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, I…

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, which…

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…

Ray Dalio on Nature and Decision-making

[…] By recognizing the higher-level consequences nature optimizes for, I’ve come to see that people who overweigh the first-order consequences of their decisions and ignore the effects of second- and subsequent-order consequences rarely reach their…

Naval Ravikant on How to Create a Habit

[…] “I don’t have time.”… “I don’t have time” is just another way of saying that something is not a priority. What you really have to do is say if something is a priority or…