A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought - they must be earned.
My 1 repeated learning in life: "There Are No Adults." Everyone's making it up as they go along. Figure it out yourself, and do it.
School, politics, sports, and games train us to compete against others. True rewards - wealth, knowledge, love, fitness, and equanimity - come from ignoring others and improving ourselves.
All the returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest.
Don't do things that you know are morally wrong. Not because someone is watching, but because you are. Self-esteem is just the reputation that you have with yourself. You'll always know.
You will get rich by giving society what it wants but does not yet know how to get. At scale.
Don't partner with cynics and pessimists. Their beliefs are self-fulfilling.
Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable.
Nothing like a health problem to turn up the contrast dial on the rest of life.
Read what you love until you love to read.
Seek wealth, not money or status. Wealth is having assets that earn while you sleep. Money is how we transfer time and wealth. Status is your place in the social hierarchy.
Self-esteem is just the reputation that you have with yourself.
Embrace accountability, and take business risks under your own name. Society will reward you with responsibility, equity, and leverage.
You're not going to get rich renting out your time. You must own equity - a piece of a business - to gain your financial freedom.
Never declare anyone your opponent – lots of times the people we think are our enemies, are not, and it's just a one way street. Just assume you don't have enemies.
Kids only pick fights with kids of their age and size. We only make enemies that we're capable of taking on. Goes to show how fictional and chosen our "enemies" are.
Work as hard as you can. Even though who you work with and what you work on are more important than how hard you work.
The classical virtues are all decision-making heuristics to make one optimize for the long term rather than for the short term.
Set and enforce an aspirational personal hourly rate. If fixing a problem will save less than your hourly rate, ignore it. If outsourcing a task will cost less than your hourly rate, outsource it.
Pick business partners with high intelligence, energy, and, above all, integrity.
The most dangerous idea is silencing people.
Guilt is society's voice talking in your head.
Become the best in the world at what you do. Keep redefining what you do until this is true.
An early exit for your startup is a mirage in the desert. If you thirst for it, it disappears.
The most accountable people have singular, public, and risky brands: Oprah, Trump, Kanye, Elon.
There is no skill called "business." Avoid business magazines and business classes.
The fundamental Elitist attitude: I'm smarter and know what's better for them than they do.
Understand that ethical wealth creation is possible. If you secretly despise wealth, it will elude you.
The modern conceit—educated people think they can outsmart complex systems like evolution, capitalism, weather, biology...
Specific knowledge is knowledge that you cannot be trained for. If society can train you, it can train someone else, and replace you.
Good copy is a poor substitute for good UI. Good marketing is a poor substitute for a good product.
When you're finally wealthy, you'll realize that it wasn't what you were seeking in the first place.
If you can't decide, the answer is No.
Reading is faster than listening. Doing is faster than watching.
In an age of infinite leverage, judgment is the most important skill.
If you don't need (true) decentralization, you don't need a blockchain.
The winning "store of value" cryptocurrency will be the one that is most decentralized.
The lesson of history is that true product / market fits are very precise (so, iterate!)
The older the problem, the older the solution. How to eat well is one of the oldest problems.
To be happy, you truly have to believe that happiness is a choice you make and a skill you can develop.
Money buys you freedom in the material world. It won't make you happy, but it will solve a lot of your external problems.
Proof-of-Work electricity is the cost of decentralized currency. Inflation is the cost of centralized currency. Which is cheaper?
If I commit to doing something, then I commit to doing it right now. If I'm not willing to do it right now, then don't do it. Don't commit to it.