How To Get Smarter

Nice insight into how Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger get smarter.

We read a lot. I don’t know anyone who’s wise who doesn’t read a lot. But that’s not enough: You have to have a temperament to grab ideas and do sensible things. Most people don’t grab the right ideas or don’t know what to do with them.

My hack: I listen to audio books and podcasts if the interesting info is there. Reading is second best for me.

Trouble with this “sucking all the knowledge” scenario is that there is more that you can handle, plus you need time to digest even the little piece of it you manage to suck.

So, you need to be a curator. And that’s the tricky bit. And to use Steve Jobs words:

You know, ultimately it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you’re doing. I mean, Picasso had a saying, he said: Good artists copy, great artists steal.