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How To Think Clearly

How To Think Clearly

  • The really smart thinkers are clear thinkers. They understand the basics at a very, very fundamental level.
  • If someone is using a lot of fancy words and a lot of big concepts, they probably don't know what they're talking about.
  • If you can't explain it to a child, then you don't know.
  • I never ask if “I like it” or “I don’t like it.” I think “this is what it is” or “this is what it isn’t.”—Richard Feynman
  • The more you know, the less you diversify.


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