Advice from Tyler Cowen

Here’s the advice I’ve seen Tyler Cowen (aka Oracle of DelCi) give to people that I keep pondering over the years.

  1. You can always do better.
  2. Don’t do a big project if the conversations you have w/ your future colleagues are not the most exciting ones you have
  3. Prepare to live in times of change.
  4. What great people work on is overdetermined because it’s clear what the greatest thing to do is at any point in history.
  5. Always keep improving your mentors and always keep asking yourself who are the young people you want to be talking to.
  6. Recursive self-improvement requires a closed system.
  7. Find a partner.

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