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Lessons from meeting a Nobel Prize

Lessons from meeting a Nobel Prize

Up until recently, my career path was always related to science and after working for one year in research I wanted to continue in it. So you can imagine what a Nobel Prize meant to me, it was like the pinnacle, something that I had no idea if I could ever achieve. To me Nobel laureates were the same as stars, or the big CEOs at Silicon Valley, what’s more, my work was based on part of his findings! So…

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Overcoming Stage Fright: How to Get Addicted to Pitching

Overcoming Stage Fright: How to Get Addicted to Pitching

How I went from trembling to enjoying the thrill in a single year I have always been quite introverted and this implied that I tried to avoid being the center of attention as much as possible. Just speaking with someone I didn’t know made me feel anxiousness, I was scared I cowered and I tried to end it fast, so you can imagine how it for me when it came to presentations. Just thinking about standing in front of a…

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Rapid Skill Acquisition (II)

Rapid Skill Acquisition (II)

How to learn any skill in an efficient way as explained in Tim Ferris’s book ‘’ The 4 Hour Chef ‘’ On the first article of this mini series we mentioned how to that one of the necessary steps was to find experts. In this article we will explore how to find those experts. How to find experts: Use Wikipedia to find who was the best or the second best in the field of interest. The logic behind going for…

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Rapid Skill Acquisition (I)

Rapid Skill Acquisition (I)

How to learn any skill in an efficient way as explained in Tim Ferris’s book ‘’ The 4 Hour Chef ‘’ In his book the 4 hour chef the author Tim Ferris describes his method for rapid skill acquisition. The 4 building blocks or DSSS The first of the four is the so-called deconstruction, the objective of this step is to analyze the skill and understand which are the minimal learnable units, as the author calls them, ‘’the Lego blocks’’…

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Brandon Stanton’s Tips for Interviews

Brandon Stanton’s Tips for Interviews

Learn the tips and tricks of one of the best interviewers ever Let’s start with the tough reality. As you start doing interviews you will come across one of the biggest struggles: setting the right mood. Be ready for the first few interviews to be quite awkward and expect to fumble from time to time since, as they say, all comes with experience. But since we all hate having to go around in the dark without knowing how to improve…

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Growth in Adversity

Growth in Adversity

We have all experienced failure and know the frustration that comes with it. When you apply for a scholarship and you have already planned how it would be once you obtained it. When you study for an exam as hard as you can, and think it went well only to see a lower grade than you expected. Or even when you apply for a contest only to be rejected. All these instances hurt. It’s not fun when they deny what…

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