The conversation we have with books, Winston Churchill’s wartime memo on brevity, and Ian Leslie’s taxonomy of stupidity.
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The joy of curation and sharing, the art of understanding and Hans-Georg Gadamer, and how the billable hour warps our perception of time.
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An anecdote about assuming too much, entropy explained with sheep, and a brief intro to the Johnny Decimal system.
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The characteristics of interesting content, Ryan Holiday on how to digest books, and the “Tom Sawyer Effect.”
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C.S. Lewis on the disconnect between student and teacher, Nassim Taleb considers disinformation and salient details, and the See-Do-Feedback practice…
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Sextus Empiricus’ “Outlines of Pyrrhonism”, the trap of optionality, and what Renaissance painters can teach us about reality and perception.
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An introductory anthology to essential philosophy topics, the problems of context collapse and content collapse, and the evolution of language in…
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The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, reflecting on the status games you’re optimized to play, and thoughts on virtue signaling.
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Dan John’s no-frills fundamentals, a practical lesson in ergodicity, and understanding strategic culture through games.
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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…
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The superpower of low expectations, a guide to the psychology of pricing, and an instructive demonstration of the Socratic method.
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The story of Ruth Wakefield and the consequences of small things, habit formation and role models, and assessing risk with the micromort.
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