Best 12 Quotes & Tweets on Consensus

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1

“Artists” calling for censorship don’t know what art is. “Scientists” citing consensus don’t know what science is. “Teachers” indoctrinating students don’t know what teaching is. “Journalists” parroting propaganda don’t know what reporting is. Programming us all day long.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Individuals search for truth, groups search for consensus.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

The smarter you are the less likely you are to work well with consensus seeking groups.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

4

The Icecream Principle: Tell 10 people to get ice cream. If they have to agree on a flavor, they'll pick chocolate or vanilla every time. Groups of people don't agree on what's cool or interesting. They agree on what's easy. "Consensus" is just another way of saying average.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

5

Outcome over ego. Correctness over consensus. Direction over speed.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

6

You get paid for being right first, and to be first, you can't wait for consensus.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

"Consensus" is just another way of saying "average."

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Going against the consensus opinion is easy. Going against the consensus and being correct is hard. Outperformance requires advantageous divergence. “Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.” ― Ralph Charell

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

Product is an opinion. Product-market fit is a consensus.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

10

Consensus seeking creates short-term calm and long-term confusion.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

11

A key to running a successful organization is minimizing large meetings & maximizing small ones High frequency micro conversations create trust, continuity & ownership Large meetings optimize for consensus & hierarchical game play (at worse they muffle soft voices)

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

12

complexity, compliance, consensus, and committees ... Unless you’re at the top of the pyramid, all of these offer job security. They also lull you into false confidence and conceal, rather than reveal, dangers.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish