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Why are you so busy?

An anecdote that underpins a plea to stop being so busy at work. “What an absolutely terrifying proposition that is! That he and his team were too busy to do the job they were hired to do, and in a […]

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What’s really impacting your decision making?

“You probably learned at school that humans have five senses—sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste—partly because these are the ones that Aristotle identified two millennia ago. Aristotle was wrong.” | learn more

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First we shape our social graph; then it shapes us.

You might have heard the adage that you’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. This article digs into that idea. “If you measure two-and-a-half-year-old children against [same-aged] chimpanzees and orangutans, they are about even […]

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Just that one scarce resource.

“Finding the one thing that is at the heart of your value/scarcity matrix makes it much easier to focus your energy on strategic decisions.” | learn more

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The race to sail solo around the world.

“But it was two participants who never completed the race that generated the most news. One ended up dead, the other found himself happier than ever. Both outcomes came from decisions made at sea, but neither had anything to do […]

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No more insight porn.

“It’s advice that sounds plausible and breaks down a goal many people dream about into actionable steps. This is extremely inspiring content. It’s insight porn par excellence. Only once you actually try to do anything with the advice, do you […]

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Happiness is two scales.

“[H]appiness and unhappiness are two separate, independent scales. A good life requires tackling each one separately.” | learn more

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Synchronization can be distracting.

“We are primed to pay attention to things that happen in a thunderclap. But the events that change our culture often happen over time, distributed across parts of the population too small to notice.” | learn more