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Daniel Kahneman: Putting your intuition on ice

The Nobel laureate spoke with Shane Parish (Farnam Street) and the conversation is juicy. One idea came through loud and clear: the master of behavioral economics thinks changing behavior is a long shot because avoiding cognitive biases is really really […]

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The ultimate guide to making smart decisions. 

This is Farnam Street’s tip-of-the-iceberg article about decision making. A guide to “…how we can intelligently prepare to improve our thinking, avoid stupidity, and make better, smarter, decisions.” | learn more

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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 about the topic. | learn more

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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 situation. Here are 5 principle-based […]

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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 idea doesn’t work, it’s time […]

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Seneca on the shortness of time. 

This post from Farnam Street covers a really important topic it’s easy to ignore: “Time is invisible so it’s easy to spend without proper consideration to its value.” | learn more

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Lessons from Hans Rosling on population growth. 

I’ve posted one of the late Hans Rosling’s videos before. He’s an expert on population-level health data. In this article, Shane Parrish at Farnam Street helps summarize some of the biggest insights and misconceptions Rosling identified. | learn more

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Making decisions in an uncertain world. 

We silly humans (aka slightly evolved apes) do not intuitively use expected value thinking, but it’s the best way to make decisions. So, we must train ourselves. This great Farnam Street post goes into details. | learn more