Stefan Szakal

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The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Medicine

3 ways Steve Jobs made meetings insanely productive — and often terrifying

American businesses lose an estimated $37 billion a year due to meeting mistakes.<p>Steve Jobs made sure Apple wasn't one of those companies.<p>Here are three ways the iconic CEO made meetings super productive:<p>1. He kept meetings as small as possible.<p>In his book "Insanely Simple," longtime Jobs …

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5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Don’t Interrupt Me! How to Engage Customers Without Annoying Them

Are you annoying your customers?<p>Probably so.<p>Inundating your audience with multiple messages at inconvenient times isn’t helpful. Therefore, it’s …

Bootstrapping a Web Hosting Company to $60 Million: Christopher Aker, CEO of Linode (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 8th 2014<p>Chris had many opportunities to raise money along the way while bootstrapping to a $60 million revenue level. Find out …

The One Sentence That Can Change Your Luck Forever

Over a decade ago, some friends and I were getting ready to go to a club. It was one of those bars where you wore black lipstick, and it had been a …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

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Lead Without Trying So Hard

In early 2011, I gave a TEDx speech. Because I wanted my ideas around dreaming and disrupting to come alive in a way that’s not possible in writing – and because of my nagging performance anxiety – I started working with a speech coach. Since then, I’ve given a series of talks across the country. …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Highlights from Berkshire Hathaway’s 2014 Shareholders’ Meeting

I’ve been attending the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ meeting fairly regularly since 1998. Although I’ve read most everything by and about Warren …

Investing

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