The internet is awash in pop-psychology, motivational one liners and quotes from gurus and sages endlessly circulating from Tumblr to Facebook to Pinterest - every time earning an auto-tweet.
The link below HOWEVER is a document on Google Drive that you can download, and are all original insights from one of the sharpest minds writing about business and life at the moment - NN Taleb.
Unlike motivational one liners, this document contains 'heuristics' - that is shortcuts that point to a greater wisdom. Don't be fooled by the first read - unfortunate you have to stop and think.
N Taleb insights about life - and a few examples
- Be polite, courteous, and gentle, but ignore comments, praise, and criticism from people you wouldn't hire.
- Mathematics demands an uncontrolled hunger for abstraction, philosophy a very controlled one.
- You can tell how poor someone feels at the number of times he references money in his conversation.
- What counts is not what people say about you, it is how much energy they spend saying it.
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