The Downside to Academic Life in the United States
I can either go along and not make waves, or I can be an interesting and honest teacher who challenges students to think and learn. I'm not at all sure I can do both.
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?
What Are The Moral Letters for Modern Times?
The power of an idea doesn’t depend on who it came from, but rather how it influences our behavior today.
If You Don't Know The Costs Of Your Solution, You're Part Of The Problem (Newsletter 040)
Here's where things get difficult fast: identifying which problems are worth focusing on, and which solutions are worth pursuing among many possible approaches.
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.
How To Reliably Identify A Fool (Newsletter 036)
Much of success in life comes from choosing the right pursuits at the right time.