TIL2017 – External objectivity

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. Along with internal objectivity (know thyself) comes external objectivity. This is seeing the world as it is, not as you’d like it to be. This came up as ‘tailwinds.’ That is, understand what part of … Continue reading “TIL2017 – External objectivity”

TIL2017 – Know thyself

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. Many podcast and book subjects have an elevated level of self-awareness. As Richard Feynman put it, “you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.” In some ways this includes the … Continue reading “TIL2017 – Know thyself”

TIL2017 – Curiosity

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. Readers are curious. Entrepreneurs are curious. Juvenile delinquents are curious. Yvon Chouinard pointed out this idea and it appears again and again. Each of these people wants the world to exist in a different form. When … Continue reading “TIL2017 – Curiosity”

TIL2017 – Trust but verify

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. “Trust but verify,” – a Russian expression – is helpful and relevant with more accurate and accessible data. Data is a key to the right lock. Feelings are not facts said Ray Dalio, Ken Burns, and Travis … Continue reading “TIL2017 – Trust but verify”

TIL2017 – Be Different

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. We’ve already had a post about Being Different. It was like the song of the year though, so it gets repeated here. Being Different is valuable because it distinguishes you from others. It’s like when … Continue reading “TIL2017 – Be Different”