tag:gonen.blog,2013:/posts All In 2017-04-28T16:06:21Z tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1150115 2017-04-28T16:06:21Z 2017-04-28T16:06:21Z What Are You Optimizing For?

As I've detailed on and on in these blog posts, I am a big proponent of making a conscious effort to become more  self aware. Regardless of what you learn about yourself, I think it will be valuable.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1149827 2017-04-27T14:11:29Z 2017-04-27T14:11:29Z Taking Irrational Chances on Me

Life is crazy. There are bad days. Great days. Learning experiences. Whatever you want to call it; I think if you live it right - it's a wild ride.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1149523 2017-04-26T14:08:10Z 2017-04-26T14:08:10Z Reading Books

Since I came to college, now nearly two years ago (finishing Sophomore year), I pretty much abandoned my interest/desire to read books.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1149180 2017-04-25T14:11:16Z 2017-04-25T14:11:16Z Promptness

Being on time is a controllable, competitive advantage. Note to self: be on time to things, even if you are in a position of power for the meeting. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1148880 2017-04-24T13:14:00Z 2017-04-24T13:14:00Z What's Next

In case you have not been following, a few months ago I launched my personal newsletter titled "What's Next.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1148549 2017-04-23T13:41:50Z 2017-04-23T13:41:50Z Present

How often are we actually "present" and thinking in the moment? Right now, while you are reading this, what are you thinking about? Are you thinking about what you are doing for lunch? Your big exam tomorrow? 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1148308 2017-04-22T14:23:55Z 2017-04-22T14:23:55Z The Secret Company Building Recipe

Everyone sells you on the formula you should follow to build the "best and biggest company." 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1148066 2017-04-21T13:20:33Z 2017-04-21T13:20:33Z Tradeoffs

When making a decision, how often do you consider all benefits and costs associated? And which do we leave out? 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1147793 2017-04-20T14:14:17Z 2017-04-20T14:14:17Z The Last Ounce

Life is hard. The days are long. Everything always goes wrong. People want you to fail. Everyone is disadvantaged. The list goes on and on. We all have bad days. Some, objectively worse than others. But relatively - we all go through our own ups and downs.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1147544 2017-04-19T13:33:57Z 2017-04-19T13:33:57Z Optimizing for Short and Long Term

This is not a particularly exciting topic, but it is something that I think a lot about. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1147313 2017-04-18T14:50:48Z 2017-04-18T14:50:48Z Bad Reason to Start A Company

I am writing this as a reminder for myself, but also to the millions of people, in 2017, who think that "it would be cool to start a company one day." I think it is a fad to start a company and become an "entrepreneur," whatever that means. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1147030 2017-04-17T15:13:02Z 2017-04-17T15:13:02Z Dead Time

I am consistently fascinated by how we spend our time, and the consequences of our choices. I wrote the other day about an investor like framework for "investing your time" that discussed a mindset for approaching time allocation. Today, however, I'll provide a way to think about your day that gives you more time to do what you want. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1146837 2017-04-16T16:14:49Z 2017-04-24T19:40:00Z Learning to Sell on Your Feet

Whether or not technical founders like to admit it, sales is at the core of most businesses. You can go out and build the cleanest, most beautiful product in the world, but if you cannot sell it, no one will ever use/buy it. Young companies, in particular, spend a lot of their time selling. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1146602 2017-04-15T16:56:28Z 2017-04-15T19:25:25Z Bouncing Back

"Tell me about yourself." In the numerous interviews I have done over the past 6 months, most, if not all, started with this statement: "Tell me about yourself." The question really says: "tell me about your past experiences, what you learned, etc."

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1146416 2017-04-14T17:06:48Z 2017-04-14T17:06:48Z On Advice

I have always found "advice" to be an interesting subject.

In theory, advice can be super powerful. When directed and explained well, it has the power to "change lives." Bad advice, in contrast, can steer people in the wrong direction. It can cost people thousands of dollars, and more importantly, years of their life. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1146210 2017-04-13T15:48:11Z 2017-04-13T15:48:28Z Baby Steps

As humans, we are generally pretty bad at expectation management. We tend to overestimate length of time required to accomplish something, but underestimate the potential impact of said thing. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1145291 2017-04-12T13:54:31Z 2017-04-12T18:22:17Z Starting New - Moving to Posthaven

I started daily blogging nearly 400 days ago. My objective, early on, was naively simple: hit publish every single day.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1145572 2017-04-11T14:34:25Z 2017-04-12T07:27:43Z How writing daily helped me land a job

I have never been a particularly great writer. I have never authored a best selling novel or even published an academic paper. I am honestly more of a math person to begin with, as I am studying Finance and Computer Science at school. 

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1145307 2017-04-10T13:16:21Z 2017-04-10T13:16:33Z Investing Your Time

Deterministic models imply outcomes are precisely determined through known relationships among states and events. 

In math, that means you can attribute the output of the model fully to the parameter values and initial conditions. In life, it means that the choices you make have consequences. And, for better or worse, those consequences drive you.

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tag:gonen.blog,2013:Post/1145160 2017-04-09T16:47:15Z 2017-04-10T03:43:43Z Just Start
Lessons From an Entire Year of Daily Blogging

Today marks day 365. An entire year of daily blogging. I have grown an incredible amount as a result. A friend asked me if I’d learned anything that’d be valuable to share. I have never been a big fan of making lists like these as they often end up in a pool of saturation — but I thought I’d do my best to provide some actionable, transparent thoughts. If i had more time, I would’ve made this shorter, but here goes everything:

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