Black and white portrait of Ray Dalio: Narrator and Creator of Life Principles

Principles are ways of successfully dealing with reality to get what you want out of life.

Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, cites principles as his key to success.

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Recognize that performance in school doesn't tell you much about whether a person has the values and abilities you are looking for.

Largely because they are the easiest to measure, memory and processing speed tend to be the abilities that determine success in school, so school performance is an excellent gauge of these qualities. School performance is also a good gauge of a person's determination to succeed, as well as their willingness and ability to follow directions. But when it comes to assessing a candidate's common sense, vision, creativity, or decision-making abilities, school records are of limited value. Since those traits are the most important, you must look beyond school to ascertain whether an applicant has them. Steve Jobs discussed this during his graduation speech at Stanford University.

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