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Great Writing, Distilled

Hey Everyone,

Hope you're having a great week. Here are a few things I've been reading and pondering lately. Enjoy!


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1. The Circle of Competence

I've shared this before, but it came across my desk again this week and it seemed worth sharing again. The idea in a nutshell: stay inside your circle of competence, but work to expand it.

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If you want to improve your odds of success in life and business then define the perimeter of your circle of competence, and operate inside. Over time, work to expand that circle but never fool yourself about where it stands today, and never be afraid to say “I don’t know.”

2. Great Writing, Distilled

Here's a useful bullsh*t detector I found on George Tannenbaum's blog.

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3. Tweet of the Week

Yes, yes, yes.

4. Learn from Failed Startups

Failory is a weekly newsletter that details a startup that didn't make it. There is just so much to learn from each one.

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Have a great weekend!

Jimmy

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