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The only two ways to coordinate human societies at scale are free markets and physical power. Any ideology rejecting free markets is just advocating for power. Socialism, communism, and fascism all converge to the same endpoint - rule by the biggest thug.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Aim to be great in 10 years. Build health habits today that lead to a great body in 10 years. Build social habits today that lead to great relationships in 10 years. Build learning habits today that lead to great knowledge in 10 years. Long-term thinking is a secret weapon.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The difference between sounding smart and being smart is “I don’t know.”

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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The overeducated are worse off than the undereducated, having traded common sense for the illusion of knowledge.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

A strategy for thinking clearly: Rather than trying to be right, assume you are wrong and try to be less wrong. Trying to be right has a tendency to devolve into protecting your beliefs. Trying to be less wrong has a tendency to prompt more questions and intellectual humility.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Science requires skepticism. Religion requires belief.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Writing is often the process by which you realize that you do not understand what you are talking about.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Be “selectively ignorant.” Ignore topics that drain your attention. Unfollow people that drain your energy. Abandon projects that drain your time. Do not keep up with it all. The more selectively ignorant you become, the more broadly knowledgable you can be.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Status games are multiplayer, zero-sum, hierarchical, judged socially. Get grades, applause, titles now - emptiness later. Natural games are single player, positive-sum, internal, judged by nature/markets. Pay in pain now - get wealth, health, knowledge, peace, family later.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Knowledge is discovered collectively, wisdom is rediscovered individually.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Knowledge is a skyscraper. You can take a shortcut with a fragile foundation of memorization, or build slowly upon a steel frame of understanding.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

12

The strongest intellectual foundation is built upon science, math, and philosophy, as they are the search for universal truths.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

The two skills of modern business: Storytelling and spreadsheets. Know the numbers. Craft the narrative.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

The Art of Twitter is to communicate compressed knowledge with clarity and precision.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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The highest level of mastery is simplicity. Most information is irrelevant and most effort is wasted, but only the expert knows what to ignore.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Your outcomes are a lagging measure of your habits. Your net worth is a lagging measure of your financial habits. Your weight is a lagging measure of your eating habits. Your knowledge is a lagging measure of your learning habits. You get what you repeat.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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For knowledge work, time spent has little to do with value created and the forty hour workweek is anachronistic nonsense.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Italy is known for tomatoes. Thailand for chilies. Germany for sauerkraut. But tomatoes originated in Peru. Thailand imported chilies from Central America. Sauerkraut started in China. Everything is a remix—and the world is better for it. Share what you know. Learn from others.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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In a world where information is abundant and easy to access, the real advantage is knowing where to focus.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Writing is the process by which you realize that you do not understand what you are talking about.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

21

You can borrow knowledge, but not action.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

22

The Paradox of Freedom—the way to expand your freedom is to narrow your focus. Stay focused on saving to achieve financial freedom. Stay focused on training to achieve physical freedom. Stay focused on learning to achieve intellectual freedom. The disciplined become the free.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Optimize for tomorrow—as in, literally, one day from now. Save to be a little richer tomorrow. Exercise to be a little fitter tomorrow. Read to be a little smarter tomorrow. 1% better every day.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Knowledge is the compound interest of curiosity.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Abilities that lead to intelligence: 1. The curiosity to experiment and explore. 2. The honesty to observe the world as it is, not as you wish it to be. 3. The humility to kill your favorite ideas when you learn something new. 4. The consistency to repeat this cycle for life.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Every skill you have was once unknown to you. The human brain is a learning machine. Stick with it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

27

You think you know something, until you try writing about it.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Knowledge is discovered by all of us, each adding to the whole. Wisdom is rediscovered by each of us, one at a time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Academia and journalism used to be sources of scarce information. Post-Internet, they're mainly used to signal tribal affiliation & status.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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One version of confidence is: “I’ve got this figured out.” Another version is: “I can figure this out.” The first is arrogant and close-minded. The second is humble and open-minded. Choose the latter. Be humble about what you know, but confident about what you can learn.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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If you wish you would take something more seriously, do it publicly. Publishing an article pressures you to think clearly. Competing in a race pressures you to train consistently. Presenting on any topic pressures you to learn it. Social pressure forces you to up your game.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Most people think they lack knowledge when they really lack focus.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Build before you have to. - Build knowledge before you have to. - Build strength before you have to. - Build an emergency fund before you have to. Let internal pressure drive you today, so you can handle external pressure tomorrow.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

34

Books let you download somebody’s brain for the price of a sandwich

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Innovators are T-shaped. They are experts in a narrow field. But they also have a big intellectual toolbox, which offers new entry points and lines of attack for solving problems. Read widely. As the saying goes, "Know something about everything and everything about something."

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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One of the foundations of learning is having the safety to fail. Without safety, you can’t afford failure. If you can’t afford failure, you can’t make mistakes. Without mistakes, you can’t get the feedback needed to iterate. Learning requires failure. Failure requires safety.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

37

You can borrow knowledge but you can't borrow execution.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Sources of new ideas: - Extended conversations with others - Reading broadly (new fields) - Detailed (in the weeds) knowledge - Time away from the computer - Things that divide people - Talking with relatively new people to a craft - Traveling - Old ideas/books

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Entrepreneurship is the most accelerated school you can attend. You’ll never learn faster than when you have to learn fast to survive.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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If you ask, “Who is the richest person in the world?” ... you can come up with a reasonable answer. But if you ask, “Who is the happiest person in the world?” ... it’s nearly impossible to know. Many of the most important things in life remain mysterious and hard to quantify.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Knowledge is information. Wisdom is application.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The surest way to prevent yourself from learning a topic is to believe you already know it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

43

Stories change more minds than facts. The way to change someone’s mind is not to present them with overwhelming evidence but to motivate them with overwhelming emotion. (Ideally, you’d have truth on your side and a story worth spreading.)

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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If you do not like your results in a particular area it is rarely your intellect that deserves the blame, but rather where you have directed your intellect. Results are purchased by how you spend your attention.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

45

Toyota has a decision-making principle called “gemba.” Instead of depending on hierarchy, the people who are closest to what’s happening make decisions. Here’s why: Toyota believes that the more hands-on knowledge a decision-maker has, the better their decision will be.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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It’s remarkable what you can build if you just don’t stop. - It’s remarkable the business you can build if you don’t stop working. - It’s remarkable the body you can build if you don’t stop training. - It’s remarkable the knowledge you can build if you don’t stop learning.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

47

Knowledge comes from reading, listening, watching. Wisdom comes from applying this knowledge: writing, making, building.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Modern society is defined by an excess of opportunity. We have more information, more products, and more options than ever before. As a result, curating, filtering, and refining are more important skills than ever before. Those who edit best will find the signal in the noise.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

49

Everyone starts out innocent. Everyone is corrupted. Wisdom is the discarding of vices and the return to virtue, by way of knowledge.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish