Thinking

These posts cover topics relating to thinking: how we do it well, and what can drive us to make mistakes.
Sep
30
What Would You Do With 1,000 Hours? (Newsletter 066)

What Would You Do With 1,000 Hours? (Newsletter 066)

If I was following my own advice, I would say look to the underlying value of things. What is it you really want to accomplish?
6 min read
Sep
28
The Worst Career Advice

The Worst Career Advice

The happiest people I know are the ones who learn that success is not measured in money.
5 min read
Sep
23
Disagree without being Disagreeable (Newsletter 065)

Disagree without being Disagreeable (Newsletter 065)

Ideas spread and become influential because they win over new adherents. If you want your ideas to gain traction you must expose them to people who do not yet agree with you.
5 min read
Sep
21
Achieve Better Outcomes by Being Humble

Achieve Better Outcomes by Being Humble

When we get into the habit of considering what could go wrong before we act, we can improve our odds of future success without having to first personally experience failure.
7 min read
Sep
20
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
Sep
13
Nothing Bad that Happens is your Fault

Nothing Bad that Happens is your Fault

What are you supposed to do? Not go out to eat? Not take your vacations? Not relieve your stress by on-line shopping? I think not. To do otherwise is to deny your very worth as a person.
4 min read
Sep
09
Our Wishful Thinking Era (Newsletter 063)

Our Wishful Thinking Era (Newsletter 063)

In our wishful thinking era, there is only one thing more harmful than the lies we willingly believe, and that is pointing out the truth.
5 min read
Sep
06
The Parable of the Stinky Shoe

The Parable of the Stinky Shoe

What surprised me most of all in this city of wonders were the reactions of the people. Knowing its reputation, I was nervous how the city dwellers would respond to another bumbling tourist.
7 min read
Sep
02
A Little Philosophy Goes A Long Way (Newsletter 062)

A Little Philosophy Goes A Long Way (Newsletter 062)

In our journey to finding happiness, thinking for ourselves is the key to unlock and then banish all the bad habits that may have crept into our lives.
5 min read
Aug
12
Don’t Worry About Greed (Newsletter 059)

Don’t Worry About Greed (Newsletter 059)

Fairness is relative and situational, which means that what we think is fair changes over time and changes depending on who is doing the comparing.
6 min read