Ideas to ponder

… thinking long-term is a high status thing to do because smart people are better at it. Thus, being a long-term thinker signals that you are smart. However, as we might expect with status competitions this is overdone.

Karl Smith

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  1. Brad Heitmann wrote:

    Status competitions — agreed. Things will be better if we just stick to popularity contests. :)

    PS you might find the following book instructive: http://bit.ly/szfX9F

    I love the quote by Nicholas Taleb: “A landmark book in social thought, in the same league as The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith and The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud.” No hyperbole here. None. Cheers, -B

    Posted 20 Dec 2011 at 3:45 pm