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Ambition’s gravity.

“I’m here to tell you: you can simply decide to do big things. And I’m here to argue that you should spend the time to figure out the most ambitious thing you could dream of doing with your one wild […]

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Warren Buffett, Harry Bottle and the story of Dempster Mill.

I have been reading Buffet’s early letters (pre-Berkshire) and this value investing story was in there. “In 1956, the Buffett Partnership began acquiring Dempster Mill Manufacturing Co., a producer of windmills and farm equipment in Beatrice, Nebraska, about 100 miles […]

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Why do you like what you like?

“Basically, your brain does game theory: Do the cool people around you like potatoes? Would you benefit from liking potatoes? Do you understand potato consumption rituals well-enough to blend in at the hot potato salons? Then: Start liking potatoes.” ~ learn more

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How to write stuff no one else can.

“Almost as a rule, he tried to avoid talking to big, well-known names. Instead preferring the people who were deep in the trenches, had lots of experience, and almost zero attention. He wrote what no one else could because he […]

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Be good-argument-driven, not data-driven.

“There’s nothing wrong with a fondness for data. The trouble begins when you begin to favor bad arguments that involve data over good arguments that don’t, or insist that metrics be introduced in realms where data can’t realistically be the […]