A very short list of some lessons from The Wise Man’s Fear include:
* The most dangerous emotions are your own. If you are acting strangely because you are angry, or afraid, or experiencing any other emotion, you need to be able to notice that.
* When markets reward innovation, innovation is lucrative. Hence, Kvothe’s arrowcatch makes him a tidy income stream. Contrast with the relative challenge of earning money as a musician (even an excellent one), or making money at something that other people make relatively good substitutes at.
* Denna’s conversation with a young woman in a tavern, which Kvothe overhears, is worth a book on its own.
Ahh, there’s just so much.