Startup Lesson #3: All problems are soluble

Richard Reis
Jun 11 · 3 min read
By Richard Reis

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“[Think of] all those civilizations who believed that their famines, droughts and disasters were divine punishment for their wickedness. In reality, it was just that they didn’t know enough (about irrigation, medicine, and so on).

If the ancient Athenians had known about antibiotics, or just about hygiene, they could have prevented the plague that contributed to the fall of their nascent optimistic society.” — David Deutsch

On the bright side

1. “All evils are due to lack of knowledge.” — David Deutsch

2. “Everything that is not forbidden by laws of nature is achievable, given the right knowledge.” — David Deutsch


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