I am a big believer in the idea that culture drives outcomes. Process drives results. The score takes care of itself. I think this simple framework applies on a variety of different levels - from personal development to company building.
The Golden Rule is this basic idea that humans should "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." This idea is taught in elementary school classrooms around the country (and probably world).
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This essay is more or less the articulation of a personal observation of mine. I think that I am better at hard things than easy things. What I mean by that is that I "tend to play to my level of competition."
Lying is convenient and lazy. Lying is a short term optimization that occludes or procrastinates long term consequences. We lie to escape reality. We lie to cover the truth and set new norms. The reality, though, is that deceit is incredibly dangerous to our moral conscious - an abstract sphere of our soul that ages in parallel to our human bodies.
"It" is hard to describe. Of course, I'll try my best to explain the concept, but "it" is one of those things that has a presence. Surely you have been exposed to or at least heard of the phenomenon before...someone walks into a room and something about them just clicks. They get "it."
I fundamentally believe in people. I believe that, in the spirit of acceleration, other individuals can be the cheat codes to your success. I do not believe in manipulating people like pawns - I really do not implement much of "how to win friends and influence people." I take a genuine approach to life, and really do care about the long term futures of others.