Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on reading

Founder Farnam Street. Reader & writer. Student & teacher. Leader and follower.

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The work of reading: 1. Read a book while highlighting heavily. 2. Distill highlights into core insights, written in your own words. 3. Put into a searchable format. 4. Review regularly.

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You can't buy wisdom. You have to earn it. A conversation, tweet, or book isn't going to make you smarter. What makes you smarter is the lonely work of chewing on it, digesting it, and making it yours.

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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

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Read less. Watch less. Talk less. Think more.

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Ignorance is more expensive than a book.

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The best reading habit is the one you enjoy every day. The best diet is the one you identify with and find tasty. The best job is the one where you love the grind.

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To save time AND increase your brainpower don’t read anything with a title that has X [ways/ideas/tips/hacks/things] you need to do right now to [insert something you want].

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