• 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.

  • The Austrians and the Swan: Birds of a Different Feather by Mark Spitznagel

    From The Austrians and the Swan: Birds of a Different Feather by Mark Spitznagel: To the Austrians, the [economic] process is decidedly non-random, but operates (though in a non-deterministic way, of course) under the incentives of entrepreneurial “error-correction” in the economy. In a never ending series of steps, entrepreneurs homeostatically correct natural market “maladjustments” (as […]

  • The Big Short by Michael Lewis

    The Big Short book reads like a behind the scenes telling of the movie (Steve Carroll was awesome). It still seems too fantastic to be true. Lewis captured a kind of “fantastical” element in his retelling of… a financial story. So that’s pretty impressive. Below are my Kindle notes and highlights, exported with Bookcision.

  • 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 […]

  • The Merge by Sam Altman

    The Merge by Sam Altman The incorrect assumption here is that humans and technology were ever separate to begin with. Tech is an extension of human cognition and intelligence, not some external reality that is independent of humans. The only thing changing is the mode in which we interface with the tech.

  • 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

  • Chamath on business strategy

    1. Launch revolutionary product 2. Sell into fragmented, undifferentiated market 3. Expand scope + vertically integrate 4. Expand into adjacent markets Result: Own market share, pricing power & profits. Chamath on $TSLA and $AAPL

  • Haskell is just a DSL for category theory.

    Haskell is just a DSL for category theory.

  • DFTM: Don’t Fear the Manual

    Instead of RTFM (Read The F***ing Manual) prefer the acronym DFTM (Don’t Fear The Manual). It’s nicer, and it has a theme song.

  • 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.)