Another obsession. Do you read to signal or to learn?
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!
Good one! Know this struggle well.
Fantastic written article. Loved it very much.
Put it down framework is so powerful concept.
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
Wow, this is wonderful!
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.
“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.
slow is fast
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.
Agreed in spades.
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!
"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!!! 😁😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣
This topic is on point. Well said sir. A good reminder. We particularly liked your three segments for productive time. Thank you!
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.
Do what you love and love want you do