The reality of obtaining knowledge

I just started The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz. I’m not even five pages in and I’ve already found a good quote:

Until you make the effort to get to know someone or something, you don’t know anything. There are no shortcuts to knowledge, especially knowledge gained from personal experience. Following conventional wisdom and relying on shortcuts can be worse than knowing nothing at all.

I very much like the part on personal experience. It complements the idea that, regardless of what degree you may hold, experience is an integral part of success.

If you want to follow more of Mr. Horowitz, here’s his blog. Be sure to check out his book in the link at the top of the post!

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