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By now, you’ve probably heard the buzz about BitClout. If not, you will very soon. BitClout launched a month ago, and has reached several amazing milestones:

At its core, BitClout is three things:

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In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” — Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner

Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day while in office?

Why has the best investor in history, Warren Buffett, invested 80% of his time in reading and thinking throughout his career?

Why has the world’s richest person, Bill Gates, read a book a week during his career? …

Over the last few years, I’ve spent nearly 1,000 hours thinking deeply on, researching, and writing about a simple question that has profound implications…

What percentage of our workweek should we spend on learning and experimentation in order to have a thriving career?

In 5-Hour Rule, I make the case that if you’re not spending five hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible…

Just as we have minimum recommended dosages of vitamins, steps per day, and minutes of aerobic exercise for maintaining physical health, we need to be rigorous about the minimum dose of deliberate learning that will maintain our…

“In order to keep up with the world of 2050, you will need not merely to invent new ideas and products but above all to reinvent yourself again and again.”

— Yuval Noah Harari

The most important skill anybody can learn is the ability to learn rare and useful skills on-demand.

The reasons are simple:

Over the last five years, I’ve spent over a thousand hours uncovering the most surprising and important learning habits of the world’s top innovators, like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos.

More recently, I’ve realized there is a deeper pattern that connects all these innovators together. That pattern is what I call hidden games.

Most people play popular games — games with predefined boundaries that are played in crowded sandboxes. Popular games are often those with the most short-term, concrete rewards. …

We know we’re living in the next generation’s history book. We just don’t know the name of the chapter… yet.

It’s hard to see past the fog of the moment amidst all of the conflicting daily updates.

Right now, it feels like our world is falling apart. But when future commentators look back, they’ll see the world that emerged more than the one that was lost. The ups and downs that obsess us now will be smoothed out by time.

It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

Futurists from the 20th century predicted that labor saving devices would make leisure abundant. According to the great economist John Maynard Keynes, the big challenge would be that…

“For the first time since his creation man will be faced with his real, his permanent problem — how to use his freedom from pressing economic cares, how to occupy the leisure, which science and compound interest will have won for him, to live wisely and agreeably and well.”

— John Maynard Keynes (1930)

Fast forward almost a century later.

Things didn’t quite go as…

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This article is like one of those movies that shows you the final scene first and then uses the rest of the movie to explain the ending.

So here’s the ending…

Mix all these together and what you have is a cold war for our…

“The greatest CEOs that we ever studied manage for the quarter… century.” ― Jim Collins

Over the last 5 years, I’ve spent hundreds of hours studying and writing about self-made billionaire entrepreneurs like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio, and Elon Musk. These innovators have built multi-decade track records like few others in history. Cumulatively, they have donated tens of billions of dollars and helped create world-changing products. In other words, the planet would be very different right now if they had never been born.

One of the most surprising patterns they all share is that they see…

This is the mental equivalent of eating McDonald’s every day.

Have you ever wondered why the Internet seems to be making people stupider rather than smarter? Even the smartest, most successful, most disciplined people are being affected.

Michael Simmons

I teach people to learn HOW to learn / Serial entrepreneur / Bestselling author / Contributor: Time, Fortune, and Harvard Business Review

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