I have this fantasy of myself giving a Ted talk on success. I open my talk by saying, “The secret to success is to be really successful early on.” Then I walk off the stage.
It makes me laugh, but it’s true. Advantages and disadvantages tend to accumulate. The rich do get richer.
On the surface, it’s a worthless insight. Who wouldn’t choose early success if they could?
However, there is utility in having a deep understanding of this idea because it provides a more powerful paradigm for long term decisions.Continue reading