How did mentors influence Ray Dalio?


Ray Dalio shared that while he doesn't credit ongoing mentorship as a key component of his development, early influences did play a role. He recalls a Wall Street professional he caddied for as a young man, who was not an ongoing mentor but provided valuable guidance and served as a role model. This individual discussed markets with Dalio and showed kindness that left a lasting impression, helping to guide him early in his career. However, Dalio emphasizes that most of his learning came from personal experiences and mistakes rather than traditional mentorship 1.

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Ray Dalio shares his experiences with mentors and the role they played in his life. He emphasizes the importance of kindness and caring in guiding others. Dalio also discusses his unique learning style, relying more on experiences and subliminal learning rather than traditional teaching methods.

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