July 31, 2023: The Three Buckets of Knowledge

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We hand-picked 3 good articles for you to highlight this week. Hope they'll help you get new ideas and perspectives. (You can read this online!)

πŸ“š 3 Good Articles for You

Everything Is Cyclical
by Morgan Housel (5 mins)

  • The blog discusses the concept of "cyclicality" in various aspects of life, using examples from geology, history, and business.
  • It explains how growth or success can inadvertently create conditions for decline or failure due to factors like entitlement, competition, and bureaucracy.
  • It suggests that active management and constant intervention can help mitigate some effects of these inevitable cycles, both at an individual and organizational level.

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The Three Buckets of Knowledge
by FS Blog (8 mins)

  • Peter Kaufman outlines three sources of knowledge: physics and math, biology, and human history, stating they offer vast, relevant insights to understand the world.
  • These "buckets" of knowledge are seen as the largest sample sizes for identifying universal principles, and they interconnect in various ways.
  • Kaufman also emphasizes that ideas undergo a form of natural selection, and knowledge, like interest, can compound across generations.

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Staying Scrappy
by Deb Liu (6 mins)

  • The speaker discussed the concept of "scrappiness" at Stanford University's Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series, which is about being resourceful and determined, facing challenges, and adapting to achieve goals.
  • Four main obstacles to scrappiness were identified: excessive procedures, unclear decision-making authority, fear of risk-taking due to past failures, and aversion to failure.
  • Scrappiness is a mindset that can be cultivated in teams and organizations, promoting experimentation, learning from failures, and continuous adaptation to encourage risk-taking and success.

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The Power of Admitting You're Wrong and Talking to Strangers

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Kei and Kazuki

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