Charlie Munger on Avoiding Tough Things

[…] There are things that we stay away from. We’re like the man who said he had three baskets on his desk: in, out and too tough. We have such baskets – mental baskets –…

Rolf Dobelli on What to do Instead of Reading News

  […] If you want to keep the illusion of “not missing anything important”, I suggest you glance through the summary page of the Economist once a week. Don’t spend more than five minutes on…

Barry Diller on The Importance of Unlearning

[…] HOFFMAN: So how did you apply your blank page, your process, to the starting of your Internet businesses? DILLER: The first one is always the first, and then since I’m always up for anything,…

Sherlock Holmes on The Importance of a Blank Mind

[…] “Shall I go for the police?” We must define the situation a little more clearly. It may bear some more innocent interpretation. (Holmes; The Red Circle) We approached the case…with an absolutely blank mind,…

Ed Catmull on the Importance of a Team

[…] The takeaway here is worth repeating: Getting the team right is the necessary precursor to getting the ideas right. It is easy to say you want talented people, and you do, but the way…

Naval Ravikant on Happiness

[…] (Happiness) is what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in your life. We are highly judgmental, survival, and replication machines. We are constantly walking around thinking I need this, I…