Nassim Nicholas Taleb People are much less interested in what you are trying to show them than in what you are trying to hide. People don't like it when you ask them for help; they also feel left out when you don't ask them for help. When we want to do somthing while unconsciously certain … Continue reading The Bed Of Procrustes
Dale Carnegie 1.) Fundamentals Techniques in handling people don't blame, critize or complaincritism is useless because it puts people on defensive and usually makes them strive to justify themselves. It hurts their sense of importanceWe are not dealing with creatures of logic - we are dealing with creatures of emotionI will speak ill of no … Continue reading How to Win Friends and Influence People
Hans Rosling We should not split society into "Developed" and "Developing" countries Today, most people, 75%, live in middle-income countries Only 9% of today's population lives in low-income countries We can split world population into four income groups(income per day): Level I - under $2Level II - $2 - $8Level III - $8 - $32Level … Continue reading Factfulness
Nassim Nicholas Taleb Treasury bonds are safe; they are issued by the US government, and government can hardly go bankrupt since they can freely print their own currency to pay back their obligation. "Nero believes that risk-conscious hard work and discipline can lead someone to achieve a comfortable life with a very high probability." Lucky … Continue reading Fooled by Randomness
Viktor Frankl "He who has a WHY to live for can bear almost any HOW" The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her life. Three possible sources for meaning:- in work (doing something significant)- in love (caring for another person)- in courage during difficult times (suffering) You cannot control … Continue reading Man’s Search for Meaning
source You need three things to create a successful starup: start with good peopleto make something customers actually wantspend as little money as possible The Idea The way startup makes money is to offer people better technology than they have now. But what people have now is often so bad that it doesn't take brilliance … Continue reading Paul Graham: Start a Startup?
source: Farnam Street The most important things in life are internal not external. “The big question about how people behave,” says Warren Buffett, “is whether they’ve got an inner scorecard or an outer scorecard. It helps if you can be satisfied with an inner scorecard.” To make his point, Buffett often asks a simple question: Would … Continue reading Comparing Yourself