Occam’s Razor: Law of parsimony

Occam’s Razor

Occam’s Razor is a classic problem solving principle and mental model. This concept is named after William of Ockham, an English friar, theologian, and philosopher and refined by many great thinkers of out time. So what is it?

When choosing alternate hypothesis, always go with the fewest number of necessary assumptions as it’s easier to prove/disprove the hypothesis. This is similar to following critical path in project management for an outcome.

When so many outstanding variables and assumptions in each of our critical decisions in business, money and finance exists, taking an Occam’s Razor approach to determine our course would make the most sense.

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Wisdom for Joy

There is no real recipe for joy, but helpful wisdom do exist. Following the right wisdom as recipe do help cultivate joy.

Wisdom for joy

Do what feels right for you, regardless of what others say. This is not reckless or arrogance but essential for your joy. It’s not your job to please everyone or expecting yourself to be perfect.

Rest often as necessary. Prioritize your well-being. Enjoy your food without guilt. Listen to your body. Get outside. Establish healthy boundaries. Give yourself permission to need others. Seek out the places and the people that make you feel most alive.

Skinner’s Law

• If procrastinating on an item, you only have 2 options:

  1. Make the pain of not doing it greater than the pain of doing it.
  2. Make the pleasure of doing it greater than the pleasure of not doing it.
Skinner’s Law
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