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Reject Most Advice

Naval

Most advice is people giving you their winning lottery ticket numbers. • The best founders listen to everyone but make up their own mind 0:00 • Advice is maxims you can recall later, when you get your own experience 1:29 Transcript: http://nav.al/reject-advice

Episode notes last updated on June 22, 2019 15:44

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Why should most advice be rejected?

There is usually something you can learn from everyone, but particular circumstances play a big role, and most of the advice is probably not applicable to your exact situation.

The best founders listen and read to everyone, and then ignore everybody and make up their own mind.

Examine everything. Have your own point of view, and use your internal model to process the new information that you receive.

What is the purpose of advice?

The purpose of advice is to provide anecdotes that help you to connect situations to knowledge.