Jack Butcher

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Information is like food: Consuming more than you need is comforting in the moment but it always slows you down.

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Thinking comes from reading, knowing comes from trying.

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Knowledge acquired is potential. Knowledge applied is profit.

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The Internet: Knowledge that used to cost $200,000, now available for $0. Arguments that you would never encounter in your life, now in limitless supply. Enjoy!

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Knowing better is easy, doing better is hard.

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An information advantage only applies if you’re doing something.

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Information changes your mind. Action changes your circumstances.

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Consuming information doesn't make you smart. Applying information makes you smart.

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If you don’t think you were stupid yesterday, you aren’t getting smarter today.

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Information doesn't change your life. You do.

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The difference between knowing what you know and getting paid for what you know: Publishing your work.

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Selling information is easy, obtaining information worth selling is hard.

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Edge is built by doing, not knowing.

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We know we won't know until we try, but we still want to know before we try.

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Information is neutral. Interpretation is biased.

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No one knows everything, no one knows nothing.

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New understanding follows an admission of ignorance.

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Information changes mental circumstance. Action changes physical circumstance.

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Let the principles inform the process.

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Because progress requires us to admit we don’t know something, most of us don’t make any.

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To earn more attention, make information more accessible.

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Ignorance is a luxury.

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You get paid by knowing a lot about a little. You get popular by knowing a little about a lot.

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Use what you know to be true to build what you want to be true.

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The more you try, the less you know you know.

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Information arbitrage: Sell what you know for less than it cost you to aquire it. Use digital tools to remove the requirement for your physical presence to teach it. Once you figure this out, the more you learn, the more you earn.

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If you can’t show your working, you don’t know the answer (you’re just repeating it).

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Selling information is an arbitrage equation: You've spent massive amounts of time, energy, and effort accruing experience. You record it once, and offer it for sale at a miniscule fraction of what you "paid" to learn it. Bargain for customers. Then you sell it 10,000 times.

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