"A lesson that repeats across all of these stories is that almost every great founder had a ridiculous amount of persistence."
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The goal isn't to look smart the whole way. Better to look dumb for a bit, but genius at some point, than look merely decent the whole way by taking the…
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It’s okay to need and want intensity—we praise moderation and balance but it’s pretty evident that some people crave a high level of intensity.
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"...you go to Paul and come back with ten ideas that I had not thought. Some of them are really outlandish and terrible ideas and some of them are…
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"Your OS will be obsolete before it’s finished. The Macintosh is the future of Apple, and you’re going to start on it now!”
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Sometimes the best way to achieve something great is to stop trying to achieve a particular great thing.
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If you choose to follow the default path it becomes difficult to achieve anything significant. You can live a quiet and comfortable life, but you are…
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"A key quality of exceptional entrepreneurs - like those you seek tirelessly - is to not take no for an answer..."
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"Arguably the most important personality trait you can foster."
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"You can't lie to yourself when you write. You can either put the words on the page or you can't. And if you can't you'd better get back to reading and…
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How to manage dopamine to experience more drive and motivation
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Why excellence is actually pretty boring
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