Important frameworks/models/ideas I learned in the last few years which have helped me in my professional life

  1. The orange juice test, designed to sort through candidates based on how they can handle difficult situations and tasks

  2. The Pyramid Principle for structured thinking and communication

  3. Mind the Gap Analysis to help you get Promoted

  4. The “new girlfriend” fixation in start-ups; relevant for startup founders as well as employees

  5. The Myth of Upper Middle-Class Security

  6. Strike When The Iron Is Hot - AVC

  7. The 20% Rule: Some Success Porn From Theo Epstein That’s Actually Pretty Good

  8. Invest in Lines, Not Dots

  9. Introductions and the “forward intro email”

  10. Stretching, Executing, Coasting - and Pacing Yourself to Avoid Burnout and why you need a balance of all 3

  11. Most people won’t

  12. Keep earning your title, or it expires

  13. Is it Time for You to Earn or to Learn?; you need to match your talents, age, skills, ambition and economic situation with your current reality

  14. Don’t climb the wrong hill; meander some in your walk (especially early on), randomly drop yourself into new parts of the terrain, and when you find the highest hill, don’t waste any more time on the current hill no matter how much better the next step up might appear

  15. Always choose growth - part of the reason why Google staff are so easy to work with is because the company is growing

  16. A forty year career; Not four IPOs, not fourteen two-year stints, but forty years

  17. Punch above your weight class; Chris Sacca invited himself to meetings and offered to take notes

  18. Pptimise for Rate-of-learning early in your career; it can be the most valuable compensation for working at a startup

  19. Work on the most important problems; only way to create a big impact

  20. Create your own operating system; this is Rabois’. I created mine here

Note: I will keep expanding this list

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