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Who is this guide for?

If you are are a smart student or a savvy professional who is interested in truth above everything else, this guide is for you. If you want to understand science, startups, companies, wealth, politics, human affairs, and more, you're exactly in the right place.


Let's get started, shall we?

Why is first-principles thinking important?

Today, information is free and abundant. What remains scarce is insight. Choose any non-trivial topic X, and a cursory Google search will give you evidence for both X and NOT (X).

So, how do you find out what's REALLY true in this world? Meet first principles 👋

Actually, let's hear it from Elon himself.