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How To Get Smarter

Read. A lot.

Warren Buffett says, “I just sit in my office and read all day.”

What does that mean? He estimates that he spends 80% of his working day reading and thinking.

When asked how to get smarter, Buffett once held up stacks of paper and said, “Read 500 pages like this every week. That’s how knowledge builds up, like compound interest.”

All of us can build our knowledge, but most of us won’t put in the effort.

“Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.”

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Be The Client. Sell Yourself An Hour Each Day.

Finding the time to read is easier than we think.

In an interview he gave for his authorized biography The Snowball, Buffett told this story about Charlie Munger, his longtime business partner at Berkshire Hathaway:

“Charlie, as a very young lawyer, was probably getting $20 ...

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Can 1 Hour Have An Opportunity Cost? Yes.

It’s important to think about the opportunity cost of this self-selling hour. On one hand, we can check Twitter, read some online news, and reply to a few emails while pretending to finish the memo that is supposed to be the focus of our attention. On the other hand, we can dedic...

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But Reading Isn’t Enough

Commenting on what it means to have knowledge, in How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler writes: “The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.”

Can you explain what you know to someone else? Tr...

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CHARLIE MUNGER

Develop into a lifelong self-learner through voracious reading; cultivate curiosity and strive to become a little wiser every day.

CHARLIE MUNGER

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“An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.” - Thomas A. Edison

Most people go through life not really getting any smarter. Why? They simply won’t do the work required.

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Warren Buffet, the highly successful investor, businessman and philanthropist says reading at least 500 pages a day is essential, as it builds up knowledge like compound interest.

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