Decision-making

These posts cover how we make decisions, and how to make better decisions.
May
06
Who's Running The Show? (Newsletter 045)

Who's Running The Show? (Newsletter 045)

Let’s call the first group the Shit Happens adherents and the other group I Make Things Happen. Do you count yourself among either group? Here’s how to tell.
6 min read
Apr
29
What I Learned From Judging ... And Being Judged (Newsletter 044)

What I Learned From Judging ... And Being Judged (Newsletter 044)

If you want to be happy in life, there is only one comparison you should ever make.
7 min read
Apr
22
No One Cares As Much As You Do (Newsletter 043)

No One Cares As Much As You Do (Newsletter 043)

Your ambitions exceed your abilities not because of any failing on your part, but because everyone is focused on their own priorities.
5 min read
Apr
15
Why Aren't More Pharma Companies Non-Profits? (Newsletter 042)

Why Aren't More Pharma Companies Non-Profits? (Newsletter 042)

Is it possible for a company's successful pursuit of long-term profitability to create incentives that are harmful for their customers and for society as a whole?
5 min read
Apr
06
Boring is Good (by Hualong Yang)

Boring is Good (by Hualong Yang)

Boringness means something repetitive, stable, and subject to a cycle. Humans tend to chase change and downplay the unchanging.
4 min read
Apr
01
If You Don't Know The Costs Of Your Solution, You're Part Of The Problem (Newsletter 040)

If You Don't Know The Costs Of Your Solution, You're Part Of The Problem (Newsletter 040)

Greetings friends. Identifying problems is easy. You are not the first person or the only person to detect things that
8 min read
Mar
25
Who Are The Most Cost-Effective Employees? (Newsletter 039)

Who Are The Most Cost-Effective Employees? (Newsletter 039)

It is economically rational for companies to consider their total costs when hiring and promoting employees.
6 min read
Mar
18
Try Not Telling People You're An Expert (Newsletter 038)

Try Not Telling People You're An Expert (Newsletter 038)

The high expectations of others are valuable if we force ourselves to live up to them. But beware of giving in to the temptation to believe others' expectations without doing the hard work necessary to earn them.
6 min read
Mar
11
Can We Pay Everyone The Same Salary? (Newsletter 037)

Can We Pay Everyone The Same Salary? (Newsletter 037)

The recommended living wage slightly exceeds today's actual median household income. This raises some interesting questions.
7 min read
Mar
04
How To Reliably Identify A Fool (Newsletter 036)

How To Reliably Identify A Fool (Newsletter 036)

Much of success in life comes from choosing the right pursuits at the right time.
5 min read