#695: Shane Parrish on Wisdom from Warren Buffett, Rules for Better Thinking, How to Reduce Blind Spots, The Dangers of Mental Models, and More
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Shane Parrish (@ShaneAParrish) is the entrepreneur and wisdom seeker behind Farnam Street and the host of The Knowledge Project podcast, where he focuses on mastering the best of what other people have already figured out. Shane's popular online course, Decision by Design, has helped thousands of executives, leaders, and managers around the world learn the repeatable behaviors that improve results. His work has been featured in nearly every major publication, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.
Shane is the author of Clear Thinking: Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results.
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[05:43] The Stopwatch Gang influences a D student.
[10:54] How a low-grade troublemaker gets vetted for an intelligence job.
[17:23] The impact of frequent relocation on a child.
[21:33] The benefits of a challenging education (once the tears dry up).
[31:09] From 68131-1440.blogger dot com to Farnam Street.
[36:10] An early exploration of cognitive biases.
[39:39] "Ordinary moments determine your position, and your position determines your options."
[45:55] Incisive, deliberate decision-makers.
[47:44] Defining mental models.
[50:47] The declaration of platform independence.
[52:50] A Farnam Street business breakdown.
[56:05] Scrutinizing the problem statement.
[1:03:12] The power of asking "And then what?"
[1:05:26] Setting yourself up for success with automatic rules.
[1:21:31] Doubling down on email and the evergreen.
[1:28:05] Investing with the benefit of deal flow.
[1:32:41] Thoughts on index fund investment.
[1:34:58] Factoring sleep into opportunity cost.
[1:43:33] How to make better decisions.
[1:48:10] Why should we write in the age of AI?
[1:52:08] Parting thoughts.
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