About Jorge Figueroa

A man drastically aware of how little knowledge he possesses and trying semi desperately to do something about it.

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  • Jorge shared from a Personal Document
    Goddammit! For the first time since it happened two years before, I really felt like I was in my thirties. I mean, in my bones, in my heart, and especially in my muscles.
  • Jorge shared from How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams
    My worldview is that all success is luck if you track it back to its source. Steve Jobs needed to both be born with Steve Jobs’s DNA and meet a fellow named Steve Wozniak. If Bill Gates had been born where I was born, he would have been shooting woodchucks on weekends to help the local dairy farmers instead of learning to program computers. Warren Buffett makes a similar observation about his own skills, saying, in effect, that if he had been born in an earlier time, his natural talents wouldn’t have matched the opportunities.
  • Jorge shared from How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams
    The biggest component of luck is timing.
  • Jorge shared from How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams
    buyers were rational, there would have been only one computer manufacturer left after about a year; consumers would always buy the best computer for the money and drive out the bad players overnight. Luckily for Dell and several other Windows computer manufacturers, there are enough irrational people with poor information to keep several companies afloat so long as their products are confusingly similar. Jobs’s worldview led him to a business model with high margins, whereas Windows computers have become commodities. If you feel I’m overstating the case that people are irrational, allow me...
  • Jorge shared from How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams
    On a scale of one to ten, the importance of understanding psychology is a solid ten.
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Jorge Figueroa