It’s not unusual to have hundreds or even thousands of LinkedIn connections–which can make your social-media world as messy and noisy as a crowded party full of strangers. Which is why knowing “superconnectors” is priceless.

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on 02 May 2017 3:38 AM

But here are the 9 Skills you Need to Become a Super-Connector.

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on 02 May 2017 3:38 AM

Super-connectors know everyone and everyone knows them. These people build relationships very quickly and with a lot of people. Super-connectors are invaluable people. They match people with opportunities and, in doing so, they leave their connections with a positive opinion of them and their abilities.

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on 02 May 2017 3:38 AM

If you’re an early-stage founder and you’re not charging for money for a product that you intend to eventually charge money for, you should start doing it, now. That’s because the best way to tell whether you’ll be able to charge money tomorrow is to see if you can successfully charge money today. If early customers refuse to pay for your product then you have a strong signal that you need to change something with your approach. Many founders avoid this at first because it’s uncomfortable and because it’s a big hairy problem. It’s so abstract that it’s partly philosophical.

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on 02 May 2017 3:38 AM

It’s estimated that in an average day, you will make somewhere around 35,000 decisions. Many of them are unconscious, but the sheer volume is staggering. What to wear, where to eat, how to get to work, who to call when you get there, all of these little things add up. You could easily argue then, that learning a bit more about the decision making process, and improving your decision making, is a worthy investment.

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The rich think fundamentally differently:

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on 02 May 2017 3:38 AM

One of the most impactful books we've ever come across is the wonderful Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger, written by the Swedish investor Peter Bevelin. In the spirit of multidisciplinary learning, Seeking Wisdom is a compendium of ideas from biology, psychology, statistics, physics, economics, and human behavior. Mr. Bevelin is out with a new book full of wisdom from Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger: All I Want to Know is Where I'm Going to Die So I Never Go There.

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I emailed around 50 peers in diverse industries: payroll, software, advertising, consulting. I asked one question: “What are your biggest business challenges?” Here are the most common responses, and strategies for overcoming them.

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Like Aristotle, Euclid, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla; Elon has a method to his “thinking different” madness. It’s called First principles thinking and anyone can use it.

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on 02 May 2017 3:38 AM

Mental models are to your brain as apps are to your smartphone. Just like apps, there are a ton of mental models. They help you make decisions, solve problems and see the world in an entirely new way… they basically make your brain more useful.

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on 02 May 2017 3:38 AM