Are you a fox or a hedgehog?

Fox vs Hedgehog

Some 2,700 years ago, Archilochus wrote, “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” This is the foundational thinking between specialists and generalists.

To have a best 30-second mind, you need to have a broadest thinking. Thinking is surprisingly underrated activity. What is Thinking? Thinking is concentrating on one thing long time to develop an idea about it. Developing your own ideas. Our thoughts are always influenced, by someone else ideas. It’s only by concentrating, sticking to the question, being patient, letting all the parts of mind come into play, that you can arrive at an original idea.

This is where long attention span becomes important. long attention span, that is, ability to stay focused for an extended period of time. Actual thinking is really hard work. Henry Ford rightly captured, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably why so few people engage in it.” 

Hey Nobody’s that smart, they just spend more time thinking, reading, learning, and obtaining worldly wisdom.


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