This is very, very true:
Love this via Michael Lopp:
We tell this to our kids all the time: If you want to become good at something, it simply requires a lot of practice over a long period of time.
It’s the only recipe for expertise and mastery that I know.
A few shots of Oliver that I really like this month:
Building something new is wonderful because you don’t have any native history – you really do have a completely carte blanche opportunity.
But, the moment you join anything, you must necessarily adopt a set of rules baked within the culture and then any axioms that may have naturally arisen out of that new economy.
The video title should honestly be one about how important it is to keep creative folk in your organization. Perhaps even more important is the fact that if you want to have your company survive the natural powers of capitalism, you should keep creative people on tap:
A history of transactions isn’t exactly the sexiest thing that one could build but they are necessary for us to stay accountable to our gains (and losses) so that we can learn what works and what doesn’t.
But not all ledgers are useful… and so we wanted to tackle this opportunity from a functional perspective as well as from a design perspective. Here’s one such concept and iteration:
Now, this is just the start but something we want to engage with you on is how we can make these histories, these ledgers… actually more useful than just showcasing historical events.
Wouldn’t it be neat if we could auto-magically make suggestions based on previous performance? Machine learning all the things?
This is just the start my friends…
via Charlie Munger:
The first rule of compounding: Never interrupt it unnecessarily.
An unbelievable list of things that one man learned from one of the harshest places on earth: