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It took $240k and 6 years to get my PhD. 4 out of 5 of my classmates didn’t make it to the end. It was brutal, but it taught me how to think. To save you quarter million dollars, here are 10 lessons on how to learn about any topic and form your own original insights, quickly👇 1. Study the “classics” hard, and ignore the rest. For any topic there’s the definitive classic text, and…

(This article is originally published on Entrepreneur.com) Last night in the shower, you had an ingenious idea for a new business. You rushed to the desk to write it down, with water still dripping down your back. Your [insert the brilliant thing] is going to change the universe! It’s time to call up investors, assemble a team and . . . stop! Stop right there! Before plunging into execution, you should confirm you’re solving a problem…

You just need to be really smart… I’m kidding! Actually the weird thing is having great ideas has nothing to do with your IQ. How do I know? I’m smart. (Stop fooling around and get to the point, Natasha!) Ok, ok. Last August when I left my job, I spent all days sitting on the floor, scheming the next stage of my career. I’d madly write down ideas on scraps of paper, making my living…