Every day, Jim O'Shaughnessy posts two thoughts from a thinker. His final question for each of his podcasts is for two ideas to change the world: Our final question, which is, we're going to make you the emperor of the whole world. For one day. You can't kill anybody. You can't put anyone in a reeducation camp, you can't disappear the people who really bother you.
> I would want everyone in the world to have a bias for action
> I want everyone in the world to ask themselves, “How am I wrong?”
In fact, that's exactly how the best software developers think. When solving a software problem, we have to be:
* pessimistic enough to find all the flaws of software, and
* optimistic enough to fix them all
I still haven't quite wrapped my head around that.
> I’m fascinated by the idea that tension between opposites is creative.
You just explained the essence of complex system and its trade-off in one sentence. Love this!
Also I would like to submit Charlie Munger's quote "Take Simple Idea Seriously" in this "Think in Twos" folder. I felt Charlie knowingly put "simple" and "serious" in one sentence so it'll create forever tension in reader mind. Like, what if my definition of "simple idea" is actually wrong?