Every decision for something is a decision against something else. Every minute of your time used towards doing something is taken from doing something…
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Doubling down on a bad idea is a bad idea that is twice as bad. Don't cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it. Denial is an i…
Sina Motamedi
In the end, the startup’s goal is to get to product-market fit. Once product-market fit is achieved, the startup is no longer a startup. Product-market…
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Think of resistance as Resistance — an actual force, an actual thing, worthy of an actual name. At all times, Resistance is trying to restrain you — to…
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Feelings are friends. Feelings are valuable because they provide information. They tell us what we value. Feelings are friends, and like all friends, t…
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The language is not reality. Language is a crucial tool because it allows us to describe the past and anticipate the future. But language is not realit…
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Just because you can do something does not mean that you should. Do something syndrome is the innate bias towards action, even when it does not contrib…
Sina Motamedi
While assessing your circle of competence is itself a form of modesty, it is not helpful to be immodest about having your circle of competence. The mar…
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What matters for the quality of prediction is less what the expert thinks and more how the expert thinks. Foresight is the product of particular ways o…
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Preamble: Today’s mantra is the Charlie Munger show. If there’s one lesson Charlie Munger wants you to learn, it’s that you have to jump on the big opp…
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Passivity attracts manipulation. Being passive encourages others to manipulate you. Being passive is designed to avoid conflicts at all costs. Being pa…
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Always, always, always check yourself. Checking for yourself is the true essence of science. And you are not a scientist if you don’t check yourself. P…
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