Thinking with simple drawings, the arrival fallacy, and the myriad ways medieval monks fended off worldly distractions.

June 2022

The conversation we have with books, Winston Churchill’s wartime memo on brevity, and Ian Leslie’s taxonomy of stupidity.

May 2022

The joy of curation and sharing, the art of understanding and Hans-Georg Gadamer, and how the billable hour warps our perception of time.
An anecdote about assuming too much, entropy explained with sheep, and a brief intro to the Johnny Decimal system.
The characteristics of interesting content, Ryan Holiday on how to digest books, and the “Tom Sawyer Effect.”

April 2022

C.S. Lewis on the disconnect between student and teacher, Nassim Taleb considers disinformation and salient details, and the See-Do-Feedback practice…
Sextus Empiricus’ “Outlines of Pyrrhonism”, the trap of optionality, and what Renaissance painters can teach us about reality and perception.
An introductory anthology to essential philosophy topics, the problems of context collapse and content collapse, and the evolution of language in…
The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, reflecting on the status games you’re optimized to play, and thoughts on virtue signaling.
Dan John’s no-frills fundamentals, a practical lesson in ergodicity, and understanding strategic culture through games.

March 2022

Scott Young looks at “desirable difficulties” in learning, a list of eponymous laws (e.g., “Murphy’s Law”), and the trade-offs that come from “making…
The superpower of low expectations, a guide to the psychology of pricing, and an instructive demonstration of the Socratic method.