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James
Researcher . EIR . Author of "Life Capital". . Writing a new book.
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James Dec 9
Do the most important thing. There's so many things you could be working on right now, and it's easy to create more things to do. But always focus on the one that delivers the most value.
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Richard Dec 8
Who here dropped out? Why did you?
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James Dec 8
Replying to @ricburton
I'll answer this in my next book :)
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James Dec 6
Replying to @ljcio
You should publish what you write -- you'll quickly realize many new benefits!
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James Dec 6
Agree.
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James Dec 6
Just write. You may not want to be a professional writer, but most writers aren't professionals. Writing is a great skill for anyone to have. So even if you have no aspirations to directly use your writing skills in your career, they'll still be useful.
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James Dec 5
Replying to @Bradley_Miles_
I second this.
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James Dec 5
I was just interviewed by on his new podcast, . In the episode, I discuss ISAs, how to build a writing habit, and share insights on being an ambitious young person.
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James Dec 5
"The Revivalists" were the band I listened to most this year. If you're interested, my top listens from this year:
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James Dec 5
Replying to @andris_feher
Also, other people don't need to care about something for it to be worth going deep. See PG's recent essay for more: "It's precisely because no one can tell in advance which paths are promising that you can discover new ideas by working on..."
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James Dec 5
Replying to @andris_feher
There's a difference between something being not worth caring about and not well known. Consider this: ISAs are not known about well (in 2017, less than 10 percent of students even knew they existed). Before crypto, ppl dismissed it, but those that went deep got a big reward.
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worth Dec 4
Welcome to Worth! In Episode #1, we talk with James Gallagher () about ISA's, Jerry Seinfeld's "Don't Break the Chain" Mentality, and More: Listen on Spotify:
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James Dec 4
Replying to @Victor_Patru
Just finished reading it. I still stand by this point. I disagree with the notion of premature specialization, but learning more about a field than others is powerful.
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James Dec 4
I'm seeing a number of people create pages on their website listing their best Tweets. This is an interesting step in self-curation: listing your best resources for ppl to read. You can use self-curation as a hook to attract potential readers of your content.
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James Dec 4
Try to become an expert at something nobody else knows a lot about, and go deep. These opportunities are not common, but when you find one, it's worth pursuing. Expert status = being consulted, developing unique insights, adding new value.
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James Dec 4
Replying to @michaelrbock
I just came off a one-week Twitter break. I highly recommend it, and the FOMO goes away quickly.
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James Dec 4
Replying to @schlagetown
Thanks! I’ll be sure to do so.
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James Dec 4
Replying to @ATabarrok
Great post!
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James Dec 4
Replying to @jamesg_oca
I've wanted to write a second book for a while (I always called "Life Capital" my "first book") and it's great to finally be back on the authorship wagon. For those interested, here was the essay which made me realize I should write a book on this topic:
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James Dec 4
Congrats! It's wonderful to see more researchers in residence!
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