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The Second Rule Is Bullshit

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Let’s make a club. You and me.

There will be a first rule of course. Every club needs rules. And then the second rule will be….hmmm, I don’t know. Let’s look at some other clubs first.

First there’s Fight Club. “The first rule about fight club is ‘you do not talk about fight club’. The second rule about Fight Club is: “you DO NOT talk about Fight Club”.

Warren Buffett has a second rule. “The first rule is ‘don’t lose money’. The second rule is: don’t forget the first rule”.

Haruki Murakami, one of the most popular novelists ever, has three rules about training for running, and he constantly makes the analogy that running is similar to writing. “The first rule is training. The second rule is training. And the third rule is…training.”

I think I’m beginning to see a pattern. There are no…

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