Noah Kagan was employee #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint.com, and founded AppSumo, a software company for discovering other softwares.
His Advice on Learning to Ask
It’s daunting to ask someone of authority for things you wish for - enter Noah’s coffee challenge.
The next time you order a coffee, just ask for 10% off. “Go up to the counter and order coffee. Then, just ask for 10% off. The challenge can seem kind of silly, but the whole point is that -in business and in life - you don’t have to be on the extreme, but you do have to ask for things, and you have to put yourself out there.”
His Advice on Time Management
If you want to learn, you have to schedule time to learn. If you want to create, you have to schedule time to create. If you want to speak, you have to schedule time to speak.
You’ll never “find” time. You have to make it.
Tim Ferris schedules Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm time to create - film podcasts, write articles, or other creative outputs. Noah Kagan schedules every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon for nothing but “Learning.”