Peter Bevelin on Seeking Wisdom, Mental Models, Learning, and a Lot More

One of the most impactful books we've ever come across is the wonderful Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger, written by the Swedish investor Peter Bevelin. In the spirit of multidisciplinary learning, Seeking Wisdom is a compendium of ideas from biology, psychology, statistics, physics, economics, and human behavior. Mr. Bevelin is out with a new book full of wisdom from Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger: All I Want to Know is Where I'm Going to Die So I Never Go There.

How to Make Better Decisions

It’s estimated that in an average day, you will make somewhere around 35,000 decisions. Many of them are unconscious, but the sheer volume is staggering. What to wear, where to eat, how to get to work, who to call when you get there, all of these little things add up. You could easily argue then, that learning a bit more about the decision making process, and improving your decision making, is a worthy investment.

How to Price Your Product or Service

If you’re an early-stage founder and you’re not charging for money for a product that you intend to eventually charge money for, you should start doing it, now. That’s because the best way to tell whether you’ll be able to charge money tomorrow is to see if you can successfully charge money today. If early customers refuse to pay for your product then you have a strong signal that you need to change something with your approach. Many founders avoid this at first because it’s uncomfortable and because it’s a big hairy problem. It’s so abstract that it’s partly philosophical.

How To Grow Your Network Like A Super Connector

What separates super connectors is not the amount of time they spend. It’s how they build their network. Learn their #1 strategy. Lewis Howes, lifestyle entrepreneur, pro athlete, author, angel investor One month after achieving his childhood dream of becoming a professional football player, Lewis Howes had a career-ending injury. Suddenly, all of the sacrificed summer/spring breaks, nights, and weekends of practice seemed to be in vain. Three years later, despite not starting with any business experience or college business education, he built a multimillion dollar company.

The Rise of the Superconnector

It’s not unusual to have hundreds or even thousands of LinkedIn connections–which can make your social-media world as messy and noisy as a crowded party full of strangers. Which is why knowing “superconnectors” is priceless.

4 Habits of a Super-Connector

Super-connectors know everyone and everyone knows them. These people build relationships very quickly and with a lot of people. Super-connectors are invaluable people. They match people with opportunities and, in doing so, they leave their connections with a positive opinion of them and their abilities.

A Template for Connecting People

Here’s a simple tool I use to not only connect strangers together, but it ensures both parties immediately connect with one another and if something goes awry, no feelings are hurt.

Why Does It Take So Long to Succeed?

Many of my coaching clients are working on discovering their dearest dreams and bringing them into the world. I watch them melt down, freak out, and experience astounding progress, sometimes in the same day. And a question that plagues so many of them, so many of us, daring to live inspired lives is this: why does it take so long to succeed? As I go forward, I can’t help but look backward. Why has it taken me so long to really succeed?