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MRKTRS WKLY #45


HOW TO CURATE YOUR OWN ‘THINK WEEK’

Bill Gates is widely known for his twice-yearly ritual he calls his “Think Week,” where spends seven days at his secluded, hideaway cottage. Other top entrepreneurs have since followed in his footsteps.

It’s a time for deep thought, reflection and relaxation. Gates uses this time to ponder his own thoughts and a pile of thought proposals. To think of new ideas for his company. As well as completely disconnecting from family members, friends, and employees.

Before embarking on a Gates-inspired thought retreat, there’s some considerations that need to be made ahead of time.

Here’s 3 important guidelines to consider:

  1. Set firm rules on connectivity: Can you afford to disconnect completely? If not restrict internet access to set periods of the day. Turn off at all other times.  
  2. Decide on your objectives: what do you want to get out of your ‘Think Week’? Determine your focus area for the year ahead, find inspiration for a new venture? Establish these goals before you start.
  3. Gather reading materials: Feed your mind with a reading list collated ahead of time.

Taking time to unplug and recharge is critical for our mental and physical well-being. But it can work wonders for your business as a way of slowing down, questioning then reaffirming your direction.

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WKLY PICKS:

BIZ DEV – Want to take your biz dev game to the next level? This AR business card is what every MRKTR needs.  😱🤔— Read Here

LESSONS –  This entrepreneur invested everything into his startup and lost it all. Here’s the 12 lessons he learned. 🤦😮 — View List 

INFLNCR – How Kylie Jenner raked up a $900M fortune in three years. Hint: Extreme Influencer MRKTING. 💁💲 — See More


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HOT OFF THE PRESS

THE BIG DROP – Facebook’s stock experienced the largest drop in value in Wall Street history – dropping by more than $100 billion on Thursday. Here’s why. 😱 — Read Here

THE INTERVIEWZuckerberg lays everything out on the table in this interview with Recode. After the year Facebook have endured, it’s a really big table.  👥 — Read More

WEAPON OF CHOICE – Has the MacBook been dethroned? Bloomberg claim these are the five best laptops for digital nomads.  👩💻 — View List

ON A WHIM – The MaaS (mobility as a service) app Whim has turned Helsinki’s bus, train, bike, taxi or borrow car transport into one, easy monthly subscription. 🚍🚊🚲🚗  Check it Out

PAYDAY – Youtube are offering six-figure checks to keep hold of their biggest stars, with IGTV heating up competition for creators. 📺🖥️🤔 — Find out More


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