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David Elikwu

You have one decision to make today

You have one decision to make today You take it for granted because you do it every day. It doesn’t change your life because you take it for granted. The ability to make high-quality decisions is the greatest superpower you can harness without being struck by lightning. Every time...

David Elikwu

The Vital Few: How to do more with less

Imagine you're a soldier in mediaeval times. You have the choice of bringing one of five swords into battle with you. Which one would you choose? Most likely, you'd choose the sword that was the sharpest, the strongest, and the most reliable. You wouldn't...

David Elikwu

The secret to intelligence

Most people think intelligence is about knowing and saying fancy words (jargon). They accumulate abstractions and discuss them, thinking it's smart. Intelligence is mostly the opposite; it's a factor of your ability to construct and deconstruct abstractions. Acquisition speed is definitely a factor in intelligence, but...

David Elikwu

Chesterton's Fence: Explained

TL;DR / Summary G.K. Chesterton was an early 20th century English writer known for his clever paradoxes. He once wrote: “There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The more...

The Knowledge

The 80/20 Rule: More Results, Less Effort (Wayfinder #8)

Welcome to the eighth issue of Wayfinder, your fortnightly compass for navigating life’s toughest decisions. We'll be trying out a slightly different format for Wayfinder - shorter, denser, but equally actionable. Every fortnight I'll share a framework or mental model you can use to squash...

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