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Best known as the Vice Chairman of the investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, and longtime partner of Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger is one of the greatest minds of the 20th century.
Regarded as a fiercely independent intellectual with a multidisciplinary mind, Charlie Munger was selected to speak at Harvard-Westlake, a private Los-Angeles based secondary school where he has been a longtime trustee.
Recently I argued that you should ignore 99% of productivity and time management advice you read online — and why it’s not just a waste of time, but it’s actually hurting you. (Read part one here)
To counterbalance my hypothesis, I made a strong case for the disciplined pursuit of less and why top performers produce more by removing more instead of doing more. They stop comparing their productivity to an ideal. Instead, they make impact their number one priority and they make it work — even if things aren’t perfect. (Read part two here)
It was a rainy, early June morning in a small New Hampshire town when John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, delivered an unconventional commencement address for the Cardigan Mountain School.
“Now, the commencement speakers will typically also wish you good luck and extend good wishes to you,” Roberts said. “I will not do that, and I’ll tell you why. From time to time in the years to come, I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you will come to know the value of justice. I hope that you will suffer betrayal because that will teach you the importance of loyalty.”
In 1986, Jeff Bezos graduated from Princeton with a degree in computer science. In 1994, he founded Amazon.com. And in 2010, he went back to Princeton to address the graduating class about the difference between gifts and choices — a profound reflection on his grandfather's advice that being kind is much more important than being clever.
Below you can watch the original delivery, along with the full transcript of the entire speech.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
The problem in the modern world is that we think of productivity in terms of addition rather than subtraction.
We’re on a constant lookout for the latest shiny productivity app, hack or tool. We focus on doing more, cramming more tasks into our daily schedules, ensuring that we can squeeze in as much as possible.
We’re so caught up in doing more that we rarely stop to ask ourselves: