Very good at a simple game

Outsized rewards go to people who figure out how to master a skill or a point of view, and then commit to doing it again and again.

This insight helps us with two things:

  • if you want a certain kind of success, it will require obsession plus the good luck to find the right thing to obsess about.
  • be careful not to confuse being very good at a simple game with character or wisdom or good judgment. They might go together, but they don’t always.