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The trouble with optionality

“The shortest distance between two points is reliably a straight line. If your dreams are apparent to you, pursue them. Creating optionality and buying lottery tickets are not way stations on the road to pursuing your dreamy outcomes. They are […]

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Hedonism leads to happiness

“Relaxing on the sofa or savoring a delicious meal: Enjoying short-term pleasurable activities that don’t lead to long-term goals contributes at least as much to a happy life as self-control, according to new research from the University of Zurich and […]

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Reaching peak meeting efficiency

Steven Sinofsky, a former Microsoft executive, has spent a lot of time thinking about meetings. “Meetings are a critical tool for building a diverse, high-performance team with shared values.” This is his detailed and useful guide. | learn more

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Be impatient

“Being impatient is the best way to get faster at things. And across a surprising number of domains, being really fast correlates strongly with being effective.” | learn more

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Creator stack

A nice resource for creators of all types. “Discover the curated stacks for creator economy.” | learn more

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Seeing whole systems

Watch at least the first few minutes of this talk to learn why Monopoly is such a frustrating game. “Using examples and stories such as the viciousness of the board game Monopoly and the miracle of self-organizing starlings, Case laid […]

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The observer effect: seeing is changing

The act of looking at something changes it – an effect that holds true for people, animals, even atoms. Here’s how the observer effect distorts our world and how we can get a more accurate picture.” I love how Farnam […]

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I’m Afraid of Documentaries

Growing up, we were told TV would rot our brains. So, instead, I’ve been watching documentaries! For years. I’m guessing you have too. They’re a great alternative to fiction movies and TV shows. They make us feel educated, not just […]

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The Straussian reading

“The idea is that when you read something, there are sometimes two layers of meaning. There is the “exoteric”, most-obvious meaning, which is the normal meaning that normal meaning would reveal. After you understand the exoteric meaning, if you keep […]