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" My parents disagreed sharply with me over the decision to leave school. "
" Watching well-meaning authors follow in the footsteps of someone going in the wrong direction breaks my heart. "
" Self-imposed discipline with a bent towards results rather than 'creative' and sustainability spending is unfortunately not the norm in the marketing industry. "
" Anyone who faults Romney or Obama or any public figure for demanding quote approval is missing the point. The journalists were no abused weaklings here. They made a bargain for access to these newsworthy figures that they thought was in their favor - they're only complaining because they got caught. "
" If you need to fudge the facts a little bit to make your narrative work, there is nothing anyone can do to stop you. "
" In every job and position, there are valuable lessons to be learned. Even in a nasty, abusive, toxic workplace, you're being taught precisely how not to run an organization. "
" I don't play videogames and generally think that online activism is a giant waste of time. "
" Do I regret how my life turned out? Of course not - not for a single second. "
" When I dropped out of school at 19 to start my first job in Hollywood, I didn't know anything, and I had no idea where I'd end up. Thankfully, I was attached to some smart and forgiving people who let me learn under them. "
" The greats - they protect their sleep because it's where the best work comes from. They say no to things. They turn in when they hit their limits. They don't let the creep of sleep deprivation undermine their judgment. "
" Here's the thing I've learned about ideas: It's your job to have them. "
" Times change. Context changes. Just because something is old and a 'part of our history' shouldn't mean we are forced to honor it forever. "
" Reddit is like any democratic form of government - unless carefully guarded by its leaders and members, its trusts and privileges can be and often are abused. "
" Growth hacking is a mindset, and those who have it will reap incredible gains. "
" Growth hacking is the future of marketing. It has to be. "
" If it comes as a constant surprise each and every time something unexpected occurs, you're not only going to be miserable whenever you attempt something big, you're going to have a much harder time accepting it and moving on to attempts two, three, and four. "
" Virality is not an accident. It is engineered. And that's why growth hackers beat traditional marketers. "
" We all have goals: We want to matter. We want to be important. We want to have freedom and power to pursue our creative work. We want respect from our peers and recognition for our accomplishments. Not out of vanity or selfishness, but of an earnest desire to fulfill our personal potential. "
" Writing the perfect paper is a lot like a military operation. It takes discipline, foresight, research, strategy, and, if done right, ends in total victory. "
" The reality is that the economic situation for millennials is not a good one. "
" The problem with a lot of marketing advice is that the examples they use are not exactly typical. It's hard for businesses, particularly smaller businesses, to relate to the bold innovations of companies like Apple or Tesla. "
" I love books. Probably too much for my own good. "
" We often learn the hard way that our world is ruled by external factors. We don't always get what is rightfully ours, even if we've earned it. "
" Growth-hacking is about scalability - ideally, you want your marketing efforts to bring in users, which then bring in more users. "
" The risks of speaking extemporaneously are apparent the first time you wing it and promptly put your foot in your mouth. "
" Brands are essentially forbidden from saying or associating themselves with the Olympics - something that has been commonly owned by Western Civilization since the Greeks - unless they hand over piles of cash to the Games. "
" Growth hackers are typically computer engineers that build great marketing ideas into the product during the development process. "
" Public relations and marketing are something companies do to move product. It is not meaningful. It is not cool. Yet because it is cheap, easy, and lucrative to cover, blogs want to convince you that it is. "
" Understanding how the media actually works is critical. Because editors depend on ignorance and media illiteracy to ply their trade. The fact that many readers expect fact checking, editorial oversight, and ethics actually makes it easier for the media to be lazy. "
" Stoicism - and philosophy - are not the domains of idle professors. They are the succor of the successful and the men and women of action. "
" As tough an idea as it often is to stomach, the best way to thrive in a world that requires grunt work is to stop seeing it as grunt work. "