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Shane Parrish
Curious | Host of The Knowledge Project Podcast () | Author of The Great Mental Models
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Shane Parrish 15m
When your kids FaceTime one of the best programmers in the world () and convince him to come teach them how to mod minecraft.
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Shane Parrish 7h
Replying to @cbredesen
Outcome/ego
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Shane Parrish 9h
Outcome over ego.
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Andrew Erdmann 18h
I know what I will be reading this weekend! Just arrived! Thanks for creating “General Thinking Concepts,” a beautiful and provocative book. I appreciate your mission of helping us develop “habits of mind to better understand what works and why”
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Kaushal Karia Mar 22
'I don't have time' is another way of saying 'its not a priority'.
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Agung Jati Pramono Mar 21
“I can’t.” Actually, yes you can, you’re just not willing to pay the price. You’re not willing to do the work or spend the time. via
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Shane Parrish Mar 20
Just as a nuance, that doesn't mean we won't print more copies eventually (we were approached by company yesterday and came up with a very creative way to create a co-branded run of a lot of books. Currently exploring.
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Richard Huff Mar 20
How Not to Be Stupid via
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Shane Parrish Mar 20
Replying to @farnamstreet
Adding one more lesson. People are conditioned not to believe what you say when it comes to products and marketing. We said 3k copies and we meant it. I think it's hard to differentiate when that's being used as a tactic to sell more of something and when it's just a fact.
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Shane Parrish Mar 19
Replying to @tobi
Thanks man. I’ve got it sorted. I think.
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Shane Parrish Mar 19
Replying to @jeffwzimmerman
We're not trying to charge more .. that goes against working to equalize opportunity. We're trying to change the world.
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Shane Parrish Mar 19
Replying to @farnamstreet
Thank you! I’d love your feedback critical and otherwise. What mistakes have I made that I can’t see? What would you do differently for the next book? What worked well?
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Shane Parrish Mar 19
Replying to @farnamstreet
(5) We’re 4 people doing the work of an entire publishing house, while keeping on our regular jobs … it’s been exciting and exhausting. I can’t speak for the others but I need to sleep!
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Shane Parrish Mar 19
Replying to @farnamstreet
(4) Our team has really felt like we’re doing something for the world and we’re fortunate to be able to do that.
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Shane Parrish Mar 19
Replying to @farnamstreet
(3) We’ve had a few editors at large publishing houses reach out to say the book was “gorgeous” and “the best self published book ever” and one went as far as saying “you put our team to shame, how big is your operation?”
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Shane Parrish Mar 19
Replying to @farnamstreet
Some positives: (1) The LC has been amazing and the support means so much. Thank you. (2) The feedback I’m getting on the book itself is amazing. The messages are really thoughtful and have prompted me to be more thankful to others. It validates our idea that beauty matters.
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Shane Parrish Mar 19
Replying to @farnamstreet
We haven’t articulated the vision because we want to do something that no one has ever done before and it’s going to take a few years to execute on, and if we tell others they would steal the idea and we want to get a crack at it first.
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Shane Parrish Mar 19
Replying to @farnamstreet
We haven’t clearly articulated the vision we have for the mental models project nor our goals — the primary one being moving the world toward equal opportunity, not equal outcome.
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Shane Parrish Mar 19
Replying to @farnamstreet
(3) Everyone wants to be “an exception” to the process. (4) Rewarding our LC was the right thing to do but we’ll have to find other ways to do this. (5) I need to find a way that other people’s disappointment doesn’t weigh so heavily on me.
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Shane Parrish Mar 19
Replying to @photomatt
And some observations. (1) was the first to find a typo. (2) Trying to please one group of people means alienating others and you have to accept that you’re only going to please 80% of the group you're trying to please.
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