Daymond John Sketchnote from Tools of Titans

Confession time: I’ve never seen an episode of shark tank, yet, I’ve heard it referenced numerous times. The most obvious visual for shark tank is a shark. What else do I think of when I think shark? Jaws. That’s how I’ll link John with Jaws for Daymond John. He’s the author of “The Power of Broke” among other best selling titles. He’s also the founder of brand FUBU. The Quote From Childhood That Stuck Let’s use Daymond’s first name for a quote that came from his parents: Your day job is your homework Daymond’s Parents I hope this link is …

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Chris Young Sketchnote from Tools of Titans

Tim Ferriss describes Chris Young as one of the articulate thinkers he knows. Young is the creator of, which is a hub for people who love science and cooking. Interestingly, Chris told himself the story that he was not mathematical as a kid. He would continually receive grades that were around the C- mark. However, he has gone on to study biochemistry and theoretical mathematics. For me, this reaffirms the power of curiosity. When we’re disengaged from something, we’re not gonna learn much from it. Over to the sketchnote. The Advice of Chris’ Dad I use Chris Young’s last …

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Phil Libin Sketchnote from Tools of Titans

Phil Libin is the co-founder of Evernote. Interestingly, he and his crew were fed up trying to meet the needs of an audience so they looked to service their own. Phil mentions a spark with gaming but decided it was over saturated. Productivity was the gap they identified as being outdated. Evernote is born. Phil uses Evernote for everything Evernote. It’s not a personal management device. The elephant represents the ability to recall information while the green represents the backdrop elephants can be seen in. The Cost of Tripling in Size: Hiroshi Mikitani This is a bit of a stretch …

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Tracy DiNunzio Sketchnote from Tools of Titans

Tracy has a nontechnical background that was in fine art. Through her 20s she backpacked and it wasn’t until she was around 30 that she wanted “more security” in her life. Naturally, she pursued entrepreneurship. There is a degree of irony here. She started a marketplace for weddings and used it as an experience to upskill herself with all the knowledge she needed. Tim may have used the term auto-didact. She started Tradesy while living from paycheck to paycheck and securing funds from sites like AirBnB as secondary income. Tim mentioned how you can use other startups to help fund …

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Ed Catmull Sketchnote from Tools of Titans

Ed cofounded Pixar along with Steve Jobs. He is trained in computer science and is the president of the Walt Disney animation studio. He mentioned that he can’t read poetry. So instead, he listens to it. Ed has received 5 Academy awards and has contributed to many advances in computer graphics. He is also the author of Creativity Inc. My strategies to recall Ed’s wisdom is as follows: Start with Ed as that starts for Education. Ed loved listening to lectures from the Teaching Company. From here, I link learning to reading. Like Ed, I find it difficult to harvest …

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Alex Blumberg Sketchnote from Tools of Titans

Alex worked as a producer on the This American life podcast. Alex suggest to ask the dumb questions that everyone is afraid to ask. Alex sees views editing as his superpower and has worked tirelessly to answer the question “What makes good tape?” He mentioned that he hasn’t always been someone who strives for excellence and this was something that he learnt from working under high-performing people. To tell a good story, you need these three elements: setting, emotions and details. This is true for audio. Tv is a different ballgame. Questions for setting: Tell me about a time when… …

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Scott Adams the Creator of Dilbert Sketchnote

⁃ six dimension of humour: naughty, clever, cute, bizarre, mean, recognisable. Use 3 and you’re on a winner. ⁃ Systems over goals because you acquire transferable skills and succeed over time. ⁃ Affirmation work because of link to reticular Activating System ⁃ Trump is a great hypnotist. Take an anchor ppl recognise and associates that to hose down detractors. ⁃ Check your facts! ⁃ Notice your bodily reactions as confirmation of a creative endeavour. ⁃ Strive to be in the top 75% of 3-5 skills. The combination of those skills leads to a unique proposition.