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The data-driven answer to life.

As you start reading this article, you’ll think it’s about money. But it is really about happiness. “Be with your love, on an 80-degree and sunny day, overlooking a beautiful body of water, having sex.” | learn more

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How to think.

Farnam Street reminds us that school didn’t teach us how to think. One standout quote I’m glad this resurfaced for me: “I find for myself that my first thought is never my best thought. My first thought is always someone […]

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Why do we undervalue competent management?

I literally love this. “Business schools teach MBA students that you can’t compete on the basis of management processes because they’re easily copied. Operational effectiveness is table stakes in the competitive universe, according to the strategists. But data from a […]

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IBM’s asshole test.

“Some years back I applied to join IBM’s grad scheme, there was a peculiar stage to the process I’ve not seen elsewhere.” | learn more

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Half-baked creative.

“Paul’s not a genius, neither is John. This isn’t about talent, it’s about skill. And the genius that was the Beatles happens between Paul and John, not inside of either of them.” | learn more

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How you know.

A Paul Graham essay. “Reading and experience train your model of the world. And even if you forget the experience or what you read, its effect on your model of the world persists. Your mind is like a compiled program […]

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Marketing directory.

“A curated directory of top marketing, branding, and PR resources.” From Jack Randall, former head of communications at Robinhood. | learn more

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Crony beliefs.

Why do we believe crazy things? “Just as money can pervert scientific research, so everyday social incentives have the potential to distort our beliefs.” | learn more

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How people think.

“This article describes 17 of what I think are the most common and influential aspects of how people think. It’s a long post, but each point can be read individually. Skip the ones you don’t agree with and reread the […]