The Bad Goal of $5m by 30

"You don’t actually want not to work. You want to not work on things you don’t care about."

"It’s probably better to chase money later and figure out what kind of work works best for you earlier. Point the ship in the right direction before you speed up too much."

The Function of Education

"Real education is to break the habit of mimicry and imitation. It’s to allow each student to communicate what they’re naturally curious about, and to have them understand that they don’t need to enter a hierarchy to do so. That they won’t be accepted by thirsting for acceptance, but by simply pursuing the things that they find meaningful."

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule; Edison, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Follow The 10,000-Experiment Rule

"Throughout history, the scientific method has arguably produced more human progress than any other philosophy. At the heart of the scientific method is experimentation: develop a hypothesis, perform a test to prove the hypothesis right or wrong, analyze the results, and create a new hypothesis based on what you learned. The 10,000-experiment rule takes this proven power of experimentation out of the lab and into day-to-day life."

"superstars produce just as many bad ideas as everyone else — they just produce more ideas overall. Having many more ideas means they have more failures but also more hits."

"to know what to focus on you first need to try many things."

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