Short story – I’m a Telecommunications Engineer + MBA in Finance by formal education. I used to think that it meant I was fairly smart and well educated (“The fool doth think himself wise”) till I came across Charlie Munger. His breadth of knowledge and wisdom is truly mindboggling to comprehend, and in particular, 3 core principles stuck with me
- The idea of reading widely across disciplines to acquire “mental models” to better understand the world, and asking “why?” frequently.
- The idea that wisdom acquisition is a moral responsibility, and we should do what we can to share our knowledge for the benefit of society
- The idea to seek wealth, not for the purposes of opulent living, but to be independent and free to live life as you chose.
I have been writing for a while now, on places like Facebook groups, Quora and Twitter but it did strike me that I wanted to build my own knowledge repository, a place to gather thoughts on various fields that interest me, preserve and share them. Perhaps it will be part of my legacy – a shrine to erudition, and perhaps someday my progeny shall benefit. In the meantime, it will most certainly help contribute to my own learning process. Seneca the Younger once said – “Docendo discimus” or “By teaching we learn”. I do not know how this site will evolve or how my thinking will. I just know it will be one heck of a ride.
I’d be honoured if you would take the time to share your feedback and thoughts.