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Kris Abdelmessih's reading recommendations on decision making under uncertainty
Todd Simkin on teaching by judging the decision process, not just the results
Todd Simkin on the principle of charity in conversations, negotiations, and trading
Todd Simkin on conversation techniques that seem dull but actually help others think and reason
Todd Simkin on how to calibrate and improve your probabilistic assessments
Todd Simkin on overcoming cognitive biases by communicating well with the right kind of group
Todd Simkin on Lev Vygotsky’s ideas of teaching by finding the apprentice’s zone of proximal development (ZPD)
Shane Parrish and Todd Simkin on cognitive shortcuts, belonging, and tribalism
Munger’s investing style has been more audacious than Buffett’s
Charlie Munger recounts the pivotal steps of his professional life
Charlie Munger on why “full-time” multidisciplinary thinking is not for everyone; but learning the big ideas is
Charlie Munger on avoiding too much top-down theorization about ethics; better to engage with life practically
Charlie Munger explains Warren Buffett’s extreme success
Gian-Carlo Rota on the advice we give others
Moisés Naím on corruption in South America and the link between commodity-based economies and populism
Horace Dediu on how the iPhone might be solving the innovator dilemma
Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger on when it is time to buy a house
Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger on how long it takes to dig an economic moat
Charlie Munger on his golden rule, to deserve what you want
Charlie Munger on not trying to be a prodigy, just trying to avoid the inanities, including the inanities of the prodigies
Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger on what they admire about each other
Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger on how they first met
Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger on friendships and the benefits of choosing to be a high-quality person
Michael Nielsen on writers’ open moves
Charlie Munger on China’s remarkable success under a peculiar model; Adam Smithian capitalism but no free speech
Charlie Munger’s cautious comments on recent US fiscal and monetary policies
Charlie Munger on what it takes to get very far ahead in life, and what’s attainable by “non-naturals”
Richard Hamming on legal challenges computers face in medicine
Nima Arkani-Hamed on the important skill of turning big ideas into sharp questions
V. I. Arnold on the perils of “pure” deductive-axiomatic mathematics
V. I. Arnold on mathematics being an experimental science
V. I. Arnold explaining the physical intuition behind some math concepts
V. I. Arnold’s book recommendations
Patrick McKenzie on crafting a narrative for decisionmakers then solving backwards to the artifacts that would create it
Daniel Gross on the similarities of Swedish House Mafia’s creative process and Apple’s design process
Michael Nielsen on writing as an antidote to the illusion of understanding
Michael Nielsen on the risks of writing
Michael Nielsen on how hard it is to write well
Harj Taggar on how, in conversations, human motives get in the way of truth seeking
Julia B. on the limitations of animal models
Gwern Branwen on OpenAI’s bet in the scaling hypothesis
Nabeel Qureshi on habits to cultivate if you are to really understand things
Michael Faraday recreated things from scratch to establish “ownership” over ideas
The back story of PUBG, Fornite, and battle royale video games
Charlie Munger explains what made the success of Coca-Cola possible
Patrick McKenzie on some of the benefits of writing online
Patrick McKenzie on how he “discovered” his online brand
Patrick McKenzie’s anecdotes about finding and joining online communities
José Luis Ricón on noise and/or programmed aging as root causes of aging
José Luis Ricón on death and the Stockholm syndrome
John Collison reading recommendations about the history of successful B2B companies
John Collison on the similarities of Uber and cable companies
John Collison on the jobs-to-be-done of accounting
John Collison on the challenges of accounting for R&D and intangible capital in software businesses
John Collison on why the early 2000s had a Telco bubble, not a Dot-com bubble
Horace Dediu thinking out aloud about the Apple Glasses
Horace Dediu on how Apple is usually not a first mover
Horace Dediu on how Apple does beta testing
Horace Dediu on Apple Silicon as a source of competitive advantages for Apple
Elad Gil on product-market fit (again)
Stewart Butterfield on the famous Slack pivot
Steve Jobs pitching the App Store
Elad Gil on how he spots product-market fit
Andy Rachleff on how he defines product-market fit