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Mar 11Liked by Frederik Gieschen

Thanks. Currently reading "Man Who Solved the Market". Half way through and I find nothing of value despite countless five star reviews. The book describes the increasing sophistication of their data analysis but you never really get a "how". Charlie would call this a sunk cost and tell me to stop reading!

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Good one! Know this struggle well.

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Mar 11Liked by Frederik Gieschen

Fantastic written article. Loved it very much.

Put it down framework is so powerful concept.

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Mar 11Liked by Frederik Gieschen

Great stuff.

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Mar 14Liked by Frederik Gieschen

Amazing...Thanks.."I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." - Bruce Lee

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Wow, this is wonderful!

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Mar 12Liked by Frederik Gieschen

Hey Frederik. Enoyed the post. Niall Ferguson was on Macro Hive podcast days ago. In the last 5 minutes of the interview he talked exactly about your point regarding input vs output vs [put it down]. He said that in order to write well, you first need to learn how to think well. And "thinking" being a skill that is not tought anywhere. He also talked about how "mentally unfit" most of us are for the exact reasons that you point out in this article.

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Mar 12Liked by Frederik Gieschen

“Life is not a quest to read the most books and investing is not a race to out-read your competitor. Value is created by applying what you’ve learned through better judgment. ”

Beautifully said. Another great piece.

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slow is fast

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I listened to this article in a normal speed. Thank you for the reminder. In the past 5 years I started to read more based on curiosity, for both fiction and non-fiction.

I like the similarity between Rubin and Munger. Thanks.

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Mar 11Liked by Frederik Gieschen

Agreed in spades.

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Mar 11Liked by Frederik Gieschen

Really enjoyed your article, relatedly at times I've struggled with the why read books vs synopses and attempted to articulate that "why" here (wrote it a while ago)....would love any thoughts as even still don't love my answers!

http://clearingfog.com/why-books/.

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Mar 11Liked by Frederik Gieschen

"Marty: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?

Nigel: These go to eleven."

I can't stop laughing!!! 😁😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Mar 11·edited Mar 11Liked by Frederik Gieschen

This topic is on point. Well said sir. A good reminder. We particularly liked your three segments for productive time. Thank you!

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Jul 22Liked by Frederik Gieschen

As someone who is voraciously curious, this rings true. I guess the key wisdom is for which inputs it pays off to slow down for. And this wisdom is in my view only shaped by extensive experience of having been a reading, and more generally, an information input machine.

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Do what you love and love want you do

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