#13 / On Ideas, NFTs, Creator Coins, and Thinking more

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My goal is to continue to provide you with a hand-picked selection of ideas, books, and thought-provoking stuff to read, watch, and listen, but also mix in other compelling, inspirational, and fun material. I'm excited to try out a few ideas and hope I can count on your continuous support!

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David Perell

50 Ideas That Changed My Life

These are 50 guiding principles that enlighten David's intellectual life. From Paradox of Abundance to Penny Problem Gap, the short read helps you think better and inspire your curiosity. This is one article that I have bookmarked and I try to take notes and study more on each idea mentioned in the list.

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Tim Stodz

What is an NFT?

This article talks about everything you need to know about NFTs.

  • why they are important

  • how you can use them

  • how NFTs fit into a blockchain

  • how NFTs will play a big role in our culture and the future

  • what the opportunities are

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Brian Clark

How Creator Coins Empower Content Entrepreneurs and Their Customers

“Your fans can support via purchases of creator coins and get a better deal in the process due to the unique nature for having your own currency."

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David Perell

How Philosophers Think

“Good philosophers are like my friend from middle school. But instead of playing with computers, they play with ideas. Writing takes them a long time not because they’re finger-happy keyboard warriors, but because they rip ideas apart until they’re left with only the atomic elements. Once the idea has been sufficiently deconstructed, they put it back together. Usually, in new ways.”  

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Gino Cattani and Simone Ferriani

How Outsiders Become Game Change

Coco Chanel, Steve Jobs, and Katalin Karikó were outsiders who defied the odds and produced revolutionary innovations. How do such outsiders succeed when so many others fail? The authors’ research uncovered four factors: (1) The outsiders were not outliers; they belonged to the system but hadn’t lost touch with its fringes. (2) An outsider had at least one insider who was willing to vouch for his or her ideas or abilities. (3) Outsiders leveraged “fracture points” — such as the death of a major gatekeeper. (4) Instead of just viewing their innovation as a technical challenge, they see it as a marketing challenge.

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Things I Learned this Week

It’s better for writers to think persistently and write occasionally than the other way around.

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