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Seth Godin’s Startup School (Podcast)

Seth Godin’s Startup School

Seth Godin is a thought leader in the marketing and business world. In this rare live recording, hear Seth as he guides thirty entrepreneurs through a workshop exploring how they can build and run their dream business.

 

The Psychology of Automation: Building a Bulletproof Personal-Finance System

The scripts for negotiating with banks and credit cards alone make this worth the read.  Great tips on structuring and timing your bill payments to be as seamless and automated as possible.

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The ‘Busy’ Trap

Notice it isn’t generally people pulling back-to-back shifts in the I.C.U. or commuting by bus to three minimum-wage jobs  who tell you how busy they are; what those people are is not busy but tired. Exhausted. Dead on their feet. It’s almost always people whose lamented busyness is purely self-imposed: work and obligations they’ve taken on voluntarily, classes and activities they’ve “encouraged” their kids to participate in. They’re busy because of their own ambition or drive or anxiety, because they’re addicted to busyness and dread what they might have to face in its absence.

 

Happy Secret to Better Work

90% of what predicts long term happiness is how you perceive the world around you. 75% of job success is not predicted by IQ, but rather the level of optimism, social supportiveness, and ability to perceive stress as a challenge and not a threat.

 

Redesign and Restyle Your iPhone/iPad/iPod Layout

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Reduce 100 iphone apps onto just two (2) pages.  As seen above, this approach can make you more efficient in accessing applications while keeping things clean and classy by using your background picture as art.  Here’s one way to do it:

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