The incentives for groupthink. 

Academic departments are trending toward conformity. “According to arguably the best-designed survey of American faculty beliefs since the early 1970s, which was carried out in the mid-00s, only 3.6% of humanities faculty members and only…

The McRib effect. 

“When the McRib is available, the S&P 500 has an average daily return about 7 basis points (0.07%) higher than on days when it is not available. To put that into perspective, when annualized, that difference…

How to talk to strangers. 

If you struggle with talking to strangers, maybe this can help! “Kio Stark has always talked to strangers. She shares 5 ways to spark a meaningful interaction with someone you’ve never met before.” | learn more

Strategy vs. tactics. 

Farnam Street goes into detail on the difference between the two, and why they both matter. I can’t say you’ll learn anything particularly new from this read, but I did enjoy the prompt to think…

5 mental models for parenting. 

From the mind of Farnam Street’s Shane Parrish: “No topic provokes more unsolicited advice than parenting. The problem is, no matter how good the advice, it might not work for your child or your particular…

Netflix culture deck. 

I mentioned this deck a few weeks ago when linking to a video by Netflix former Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord. I decided to dig it up and take another run through it. Now that I have,…

Double loop learning. 

Farnam Street once again teaches us how to learn. I don’t like the name of this, but I do like the concept. “Double loop learning is about data-backed experimentation, not aimless tinkering. If a new…