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Mental models

Learn more about general thinking strategies and tactics, including decision-making, problem-solving, and productivity.

Thinking in bets

The point is: how was the decision made with the information at hand?

Predicting the future

As Carl Jacobi, a German mathematician was fond of saying, “Invert, always invert.”

How to make better decisions

Ironically, this might be my confirmation bias talking, but in my interview with Sid Mukherjee, he referred to Bayesian logic as perhaps one of the great neglected ideas in medicine, and in the world in general.

Dunning, Kruger, and the opioid epidemic

I can’t believe I just found about the Dunning-Kruger effect. In a nutshell, it’s the cognitive bias of illusory superiority that comes from our inability to recognize our lack of ability. It might actually explain much of the Twittersphere.

#08 – Tom Bilyeu: nutrition, fasting, meditation, mindset, immortality, and the secret formula of fulfillment

“When I’m at my most honest, I love helping with the body…but helping with the mind is what I’m meant to do.” —Tom Bilyeu

#06 – D.A. Wallach: music, medicine, longevity, and disruptive technologies

“The way that anything looks before we understand it is pretty imposing . . . when we have breakthroughs, they feel like an enormous relief, because something that seemed really complicated becomes really simple.” —D.A. Wallach

Are you living for your résumé or your eulogy?

The thesis of the book is, basically, that we have seen a shift in human nature from what Brooks calls the Adam II self (humble, inward-looking, “eulogy” self) to the Adam I self (ambitious, external, “resume” self).

Grit

What do passion, persistence, and deliberate practice have to do with our health?

Thank you, Woody

I’m probably one of the few people my age who still stays in touch with his high school teachers and…

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