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The Best Pieces Of Life Advice From Movies

Van Wilder

"Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere.” 

Van Wilder

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'The Godfather' and how to build up partnerships

Building up strategic partnerships is, for a manager, one sure key to success. According to one of the greatest movies of all time, creating a network is essential to your success as a leader.

'The Godfather' and how to be a respected leader

In order to keep your business running, sometimes you must be though with the ones around you, as you are responsible not only for your own actions, but also for the others'. Or at least this is what 'The Godfather' provided us all with as an important leadership lesson. Moreover, making good decisions almost always implies not getting emotional, as emotions kind of get in your way to see things clearly.

'The Godfather' and how to be determined

This worldwide famous movie provided us all with quite a few useful lessons, among which the one concerning how much a leader's determination counts. One sure way to make your team respect you is to always stick to your decision, once taken.

The Forgetting Curve

Our memories have a 'forgetting curve', and unless we review what we see or learn, most of the content is forgotten in 24 hours, and the rest in the following days.

Due to the Internet, our recall memory has become less necessary, because now we don't need to remember information to recall it. Recognition memory is more important with recall memory fading away due to it being 'externalized'.

Memories Are Associations

The more information that is available to us, the more we are unable to retain it. Memory means association and most information we consume may be simply buried inside, lurking deep in, and surfacing when the right cue pops up.

Binge-watching or binge-reading serves no useful purpose as we are only holding the content in our working memories. That's why schools space out the chapters and review them, helping us retain the material.

Memories Get Interwoven

The art and culture we engage our brains in turn into memories which can be unpredictable and fickle.

The books we read, the songs we hear and the movies we watch become interwoven and entangled with everything else in our lives.

Popular Personal Finance Books are Inspirational

Most of the popular finance books lack substantive advice on investing. They are inspirational & their core message is a good one: You are ultimately responsible for your own financial success.

But a smart reader will have to go elsewhere for an in-depth discussion of how to set up a portfolio & choose among stocks, bonds, exchange-traded funds or mutual funds.

Rich Dad's Most Unconventional Idea

R. Kiyosaki's "Rich dad, Poor Dad" reads like a novel. The most shocking message of the book:

Don’t focus on your job or career. Think primarily about building personal wealth.

Rich Dad's Questionable Financial Advice

“With low interest rates, and an uncertain stock market, the old adages of saving and investing for the long term make no sense.”

It is what Kiyosaki recommends in his famous book, but saving and investing for the long term are exactly what most experts say you should do.