Decision-making

These posts cover how we make decisions, and how to make better decisions.
Feb
03
Mural of pear and apple wearing sunglasses above grafitti

Would You Consider Becoming a Criminal?

Fraud is one of the fastest-growing segments of the economy. How many fraudsters are out there?
5 min read
Jan
27
Crowd of people on a city street

The West Owes this Couple a Huge Thank You

The Population Bomb was entirely wrong, but it helped persuade our greatest competitor to curb their growth
4 min read
Jan
13
Top-down view of the globe with swirling blue-green colors indicating ozone concentrations

The Healing Ozone Layer is a Warning, Not a Blessing

The good news is also a warning because it reminds us how incentives drive behavior
3 min read
Dec
16
Pink neon letters in front of deep red background: This present moment used to be the unimaginab

Effective Altruism Begins Close to Home

There's a way to significantly contribute to the human condition while helping yourself in the bargain
6 min read
Dec
09
Dark wall with a dark door opening onto a vivid red background

I'm Going to Share my Secret to Success

This simple concept explains why the world is divided into an elite one percent, a highly effective 10 percent, and everyone else.
6 min read
Nov
25
Brick wall painted black on top of 45-degree diagonal and yellow on bottom. Painted words "shop lokal or else"

I've Got a Tip for You (Newsletter 074)

Tipping in America requires just a few ingredients: a transaction involving at least two individuals and money changing hands, including electronically.
6 min read
Nov
11
Six-box matrix showing Purpose on top, Influence and Power on left, and Purpose on the bottom

How to Measure Your Impact on the World (Newsletter 072)

Introducing the Purpose-Influence-Power Model
5 min read
Oct
21
Slouching Towards Catastrophe (Newsletter 069)

Slouching Towards Catastrophe (Newsletter 069)

Without deprivation, plenty goes unremarked. Without hardship and suffering, ease is little regarded.
6 min read
Oct
14
How Valuable is Consistency? (Newsletter 068)

How Valuable is Consistency? (Newsletter 068)

It takes discipline and conviction to stay true to a slow but steady course. Particularly when you're regularly confronted with examples of instant success.
6 min read
Oct
13
How Much Should Bosses Care About Employees?

How Much Should Bosses Care About Employees?

Can I care about your performance and want you to be successful without caring about your personal life?
5 min read