Thinking

These posts cover topics relating to thinking: how we do it well, and what can drive us to make mistakes.
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
May
04
I Wish America had a Volume Button

I Wish America had a Volume Button

Our very attempts to escape the noise constantly around us have led to ever-escalating calls for our attention.
5 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
13
To the Citizens of the 2100s (from the 2020s)

To the Citizens of the 2100s (from the 2020s)

You know the history, but do you know what we were thinking when the world lost its collective mind at the end of the 2020s? As someone who lived through it, I want to tell you.
4 min read
Apr
08
The Scariest Monsters Are Well-Intentioned (Newsletter 041)

The Scariest Monsters Are Well-Intentioned (Newsletter 041)

Today I will offer two current day figures who have the potential to have massive impacts on humanity going forward, one negative and one positive.
7 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
03
What Are The Moral Letters for Modern Times?

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.
1 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