Charlie Munger on Avoiding Tough Things

[…] There are things that we stay away from. We’re like the man who said he had three baskets on his desk: in, out and too tough. We have such baskets – mental baskets –…

Rolf Dobelli on What to do Instead of Reading News

  […] If you want to keep the illusion of “not missing anything important”, I suggest you glance through the summary page of the Economist once a week. Don’t spend more than five minutes on…

Barry Diller on The Importance of Unlearning

[…] HOFFMAN: So how did you apply your blank page, your process, to the starting of your Internet businesses? DILLER: The first one is always the first, and then since I’m always up for anything,…

Sherlock Holmes on The Importance of a Blank Mind

[…] “Shall I go for the police?” We must define the situation a little more clearly. It may bear some more innocent interpretation. (Holmes; The Red Circle) We approached the case…with an absolutely blank mind,…