Derek founded CDBabies and sold it for $20m in cash and then gave all that to "charity"
Its all about Advice for entrepreneurs.
Check the full series, youtube playlist here:
Here is a flavour about the importance of version 0.1
His site is great as well. Its got one of the best book summaries and recommendations for anyone interested in business, entrepreneurs, persuasion, personal improvement, etc.
Anything that has 8+ above rating on that list should be mandatory reading for STM members
And 2 of my favourites
here is the one for cialdini’s book:
and Dan Ariely
Did this guy come to AdTech NY to present his product like 2 years ago?
No idea. Sorry.
dude, wow, holy shit, Willpower looks really interesting.
A correct principle of self-control: Focus on lofty thoughts.
Why questions push the mind up to higher levels of thinking and a focus on the future.
How questions bring the mind down to low levels of thinking and a focus on the present.
Have people move up or down from a given concept, like the word singer.
To induce a high-level mind-set, people were asked, A singer is an example of what?
To induce a low-level mind-set, they were asked, What is an example of a singer?
Thus the answer pushed them to think either more globally or more specifically.
These manipulations of mental state had no inherent relation to self-control. Yet self-control improved among people who were encouraged to think in high-level terms, and got worse among those who thought in low-level terms.
some pretty cool mindhacky type shit in this one. https://sivers.org/book/Willpower
Hackers and painters looks like a great read also.
Training yourself to think unthinkable thoughts has advantages beyond the thoughts themselves. It’s like stretching. When you stretch before running, you put your body into positions much more extreme than any it will assume during the run. If you can think things so outside the box that they’d make people’s hair stand on end, you’ll have no trouble with the small trips outside the box that people call innovative.
Excellent advice. In one of the videos he says to be persistent but not be stuck on one thing if it is not working. Move on to the next one …
That sounds like a campaign that I’ve been working on – that is not working. Time to move on.
haha… he lives in Singapore, … time to do ‘coffee’.
BTW, it’s bad to stretch before running, can lead to injuries!
Good one: https://sivers.org/zipit –> "shut up, announcing your plans makes you less motivated to make them happen".
Mmm, what about the follow-along campaigns… 🙂 Well, I´m new here (my first post), so you shouldn´t read this, I will shut up now.
P.S. Great forum: like!
Yesman -> I think he also says that if you formulate your goals around specifics and taking action that that is likely to help you.
So follow alongs are good