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Whether it's the questions startup companies ask in meetings, or the quarterly earnings of a company, short-term, expiring knowledge has very little context if not paired with long-term knowledge.
If you intake more long-term knowledge by reading good books, you can be a better judge of which expiring knowledge to absorb and which to reject.
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Facts decay over time. And the time it takes to disprove or replace half of it can be predicted.
Data in medicine become half as relevant in 2-3 years. For exact sciences, 2-4 years.
If we want our knowledge to compound, we’ll need to focus on the invariant general principles.
Half-lives show us that if we spend time learning something that changes quickly, we might be wasting our time.
We all have this one skill we need to use more: we need to read more.
Reading builds up knowledge if done regularly, like compound interest.
The term "marathon" came from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger.
T'he legend states that he was sent from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens t...
You can apply this concept to your goals. Break them down, so they don't seem so daunting. Tackle it each step at a time. And if you need to, take breaks in between. It's not the end of the world.
It's important for us to be realistic sometimes as well.
The better prepared you are, the higher the probability that you will "finish" your life's marathons.