Truth, Perception

Truth, Perception

Our perception of what is true is informed (and limited by) our point of view.

The persistent irony in this concept is that we don't know what we don't know (and never will).

Paradoxically, acknowledging the fact we can't know everything puts us in a much more useful position for revealing our blindspots. 

Leverage is as much about where you are standing as how much force you are applying.

If you are building something, it is far more useful to focus on the work you are doing to produce the result than the result itself.

The constraint we apply to package our idea determines their reach & resonance. "Make 1 decision to eliminate 1,000 decisions."

Labor is generally a more interchangeable resource than vision.

To help understand this idea, consider the contrast between the two concepts ancient Greeks used to think about time.

It should be relatively simple to identify when we aren't accumulating net new experience, but in practice, it doesn't seem to be.

Language is an incredible tool. It makes it possible for us to externalize what we think and communicate it to others.