The master of persuasion: Interview with BJ Fogg

How do you use persuasion to change others’ behavior -- or your own? 2 days ago, I held a live Q&A with my mentor, Stanford psychologist BJ Fogg. He’s the father of the field of Captology -- Computers As Persuasive Technologies -- and he taught me most of what I learned in psychology and persuasion early on. ...

How to apply the 80/20 rule to earn more, work less, and dominate

Today, learn how to apply the 80/20 rule to eliminate meaningless work from your life -- and focus on what really matters -- to earn more, work less, and spend time doing the things you love. Below, you'll learn... How to work 2 fewer hours/day How to double your salary (at age 26) How to take a $12,...

“You just need to get started” is bad advice

I'm fascinated by people at the top levels of every field. Whether it's CEOs, best-selling authors, presidents, or even Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity, I love learning the techniques and mindsets that pros use to become the best. At these rarefied levels, top performers use different techniques than average people. Today, a guest post that will challenge your notions ...

Time management: How an MIT postdoc writes 3 books, a PhD defense, and 6+ peer-reviewed papers — and finishes by 5:30pm

I'm always on the lookout for "hidden gems," or people who are doing remarkable work that the whole world hasn't caught on to, yet. Today, I asked my friend Cal Newport to illustrate how he completely dominates as a post-doc at MIT, author of multiple books, and popular blogger. How does he do it all? Cal writes one of the ...

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