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    Secret to success

    Carrying over from the conversation started here, I saw this video which reiterated my sentiments exactly... and then some. So, instead of posting it there to never been seen again, I figured I'd start a thread about the topic and link to previous conversations.

    (There is a lot of great insight scattered in seemingly random places. For instance, who would have thought to look for the secret to success in a thread about cleaning toilets?)

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    > For instance, who would have thought to look for the secret to success in a thread about cleaning toilets?

    This is why I find it useful to join every forum that exists and read every thread to discover these secrets. :-)


    I already posted this elsewhere, but its handy to repeat it here in a more suitable home for it:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Com...aos/0875847544
    > Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos
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    Quote Originally Posted by YouTuber View Post
    > For instance, who would have thought to look for the secret to success in a thread about cleaning toilets?

    This is why I find it useful to join every forum that exists and read every thread to discover these secrets. :-)
    lol

    I already posted this elsewhere, but its handy to repeat it here in a more suitable home for it:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Com...aos/0875847544
    > Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos


    The idea is to buy index funds because if you buy enough stocks, you're bound to find one that's a winner. The law of large numbers puts luck in your favor. If you try enough times, you'll eventually succeed.



    But the book...

    The top reviewer said, "With tiresome, repetitive prose, the authors hammer away at points obvious to all in the computer industry (such as: trial and error are effective strategies only if you are prepared to fail occasionally) while supporting their arguments with hugely successful cases-in-point such as Microsoft, Intel and Nike (ignoring the fact that all of these companies are notorious competition-killers who use any and all means to acquire or destroy any potential threat). The book reads like a bad thesis, and the authors can hardly seem to go four pages without reminding you how innovative and avante-garde their theories are."

    That's my problem with books... all the fluff added to make it big enough for a book! I'm sure the whole book can be condensed into a forum post; as is true with most books.

    Not to take away from the insight in the book, but just defending my position that reading fluff is an inefficient use of time. Others may enjoy reading so much that fluff is enjoyable. It's subjective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YouTuber View Post
    This is why I find it useful to join every forum that exists and read every thread to discover these secrets.
    And this is why it's important to listen to as many things as possible to know as much as possible......which includes dissenting/opposing viewpoints.......
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    > That's my problem with books... all the fluff added to make it big enough for a book!
    > I'm sure the whole book can be condensed into a forum post; as is true with most books.

    Oh yes, I quite agree !

    Once of the aspects I love about forums, because if you can find someone (Who isn't an idiot..) who has read a book that interests you, you can find out in a few short posts all the important things you need from that book without having to spend hours reading hundreds of pages to find the handful of useful bits. (I've not finished reading it yet!)


    > Not to take away from the insight in the book, but just defending my position that reading fluff is an inefficient use of time.
    > Others may enjoy reading so much that fluff is enjoyable. It's subjective.

    I only really read to find out stuff, so the least amount of reading to get the information is preferred, then I've more time to do other more useful (Or enjoyable!) things.

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    Hoo-Ray for Fluff!!! ...both real fluff and the assumed...

    One will never know what they're missing....if they select to leave out the 'assumed' fluff and simply (lazily) depend on 'other's' to inform them of the content.....

    Is that not how we all got into this mess......people blindly trusting what another says is true... when in fact....its all an elaborate con????? ...and we are the victims....

    The stances/opinions/assertions which allow some to proclaim the uselessness of READING is actually very telling......also very disturbing, largely based in fantasy........and is generally promoted and implemented by Wolves.....and their follower sheep who confirm and encourage such thinking....
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    > people blindly trusting what another says is true...

    I find it helps if one can ask questions in a place with lots of people, so anyone telling lies is spotted and told off by others.

    Of course, you have to find places where not everyone is telling lies in the first place, and where folk feel able to stand up and say someone else said something untrue..

    Places like that are getting increasingly difficult to find !


    We don't have endless lives to learn everything ourselves the hard way, and reading solutions to problems is a way to shorten the time we spend problem solving.

    Like, how to fix a leaking tap, do you spend a year working for a plumber to learn this, or do you google and YouTube to find out some examples of how to do it.

    And of course, read the comment section on YouTube to hear from others how the person in the video is doing it all wrong !
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    Quote Originally Posted by SophicDrippins View Post

    That's my problem with books... all the fluff added to make it big enough for a book! I'm sure the whole book can be condensed into a forum post; as is true with most books.
    You need to look at a book like a journey with boring parts, good parts golden nuggets and so on..... like a football game.

    you could never get the same enjoyment and learning from watching only the touchdowns, tou need to see also the misses, the failures the boring parts in the context of the game.

    "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
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