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When safety proves dangerous

Farnam Street discusses risk compensation, like driving faster because we strap on our seat belts. “Understanding how it affects our behavior can help us make the best possible decisions in an uncertain world.” | learn more

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Standing on the shoulders of giants

From Farnam Street: “Innovation doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Doers and thinkers from Shakespeare to Jobs, liberally “stole” inspiration from the doers and thinkers who came before. Here’s how to do it right.” | learn more

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Preserving optionality

From Farnam Street: “We’re often advised to excel at one thing. But as the future gets harder to predict, preserving optionality allows us to pivot when the road ahead crumbles.” | learn more

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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