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Warren Buffet's Principle (The Little Game, Part 3 of 3)

[Note: Some of you won't like this, and that's cool—we all own our own photography. It just means this post isn't for you, that's all. Don't sweat it—even excellent treatments can't be good for every patient.] For those of you playing along, in Part 1 you wrote down 25 categories that your photography falls into; in Part 2 you prioritized them or ranked their importance to you. Here's the big idea: You should not only concentrate on your Top Five categories, but also actively avoid the other twe...
Tags: Photography, Omaha, Warren Buffett, Buffett, Flint, Michael Johnston, James Clear, Don, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Scott Dinsmore, Photographic aesthetics, Mike Flint


What We're Reading ~ 1/9/19

Atomic Habits: An easy & proven way to build good habits [James Clear]On hard choices [Seth Klarman]Putting recent economic & market moves in perspective [Ray Dalio]A final decision investment checklist [Value Investing World]16 ways to measure network effects [Andreessen Horowitz]The 2019 stock buy list [Crossing Wall Street] Stock market investors: it's time to [MarketWatch]The world's top 750 family businesses ranking [FamCap]Disney's Bob Iger interview [Barrons]On the Kentucky Bourbon resu...
Tags: Ge, Kentucky, Finance, China, Disney, Roku, Andreessen Horowitz, What We're Reading, Bnsf, James Clear, Bob Iger, Seth Klarman, Ray Dalio, AMZN, CGNX, DIS


Podcast #470: A Proven System for Building and Breaking Habits

It’s a new year and if you’re like millions of people around the world, you’re likely making goals to create some new habits or to break some bad ones. But if you’re also like millions of people around the world, your attempts at making and breaking habits will usually fail after just a few weeks of flailing effort, and you’ll probably think your lack of willpower is to blame. My guest today argues that it isn’t truly a lack of willpower that’s holding you back from your habit goals, it’s the...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Habits, Personal Development, Squarespace, James, Tim Ferriss, James Clear, Alexander Graham Bell, Charles Duhigg, A Man's Life, James James, James on Twitter James on Instagram Listen


Motivation Over Discipline

There’s a popular maxim in personal development circles that goes: “F**k motivation. It’s fickle and unreliable and isn’t worth your time. Better to cultivate discipline.” Everywhere you look these days, people are exalting the sentiment behind this mantra; they’re down on motivation and high on discipline. Your Instagram feed is probably full of “influencers” shouting at you to get disciplined. Discipline, discipline, discipline! We used to beat the discipline drum ourselves. In fact, we were...
Tags: Productivity, England, London, Life, Habits, Winston Churchill, Vox, Routines, Personal Development, Churchill, James Clear, Brett, Protestant, Jack London, Brian Resnick, Mission Viejo


Sponsored: How to make a habit stick (and it’s not about trying harder)

James Clear, author of “Atomic Habits,” suggests we have more control over our habits than we think.
Tags: News, Careers, Explore, James Clear


4 Steps to Invest in Retirement When You Have No Money

Retiring with a million dollars when you have little to spare is possible. It’s not about how much money you make, it’s about how you save, spend and invest what you have. Still think you can’t afford it? Here are 4 steps to invest in retirement when you have no money. A ll the traditional advice tells you to start investing as soon as you can. I regularly read about experts saying you should start investing the moment you get your first paycheck, if not sooner. This is excellent advice. But w...
Tags: Amazon, Marketing, Investing, Rob, Cnbc, James Clear, Charles Duhigg, Duhigg, ROTH IRA, YNAB, Truebill, Steps to Invest, New York Times Basically, Jesse Dickler


James Clear: The Powerful Story Behind One Of The Best Books On Habits – Episode #121

It’s a bit presumptuous to claim a book is one of the best books on habits that exist. There are lots of great books on the subject out there, including Charles Duhigg’s seminal work, “The Power of Habit.” But Anthony is not shy about saying that his guest, James Clear has penned exactly that. James and Anthony share a common story: a debilitating brain injury that forced them to discover a new way of living. For James, his recovery took him to a new understanding of habits and the power of stac...
Tags: Habits, Sales, Tony Robbins, Usa Today, Anthony, James, Simon Sinek, James Clear, JamesClear, Skinner, Charles Duhigg, Edward Thorndike, Habit, In the Arena Podcast, Iannarino Facebook, Chris Sernel You


How to Start a New Habit (and Why Setting Goals Doesn't Work)

We all want to establish good habits, and break bad ones. But most of us approach the process all wrong. Luckily, James Clear, author of Atomic Habits has some tactics to make sure those new habits stick.Read more...
Tags: Habits, Lifehacks, James Clear, Lifehacker Asks


The Mona Lisa Doesn’t Tweet

A Social Media Icon Seth Godin recently noted the following on his always insightful blog: “The Mona Lisa has a huge social media presence. Her picture is everywhere. But she doesn’t tweet. She’s big on social media because she’s an icon, but she’s not an icon because she’s big on social media.” This perfectly sums up a point I often find myself tying to make when arguing that people don’t need to engage social media to advance their career. In my experience, if you push people — especially you...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, James, Seth Godin, James Clear, Godin


Book Recommendation: Atomic Habits

Habits are the invisible foundation that underline everything you’ll ever do, experience or achieve. Any effort for self-improvement needs to start by looking at what you actually do every day. If a goal doesn’t cause you to change your habits, then there’s not much point of actually setting one. Although there’s been many books and guides written about creating habits (including my own), I want to recommend a particularly good one: Atomic Habits, by James Clear. James Clear, if you haven’t alre...
Tags: General, Lifehacks, James Clear, James Clear James Clear


What We're Reading ~ 10/16/18

Why family businesses outperform [Credit Suisse]Exclusive interview with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos [Forbes]Op-ed from AQR's Cliff Asness: Buyback derangement syndrome [WSJ]The untold story of Stripe, the secretive $20 billion payments startup [Wired]Profile of the owner of the In-N-Out burger chain [Forbes]Bob Iger's bets are paying off big time for Disney [TIME]Pitch on Henry Schein (HSCI) [Spruce Point Management]A pitch on Tempur Sealy [Barrons]A capacity to suffer and setting the right expec...
Tags: Amazon, Ge, Finance, Disney, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, Goog, Jeff Bezos, General Electric, Tree, Lendingtree, Forbes, What We're Reading, Henry Schein, James Clear, Bob Iger


The Constant Grind of Startups, Learning and Life

Do you remember the feeling you had on your first day of school? The first time you had to talk in front of class? Starting your first job? They’re all things that caused you so much anxiety and stress but were essential to your growth. Imagine feeling that way every day, week or month for the next several years. That’s what running a startup feels like. The ability to endure the constant grind is what helps keep startups alive.People who hustle are gamblers. Hustling is the mentality of puttin...
Tags: Startups, Wisdom, Malcolm Gladwell, Founders, James Clear, Austin Startups, Startup-life, Learning-and-development, Life-hacking, Steven K Scott Mentored


The Diderot Effect: Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot Explains the Psychology of Consumerism & Our Wasteful Spending

In pointing out the clear and present dangers posed by out-of-control consumerism, there is no need for Marxism 101 terms like “commodity fetishism.” Simply state in plain terms that we revere cheaply-mass-produced goods, made for the sake of endless growth and consumption, for no particular reason other than perpetual novelty and the creation of wealth for a few. Everyone nods in agreement, then gets back to scrolling through their social media feeds and inboxes, convincing themselves, as I co...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Amazon, College, Economics, Philosophy, Catherine, James Clear, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Esther Inglis Arkell, Jaron Lanier, Lanier, Diderot, Durham NC Follow, Denis Diderot


Becoming proactive: The number-one secret to wealth, freedom, and happiness

A few weeks ago, I cataloged the difference between successful people and unsuccessful people. Based on my reading (and personal experience), I compiled a list of 61 habits that foster wealth and success. While writing that article, I found one critical difference was mentioned again and again. Every author and expert on the subject shared some form of the following. Generally speaking: Successful people believe they control their destiny and unsuccessful people do not. In Secrets of the Million...
Tags: Psychology, Freedom, Marketing, Georgia, United States, Portland, Nazi, Kim, Self-improvement, Proactive, Eleanor Roosevelt, James Clear, Don, Tony, Aren, Savannah Georgia


5 Surprisingly Small Habits Research Shows Will Make You Happier

You're reading 5 Surprisingly Small Habits Research Shows Will Make You Happier, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. There are many ways to increase the 40% of your happiness that’s under your control. My research has shown that some methods involve quite a bit of time every day, and some methods don’t. I’m concentrating on the ones that don’t because I’m guessing that you’d adopt t...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Habits, Happiness, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Positive Psychology, Forbes, Pickthebrain, Good Habits, James Clear, Harvard Medical School, Happier, Robert Emmons, Charles Duhigg, Sonja Lyubomirsky


What We're Reading ~ 9/20/17

You need to do what others don't [Ian Cassel]The case for stock buybacks [Harvard Business Review]5 common mental errors that sway your decision making [James Clear] Why is value investing so difficult? [Behavioural Investment]Best Buy's secrets for thriving in the Amazon age [NYTimes]Why augmented reality is about to take over your world [Buzzfeed]What's the true total addressable market of search? [Value Venture]Google Travel is worth $100 billion - even more than Priceline [Skift]Profile of J...
Tags: Finance, Goog, BBY, Harvard Business Review, Economist, Priceline, What We're Reading, James Clear, Equifax, AMZN, PCLN, JD, Analytical Links, Google Travel, Ian Cassel, EFX


What We're Reading ~ 9/7/17

The more comfortable you are buying something, the worse the investment's gonna be [Meb Faber]36 obvious investment truths [A Wealth of Common Sense] What do the best investors do that the rest don't? [Behavioral Value Investor] Linear thinking in a non-linear world [Harvard Business Review]How to retain more from the books you read [Medium]Global growth still at record rates for this expansion [FT]We need to stop pretending the autonomous car is imminent [Recode]This is why WeWork thinks it's w...
Tags: Facebook, Finance, Middle East, Nba, Espn, WeWork, Harvard Business Review, Sheryl Sandberg, What We're Reading, James Clear, Don, Meb Faber, Analytical Links


Book Club: Sapiens, A Brief History of Time (July 2017)

James Clear and I discuss July’s book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind . We cover the major themes in the book as well as the author’s thought provoking interpretation of human history, contemporary society, and beyond. If you would rather read the transcript, you can download it here . Below are some of the highlights: …on myths and our ability to share collaborative fictions: James: I found the book fascinating. Harari is very interesting in the way that he frames issues and...
Tags: General, Time, US, United States, Lifehacks, Feynman, James, George Washington, James Clear, Scott, Harari


What We're Reading ~ 8/2/17

Profile of the founders of payments company Stripe [Bloomberg]Staying competitive as the world changes [Collaborative Fund]The unreformed stock picker: profile of Bill Miller [Forbes]  Investment case for Gilead Sciences [WertArt Capital]Netflix has $20 billion in debt - can it keep borrowing its way to success? [LA Times]Palantir, the 'special ops' tech giant that wields as much power as Google [The Guardian]Craft beer, brought to you by Big Beer [NPR]On the threat of European grocery discounte...
Tags: Google, Finance, Bloomberg, Bud, Goog, What We're Reading, James Clear, Gilead Sciences, LA Times, NFLX, Bill Miller, PCLN, Gild, Analytical Links, WertArt Capital -RSB- Netflix, FBIC Group


6 Simple Habits For More Productivity, Happiness And Fulfillment

Research tells us that willpower is like a muscle. You can work on making it stronger, but you can’t keep it flexed forever. In other words: Willpower is a limited resource. There’s no better use of one’s willpower than on forming the right habits. The right habits serve as the bridge between where you are and where you want to be. Once those habits are formed, you don’t have to exert willpower on them anymore. Your journey towards success is effectively put on autopilot. Try and adopt at least ...
Tags: Productivity, Happiness, Harvard, Richard Branson, Lifehacks, David Lynch, James, Amelia Boone, James Clear, Thomas Jefferson, Tim, University of Texas, U S Navy, Socrates, Phil Stutz, Texas University


What We're Reading ~ 6/7/17

Investing between the lines: how to make smarter decisions decoding CEO communication [Rittenhouse]Honored to be included in list of 50 of the best investing blogs [Acquirers Multiple]Interview with Blackstone's Steve Schwarzman [Bloomberg]What do you know with a high degree of confidence about investing? [Abnormal Returns]Why it's so hard to admit you're wrong [NYTimes]Inversion: the crucial thinking skill nobody ever taught you [James Clear]Is Sephora killing the department store beauty counte...
Tags: Amazon, Finance, China, US, Bloomberg, Estee Lauder, Team, Blackstone, Sephora, What We're Reading, James Clear, Steve Schwarzman, El, AMZN, BX, Analytical Links


The 9 Conversion Habits of the World’s Most Successful Bloggers

This is a guest contribution from John Stevens. Just how do they do it? From influencing millions to making millions, the world’s most successful bloggers manage to turn visitors into readers, readers into customers, and customers into fans without breaking a sweat. But is it all accidental, or is there any science behind their success? Are there any habits successful bloggers follow? And if they do, what are they and why do they work? In this post, I’ll give you answers to these questions, an...
Tags: Facebook, Blogging, Cta, Noah, Nielsen, Pingdom, WSJ, Noah Kagan, HubSpot, Blogging For Dollars, Tim Ferriss, James Clear, Tim, Darren, Tim Soulo, Zac Johnson


The art (and difficulty) of measuring backwards

There I was, cutting the sod out of my yard one day because I had to have a path and parking spot near our newly remodeled cozy rental studio.  It had to be just right. So, I set my sights on chopping out the top layer of grass from my yard and filling the gap with hundreds of pounds of crushed rock. This was no easy task. The ground wasn’t clay.  I’ve dug in that while in my teens, and it wasn’t fun. But, the path was long and filled with tree roots. I began, as you would think, facing the dire...
Tags: Leadership, Time, Blogging, Philosophy, Life Hacks, James Clear, Continuous Improvement


What We're Reading ~ 4/5/17

Modern Monopolies: What It Takes to Dominate the 21st Century [Alex Moazed]How moats make a difference [Intrinsic Investing]Boyar Research's thesis on QVC and Madison Square Garden [Barrons] Autonomous cars and second order consequences [Benedict Evans]The hardest question in portfolio management [A Wealth of Common Sense]Diversification, adaptation, and stock market valuations [Philosophical Economics]Noise: how to overcome the high, hidden cost of inconsistent decisions [Harvard Biz Review]How...
Tags: Finance, Bloomberg, DAL, LUV, Harvard Business Review, Blackrock, Benedict Evans, What We're Reading, Qvc, James Clear, MSG, Madison Square Garden, UAL, Analytical Links, Andrew Ng, DPZ


What We're Reading ~ 3/1/17

The Tao of Charlie Munger [David Clark]Excellent write-up on Costco (COST) [Scuttlebutt Investor]YouTube bets it can convince cordcutters to pay for TV [Bloomberg]Also, YouTube tops 1 billion hours of video a day [WSJ]The man who broke Ticketmaster [Motherboard]Cinemark is undervalued [Forbes]A pitch on Grupo Televisa (TV) [Barrons] Grit: a complete guide on how to be more mentally tough [James Clear]Why facts don't change our minds [New Yorker]Long-term investing in an age of small attention sp...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Washington Post, Finance, America, Bloomberg, Goog, Costco, Cost, Livingsocial, Ticketmaster, What We're Reading, James Clear, Antwerp, Charlie Munger, Cinemark


How To Maximize Your Motivation Daily

What is the single best way to stay motivated and energized every single day? How do highly successful people maintain their motivation--and continue to chase their toughest goals--through an entire year? A reader named John recently contacted me with a similar question. He wrote, "I'm currently working in investment management, a challenging job and a competitive environment that requires extra hours. Also, studying for the CFA-an average of two to three hours a day for six months. This is doab...
Tags: News, Navy, John, Huffington Post, Simon Sinek, Kevin Kruse, James Clear, Don, Wicks, Joe Wicks


The 7 Best Blogs on Change

You're reading The 7 Best Blogs on Change, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Change is the one thing you can count on. We hear this over and over again. It can be an unforeseen trauma which alters our lives forever, it can be an event we have known about for awhile, such as a move or a marriage or it can be something we aspire to achieve. We may simply feel the need to change ...
Tags: Motivation, Featured, Toronto, Tony Robbins, Research, Blogging, Philosophy, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, James Clear, Marie Forleo, Alex Blackwell


The Experiment Chronicles 11: Notetaking, Soup, and Intermittent Fasting

Super easy note-taking system and soup failures. Talk about eclectic. Look at this glorious, cheap stack of notebooks. Happy Turkey Week! Shoutout to American College Fashion readers. Happy finals season for all of us.In between eating and stressing about finals, I've been doing my usual experimental stuff with work, play, and rest. This time is special because I have an updated guide to my Comprehensive Notetaking System AND a completed reader request experiment (thanks, Cristina!)  Work: Sim...
Tags: Health, Cook, Organization, College, Study, Tips, Cristina, James Clear, College Life


One Research-Backed Way to Effectively Manage Your Stressful and Busy Schedule

About twenty years ago, a group of college students at Stanford University headed home for winter break. While they were gone, they were given the task of keeping a daily journal. In this journal, some of the students were asked to write about their most important personal values and then describe how the events of each day connected with those values. Another group of students was simply asked to describe the positive events that happened throughout their day. When the students returned to scho...
Tags: News, Stanford, Huffington Post, Stanford University, James Clear, JamesClear, Kelly McGonigal, McGonigal


The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don't Need -- And What to Do About It

The famous French philosopher Denis Diderot lived nearly his entire life in poverty, but that all changed in 1765. Diderot was 52 years old and his daughter was about to be married, but he could not afford to provide a dowry. Despite his lack of wealth, Diderot's name was well-known because he was the co-founder and writer of Encyclopédie, one of the most comprehensive encyclopedias of the time. When Catherine the Great, the emperor of Russia, heard of Diderot's financial troubles she offered to...
Tags: News, Russia, Honda, Bentley, Damascus, Catherine, Crossfit, Huffington Post, James Clear, Joshua Becker, JamesClear, Catherine the Great, PTA, Diderot, Denis Diderot