It’s pure economics.

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Dating for millennials is getting harder for 3 reasons, all taking root in the same phenomenon: abundance.

Abundance is transforming the nature of dating from a social activity to a market of goods with its own rules and economy.

Economics teaches us that when the volume of a product increases, the (estimated) value of these goods declines (1).

Since the cost of acquiring the good is lower, consumers are both less willing to make efforts to acquire it (2) and to subsequently maintain it (2).

Furthermore, as they are offered more choices, consumers’ standards, and expectations regarding the product rise…


The simplest solutions are often the best ones

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Do you want to start a business but can’t find any idea?

That’s ok. Ideas are everywhere.

Finding them is more about changing your mindset and opening your eyes than being talented or smart.

Think about it. What’s a business, really? It’s a group of people that develop a solution to a problem.

Moving from A to B is a problem. Solution: car, train, subway, plane, Lime, Uber…thousands of companies are in the business of helping people move from A to B.

Being hungry is a problem. Solution: supermarkets, restaurants, pizza delivery, Takeaway.com…millions …


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Since this book is long, only the essential chapters were summarized. This is why you can see some missing chapters in the summary.

This book is 10/10. If you need one book to become rich, this one has it all.

If I had to summarize it in one sentence, it’d be this:

Extraordinary results demand extraordinary actions.

Author’s recommended read:

  • The One Thing, by Gary Keller
  • Not Everyone Gets a Trophy, by Bruce Tulgan
  • 59 seconds, by Richard Wiseman
  • Transform Your Habits, by James Clear
  • The Sense of Well-Being in America, by Angus Campbell

Enjoy!

Intro

Society has scripted you to…


Don’t trust the numbers.

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When I was a kid, I wanted to become an actor. Everyone told me it was packed with competition, but I didn’t care and took action.

I looked every day for auditions, registered at the community acting school of my city, and did some impro.

My efforts paid off.

I got a minor role in a big French movie when I was 20 years old. Along with me were twenty-two other aspiring actors.

At the end of the shooting, we all intended on becoming real comedians and set out to do so.

It was in March 2015.

More than six…


Ever heard of the carnivore diet? You should do some research before publishing idiocies.


It’s about mastering the basics.

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There was a time in my life when I was depressed, anxious, friendless, jobless, financially distressed, addicted to weed, and overall, seemed to have failed my life entirely.

I knew I wasn’t going well, but I didn’t know how to fix it. I didn’t know what caused me to feel and act this way.

So I kept on reading books about happiness and how to get more friends. Instead of attacking the roots of my issues, I was merely trying to fix the symptoms.

That led me nowhere.

I eventually understood that my mental state and its consequences mainly stemmed…


How one business acquired me as their customer (for life?)

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In July 2019, I found myself in need to find a cheap and reliable butchery.

This is the story of how one meat shop among 20 won my heart and 100% of my monthly food budget, possibly for life.

1. Get an Appealing Shop/Front Page

When I started my all-meat diet, I needed to find a cheap and reliable butchery. I looked on Google and found out that the Brussels slaughterhouse welcomed a giant food market every weekend with wholesale prices. So I went.

The online reviews hadn’t lied. The food market was big (I later learned it was the third biggest in Europe). I ended…


Knowledge is much more than power.

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Like most people in damaged families, I have grown up with very challenging views of myself. While I have not completely gotten rid of negative thought patterns that come haunt me in the most challenging times, I am now doing much better than before. And I owe most of my progress to books.

These books are kind of special to me. They came at a challenging time in my life when very few people understood the situation I was in. Lack of understanding made my explaining, defining, and subsequent solving of the problem rather challenging.

In times when no one…


They have the potential to transform your life as they transformed mine

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Books saved my life.

In times when I was lost, lonely, depressed, and struggling to get out of bed, books acknowledged how I felt and gave me the tools to get better.

They gave me a roadmap to fix pretty much all of my issues, and God knows how many I had: loneliness, poor diet, anger issues, self-esteem issues, social issues, addiction issues, purpose and meaning issues, financial issues, and mindset issues.

I was blessed to find a book for every issue I aimed to fix.

Looking back to the best books I have read to deal with these problems…

Auré

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