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Why do you like what you like?

“Basically, your brain does game theory: Do the cool people around you like potatoes? Would you benefit from liking potatoes? Do you understand potato consumption rituals well-enough to blend in at the hot potato salons? Then: Start liking potatoes.” ~ learn more

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How to write stuff no one else can.

“Almost as a rule, he tried to avoid talking to big, well-known names. Instead preferring the people who were deep in the trenches, had lots of experience, and almost zero attention. He wrote what no one else could because he […]

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Be good-argument-driven, not data-driven.

“There’s nothing wrong with a fondness for data. The trouble begins when you begin to favor bad arguments that involve data over good arguments that don’t, or insist that metrics be introduced in realms where data can’t realistically be the […]

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How to trick yourself into doing things.

“After the past few years of barely doing any exercise, I started a routine working out M-F morning for 30 min. It’s awful and I hate it. But here’s how I’ve been framing it in my head…” ~ learn more

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Drill baby drill (for geothermal energy).

Fervo Energy, who are using fracking techniques to drill geothermal wells, is back in my news feed once more. This time they announced their latest well was delivered in 30% of the time and for half the cost of their first well. ~ learn […]

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Let me tell you a secret.

“In the software industry, your team probably already has some software professionals with a variety of technical skills, and thus they know what to do with technical challenges. Which means that, as often as not, the problem is to do […]

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Your calendar doesn’t lie.

“In short, he [Marcus Aurelius] was like a lot of us who claim that our family comes first, that there’s no one more important to us…but then we promptly put so many other things before them. Sometimes that stuff is […]