How to Study History for Business and Investing

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Everyone who aspires to be good at business and investing should study history.

(And not just the history of Continue Reading…

Timeless Lessons on Process & Creativity from 3 Musical Masters

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[Picture taken on top of a mountain by Lake Ashi, ~40 minutes from Mt. Fuji.]

If you’ve ever been to Japan you’d know it’s just as beautiful as it is depicted in the movie The Last Samurai.

That’s why guys like Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs went there for inspiration…Continue Reading…

How Did Pokemon GO Become Popular?

How Did Pokemon GO Become Popular

[From: The Commonplace of Ludvig Sunström.]

[Title: How Did Pokemon GO Become Popular?]

[Tagged: Musings, Lollapalooza Effects.]


7 Overarching Reasons for the Popularity of Pokemon GO:

(All of which are explained below.)Continue Reading…

How to Formulate Your Framework of Learning (every elite thinker has one)

Alternate title: The best article ever written about optimizing your learning process and becoming smarter than 99% of people.


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I was watching the new X-Men movie with someContinue Reading…

School is for Fools: 10 Reasons the Education System is a Failure

school is for foolsThe education system is in shambles, and it has been for quite some time now.

This is not weird. Old things break or go obsolete all the time. Why should this be any different?Continue Reading…

Announcing: The Ultimate Commonplace System

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Lots of people have asked me about commonplacing over the last two-something years.

Fair enough. I’m probably the biggest commonplacing master around.

But I haven’t said much–because, what is there to say? You just sort of do it. 1 I didn’t realize it’s a skill.Continue Reading…


  1. …or so I thought, because commonplacing came very naturally to me. But it seems like it’s not natural at all for most people, even though they want to learn how. 

Another 23 Excellent Books You Should Read

another 23 excellent books you should read

One of the questions I get asked most via email is if I have any good book recommendations.

I do indeed.

23 of them actually. Continue Reading…

How Studying History Boosts Your Personal Development

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Most people know very little about history, and they think it’s boring.

They also think it’s useless:

What’s the point of knowing the names and dates of this person or that event!?

There is a point. Actually, there are several.

Studying history is surprisingly useful — and grossly underestimated.

Read on, and I’ll tell you why.Continue Reading…

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