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MY NEW FORBES ARTICLE

My biggest surprise in reading 50+ books and interviewing dozens of experts/researchers in the last year is the proven power of being a generalist.

Yet, there is almost a complete lack of articles/books on HOW to be a GOOD generalist.

The goal of this article is to provide specific concrete advice from world-class generalists who are also millionaires and billionaires.
I’m proud of how the article turned out.

I hope you enjoy it.

http://onforb.es/1HtqD29
Credit: Steve Jurvetson/Unknown/Joseph-Siffrein Duplessis “Jack of all trades. Master of none.” The warning against being a generalist has persisted for hundreds of years in dozens of languages.
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JUST PUBLISHED MY NEW @INC ARTICLE:  

The Anatomy Of A Hit: What It Really Takes To Go Viral http://bit.ly/1zPXtrR  

It provides step-by-step advice from viral powerhouses on how to spread ideas online.
Step-by-step advice from viral powerhouses on how to spread ideas
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MY NEW ARTICLE

I'm calling it... 

The best book that I've read in the past year is Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger.

Munger (Warren Buffett's longtime business partner) presents a very compelling and unique approach to one's life and career that I haven't seen elsewhere. 

I've already re-read its 500 pages, and it has led me down a rabbit hole of interesting reading, interviewing the chairman of Bain & Co., and ultimately to this article that I wrote.

I hope you enjoy it!

http://onforb.es/1bo9Vtg
Countless books and articles have been written about Warren Buffett. Surprisingly few have been written about his business partner of over 40 years, Charlie Munger.
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Have you ever noticed that the most focused entrepreneurs are often the most successful?

I have!

At the same time, in a world with so many distractions and opportunities, staying focused is harder than ever.

That's why I asked some of the most focused entrepreneurs I know how they stay focused.

I've literally adopted 7 of the 10 strategies since writing this article. They work!

http://entm.ag/1JlYIGn
Boost your productivity right now with these quick wins.
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A few times per year, I have the opportunity to interview a top expert in a field and have my perspective on relationship building completely transformed.

I had such an opportunity in writing this article. I loved writing it.
I hope you enjoy it.

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August 27, 2000 was one of the most important days of my life. I was loving my newfound independence and soaking in my second day of orientation at NYU. Little did I know that I would meet my future wife that evening. A group of guys I was with connected with [...]
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I just published my second article for Inc.!

Introductions have changed my life. IMHO, they are my most important relationship building habit. 

Thus, I decided to turn them into a habit after being inspired by Adam Rifkin.

In this article, I openly share the biggest challenge that I had getting started.

I hope it helps with your introductions.

What is your biggest tip on making high quality introductions?

http://bit.ly/1tkrdsR
Consistently making awesome introductions is harder than it sounds. Here's how I made hundreds of introductions last year.
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Just published my latest article, and it has been really well-received. 

What do you think the dumbest mistake that smart people make is? 

http://bit.ly/1cNo8Ro
10 tips from a former Fortune 500 CEO, the founder of USA Network, and other world-class leaders.
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Just published an article for Inc. on the 10 Proven Ways To Be Exceptionally Likable. 

It specifically focuses on how you can use content to build deep relationships with your fans.  

http://bit.ly/1PNLhSL
Quicks wins from successful entrepreneurs with millions of fans.
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Over the past year, my life and perspective on the world has been dramatically transformed as a result of the interviews I've done of top network scientists. Based on what I've learned, I've changed what I read and the networks that I'm apart of.

Their findings are surprising and counterintuitive.

So, I spent 30+ hour condensing everything I learned into this article so you could apply it to your life as well.

http://onforb.es/1ymIQ27
It has been over three years since Steve Jobs died. Since then, books have been written and movies have been made. Each has celebrated his legacy and aimed to share the secrets he used to build the largest company in the world; things like attention to detail, attracting world-class talent and holding [...]
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Exciting! Today, Entrepreneur published a piece featuring Empact Showcase honorees and their #1 habit for keeping their energy high all day long. The contributions go beyond anecdotal experiences and include links to academic studies.

IMHO, how we manage our energy is the #1 core thing we can do to feel positive, work hard for a long time, and make important decisions throughout the day.

Lots of interesting ideas I have never thought of.

http://entm.ag/1z3RQpU
To understand unique and healthy ways to consistently and quickly boost energy daily, I asked dynamic entrepreneurs to spill their best-kept secrets.
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Just published my newest article for Inc...

Are you making this common mistake? People who are good at building relationships are especially susceptible.

http://www.inc.com/michael-simmons/stop-doing-this-one-thing-in-email-introductions-to-busy-people.html
Chances are that the people you most want to build a relationship with are busy....very busy. Here's how to make an introductions that they will love you for.
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I just published my first article for Inc. today (http://bit.ly/1B7gbLE).

I'm very, very, very excited and also a little scared.

I'm excited because I have tremendous respect for Inc. I've read it since I was in high school, and our organization has been a partner with Inc. since we started in 2006.

I'm scared because I've committed to going on a schedule of publishing at least one article per week. This will really force me to systematize my writing and commit to using more of my evenings to write after the children have gone to sleep.

I'm up for the challenge.
Introductions can be the most powerful way to build a network. However, if you make the same mistake I made, it can be the worst way.
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