“All I want to know is where I’m going to die so I’ll never go there.” – Charlie Munger
Inversion is one of the few things that has had the most impact on the way I go about thinking about things.
Instead of focusing on what I want, I’ve found it to be just as useful to think about what I don’t want, and then figuring out how to avoid those things.
At work I spent hours coming up with ideas on how we could be more innovative, but I didn’t have my best ideas until I looked at things that were getting in the way of us being more innovative and then figuring out how to get rid of those.
I learned about this first from reading Poor Charlie’s Almanack, which is one of the best books ever published in my opinion.