Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on consensus

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

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

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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

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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.

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