Running into Charlie Munger and his wisdom over the last two years has been life-changing. He recently passed away. May he rest in peace. But I want to share his most important idea and one great way I've found to apply it with you. Munger’s ideas all came to me at a particularly tough and stressful period of my life, my transition from employee to entrepreneur. I'd later learn this was a blessing because you can completely reprogram yourself during periods of great stress.
I didn't know about Charlie Munger's (and now your own) cross-pollination strategy. It's hard to establish expertise or a personal monopoly in a single domain, but a software engineer who understands physics, biology, psychology, economics, and storytelling is hard to compete with. Always inspired by your example.
Not a big fan of Charlie Munger. Once you have made more money than everyone else can dream of, it's easy to have delusions that you are the smartest person in the world and override experts who have worked in that particular field.
I believe Charlie Munger had similar delusions. Here is an article to back that up: https://www.fastcompany.com/90740511/heres-what-its-like-living-in-a-windowless-dorm-built-by-a-billionaire
Beautiful tribute to a beautiful mind, Louie. The thing with Charlie Munger is that trying to write a piece on him and his wisdom could be a daunting task -- so much to consider and ponder on before even putting pen on paper. Knowing the man and his writings/ideas quite extensively myself, I believe you did a great job here focusing on the essential notion of multi-disciplinarity. Thank you for writing this.