Inspired by one of my heroes, Charlie Munger, I decided to attempt to document my “lattice work” of wordly wisdom — both learned and to be learned. Hopefully this will give me a chance to internalize it and put it to good use. What is worldly wisdom? Let’s hear it straight from Charlie:
“What is elementary, worldly wisdom? Well, the first rule is that you can’t really know anything if you just remember isolated facts and try and bang ‘em back. If the facts don’t hang together on a latticework of theory, you don’t have them in a usable form. You’ve got to have models in your head. And you’ve got to array your experience—both vicarious and direct—on this latticework of models.”
– A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom As It Relates To Investment Management & Business, Charles Munger, 1994.
The way I’m approaching this is to write a blog post on each topic and listing all of them on separate page of “Worldly Wisdom“. So far I went back through all my old blog posts and compiled them into a somewhat sensible list of ideas. Turns out that I’ve already documented quite a bit from my previous posts! Still many more to go but at least this theme can give me some fresh ideas when I just don’t know what to write about. Enjoy!