Posts Tagged ‘smart’

“‘Switching teams’ requires two things: 1) admitting you are wrong, and then 2) wholeheartedly embracing the new ‘correct’ thinking…. Switching teams requires a unique combination of humility and (oddly enough) confidence.

So my personal differentiator between ‘smart’ and ‘truly brilliant’ is simple: It’s how quickly you are willing to switch teams when you are proven wrong….

Changing your mind isn’t a loss… In fact, it can make you that much better and more effective at what you do. But it takes both guts and wisdom to understand that.” -Steve Sjuggerud

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“I saw many ‘smart’ kids come and go. They disappeared into obscurity because they believed they already knew things and wouldn’t ask for help. I learned how to say ‘I don’t know’ for survival.” -Turney Duff

Smart Problem

Posted: November 11, 2017 in Thought for the Day
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“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s that I stay with problems longer.” -Albert Einstein

Brain Smart

Posted: October 23, 2017 in Thought for the Day
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“If you do the same thing every day, your brain gets used to it. Then the tenth time you do it (the hundredth time) your brain doesn’t even realize it’s doing it.  The more new things that hit your brain (the less habits), the smarter you get.” -James Altucher

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s that I stay with problems longer.” -Albert Einstein

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the amount of information instantly available to us has increased a thousandfold. Looking for answers today has become a challenge not of finding, but of sifting through….  And it’s not just information, per se.  It is the rhetoric of the global Internet-connected chat room where smart people with opinions assemble data, then analyze and interpret them for us.  And here’s another thing: Much of this secondary information is so well – and persuasively –presented that it feels like experience.  When secondary information feels like experience, we often accept it as truth… truth that is equal to the truth we know from experience.” -Mark Ford

Happy Money

Posted: December 10, 2013 in Money Matters
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“Remember, money itself is worthless. After the bare minimum you need to keep yourself alive, the rest is ‘positional’.  It just tells you where you stand compared to others.  More money means you can get more stuff than other people can….   Smart money.  Dumb money.  Rich.  Poor.  Everyone buys stuff he doesn’t need…often with money he doesn’t have.  And he thinks it will make him happy.” -Bill Bonner