In the current Internet world there’s a massive move towards claiming to be the expert rather than earning the right to be the expert. Every person with a blog or a Facebook account has the right to have an opinion.
But you have to earn the right to be an expert.
And you have a choice as to who to listen to.
If you are a real expert you have to do the reading, you have to do the work, you have to become an expert in the body of knowledge that exists, and you have to develop your own innovations that move that industry forward.
Just because someone is shouting loudly doesn’t make them an expert.
Just because there’s a vocal minority that think vaccinations are evil and 911 was a conspiracy theory doesn’t mean it’s true.
Choose carefully who is filling up your mind.
There’s a tendency to gather information, and more information, and more information, indefinitely if a decision is important.
Your next 40 years will be determined by your next ten years.
A mantra I live by in business is, ‘tolerance is the enemy of excellence.’
Functional fixes are not solutions for existential misalignments.
If you’re buying your lunch from someone, what happens if he’s 20cms shorter than you?
It’s almost certain that what’s being agreed isn’t fully understood.
Don’t be a dick.
Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”
In tennis, the majority of the game is spent volleying.
I own a wealth management company called MedCapital