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Street Smarts vs. Book Smarts: Why You Must Have Both

Street Smarts vs. Book Smarts: Why You Must Have Both

Update: 2019-09-181
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“Not all crazy ideas are smart, but all smart ideas are crazy.” - Tai Lopez

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There’s book smarts. 

And then there’s street smarts. We know which of these two we have more of, and what areas of the other we need to work on, but how exactly do we go about doing this? 

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing the balance of street smarts and book smarts. When we lean too heavily in one direction, our skills become lopsided and as a result, our career trajectory may flatten. But if we can welcome both domains of knowledge into our daily lives, we are able to reach new heights. 

Tune in to today’s episode to learn how to manage these sometimes opposing forces, so you can maximize your potential!

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“If you’re too selfish, you get categorized as evil. If you’re too altruistic, you get taken advantage of and taken off the planet.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Be skeptical of people who claim to do things for purely altruistic reasons
  • Top executives like Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates are ruthless when they need to be
  • Street smarts is how well you navigate the real world, and wisdom is street smarts combined with book smarts
  • Agreeableness is flexibility, patience, gentleness, and forgiveness
  • Conscientiousness is diligence, prudence, organization, and perfection
  • This is the number one predictor of success in business
  • At their core, humans are risk-averse beings
  • Agriculture (not cars) is the most responsible factor for environmental degradation
  • Be careful of when you oversimplify, it’s neither just nature or just nurture
  • The biggest scams in America are the education and food systems
  • The spark of attraction is your body genetically registering reproductive health
  • Ask yourself how you solve problems when the situation is unfair
  • Language isn’t about grammar, rather it’s about communication 
  • Be careful of who you choose to have kids with
  • Game theory says that every action has an equal and opposite reaction
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Street Smarts vs. Book Smarts: Why You Must Have Both

Street Smarts vs. Book Smarts: Why You Must Have Both