This Week I Learned #36

“Go to bed smarter than when you woke up”
— Charlie Munger


  • Wise: "It isn't normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement" - Abraham Maslow; Though the default be rare, it’s in search for this that gives one purpose.


  • Wealthy: Jordan Harbinger's chat on Google Talks on the value of building relationships. Social Capital. Like investing in businesses, investing in relationships compounds. Don't build relationships to get something back but to give. Help and give in the areas that you can help in. It resonates with what Adam Grant refers to in Givers and Takers. It's an additional data point on the value of "who you know vs. what you know".


  • Wealthy: "The team you build is the company you build" - Vinod Khosla; Amen.


  • Wealthy: "You will be unappreciated. You will be sabotaged. You will experience surprising failures. Your expectations will not be met. You will lose. You will fail." - Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy; It seems only natural in all aspects of life. Regardless of whether you're looking to do something of meaning. Though the likelihood of meeting obstacles will be higher when walking the road untraveled. 


  • Wise: "No life worthy of the name consists of anything more than the continual series of struggles to develop one's character through the medium of whatever one has chosen as a career." - Juan Belmonte -> This is how important your work is. it becomes a medium for building your character as a person. hence it should not be neglected but carefully brewed. 


  • Wealthy: "A business is a reflection of the creator" - Derek Sivers


  • Wise: "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, con a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Robert A. Heinlein; A quote to keep close to the heart for those seeking worldly wisdom and collecting of mental models


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