Hand-picked quotes about information from the best non-fiction books
Here are the best quotes about information.
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If the task is how-to in nature, I only read accounts that are “how I did it” and autobiographical. No speculators or wannabes are worth the time.
By the time a person hears a hot tip about a company’s new product or news that a company is in trouble, people on the inside and close to the inside have already traded on that information. The battle has already been won, and the average investor has lost.
In the Information Age, information alone can make you very rich.
Temporarily give up your self to make room for the incorporation of new material.
Extroverts are better than introverts at handling information overload. Introverts' reflectiveness uses up a lot of cognitive capacity.
Balance the need for stability and assertion of the self with the need for new knowledge and greater understanding.
Some stop making maps by the end of adolescence. By the end of middle age most people have given up the effort. They feel certain that their maps are complete and their world view is correct. They are no longer interested in new information.
Many people get into trouble simply because they do not know the rules, ignore the rules, or break the rules. Know the rules!
Focus on “just-in-time” information instead of “just-in-case” information.
In this new age, information enabled the coordination of resources at a much quicker and higher level than ever before. It is this coordination that creates the super-rich.
Information is useless if it is not applied to something important or if you will forget it before you have a chance to apply it.