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You can’t be too deliberate about assembling specific knowledge

The best way to arm with specific knowledge is just to follow your own obsession.

It’s important that one not start assembling things too deliberately because you do want to pick things where you are a natural. Everyone is a natural at something.

And then there are probably multiple things you’re natural at because personalities and humans are very complex. So, we want to be able to take the things that you are natural at and combine them so that you automatically, just through sheer interest and enjoyment, end up top 25% or top 10% or top 5% at a number of things.

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Arm Yourself With Specific Knowledge

Arm Yourself With Specific Knowledge

Specific knowledge is found by pursuing your innate talents, your genuine curiosity, and your passion. It’s not by going to school for whatever is the hottest job, it’s not for going into whatever field investors say is the hottest.

Specific knowledge is found by observation. You almost hav...

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Partner With Rational Optimists

Don’t partner with cynics and pessimists; their beliefs are self-fulfilling.

To create things, you have to be a rational optimist. Rational in the sense that you have to see the world for what it really is. And yet you have to be optimistic about your own capabilities, and your cap...

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Returns come from compound interest in iterated games

Returns come from compound interest in iterated games

When you switch industries, you’re starting over from scratch.

Every time you reset, every time you wander out of where you built your network, you’re going to be starting from scratch. You’re not going to know who to trust. They’re not going to know to trust you.

When you have been d...

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Play Long-Term Games With Long-Term People

Play Long-Term Games With Long-Term People

All returns in life come from compound interest in long-term games. Whether it’s goodwill, or love, or relationships, or money.

If you want to be successful, you have to work with other people. And you have to figure out who can you trust, and who can you trust over a long, long period of t...

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Escape competition through authenticity

Escape competition through authenticity

When you’re competing with people it’s because you’re copying them. It’s because you’re trying to do the same thing. But every human is different. Don’t copy.

No one can compete with you on being you. It’s that simple. And so the more authentic you are to who you are, and what you love to d...

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Specific Knowledge Is Highly Creative or Technical

It’s on the bleeding edge of technology, on the bleeding edge of art, on the bleeding edge of communication.

Specific knowledge is highly specific to the situation, it’s specific to the individual, it’s specific to the problem, and it can only be built as part of a larger obsession, interes...

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The Internet Has Massively Broadened Career Possibilities

The Internet Has Massively Broadened Career Possibilities

The internet connects everybody. That is its superpower. So, you want to use that. You can find your audience for your product, or your talent, and skill no matter how far away they are.

It allows you to scale any niche obsession. 

It could be like people who collect snakes, to like p...

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Pick Partners With Intelligence, Energy and Integrity

The three-part checklist that you cannot compromise on. You need someone high-energy because the world is full of smart, lazy people.

It’s not meant to say someone is smart, someone else is stupid. But it’s more that everyone is smart at different things.

And then energy, a lot of tim...

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Give Society what it doesn't know how to get

Almost everything that’s in your house, in your workplace, and on the street used to be technology at one point in time. There was a time when oil was a technology, that made J.D. Rockefeller rich. There was a time when cars were technology, that made Henry Ford rich.

You want to figure out...

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