“We like to hire people that are more inclined to give to their neighbor” – Shane Snow on his hiring process at Content.ly
For this episode, I caught up with entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow! He is the founder of Content.ly, and author of Smartcuts (the title is a mashup for smart and shortcuts), that goes into how hackers, innovators, and icons accelerate success. I first came across Shane snow from a guest post he did on Tim Ferris’ Blog (about living off a meal replacement drink), and I have been following the writing he does for media like Wired, Fast company and New Yorker since. I know I am going to find some interesting new ideas and ways of thinking whenever I check out his work. Be sure to listen all the way through, because Shane share some exclusive insight into his newest projects!
“Adventure is indulging your sense of wonder” – Shane Snow
What you will learn in this episode:
-How you can apply 10X thinking
-How to plan before acting: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln
-Whether you should share your goals
-Shane’s favorite brainstorming exercise: “How would X (A baker? Warren Buffett? A child?) attack this problem?”
-How book reading competition with his brother helped him tell better stories
-What is “Dark” social media?
-What is a superconnector (and how to write for them)?
-How reading level correlates with book popularity
-About Shane’s goal to go to all of NYC’s abandoned subway stations
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Thanks Shane Snow!
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