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Everything is on a value hierarchy. There are variations between the value systems of different people and different cultures. Some things have a greater consensus regarding their value, others have less consensus.   Our decisions are based on these values. By choosing to read this, you are valuing it over other sources of information. You…

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For 30 days, I wrote and shared a blog post everyday. It was time-consuming. Some days I spent 20 minutes, other days I spent hours. Each article should convey one idea. Too many and it loses focus. No clear idea and you start rambling. The idea of this article: sometimes less is more. Writing long…

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For fun (yes, this is my kind of fun), I propose a four-stage classification for learning factual content. I have not heavily consulted the literature on the subject so may be in essence repeating someone else’s work. (I wrote this in 30 minutes while eating breakfast, so forgive me if parts are unclear)   When…

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I have noticed a pattern of action that I have been taking when I have a full free day work which has been effective. I will decide the one biggest/most important/challenging task that I need to accomplish at that moment in time. I will often set a target that will be difficult, but not impossible,…

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Phones in Lectures I’m sitting in a lecture, typing onto my phone. Around me, many people are checking their phones and not paying much attention to the talk. This makes me ask — why are we here? We should value our time highly. We only have so long to learn things that will improve our life. There are some…

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Learning through examples A technique Feynman uses to check his understanding of new content is to create an example based on what he understands and check with the person explaining it is true. I can’t remember the exact examples he gave in the book but I will use a personal example that just occurred. I…

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This book is a manifesto for three ideas that the author believes will enable us to achieve a ‘utopia’. These are universal basic income, a reduction in work hours and inreased immigration. The author uses the term ‘utopia’ loosely; to denote a situation in which certain ideals have been achieved. He states that the abolishment…

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  I will give you three reasons. I am a generalist more than I am a specialist. I am not the type of person to make comprehensive summaries. I often leave tasks unfinished and resist investing too long into any one thing. Being forced to select the top three things makes you hone in on…

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To attempt innovation is no longer innovative. Everybody has an innovative idea. Innovators are praised by our culture so many desire to be innovators or ‘game-changers’. Yet attempting innovation in the conventional sense is not innovative if everyone is doing it. By definition, to be innovative you must be doing something that other people aren’t….