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If you’re good at what you do, you don’t start from scratch with every single project.

Great work springs from what has come before it. As Mark Twain put it:

“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas...

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You are cursed.

You overestimate how much people understand you. It’s that simple.

Psychologist Elizabeth Newton’s 1990 study is a perfect example of how the curse works its counterproductive ways. She split people up into two groups — tappers and...

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The Nobel-Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman spent his life unravelling questions of science and mysteries of the universe — including the behavior of ants.

He would perform afternoon-long experiments, waiting for ants to find sugar he’d laid...

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Kildare Escoto is the best performing salesman in a North Carolina optometry business.

When Wharton Business School professor Adam Grant walks into that eye care office posing as a mystery shopper, Kildare doesn’t give the hard sell. He doesn’t show...

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