Hi I'm louis030195 (Louis Beaumont is my name in the game), a carbon-based bipedal life form descended from an ape 🐒. > Civilization progresses by the number of operations it can perform without conscious effort. > — **Whitehead** > It's good to learn from your mistakes. It's better to learn from other people's mistakes. > — **Charlie Munger** ### Favorite [[Mental model cheatsheet|mental models]] - **Compounding**. I'm always seeking convexity and nonlinearities in everything I do. - **The Map is not the territory**. Our brain is a map basically and mapping everything in life will save you a lot of time. (Check Thousand brains book) - **First principles**. If you know the fundamentals, you know everything because you can use reason to reach any knowledge-space. - **Activation energy**. Great tool to keep motivation high. No signal does not mean no outcome. - **Pruning**. Tightly related to Expansion & Contraction or Exploration vs Exploitation. Idea is to grow fast, doing things that don't scale, & then optimise ### Influences - Kapil Gupta - Rockefeller - Rothschild family - Da Vinci - Edison - Thomas Pesquet - Naval Ravikant - Bryan Johnson - Jiddu Krishnamurti - Osho - Hawking - Feynman - Einstein - Nassim Taleb - Benjamin Franklin - Charlie Munger - Shane Parrish ## Entry Points ### Science - [[The Bible]] - [[Mental model cheatsheet]] - [[The Map is not the Territory]] - [[Map of humans territory]] - [[Maps & Games]] ### Poetry - [[Poetry and science]] - [[The Game]] ## Connect - [**Substack**: Follow for templates and prompts for reflection](https://louis030195.substack.com/) - [Website](https://louis030195.com) - [GitHub](https://github.com/louis030195) - [Twitter](https://twitter.com/@louis030195) - [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQyHp-A6Y4hwRt7qmi_TYOQ) - [Goodreads](https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/103091881-louis-beaumont) - [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/in/louis030195) - [Mentorcruise](https://mentorcruise.com/mentor/louisbeaumont) ## Let's Chat **☕️ Remote Coffee**: [Schedule a 15-min chat](https://cal.com/louis030195/cof) PS: Join my startup