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Spending a large amount of time with someone literally causes you to pick up their habits. Choose your friends wisely.

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A professional and personal network of friends and peers is an important aspect of progressing in one’s career, as are skills like technical competency and design.

  • If we have skills and no network, we are better off cultivating more relationships. 
  • If we are having a huge network but no job-specific skills, we could try being useful so that knowing so many people gets us some tangible benefit. 

A huge network is useless if we ourselves are useless.

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We all know the difference between memorising something we don't understand and the satisfaction of genuinely understanding something.


To understand what it means to understand something is less clear. There are a few possibilities of what understanding might mean:


  • Understanding as connected information
  • Understanding as flexible action
  • Understanding as an explanatory ability
  • Understanding as identifying broad, abstract principles
  • Understanding as concrete mental simulation

Our culture praises originality and creativity. We want our students to think for themselves and not follow blindly.

But thinking for oneself does not mean zero input from others. It means, first, thinking through the ideas of other people. Creativity depends on copying others' ideas.

Reoccuring Story Elements

Shortly after 335 B.C., Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote a short treatise where he proposed that literature was many inventions, each constructed from an innovative use of story.

He suggested that the elements in a story could plug into our imagination, emotions, and other parts of our being, solve problems, and enhance our mental function.

The Art of Note-Taking

Even in an age where laptops rule, notetaking is still the tool of choice for highly successful students, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

Tim Ferris attributes his notetaking style as one of the most important skills of his success. Bill Gates and Richard Branson are both fanatic note-takers.

There isn't a one-size-fits-all note-taking strategy, you have to find one that is right for you.

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