David Perell

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Personal beliefs: 1. The world is extremely inefficient. There is low-hanging fruit everywhere. 2. People don’t learn from history. Study the greats. Find simple lessons. Copy the best stuff. 3. When in doubt, don’t blame individual people. Blame the incentives of the system.

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History is filled with moments where science said something was impossible but people did it anyways. My favorite example: Airplanes flew before scientists had a working theory for “heavier than air” flight — when people thought it was impossible.

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History doesn’t repeat itself but human behavior always does

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