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What does the "first principle" in this video mean?


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"First principle" refers to breaking down an idea into its basic elements. A core idea or element of something. Then one can build on these first principles. Ex: The first principle of soccer is the rules. One can do anything that isn't against the rules. Ex: The first principle of a successful business is happy customers. So, what makes customers happy?

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