Be A Systemic Thinker

Being analytical is fine. However, analysis is essentially useless by itself. You have to be systemic thinker too.

It’s like trying to read Chinese when you don’t know what the symbols mean. Why would you even do that?

You have to understand the big picture for your analysis to have any real value, because most of your observations rely on your understanding of the world and how it operates. If you don’t know how the details relate to the big picture of things, then why pay attention to them at all?

Don’t get me wrong: I’m not saying you necessarily should forget about details. They’re important. Just make sure you that you aren’t spending so much time obsessing over details that you ignore their true meaning.