Back in 2017, I read Principles by Ray Dalio. It has since become one of my favorite professional books of all time and one I’d certainly recommend to anyone. Dalio ran Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, for many years and created a unique culture that he describes in the book. A key concept […]
We examine three reasons why new ideas feel risky including a heavy outcome bias and tendency to default to what has worked in the past.
I’m currently finishing up The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker. Those of you aware of my love for goal setting, decisions, and productivity won’t be surprised, but I’m thoroughly enjoying the read. Sure the text is a bit outdated, but the underlying principles are still sound and applicable. Drucker’s words have already inspired one post on […]
From Jason Fried, “Being able to see what matters, to know what’s worth doing is an instinct you can hone, a skill you can build.” This covers a few questions to help you decide what’s worth doing.
Title: Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes Author: Maria Konnikova Published: December 31, 2013 I picked up Maria’s book after reading nearly every column she’s written for the New Yorker. She does a tremendous job of applying scientific discoveries to practical, real-world use cases. I’ve quoted her articles several times in some of my […]
Research has identified two seemingly separate “systems” of the brain responsible for decision-making. In order to make better decisions, we need to understand what each of these systems is responsible for and how we can shift from one to the other.
We typically view constraints as a negative thing. But, when used consistently and correctly, constraints can actually help simplify many aspects of your life from what to have for dinner to whether or not you should walk away from two million dollars.