10 Big Ideas That
Changed My Life
Brent Beshore
Imago Del
Every person is inherently valuable independent of behavior and beliefs.
Everyone matters.
Treat people accordingly, without exception
Rationality Base Rate
In the moment, people act rationally.
Question the information, preferences & biases
The average of how others do is the mostly likely indicator of my future performance.
Get into situations where the base rate is
attractive.
that came into play?
Forces learning and empathy.
Meaningful
Hard
If something worthwhile appears easy, it means I got lucky.
Or
I've never done it.
This thinking helps
Setting opportunity costs
Evoke gratitude
Suppress envy
Cheer others
Non-Linearity
expect orderly, sequential outcomes.
I get compounding, with unexpectedly positive and negative outcomes.
Expect the unexpected.
Get better at ball-parking nonlinear results
Invert
Avoiding failure is easier than trying to be successful.
Understand predictable points of failure
(probability + magnitude) and plan against them.
Don't worry, failure will still come often!
Life is messy.
People are messy.
Business is messy.
Relationships are messy.
Be
Messy
I'm messy.
Messiness should never be
surprising.
Margin of
Safety
Stuff happens.
Expect it and be prepared.
Applies to virtually every area of life and far beyond investing - engineering, organizational operations, relationships,
health, finances, etc
Serving vs.
Served
Give without expectation.
The great paradox of life is self- sacrificial service.
More I give, with no expectation of reciprocity, the better life goes for others and me.
Counterintuitive and countercultural
Forgotten
In 100 years, no one will know my name.
And certainly, no one will know me and I won't know them.
Living for fame and recognition is like chasing the wind.
I try re-read Ecclesiastes monthly
Made by:
Th dP
10 Big Ideas That Changed My Life Brent Beshore Imago Del Every person is inherently valuable independent of behavior and beliefs. Everyone matters. Treat people accordingly, without exception Rationality Base Rate In the moment, people act rationally. Question the information, preferences & biases The average of how others do is the mostly likely indicator of my future performance. Get into situations where the base rate is attractive. that came into play? Forces learning and empathy. Meaningful Hard If something worthwhile appears easy, it means I got lucky. Or I've never done it. This thinking helps Setting opportunity costs Evoke gratitude Suppress envy Cheer others Non-Linearity expect orderly, sequential outcomes. I get compounding, with unexpectedly positive and negative outcomes. Expect the unexpected. Get better at ball-parking nonlinear results Invert Avoiding failure is easier than trying to be successful. Understand predictable points of failure (probability + magnitude) and plan against them. Don't worry, failure will still come often! Life is messy. People are messy. Business is messy. Relationships are messy. Be Messy I'm messy. Messiness should never be surprising. Margin of Safety Stuff happens. Expect it and be prepared. Applies to virtually every area of life and far beyond investing - engineering, organizational operations, relationships, health, finances, etc Serving vs. Served Give without expectation. The great paradox of life is self- sacrificial service. More I give, with no expectation of reciprocity, the better life goes for others and me. Counterintuitive and countercultural Forgotten In 100 years, no one will know my name. And certainly, no one will know me and I won't know them. Living for fame and recognition is like chasing the wind. I try re-read Ecclesiastes monthly Made by: Th dP