Principles as poetry, kind of.

So, I used a random number generator to choose five pages from Ray Dalio’s book version of “Principles” (due out in September). Then I picked out passages from each page, and turned them into poems.

Emphasis and formatting are the only things changed. It is not entirely clear why I thought this was a good idea.

Principles

21:

The Russians were buying lots of grain at the time
and wanted my advice,
so I took her on a combined honeymoon-business trip
to the USSR.
We arrived in Moscow on New Year’s Eve
and rode by bus from the drab airport
through a dusting of snow

448:

take time to reflect
on how the machine
has been working up till
now.

280:

95:

understand the likenesses and differences between them and form
an archetype of the typical shaper. I had followed that approach for
understanding everything;

324:

REMEMBER THAT MOST PEOPLE WILL PRETEND TO OPERATE IN YOUR INTEREST WHILE OPERATING IN THEIR OWN.

See also:
Jenny Holzer: Truisms — MoMA

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