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From an early age, I was introduced to "kaizen" (改善), the philosophy of continuous self-improvement. At first, it was only to improve my martial arts, then I applied it to every other aspect of my life.
The attraction of martial arts is simple: a small person can beat a big person. It only took me a short time to realize a small person can defeat a bigger person if the smaller person is more efficient. I applied this to everything: to find the best hacks, leveraging the right resources, the most effective methods, to create a flawless system. It took me the rest of my life to realize that wasn't enough...
Books I Read for This Show:
- The Nicomachean Ethics - Aristotle (Author), J.A.K. Thomson (Translator)
- The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life – Michael Puett, Christine Gross-Loh
- Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- Fragments - Heraclitus
- Theme - Chosen by Ross Bugden
- Tomorrow - Bensound
- Random Thoughts - Audiobinger
- Libera Me From Hell (piano cover) - BusterBunny
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