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.
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
take time to reflect
on how the machine
has been working up till
understand the likenesses and differences between them and form
an archetype of the typical shaper. I had followed that approach for
REMEMBER THAT MOST PEOPLE WILL PRETEND TO OPERATE IN YOUR INTEREST WHILE OPERATING IN THEIR OWN.
Jenny Holzer: Truisms — MoMA