Category: Thought

  • Collective decision making defaults toward stasis

    It’s easier to scare than to inform and we fear losses more than we desire gains so collective decision-making defaults toward stasis. Alex Tabarrok, Collective Action Kills Innovation, Marginal Revolution  

  • Naval

    Reading science, math, and philosophy one hour per day will likely put you at the upper echelon of human success within seven years. Naval Ravikant Of course, it’s no use reading these things if you don’t do anything with the information. This is why I write here: to integrate what I learn.

  • Ignac Semmelweiss

    When I was a kid, my dad told me the parable of the first physician to realize you should maybe mothers would not suffer quite so many horrifying deaths if doctors washed their hands between autopsies and childbirth. Unfortunately this doctor was an asshole, so everyone ignored him. He eventually went crazy from the stress […]

  • What it’s like to work at WorkFlowy

    “As the founder and only current employee of WorkFlowy, I’m just absolutely delighted by the company. The culture really fits me.” What it’s like to work at WorkFlowy

  • Societies of control

    The adolescent stage of societies of control. The nascent stage. (Also, it’s so meta that Genius has Deleuze’s Postscript annotated. Not sure how to feel about this.)

  • David Mamet

    David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead Liberal’

  • There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever

    There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever

  • Just own the damn robots.

    Just own the damn robots.

  • Lindy

    Heuristic: don’t take book recommendations from someone who’s favorite book was published in their lifetime. (Lindy effect)

  • Liberty & network effects

    It is easy to forget that at the end of the day accessibility improvements benefits everybody, not just those with disability. @boagworld This is generally true because of network effects. More liberties for social minorities result in more liberties for all.