About Unearned Wisdom

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Welcome to Unearned Wisdom. Unlike most niche websites, I don’t write about only one topic.

My goal is to find the best insights I can from the books I have read and to share them with you. It does not matter to me whether these books are about biology, psychology, statistics, behavioral economics, philosophy, politics, business or history.

There is no ideology I am trying to push, or a perspective that I am defending. There are many ideas, and many perspectives that I find interesting. Some are useful, others are thought-provoking. My goal is to explore the best ideas that are out there and to see which ones survive close scrutiny, and which ones don’t. To do this, I will need your help in critiquing this ideas and finding better ones.

The journey that you choose to take as you explore these ideas depends on your interests at the moment. If you are short on time, and want to survey the best ideas I have learned from books, go to Book Summaries.

If you prefer to read an article that entertains different points of views, and incorporate insights from several books, then you can find these in Newsletter. And if you want in depth explanations of theoretical concepts, you can find these in Blog.

I am not an expert in any of these subjects, so there will undoubtedly be limitations to the depth of insight I can provide. But in the end, it is more important for me to find great insights that have already been discovered, wherever they may be.

Writers who have delved into human nature, ancient masters of strategy, historians of human stupidity and folly, kings and queens who have learned the hard way how to handle the burdens of power—their knowledge is gathering dust, waiting for you to come and stand on their shoulders. Their wit can be your wit, their skill can be your skill, and they will never come around to tell people how unoriginal you really are. You can slog through life, making endless mistakes, wasting time and energy trying to do things from your own experience. Or you can use the armies of the past. As Bismarck once said, “Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others’ experience.”

Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power


You can find my articles in book summaries and blog.


Unearned Wisdom is a for profit website, that aims to share and critique great book ideas.

If you make a purchase after clicking on some links, I make a small commission, at no cost to you. In this way, you will be contributing to this project.

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Thank you for reading.