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First Principles: Not A New Idea

First Principles: Not A New Idea

Thinking from first principles is not a new idea. It's actually the single most consistent factor among great thinkers.

For example, Aristotle believed that you could not possess true knowledge without first understanding the first principles. He thought that everything could be divided into categories and sub-categories (the smallest of them being the equivalent for first principles).

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Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

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  • Innovation: once you understand the fundamentals of an idea, you can change and rearrange them to create new ideas and products.
  • Optimization: a fundamental component could be changed, to improve and idea or product.
  • Integration

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