10 Things You Can Learn From Sherlock Holmes

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I read A Few Lessons from Sherlock Holmes by Peter Bevlin. It's a really fun read, a collection of quotes from Holmes stories with life lessons that are full of wisdom.

Here are ten things I learned (all direct quotes from the book).

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1. Approach problems with a blank mind:

2. Take amultidisciplinaryapproachto learning:

3. Be selective about what you believe:

4. It is so tempting to fool yourself:

5. Ensure you aren't blinded by your discoveries:

6. Knowledge and education can backfire:

7. You have to tame and filter your own ideas:

8. Simple problems can be the hardest to solve:

9. Data can increase confidence faster than ability:

10. There's still so much important stuff out there we don't know:

Go buy the book here. It's so good.

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