Create a solution that embraces and satisfies constraints & desires. It must be simultaneous. One cannot ignore the other.
Start with a systematic analysis of the product. Use first principles to reinvent problematic aspects.
Provide the maximum functional, social, and emotional value for a minimum initial investment and low long-term maintenance cost.
We are all human. Do not discriminate based on geography, culture, or economic status. A homeless person and the President should be treated equally.
“I think it’s important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy. The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy. [With analogy] we are doing this because it’s like something else that was done, or it is like what other people are doing. [With first principles] you boil things down to the most fundamental truths…and then reason up from there.”
Paris in Motion (Part 1)
Paris in Motion (Part 2)
Paris in Motion (Part 3)
Paris in Motion (Part 4)
The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money
It is our view that morally the world owes its almost universal system of lateral control entirely to us. It is also our opinion that legally it owes it to us.