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3 Nudges to the Power and Value of First Principles Thinking

Edition 58 — read on Resolve.blog     |  February 15th, 2022

Happy thinking Tuesday!

Here is one quote, one question, and big idea to challenge the way you make decisions and improve your life.


A quote…

“Every moment in business happens only once. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them…
“Because every innovation is new and unique, no authority can prescribe in concrete terms how to be innovative. Indeed, the single most powerful pattern I have noticed is that successful people find value in unexpected places, and they do this by thinking about business from first principles instead of formulas.”—Peter Thiel -Zero to One

A question…

What are we sure is true?

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A big idea…

Reasoning by analogy is the same as arguing by assumption.

An assumption draws an earlier gained belief and uses it again. The flaw is that no two situations are ever the same. It renders the assumption invalid.

The only place you should reason from is first principles.

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Darren Matthews

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