Caterina Fake — Lessons from Flickr, Kickstarter, Etsy, and Much More (#360)

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.” — Caterina Fake Caterina Fake (@caterina) is a long-time Silicon Valley pioneer. She is the Cofounder of Yes VC, a pre-seed and seed stage fund investing in ideas that elevate our collective humanity. Previously, she worked at Founder Collective as a Founder Partner, served as Chair of Etsy, and was the co-founder of Flickr. At Flickr, Caterina and her team introduced many of the innovations — newsfeeds, hashtags, “followers,” “likes” — that have become commonplace online. Caterina went on to found several more startups (Findery, Hunch) and became an active investor, advisor and board member, helping to build companies like Etsy and Kickstarter from their beginnings. (Other investments include Stack Overflow, Cloudera, and Blue Bottle Coffee.) Caterina is an early creator of online communities and a long time advocate of the responsibility of entrepreneurs for the outcomes of their technologies. Caterina sits on the board of Public Goods, the Sundance Institute, and McSweeney’s. She was given the Silicon Valley Visionaries award in 2018 and has received honorary doctorates from both the New School and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Caterina is also the host of the new podcast Should This Exist?, which asks [...]
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More Money Monday Tip

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More Money Monday Tip
More Money Monday Tip Connect on Facebook Share [...]
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Safi Bahcall — On Thinking Big, Curing Cancer, and Transforming Industries (#364)

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Safi Bahcall — On Thinking Big, Curing Cancer, and Transforming Industries (#364)
“All these things you’re sure are true — what if they weren’t?” — Safi Bahcall Safi Bahcall (@SafiBahcall) is the author of Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that W [...]
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Tea Time with Tim — How to Find Mentors, Decrease Anxiety Through Training, and Much More (#363)

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Tea Time with Tim — How to Find Mentors, Decrease Anxiety Through Training, and Much More (#363)
Welcome to a special episode called “Tea Time with Tim,” for which I solicited phone numbers and then called a handful of you to field any questions you might have. Among other topics, we [...]
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“Trip of Compassion” — The Most Compelling Movie I’ve Seen In The Last Year

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“Trip of Compassion”  — The Most Compelling Movie I’ve Seen In The Last Year
“I felt like I went through 15 years of psychological therapy in one night.”  — Actual patient featured in “Trip of Compassion” This post is about the most compelling movie I’ve seen [...]
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Graham Duncan — Talent Is The Best Asset Class (#362)

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Graham Duncan — Talent Is The Best Asset Class (#362)
Photo by Heidi Gutman/CNBC “Everyone’s genius is right next to their dysfunction.” — Graham Duncan Graham Duncan (@GrahamDuncanNYC) is the co-founder of East Rock Capital, a multi- [...]
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167 How To Buy a Note This Week with Brett Burky from PaperStac

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167 How To Buy a Note This Week with Brett Burky from PaperStac
How To Buy A Note This Week With Brett Burky From Paperstac In this week’s episode, I interview Brett Burky from Paperstac about exactly How To Buy a performing or non-performing note for investmen [...]
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Life Is More Than Policy And Procedure—How To Find Purpose

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Life Is More Than Policy And Procedure—How To Find Purpose
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Dr. Jason Brooks. You know the saying—If you don’t like the way things are, then change it. Change is rarely that simpl [...]
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Jim Collins — A Rare Interview with a Reclusive Polymath (#361)

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Jim Collins — A Rare Interview with a Reclusive Polymath (#361)
Photo by George Lange “I’m not really a business author; I just happen to have used companies as the method to study human systems because there’s great data.” — Jim Collins [...]
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From Unhappy CPA To Successful Real Estate Investor

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From Unhappy CPA To Successful Real Estate Investor
They say when one door closes on you, another door opens—as it did for today’s guest. Tom Cafarella found himself working at a job he hated. One that he studied for in college and was expected to [...]
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15 lessons on money and marriage from couples who have been married 10+ years

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15 lessons on money and marriage from couples who have been married 10+ years
We asked members of the IWT community who have been married at least 10 years (aka “forever” in Hollywood years) to share their #1 piece of financial advice for couples. Here’s what they said: [...]
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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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From Broke To Brave—Just Say Yes And Figure It Out

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From Broke To Brave—Just Say Yes And Figure It Out
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Jena Rodriguez—BraveMasters.com. Jena is a wife, mother, serial entrepreneur, love-of-all-things business, a brand specia [...]
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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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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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Tips to Spend More Time with Your Family

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Tips to Spend More Time with Your Family
While I was preparing to write about tips to spend more time with your family, I wondered why this was important when I read this paragraph from Liane Moriarty’s new book “Nine Perfect Strangers. [...]
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The Wise Way From Hard-Knocks To Accomplished Success

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The Wise Way From Hard-Knocks To Accomplished Success
In this week’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Grant Wise—serial entrepreneur and the founder of Real Estate Marketing University, an online media training company [...]
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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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Retirement – How Much Money Do You Need?

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Retirement – How Much Money Do You Need?
Christy Bieber at the Motley Fool writes, “Retirement is a milestone most of us will someday reach because few people work until the end of their lives. But only around one-third of Americans are ve [...]
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Even The Pros Can Get Poor Response Rates—What You Can Learn From Them

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Even The Pros Can Get Poor Response Rates—What You Can Learn From Them
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by: Aaron Williams Mimi Schmidt Erik Peterson Mike Zaino Tate Litchfield Scott Todd For the first Round Table [...]
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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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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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How Much Money Do You need to Invest in Real Estate?

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How Much Money Do You need to Invest in Real Estate?
The stock market has lost all its gains for the year. We are still up over 6,000 points since the Trump election. Some are getting nervous, and have moved money out of stocks into bonds. However, real [...]
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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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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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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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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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Does More Information Bring Better Leads? The Equation To Get More Sales

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Does More Information Bring Better Leads? The Equation To Get More Sales
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income—Round Table edition, Mark is joined by: Scott Bossman Tate Litchfield Erik Peterson Aaron Williams Mimi Schmidt Scott Todd We get into a great to [...]
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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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How much to tip for 17 situations (according to IWT readers)

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How much to tip for 17 situations (according to IWT readers)
Every article on tipping always follows the same formula. Step 1: Someone writes about tipping. Step 2: A commenter says, “Omg, that’s so ridiculous! We shouldn’t have to tip. WE should pay [...]
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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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How to borrow from your 401k — with 3 alternatives

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How to borrow from your 401k — with 3 alternatives
A 401k is one of the most powerful investment vehicles for retirement — and it’s IWT’s favorite thing ever for several reasons: Pre-tax investments. You don’t get taxed on the money you cont [...]
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How much should I have in my 401k?

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How much should I have in my 401k?
I’ve talked about the 401k a few times before. [cue montage of every single time I scream at you to get a 401k] That’s only because the 401k is one of the most powerful investment tools at [...]
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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: @ [...]
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The Journey From Desperation To Inspiration In A Glass Elevator

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The Journey From Desperation To Inspiration In A Glass Elevator
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Geoff Nicholson—GeoffNicholson.uk. Geoff works with people all over the world—entrepreneurs, CEO’s and other high pe [...]
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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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137 How To Steal From Yourself – A Line of Credit Case Study

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137 How To Steal From Yourself – A Line of Credit Case Study
How To Steal From Yourself – A Line of Credit Case Study In this episode of the Cash Flow Guys Podcast, I talk about the latest trends in money and more specifically lending.  Borrowing of mone [...]
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How SPI Made Me More Income Than 3 Bestsellers and 2 Movie Deals

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How SPI Made Me More Income Than 3 Bestsellers and 2 Movie Deals
Karan Bajaj is a number one bestselling Indian novelist who created his first online course just a few months ago. In this post, he describes how SPI helped him create a profitable course with no emai [...]
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Website Redesign—One Year Later (Critical Lessons Learned)

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Website Redesign—One Year Later (Critical Lessons Learned)
I'm taking a look at the Smart Passive Income website redesign one year later to see what impact it has had on reader engagement and web traffic. [...]
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How to get into consulting (with advice from a consultant)

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How to get into consulting (with advice from a consultant)
Consulting is a great career choice if you love: Traveling Networking opportunities Exposure to a variety of industries and businesses Good money There are a lot of different options [...]
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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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