Richard Meadows – Optionality: How To Make Your Own Luck In Life

Modern Wisdom | 14 January 2021 | 1h 24m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Richard Meadows about his book Optionality: How to Survive and Thrive in a Volatile World. Discusses why you should earn as much money as you can when you’re young, how to make life-changing choices under uncertain conditions, protect against financial disaster, develop a system to create our own luck and more.

This was my favourite book of 2020.

Richard Meadows: The First Roaman, Optionality

RoamFM | 21 December 2020 | 1h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Richard Meadows about beta testing Roam Research and his book Optionality: How to Survive and Thrive in a Volatile World. Discusses the early development of Roam Research and how he uses it for his writing process. Discusses Optionality, the philosophy he has developed to be both resilient to and profit from a volatile and uncertain world.

Optionality is my favourite book for 2020. That’s very high praise for a year where Matt Ridley published a book.

Optionality by Richard Meadows

Richard Meadows has released his book Optionality: How to Survive and Thrive in a Volatile World.

It’s a beautifully written book that synthesises the ideas of many thinkers to argue that the good life is a function of good options.

He covers why having high-quality options is the best proxy for the good life; decision making under uncertainty; using options with capped downside and open upside to build health, wealth, skills, and social capital; risk management; when to deliberately constrain your options; and making meaning in a meaningless universe.

Never have I read something so profound and erudite delivered so lightly. This is a must-read book that you will be talking about for a long time.

There is further background, including a free chapter to download, at Richard’s blog Deep Dish.