Twist the bottle, not the cork

One of the things my dad taught me that may seem counterintuitive at first was that when you’re opening a bottle of wine, don’t twist the cork, twist the bottle. This simple change in perspective makes opening a wine bottle astronomically easier.

I was listening to Tim Ferriss’ podcast last night with Chris Dixon and Naval Ravikant. In it, Chris Dixon was talking about going balancing doing things the old way with exploring new ground at the same time, as a sort of way of problem solving, or simply going about business.

The recommendation for younger people was to do a combination of things the old way, but also having something else more experimental to work on in the background at the same time. This is something I completely agree with.

The experimental part is fun and keeps you on your toes, but the old fashioned way keeps you grounded and makes sure you have something to fall back on in case the experiment goes sour.

It was an interesting conversation to say the least, I highly recommend it especially for any creators out there (which should be everyone), but it reminded me of this trick with opening wine bottles.

If we go about things the same way every time, we may not learn that there is a much easier way to do things that can be revolutionary, and make it much easier to break out that all important bottle of wine.

(For the record, I don’t drink. I haven’t drunk for about five years now and feel all the better for it).

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