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5 things you need to know …

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

1. Be able to count. How else are you going to be able to differentiate between the top 10 of things or the top 1000 of things? Apparently one of these sets has more urgency than the other.

2. Learn to read. Nearly all top ten lists (or whatever number) are written down somewhere so if you can’t read you won’t be able to spot these all important nuggets of information.

3. Understand the concept of reductionism. Breaking things down into smaller numbers and simpler components makes you imagine that things really are that simple.

4. Never learn from your mistakes. If you did, you would know that headlines about ‘top five things’ etc., are just link bait to some trashy, meaningless numbers game.

5. Sometimes, real lessons can be found in the most stupid of things …