Words of wisdom about trend following–not from trend followers:
The defining factor [for success] is never resources; it’s resourcefulness.
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.
If we study what is merely average, we will remain merely average.
That opting out [of creativity] that happens in childhood — moves in and becomes more ingrained by the time you get to adult life.
It takes a good crisis to get us going. When we feel fear and we fear loss we are capable of quite extraordinary things.
Information, if viewed from the point of view of food, is never a production issue. It’s a consumption issue, and we have to start thinking about how we create diets [and] exercise.
You can lose when you outscore somebody in a game. And you can win when you’re outscored.
Boys’ brains are being digitally rewired for change, novelty, excitement and constant arousal. That means they’re totally out of sync in traditional classes, which are analog, static, interactively passive.
The interesting thing is: if you do it for love, the money comes anyway.
–Richard St. John
Who do you think made the first stone spears? The Asperger guy. If you were to get rid of all the autism genetics, there would be no more Silicon Valley.
When we recognize that we don’t have all the time in the world, we see our priorities most clearly.
Love that stuff.