first sale for $149. And I let out this huge, orgasmic noise of r [...]
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Dr. Andrew Weil — Optimal Health, Plant Medicine, and More (#350)

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Dr. Andrew Weil — Optimal Health, Plant Medicine, and More (#350)
“I’ve gotten away with saying the most outrageous things because I’m not angry. And people listen, and we can have actual dialog.” — Dr. Andrew Weil  Andrew Weil, M.D. (@DrWeil) is [...]
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LeBron James and His Top-Secret Trainer, Mike Mancias (#349)

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LeBron James and His Top-Secret Trainer, Mike Mancias (#349)
Photo by Eric Ray Davidson “I try to put myself in a mental state of, ‘How do I learn from that defeat? How do I learn from that loss?'” — LeBron James “Recovery never stops. [...]
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Dave Elitch — How to Get Out of Your Own Way (#348)

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Dave Elitch — How to Get Out of Your Own Way (#348)
Photo by Dan Gillan “Slow down. Do it again.” — Dave Elitch Dave Elitch (IG: @daveelitch) first garnered attention with his band Daughters of Mara’s debut album I am Destroyer in 2 [...]
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Stan Grof, Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond (#347)

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Stan Grof, Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond (#347)
Stan Grof (right) with the legendary Albert Hofmann (left), the first person to synthesize LSD. “I realized people were not having LSD experiences; they were having experiences of themselves. Bu [...]
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Don’t be broke: 5 wealth mindsets for a Rich Life

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Don’t be broke: 5 wealth mindsets for a Rich Life
If you’re broke, things that people consider minor purchases can be a massive undertaking for you: Going out for meals and to bars Paying utility bills or rent Filling up your car with gas Heading [...]
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Avatar Director James Cameron’s Daily Routine for Endurance and Stamina (Plus: James’s Smoothie Recipe)

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Avatar Director James Cameron’s Daily Routine for Endurance and Stamina (Plus: James’s Smoothie Recipe)
Note from the editor: This post accompanies the recent episodes of The Tim Ferriss Show and the Tribe of Mentors podcasts featuring Suzy Amis Cameron and James Cameron. It explores James’s dail [...]
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James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron — How to Think Big, Start Small, and Change the World (#346)

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James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron — How to Think Big, Start Small, and Change the World (#346)
“Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option.” — James Cameron James Cameron (@jimcameron) is a filmmaker and deep sea explorer. He is writer, director and produc [...]
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Doug McMillon — CEO of Walmart (#345)

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Doug McMillon — CEO of Walmart (#345)
Doug McMillon (IG: @dougmcmillon) is president and chief executive officer of Walmart, a company that, if it were a country, would be the 25th largest economy in the world. Walmart serves 265 million [...]
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A.J. Jacobs — 10 Strategies to Be Happier Through Gratitude (#344)

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A.J. Jacobs — 10 Strategies to Be Happier Through Gratitude (#344)
Photo by Lem Lattimer “Paradoxically but wonderfully, focusing on someone else’s happiness will actually make you happier.” — A.J. Jacobs A.J. Jacobs (@ajjacobs) takes over the sh [...]
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Seth Godin on How to Say “No,” Market Like a Professional, and Win at Life (#343)

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Seth Godin on How to Say “No,” Market Like a Professional, and Win at Life (#343)
Photo by Brian Bloom “Price is a story.” — Seth Godin Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog, seths.blog) is the author of 18 bestselling books that have been translated into more than 35 language [...]
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Sam Harris, Ph.D. — How to Master Your Mind (#342)

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Sam Harris, Ph.D. — How to Master Your Mind (#342)
Photo by Christopher Michel “The goal of meditation is to uncover a form of wellbeing that is inherent to the nature of our minds.” — Sam Harris Sam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg) received a deg [...]
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Paul Stamets — The Mushroom King on Medicine, Psychedelics, and Saving Humanity (#340)

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Paul Stamets — The Mushroom King on Medicine, Psychedelics, and Saving Humanity (#340)
“The war against nature is a war against your own biology.” — Paul Stamets Paul Stamets (@PaulStamets) is an intellectual and industry leader in the habitat, medicinal use, and production of fun [...]
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How To Make The Pieces Fit For A Balanced Rich Life

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How To Make The Pieces Fit For A Balanced Rich Life
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Rocky Lalvani Founder of RicherSoul.com—helping people create fulfilling and meaningful lives by taking money out of the [...]
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Coach George Raveling — A Legend on Sports, Business, and The Great Game of Life (#332)

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Coach George Raveling — A Legend on Sports, Business, and The Great Game of Life (#332)
“I’ve always had this theory that, if you help enough people get what they want, you’ll always get what you want.” — George Raveling Coach George Raveling (@GeorgeRaveling) i [...]
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SPI 226: Defeating the “Curse of Knowledge” and How Jason Brown Built His Successful Online Business

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SPI 226: Defeating the “Curse of Knowledge” and How Jason Brown Built His Successful Online Business
In today's episode, it's my pleasure to introduce you to another Smart Passive Income success story. Meet Jason Brown of TheBrownReport.com, a site where Jason where teaches ordinary people how to sta [...]
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SPI 235: Beyond the Gumball: How Matt Miller Built a Successful Vending Machine Business and Franchise

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SPI 235: Beyond the Gumball: How Matt Miller Built a Successful Vending Machine Business and Franchise
Today's guest has taken vending machine passive income to a whole new level, growing a hugely successful franchise and helping schools in the process. [...]
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Noah Kagan on Personal Challenges, Business Validation, and the Mindset of Starting from Scratch

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Noah Kagan on Personal Challenges, Business Validation, and the Mindset of Starting from Scratch
Noah Kagan has returned to the Smart Passive Income Podcast, and we cover it all: rebounding from rejection, asking for what you want, plotting your next move, and the mindset challenges all entrepren [...]
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The Life Lessons and Success Habits of Four Presidents — Doris Kearns Goodwin (#335)

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The Life Lessons and Success Habits of Four Presidents — Doris Kearns Goodwin (#335)
(Photo by Annie Leibovitz) “If we think this is the worst of times, history will tell you, no, we’ve had more turbulent times before, and we got through them when you had the right leader [...]
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Ann Miura-Ko — The Path from Shyness to World-Class Debater and Investor (#331)

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Ann Miura-Ko — The Path from Shyness to World-Class Debater and Investor (#331)
“The main difference was that I was willing to outwork and outdo every competitor who walked in through that door.” — Ann Miura-Ko Ann Miura-Ko (@annimaniac) has been called “the [...]
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From Clients to Passive Income—Productize Your Business with Brian Casel

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From Clients to Passive Income—Productize Your Business with Brian Casel
Learn tips and strategies for productizing—making your client-based business streamlined and scalable—with special guest Brian Casel. [...]
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Is SPI Better Than Business School? 9 Lessons One Reader Used to Grow His Business

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Is SPI Better Than Business School? 9 Lessons One Reader Used to Grow His Business
Better than business school? Read about how Salo Mizrachi grew his family business to six-figures and doubled it using 9 lessons he learned from Smart Passive Income. [...]
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How to Get Equity Financing for Your Business

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How to Get Equity Financing for Your Business
Equity financing is not just for raising money for growth but about building an investor base that can help with more than just funding. Imagine having $50K to grow your business plus experienced busi [...]
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How To Make Passive Income Online (3 Business Models)

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How To Make Passive Income Online (3 Business Models)
I've been building businesses since 2008 and have generated over $5M in earnings. In this post, I’ll distill what I’ve learned into three passive income business models you can choose from. [...]
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