David Kadavy

David Kadavy is author of Mind Management, Not Time Management, The Heart to Start & Design for Hackers.

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How to Take Smart Notes Summary – Love Your Work, Episode 249

February 18, 2021

How to take Smart NotesIf you’re a fan of using Getting Things Done to stay on top of all the, well, things you need to get done – you’ll love How to Take Smart Notes for staying on top of all the things you want to learn. I’ll give you an introduction – in my own words – in this How to Take Smart Notes summary. keep on reading »

What I Learned from Naval Ravikant’s Meditation Challenge – Love Your Work, Episode 246

January 07, 2021

I recently saw a tweet storm by entrepreneur/investor/philosopher Naval Ravikant. He was challenging people to meditate sixty minutes a day for sixty consecutive days.

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The best place to print your advance reader copies (ARCs) – KDP Print vs. IngramSpark vs. Barnes & Noble

November 27, 2020

ARCs, galleys, advance reader copies, or advance review copies – whatever you want to call it, you want to get your self-published book in the hands of readers in advance of your launch date. Where’s the best place to print your advance reader copies? keep on reading »

The Black Swan Book Summary – Love Your Work, Episode 244

November 12, 2020

black swan summaaryIf you want to write a book, don’t ask, “How much money does the average book make?” In this context, “average” is meaningless. You’re in the world of Black Swans. The Black Swan is a book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and I have found the ideas in it critical to navigating my career as an author. Here – in my own words – is my The Black Swan book summary. The ideas in The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable are what I think about when I’m considering writing a new book.

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Getting Things Done Summary – Love Your Work, Episode 242

October 15, 2020

getting things doneWhen I first heard of Getting Things Done, I was skeptical. How could it possibly live up to the fanaticism of its cult following? But once I saw the power of the “next action,” of “someday/maybes,” and of organizing tasks by “context,” I knew there was a good reason for the hype: “GTD” works.

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ActiveCampaign Review

February 21, 2019

activecampaign reviewAfter years of research, several years ago I switched from MailChimp to ActiveCampaign. Why do I love ActiveCampaign so much? I’ve already done my MailChimp vs. ActiveCampaign comparison. Now it’s time to do an ActiveCampaign review. keep on reading »

How to write a book: Even if you don’t know what to write about

March 07, 2018

Now that I have written several books, people often ask me how to start writing a book. They say “I want to write a book, but I can’t get started,” or they say, “I don’t know what to write about,” or ask me “how long does it take to write a book?” If you need help writing a book for the first time, the following is what I would suggest.
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The AlphaSmart: This $19 portable word processor is a writer’s secret weapon

June 23, 2015

UPDATE (8/31/2015): I loved the form factor so much, I upgraded to an Alphasmart NEO, which has a much nicer keyboard feel, and (regrettably) displays slightly more type 😉

Technology has made a lot of things about writing easier. You can save little scraps of information in Evernote, write and edit with ease, and you don’t have to go to the library to do research. keep on reading »