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Automation of Task-Related jobs

Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to Magic. – Arthur C. Clarke

AI is being applied to tasks. Anything task related in your job will probably be automated. Either because your current company will do it, or because if it doesn’t, it will loose competitiveness.

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Optimize for Life

I don’t want to optimize for work, and I don’t want to optimize for family time. I want to optimize for life. I get one life and I don’t want to look back at 90 yelling I regret doing or not doing something. I always try to keep that end in mind. So I try to live life backwards in the sense of, where do I really want to go and how do I get there?

– Shane Parish, AMA on Farnam Street Learning Community (January 2020)

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Curiosity, Courage, and Persistence

It’s never been a better time for self-motivated people. Anyone connected to the internet has the education power of a university and the distribution power of a media company at their fingertips. Curiosity, courage, and persistence are the new gatekeepers.

-- James Clear

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