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Lean Learning: Just in Time vs. Just in Case

By | Education, Personal, Productivity, Strategy | 17 Comments

As entrepreneurs, we can get pretty damn obsessive about our growth and learning.

Stacking our kindles with the hottest titles from the business bestseller list…

… and secretly (or shamefully) looking forward to our next cross-atlantic flight where we’ll finally have a chance to catch up on all those latest reads.

But as entrepreneurs, we’re also pretty devout at finding efficiencies and maximizing the return on every investment.

Which makes it kind of crazy how we haven’t learnt how to properly combine the two.

Until now.
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15 Suggestions for Doing a Startup Outside of Silicon Valley

By | Life Hacks, Productivity, Startups | 28 Comments

I originally wrote this in 2010 but wanted to revisit, fix and re-publish for others to read.

If I wasn’t doing my startup in San Francisco, here’s some random thoughts on how I would do it in another city – most likely in my home town of Moncton, NB. (which I ended up doing with Clarity!)

1. Start.  Build something. Launch. #JFDI

2. Ping friends on Skype and ask them to full screen share and do ad-hoc user testing.
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3 Simple “Forcing Functions” That Will 3-5x Your Productivity

By | Motivation, Personal, Productivity | 29 Comments

I’m often asked how – in a 2 year period – we were able to:

The truth is… very little sleep and hacking away at our approach to getting work done.

I believe most people don’t mean to be lazy. They typically aren’t producing because they haven’t improved the way they work. Everyone is capable of 3-5 times more output by changing a few simple things around in HOW they work vs. WHAT they work on.
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3 Steps To Learn Any Topic Quickly

By | Education, Productivity | 7 Comments

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Today I’m excited to share with you something that’s been frustrating the begeezus out of me, which is that most people would rather be entertained than educated!

It seems like it’s a subtle thing, because you’re like, “Dan, you are entertaining and you are teaching me stuff… what are you talking about? I love this! Why would you stop doing that?”

Truthfully, most people would rather zone out and watch 4 hours of TV, than actually learn something that moves their dreams and ideas forward, or improves their health or their relationships with their family. They would rather sit there and be numbed out by watching the news!
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Books Are The Most Powerful Weapons In The World

By | Education, Productivity | 12 Comments

A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
~ Will Rogers

The other day I was talking with my mom – who owns a delivery service – and she asked, “Dan, you know a bit about business, what can I do to grow?” (You may find this funny, but I’ve never talked business with my mom.)

That’s when I realized I had one chance to share with her something that, if it stuck, could help her improve her situation… so I thought about it for a few minutes, then asked, “How many business books have you read?” to which she replied, “None.”

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Sweat Is Your Fat Crying

By | Life Hacks, Productivity | 5 Comments

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The #1 thing you can do to grow your business is to invest time taking care of your health.

This may sound counterintuitive, but it’s true.

The more you invest in your health, the more your business will grow.

It’s no different than when you’re on an airplane and they tell you to dawn your own oxygen mask first before assisting a child.

Your physical health needs to be good first, before everything else in your life can thrive.
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