The 80th-floor Genius: Steve Jobs’ Definition of High Intelligence
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Jeff Bezos says improve your ability to change your mind when you find better knowledge.
Elon Musk says, “It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree.”
According to Steve Jobs, A lot of [what it means to be smart] is the ability to zoom out, like you’re in a city and you could look at the whole thing from the 80th floor down at the city. And while other people are trying to figure out how to get from point A to point B reading these stupid little maps, you could just see it in front of you. You can see the whole thing.
The 80th-floor intelligence is like improving your “bird’s eye view” skills. First, you have to learn how to learn deeper and broader to accumulate experience and better knowledge.
You can only make better connections if you already have the right knowledge. So to improve your intelligence, gather more insight from great sources, choose your knowledge sources wisely, learn from people more intelligent than you, and read books you are willing to reread repeatedly.
To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else
Your ability to spot better life and career patterns, make more brilliant connections and predict good outcomes depend on your ability to pause, zoom out and visualize the bigger picture.
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"Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning." - William Arthur Ward
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