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EPISODE 133

The Clarity Tool: How to Think About, Clarify, and Solve Your Biggest Problems with Alex Epstein at Joe Polish’s Genius Network

May 2, 2018

EPISODE 133

The Clarity Tool: How to Think About, Clarify, and Solve Your Biggest Problems with Alex Epstein at Joe Polish’s Genius Network


Episode Summary

The Clarity Tool is a framework for clarifying, thinking about, and solving your biggest problems.  Did you know there are four aspects of a proper knowledge system that facilitate human flourishing?

Alex Epstein is an American author, energy theorist and industrial policy expert. He is the founder and President of the Center for Industrial Progress, a for profit think tank located in Laguna Hills, California.

Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Alex in this episode:

  • Alex talks about the four aspects of a proper knowledge system that facilitates human flourishing
  • The #1 key to effectively communicating with other people and becoming more influential
  • Extreme Clarity: A 3-step process for persuasively getting your ideas across and increasing your credibility
  • How understanding and presenting opposing arguments can make your arguments stronger
  • Alex walks you through a fascinating step-by-step thinking tool that can transform your business and life

Show Notes

  • One of the biggest and most interesting and least acknowledged problems in the world is that humans lack reliable access to the knowledge we need to flourish.
  • There has never been more knowledge on how to flourish in existence, but at the same time there has never been more non-knowledge as well.
  • We have to grapple with the fact that just adding more knowledge to the pile isn’t going to help.
  • We need a system to sort and identify the right kind of knowledge that will actually help.
  • There are four aspects of a proper knowledge system: it needs to validate knowledge, organize it, allow you to apply it, and allow you to communicate it.
  • Communication is very difficult, you have to take someone from their context and bring them over to yours.
  • We are exposed to huge numbers of ideas, when you are speaking to someone about any idea you have that’s meaningful, they have probably already been exposed to at least three contrary ideas.
  • There are three ways to persuade and communicate with someone: add context, subtract context, or clarify context.
  • You have to get clarity on your purpose, then get clarity on your ideas and their ideas. How powerful would it be to be able to argue the opposing side better than they can?
  • Clarity of structure is next, what addition or subtraction of context do you need to go through to persuade someone of your idea.
  • The more people with good ideas that can communicate well, the more good ideas will be disseminated throughout society.
  • Start with what you want to create and think what would be really valuable if you could make it more persuasive.
  • Name the specific audience you are trying to persuade. It has to find the right balance and not be too broad or too narrow.
  • Name the area of life they are evaluating, what exact area or thing are they trying to evaluate.
  • List the values the audience is trying to gain or keep. What are things in this domain that they value?
  • List the disvalues in that domain as well, what do they want to fight against or decrease?
  • Name the three most compelling misconceptions they’ve heard about advancing their values in this area of life.
  • You are looking for the best versions of an idea.
  • For your idea, what is the fundamental action that will advance their values and what is the fundamental reason?
  • Every product is really just an embodied idea.
  • The clarity tool should help you crystallize your ideas and help you understand if they are getting better over time.

Quotes

“It’s really hard to be right. I try really hard and I’m wrong all the time.” -Alex Epstein

“I think of all communication, all persuasion as context bridging.” -Alex Epstein

“Every product is really just an embodied idea.” -Alex Epstein

“Most podcasts are really just these affirmation sessions.” -Alex Epstein

“If you can summarize their views for me better than they can and you can convince me of them, and then explain to me how they deviate from reality, then I’m impressed.” -Alex Epstein

 

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