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5 Simple Principles for Becoming an Expert

5 Simple Principles for Becoming an Expert | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it
  • There aren’t shortcuts.
  • Merely direct paths.
  • Most people don’t take them, because they frighten us.
  • Things that look like shortcuts are usually detours disguised as less work.
  • Seth Godin

For the past month, I’ve been studying people who have become skilled and knowledgeable enough to be called “experts” in preparation for the launch of a new blog.


I’ve interviewed experts, spent time with them and have asked them whether shortcuts exist to becoming an expert (and received some incredible responses like the one from Seth Godin above). I’ve even read books by people who study success and expertise (expertologists?)...

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You don’t have to be smart to be an entrepreneur… you just have to be smart enough!

You don’t have to be smart to be an entrepreneur… you just have to be smart enough! | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Just the other day I was on Facebook and I noticed someone talking about a really successful person that went to my high school. So naturally, I clicked on their profile to see what he was up to.

 

The person is a genius, and I doubt they ever got less than an A in a class. After high school they attended Stanford and landed some successful positions at companies like Microsoft and Google.

 

If you looked at this person’s resume you’d be impressed, I’m sure. They’re smart, ambitious, and hard working. You would think the person is probably the most successful person from their high school class, right?...

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