This book is an attempt to gather together this immense storehouse of knowledge and ideas from different branches, to piece together an accurate and instructive guide to human nature, basing itself on the evidence, not on particular viewpoints or moral judgments.
The college you go to doesn't matter much as long as you get an in-demand stem degree (like computer science or electrical engineering). But the college you go to matters a lot if you get a liberal arts degree. You need to go to a top school if you major in liberal arts.
"The proper work of the mind is the exercise of choice, refusal, yearning, repulsion, preparation, purpose, and assent. What then can pollute and clog the mind's proper functioning? Nothing but its own corrupt decisions." – Epictetus, Discourses
A therapist's view of psychotherapy.
Keys to business and passive income.
The best books, articles, and videos of the week.
It's not as if our lives are divided simply into light and dark. There's a shadowy middle ground. Recognizing and understanding the shadows is what a healthy intelligence does. And to acquire a healthy intelligence takes a certain amount of time and effort.
Finding a great boss or manager is the most important part of having a successful career.
"If you are qualified, then you are not reaching high enough." – Arteen Arabshahi
Kai-Fu Lee is an AI expert and former VP of Google China. In this book, he predicts the future of technology in the year 2041.
Peter Thiel's notes on startups, or how to build the future.
The misery that oppresses you lies not in your profession but in yourself! What man in the world would not find his situation intolerable if he chooses a craft, an art, indeed any form of life, without experiencing an inner calling? – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Yuval Noah Harari on history, myth, money, empires, and religion.
Most of life is trying to find the one thing you can go all-in on for success. Try everything. Read every book. Talk to everyone.
"It is difficult to bring people to goodness with lessons, but it is easy to do so by example." – Seneca
A growth mindset is a belief that your most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work.
On physics, evolution, computers, and philosophy.
"You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think." – Marcus Aurelius
Jordan Peterson’s key takeaways from all of his lecture series (the University of Toronto lecture series, Biblical lecture series, and his 1996 Harvard lecture series), many of his podcasts, video clips, and paid products and course.
The best books on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
"Memento Mori. Ultimate failure is assured in all human activities. Where's the risk?" – Naval Ravikant
7 simple steps to financial freedom.
Key takeaways on self-improvement and clinical psychology.
"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil." – C.S. Lewis
Learn skills, get a top tech job, and invest.
What is realized cap in crypto on-chain data analysis?
Articles and white papers that every crypto beginner needs to read.
"If you could only get one thing done this year, what would it be?" – Ravi Gupta
Tips on how to have successful long-term romantic relationships and raise kids.
How to make offers so good that customers have to buy.
If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas. Most of them will be wrong, and what you have to learn is which ones to throw away. – Linus Pauling
Key takeaways from 100+ hours of Jordan Peterson content.
Russel Brunson's best tips on marketing and business.
You need to be absolutely paranoid about the currency of your knowledge and ask yourself every day: Am I really up to speed? Or am I stagnating intellectually, faking it or even worse, falling behind? Am I still learning? Or am I just doing the same stuff on a different day? – David L. Calhoun
Every book, movie, documentary, artwork, and essay Jordan Peterson recommended in over 100 hours of lectures and online content.
CPA Tom Wheelwright explains how to minimize your taxes.
Reading an hour a day is only 4% of your day. But that 4% will put you at the top of your field within 10 years. Find the time. – Patrick Bet-David
How stories, myths, and religion can make you successful in life.
My top recommended books on business, finance, human nature, and STEM.
Key takeaways and summary of What is Money, Anyway? – the best financial history book I've ever read.
Pick one thing and spend the rest of your life getting deeper into it. Mastery is the best goal because the rich can't buy it, the impatient can't rush it, the privileged can't inherit it, and nobody can steal it. You can only earn it through hard work. Mastery is the ultimate status. – Derek Sivers
Isaiah Berlin warns about trying to create paradise on earth.
The best quotes and excerpts from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
I've watched way too many episodes of the My First Million podcast. Here are my key takeaways and notes.
"This above all: to thine own self be true..." – William Shakespeare, Hamlet
What are the top predictors of career success?
Jordan Peterson explains the significance of stories and myths in our lives.
Jordan Peterson uses psychology to show what the Bible can teach us about success and morality.
"There's very little difference between understanding yourself and understanding others." – Freedom in Thought
The best books on finance and investing. From personal finance to cryptocurrencies to tax strategy.
The best books on human nature from psychology to philosophy to literature.
The best content I consumed this week.
This course covers the big five personality traits. It's essential for understanding yourself and mental illness.
Essential lessons on starting a business from a businessman with over $750 million net worth.
Realistically, there is only one way to change your life: change the way you think. – Daniel Chidiac
Jordan Peterson covers Freud, Jung, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Piaget, Becker, Solzhenitsyn, and the Big 5 personality traits in this lecture series.
A guide to getting leads for your business on social media.
I am one of the richest self-made men in Britain for two reasons. I own my company outright, and I began to make more baskets the minute the first had a few eggs in it. – Felix Dennis
Essential principles to succeed in business.
Most businesses target middle-class, middle-income customers. This is wrong. Dan argues that the middle class was booming after WWII but it’s gone now. Now we should market to the affluent.
The essence of [Stoic] philosophy is that we should live so that our happiness depends as little as possible on external causes. – Epictetus
An essential pricing guide for entrepreneurs.
The 8 essential steps to making a successful business.
If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's. – Carl Jung
This book teaches you the basics of direct marketing.
Microstrategy (MSTR) and Solana (SOL) are some of my largest holdings. MSTR is a stock that can be thought of as a Bitcoin ETF because of its significant Bitcoin holdings. Solana is a top cryptocurrency that competes with Ethereum.
Key Takeaways 1. Be inconspicuous. Make it appear like you’re losing as you set yourself up to win in the long run. 2. Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt is essential reading. 3. Take the long way rather than the false shortcut. 4. Sacrificing now to benefit later
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. – Bertrand Russell
This book shows you how to mitigate risk in investing.
This book explains what AI is and how to use it strategically in your business.
This book gives you the principles to succeed sooner in life.
Investments that seem riskier appear like they will make higher returns. But if high-risk assets always gave higher returns, they wouldn’t be high risk.
Throughout history, the currency or commodity with the highest stock-to-flow ratio has become the widely adopted money.
If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas. Most of them will be wrong, and what you have to learn is which ones to throw away. – Linus Pauling
This book is essential for understanding the potential future use cases of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
There are 11 major types of cryptoassets. Store of value, smart contract platform, oracle, layer 2, etc.
The 3 useful types of assets, crypto skills to learn, and the 4 ways crypto investors need to analyze cryptoassets.
The Fiat Standard compares the current monetary system to a Bitcoin monetary system.
There are 5 main ways to value a cryptoasset: total addressable market, the equation of exchange, Metcalfe’s Law, cost of production, and stock-to-flow.
Today, the American economy operates under a monetary system which is completely outside the Constitution. Its fiat money is continually manipulated both in value and quantity. This has had a devastating impact on its purchasing power, which is now down to about 8 percent of its 1933 value.
Unless you can watch your stock holdings decline by 50 percent without becoming panic-stricken, you should not be in the stock market. – Warren Buffett
You need talent, persuasion skills, and an understanding of how the game is played.
The big takeaway is that a democratic Western nation can and will freeze the assets of its own citizens.
You're crazy until you're successful – then you're a genius – MrBeast
How to be a millionaire.
You will not be successful if you do not read these books.
If you can't write, you can't think. If you can't think, you will be unsuccessful.
"If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on the television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it." – Frank Zappa
Mastery gives you the strategy and tactics to create great work and succeed in your career.
Someone graduating from college thinks, and is told, that he needs to get a job, as if the important thing were becoming a member of an institution. A more direct way to put it would be: you need to start doing something people want. You don’t need to join a company to do that.
You could get rich from starting your own company in 1890 and in 2020, but in 1960 it was not really a viable option. You couldn't break through the oligopolies to get at the markets.
Good people help others with no concern for themselves. Smart people help others while also helping themselves. Evil people hurt others to help themselves. Dumb people hurt themselves and others. - Balaji Srinivasan
The Daily Laws summarizes Greene's work on Mastery, Power, Human Nature, Seduction, Persuasion, Strategy, and the Sublime.
I told everyone to buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Solana (SOL) on January 22, 2022.
No man's a prophet in his own land.
The power of a proper mental framework is that it is descriptive, predictive, and helps expose blind spots – and all mistakes come from blind spots.
Mathematician Richard Hamming’s broad principles of success.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word "succeed," you find that it simply means to follow through. – F.W. Nichol
I told everyone to buy Tesla stock (TSLA) 2 times over the past ~year. Once on March 8, 2021, and again on February 24, 2022.
It takes a decade to build a clear mind, then you suddenly get “lucky.” – Naval Ravikant
Marketing cannot fix a bad product. You have to fix the products, business, and business model before you try marketing.
We are all, each of us, simultaneously oppressor and oppressed. Thus, we come to realize that the twin categories of “guilty oppressor” and “justice-seeking victim” can be made endlessly inclusive.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. – Albert Einstein
Somewhere in our minds, removed from the day to day, there sit judges. They watch what we do, study how we perform, examine the effect we have on others, track our successes and failures – and then, eventually, they pass verdicts. These determine our levels of confidence and self-compassion.
Good people help others with no concern for themselves. Smart people help others while helping themselves. Evil people hurt others to help themselves. Dumb people hurt themselves and others.
To accept the challenge of the unknown, in spite of all fears, is courage. The fears are there, but if you go on accepting the challenge again and again, slowly slowly those fears disappear.
The fellow pupil can help more than the master because he knows less. The difficulty we want him to explain is one he has recently met. The expert met it so long ago he has forgotten.
The famous angel investor Naval Ravikant once tweeted a list of "asymmetric opportunities" – actions with high potential upside and low downside risk.
Good people help others with no concern for themselves. Smart people help others while also helping themselves. Evil people hurt others to help themselves. Dumb people hurt others and themselves. – Balaji Srinivasan
Buy TSLA around $750.
A fool-proof system.
The best business books from marketing to finance to productivity.
No man is more unhappy than he who never faces adversity. For he is not permitted to prove himself. – Seneca
How to succeed in making content and selling products online.
The 6 step guide to YouTube success.
People who love what they do wear themselves down doing it, they even forget to wash or eat. – Marcus Aurelius
Years ago, a nice office conveyed competence and resources. But now, the physical office is digital. Your online presence is what wins customers over.
5 simple steps to make and grow your Twitter account.
There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. This principle is contempt prior to examination. – Herbert Spencer
There is no such thing as truly original work. Everyone has influences.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. – Sigmund Freud
Why, what, and how to read
Small changes in our habits lead to big changes in our life.
Bitcoin (BTC) and Solana (SOL) are my two largest holdings. They have the best risk-to-reward ratio in crypto. They are currently oversold.
“Read the best books first, otherwise you’ll find you do not have time." — Henry David Thoreau
Carol Dweck is a psychologist who studies why people ultimately succeed or fail in life. According to Dweck, success in life boils down to two distinct mindsets: fixed and growth.
If you want to be happy and fulfilled, you have to work on yourself.
Atomic Habits animated summary, Rory Sutherland's marketing advice, and Alain de Botton's philosophy of life.
Writing tips from Scott Adams, Morgan Housel, and Paul Graham.
Develop a skill that seems like fun to you but work to others.
Success is the product of daily habits — not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.
Nancy Pelosi stock trading, how to read 100 books a year, the victim mentality, and more.
The best time to start investing was 10 years ago. The second best time to start investing is today.
A short guide to wealth, health, and relationships.
How to figure out Bitcoin’s multiple.
A recent Airdrop for the Ethereum Name Service gave each of its users between $5k and $20k for free.
A comprehensive list of all my favorite books, YouTube videos, blogs, and more from 2021.
Lesson 1: The successful don't think the rules apply to them.
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In a recent interview with Lex Fridman, Elon Musk gave advice for people who want to be successful. These are the 5 key takeaways:
There are two ways that the government pays for its debt: taxing its citizens and “money printing.”
I read 52 books in 2021. These are my favorites in no particular order.
Out of hundreds of books read, these are my top 14.
Bitcoin solves the problem of inflation.
The big money is made from buying high-quality assets during a crash.
A 5 step system for better relationships.
There are 7 scientific principles of strength training. They are essential for anyone who wants to achieve their fitness goals.
I recently had a life-changing moment.
This book gives the roadmap for productive and fulfilling relationships in life and work.
Happiness = health + wealth + good relationships + learning
Most people do not understand economics and capitalism. The amount of money in the US is not fixed. If you make a successful business or make a lot of money, you are not taking money away from other people.
I read Ron Chernow's 800 page Alexander Hamilton biography and I found 1 tip for becoming a better public speaker.
Confidence is a skill. You need to develop skills that are broadly applicable. This will give you general confidence.
Lessons on investing from Alain de Botton.
How to quickly reach your fitness goals for men and women.