1. Do what you know best
  2. Do what you love to do everyday (since hard work is a prerequisite, why not make it fun?)
  3. Conviction in what you do (which results in portfolio concentration for investing)
  4. Be observant and pay attention to small things that others ignore
  5. Learn as much as you can about the world and cross fertilize ideas (includes interacting with people who are better than yourself)
  6. Start young, like very young
  7. Be flexible and adaptive in your style and approach to things