- The best way to read self help is to think of it as ‘technê’ — the old Greek word for ‘craft’, or ‘practice’.
- Optimise for usefulness.
- What is the ‘power test’, you ask? Well, difficult problems require powerful techniques to overcome.
- Principle of Believability here: prioritise testing ideas from more believable people. Spend less time on those who aren’t that believable.
- Self help is merely a way of taking advice from people I’ve never met.