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Writer Ryan Holiday (Ryan Holiday) made selection economist and philosopher lessons Tyler Cowen (Tyler Cowen), whom he considers his main mentor. Perhaps his personal experience and help you to change something in their lives.
of Culture economist, philosopher, author of the popular blog Marginal Revolution. In 2011, he entered the list of 100 world thinkers on the version of Foreign Policy.
1. Do not focus on stability
People are more likely to accept the existing situation, without trying to change something. We are moving less, rarely change jobs, and their opinion, live in a monotonous environment. And because of that miss interesting opportunities.
Do not worry so much because of the instability and chaos. Sometimes they just say that there is something interesting. Beware of stability and self-satisfaction.
2. Turn curiosity into a career
Many still wonder how you can make blogging and writing posts. And for that just need to make sure that your curiosity has brought something valuable to others.
Find useful links, ask questionsThat will help people in work and life. Suggest an unexpected point of view, dedicated to the major. Let readers something valuable.
3. Read books that change the world
These are works that shake you to the core: they have a lot of new unusual ideas. For example, the work of Hayek, Parfit, Plato. Find a book that can change your views, and read them with a deeper understanding.
4. To think about the price of a quarrel
When you argue with someone about some stuff, think about what you will be winning this argument. Let's say your own idea you like a little more, you persist and go out a winner. And you get a little happier.
But how much do you lose because of that loved one upset? In it really is your opinion about some little things most important to you?
5. Remember that really in short supply
According to Cowan in his book, "In today's global economy is in short supply:
- Quality land and natural resources;
- Intellectual property, good ideas about what must be done;
- Skilled workers with unique skills. "
6. Note that the accumulated knowledge of how compound interest
with the time value obtained information increases. The more you read, the easier and faster you are given reading. The more you learn something, the easier it is to remember the new one.
7. Do not take your life as a story
Most people describe life as travel or the story. But this leads to a simplistic understanding of the events and causality. And also to arrogance.
8. When traveling, imagine yourself robber
For example, when visiting a museum, imagine that you need to scout out the situation before the theft. It will change your perception of art and help to better remember the interesting objects.
9. Delve into other people's work
with some talking person, try to understand the essence of his work. This is a special skill that few have. For it is necessary to "get out" of his own head and think of someone else.
10. Read a variety of books
Choose a product from completely different areas and eras. Read about the history, politics, and memories of famous people, science. So you will get a better understanding of the world.
Do not be afraid to throw the art books in the middle, if you do not like. Read the way you want. Miss the place, look into the end, follows the story of a single character. You do not read for the exam and for my own pleasure.
11. Do not be afraid to cooperate
Not necessarily to do everything yourself, so if you have the opportunity to cooperate. Intellectual and creative partners will help your business to grow and develop.
12. Describe the opinion do not agree with that
It is not enough just to consider a controversial statement. Write about other people's opinions as if they were yours. Try to explain the motivation of the opponent or beliefs of parents. This will help to better understand them.
13. Hesitate before protest
Usually we take too seriously their own opinion expressed with undue confidence. A strange looks, on the contrary, is neglected.
Try to overcome such a haughty attitude. Think about any idea. Be open-minded. And even when you do not agree, stay friendly.
14. Do not give in to emotions
When it comes to controversial things, try to separate the emotions from the facts. let's not irritation to take over the top of you. Sincerely try to understand the opinion of the other side and understand what happened.
15. Check whether your actions are your beliefs
People love to talk about their beliefs, but rarely compare them with their actions. These contradictions in behavior can benefit marketers. So reconsider their own actions.
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