Best 15 Quotes & Tweets on Observation

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1

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

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

2

Reading is easy. Learning is hard. Writing is easy. Thinking is hard. Painting is easy. Observing is hard.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

3

Writing is how you check if your gut feelings are genius or completely insane

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

4

All the data in the world is useless if you’re making the wrong observations

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

5

Just because we see does not mean we observe.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

6

People will use your product in supremely magical unintended ways. Pay attention. This is not a curse — it’s a blessing. Deconstruct the behavior. Ask yourself, “Is there something we can extend, build on, modify?” The user will show you the way if you let them. Patience.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

7

Studying somebody for years and directly applying their ideas to a new domain is an under-rated career strategy.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

8

Company cultures dominated by the belief that everyone should be in the chat room constantly or check it every five minutes are toxic.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

9

A recipe for learning anything. Watch one. Do one. Teach one. First, observe how other people work. Second, do the work yourself. Third, show somebody else how to do what you just did.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

10

I've been practicing my observation skills for years. Here's what I've learned about becoming a better observer: Write every day. The writing habit makes the world come to life. Every moment, from the mundane to the miraculous, becomes a potential future sentence.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

11

I constantly take out my phone to jot down ideas and observations Write down ideas as soon as they pop into your head, they’re more ephemeral than you think

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

12

Observation: observations are often seen as judgments.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

13

If you answer the same question five times, write your answer down and turn it into an article.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

14

Bad decisions come more from a lack of observation than a lack of data

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

15

If you can only see a choice between "10MB, slow-ass, overly tracked, invasively ad-filled" and "death", you're not looking hard enough.

DHH

DHH

@dhh