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The old crocodile was floating at the river’s edge when a younger crocodile swam up next to him,

“I’ve heard from many that you’re the fiercest hunter in all of the river bottoms. Please, teach me your ways.”

Awoken from a nice long afternoon nap, the old crocodile glanced at the young crocodile with one of his reptilian eyes, said nothing and then fell back asleep atop the water.


Originally published on JOTFORM.COM

If you want to be successful, many experts and life-hackers say you should:

  • Wake up at 6 am
  • Take a cold shower
  • Exercise
  • Meditate
  • Journal and brainstorm
  • Review and set goals
  • Read news and industry sites
  • Consume inspiring content
  • Eat a protein-rich breakfast

Whew. That’s a lot to accomplish before 8 am.


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The race to get the world’s first plane in the sky was a hard fought battle between The Wright Brothers and a lesser-known gentleman by the name of Samuel Pierpont Langley.

“… it was a cold windy day on December 17th, 1903 in the Kill Devil Hills of North Carolina… Orville watched nervously…


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Cozy.

Should I stay in bed or should…


But you can still crush that to-do list.

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I’m not highly motivated.


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Being a natural genius is overrated.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the…


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We were all seated around a long oval table, my colleagues and I listening intently as our supervisor rambled on in a lengthy monologue. We’d just spent the past two hours watching him enthusiastically brief us on a new project.


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“Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

That’s just one of the many truisms concocted by the English playwright John Heywood. While it wasn’t his only one — you’re probably also familiar with his other work, such as “Out of sight out of mind” and “Better late than never” — it does have particular resonance with entrepreneurs.


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As entrepreneurs, we tend to look outside of our companies to reinvigorate our talent pool. In the past year, however, recruiting trends have started to shift. According to a recent LinkedIn survey of over 1,500 talent professionals, internal mobility has increased nearly 20% year over year. Half of those surveyed reported that they expected their recruiting budgets to decrease. Spending on learning and development, on the other hand, is forecasted to stay the same or increase according to two out of three.


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Discipline. Persistence. Motivation. Creativity.

Aytekin Tank

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