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Tag Archives: mastery
Fresh out of law school, it’s easy to forget that, compared to the general population, you are already something of an expert. You have the tools to search for, read, and understand just what the hell that legalese actually means. … Continue reading
A plant which is frequently moved never grows strong. People who spend their whole life traveling abroad end up having plenty of places where they can find hospitality but no real friendships. We place a big emphasis, and not wrongly, … Continue reading
There’s generally a big lag time between the time you make a change and the time that change is recognized. You undoubtedly noticed this as a child. You demonstrate you know something, or know how to perform some task, but … Continue reading
Capitalism is the ability to accumulate capital, which can then be deployed at will. The key to accumulating capital is delaying gratification.
When Roger Bannister broke the 4:00 barrier, a wave of runners suddenly poured through the hole he had smashed. Before Bannister, a sub four minute mile was unthinkable. After Banister, well, who cares if you ran a 3:59? So did … Continue reading
I’ve always said that talent is overrated. Most people can become really good at most things given enough deliberate practice. These photos by Stanley Kubrick, just a lowly photojournalist for Look magazine in 1949, began to show the sort of … Continue reading