Elon Musks' "3-Step" First Principles Thinking: How to Think and Solve Difficult Problems Like a...
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"Well, I do think there’s a good framework for thinking. It is physics. You know, the sort of first principles reasoning.
(...) What I mean by that is, boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there, as opposed to reasoning by analogy.
Through most of our life, we get through life by reasoning by analogy, which essentially means copying what other people do with slight variations."
"It is important to view knowledge as sort of semantic tree.
Make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.”
Assumption: “I just can’t find enough time to workout and achieve my weight loss goals.”
First principles thinking:
“The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.”
reading habits, gather your
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For every question, there is an answer. For every problem, there is a solution. For everything else, there is an explanation.
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