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Why books don’t work

This certainly hits home. “All this suggests a peculiar conclusion: as a medium, books are surprisingly bad at conveying knowledge, and readers mostly don’t realize it.” | learn more

book recommendations

The Teachings of Don Juan

Author: Carlos Castaneda In the 60s, UCLA anthropology student Carlos Castaneda met a Yaqui Indian Sorcerer named Don Juan. Faculty encouraged him to do field research, and he decided that there was much to be learned from Don Juan. Castaneda […]

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Knowledge, should you go wide or deep

An interview with author David Epstein about his findings from researching learning. Among other things, he blows up Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule. This is a podcast, though the page I’m linking to includes summary notes so you can get […]

big ideas

BrainNet: A multi-person brain-to-brain interface

This was published in Nature, so it passes my smell test. WOW! “We present BrainNet which, to our knowledge, is the first multi-person non-invasive direct brain-to-brain interface for collaborative problem solving.” | learn more

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Expiring vs. long-term knowledge. 

There’s an important distinction to be drawn here. Think about how much of what we learn every day won’t matter in a year. This is expiring knowledge. Then, consider the fundamental truths that we learn that will always matter. This […]