Last updated Jan 16th, 2023.

These are a set of foundational principles and mental models I’m finding repeatedly useful in my life.

This list is just for me, though I encourage you to think about your own and document them as well. I may or may not write more about each specific one. 😀

  1. You can learn from anyone
  2. The only constant is change
  3. Be wary of absolutes
  4. Default to trust
  5. Relationships over transactions
  6. Necessary, but not sufficient
  7. See the trees, see the forest
  8. Alchemy is real
  9. Production before consumption
  10. As it is, not as you want it to be
  11. Invert
  12. Two opposing ideas can be true at once
  13. Infinite games > finite games
  14. Consciously outsource your thinking
  15. Riding the wave > creating the wave
  16. If you have to eat shit, don’t nibble
  17. Observe without judgement
  18. Never quit on a bad day
  19. Start with what it isn’t
  20. Disagree, share, and commit
  21. You can’t judge a decision by its outcome
  22. Find your hook