“They all overvalued the importance of stability.” – Robert Greene, Mastery
A Different Approach
The book delves into physics and math theories such as higher dimensions, unifying of forces, and time travel, while tying these concepts back to accepted work such as quantum mechanics and Einstein’s work on relativity.
Though these are great topics, it was his approach that really drew me in. There was a certain technique behind each example, something I couldn’t quite grasp. He had a way of …
“Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.” – Edward De Bono, Author of Lateral Thinking
“Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car.” – Edward De Bono, Author of Lateral Thinking
A problem as old and pervasive as the one we face (See Part 1) is beyond the reach of any person to solve. It can only be solved with a Game Changer.
Changing The Rules Of The Game
An analysis in Game Theory …
“The only difference between a bank director and a counterfeiter is that the counterfeiter has given evidence of superior skill and modesty. It requires more talent to sign another man’s name than one’s own and the counterfeiter at least does his work in the dark, while the suspenders of [gold and silver] payments are brazen in the face of day, and laugh at the victims and dupes, who have put faith in their promises.”
President John Quincy Adams, from A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men And the Making of the United States
The Wild West of Money
The early United States had no national banking system. Instead, there were state-chartered banks, local banks and company scrip. Gold and silver coin was the only universally accepted payment.
In a …