Twenty Things You Need TO Know
Rahul Shukla, 6 June, 2012
1. The world is trying to keep you stupid.
2. Do not have faith in institutions to educate you.
3. Read as much as you can
Learn to speed read with high retention. Emerson Spartz taught me this while I was at a Summit Series event. If he reads 2-3 books a week, you can read one.
"Goal: condense decades of experiences into the shortest period of time possible. Fastest way to do this? Learn vicariously through other peoples' experiences. Why? Our brains can't tell the difference between something real and something vividly imagined.
"I taught myself how to speed-read and devoured books about business, politics, psychology, economics, technology, science, and more. My objective was learn as much about the world as possible. But it wasn't just books. I poured through hundreds of annual reports/10ks, how-to manuals, trade publications, scientific studies, and reports on a variety of industries, from Drywall Contracting to Natural Gas Wholesaling. Goal: learn everything possible about the structure of commerce to discover the patterns of business success."
- Emerson Spartz
4. Connect with everyone, all the time.
5. Don't waste time being shy.
6. If you feel weird about something during a relationship, that’s usually what you end up breaking up over.
7. Have as much contact as possible with older people.
8. Find people that are cooler than you
9. You will become more conservative over time.
This is just a fact. Those you surround yourself with create a kind of “bubble” that pushes you to support the status quo. For this reason, you need to do your craziest stuff NOW. Later on, you’ll become too afraid. Trust me.