25 Lessons from The Art of Being Unreasonable

Great lessons I have learned from “The Art of Being Unreasonable

1. Help people meet their essential needs:

2. Be unreasonable:

George Bernard Shaw: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.”

3. Research, meticulously

4. Appeal to the interest of others

5. Ask a lot of questions

6. Revise expectations upward

7. Take risks

8. Seek out the best in your work

9. Seek the best in yourself

10. Be focused in your goals

11. Ask: “why not?”

12. “Conventional wisdom abhors innovation.”

13. Keep innovating, keep moving!

14. Learn from the mistakes of others in history

15. Be stingy with your time

16. Delegate work efficiently (but do critical work yourself)

17. Put your money where your mouth is

18. Invest in solid mutual funds (don’t do it yourself)

19. Focus on assymetric opportunities (when the payoff is higher than the downside)

20. Diversify or die

21. Ask people: “Is this the best you can do?”

22. Keep control of your emotions when making decisions

23. Don’t wait for opportunities, create them

24. It is better to be respected, than loved

25. Share the things that you love (you wouldn’t want to cook a nice meal just for yourself)