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«Teens who received A’s averaged about fifteen more minutes sleep than the B students, who in turn averaged fifteen more minutes than the C’s, and so on.”»
A reflection on the powerful decision-making strategy of via negativa and what it has in common with exploding whales and inner daemons.
President James Garfield died because the best doctors in the country didn’t believe in germs, probing Garfield’s bullet wound after an assassination attempt with ungloved, unwashed fingers that…
«some truths have to be experienced firsthand to be understood.»
The illusion of knowledge is the greatest obstacle to growth
«The more I read, the more my ignorance becomes evident to me. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Socrates said.»
Our perception of progress can impact our overall drive to reach a goal. The goal gradient hypothesis posits that our efforts increase as we get closer to achieving a goal.
«Researchers found that people were more likely to donate to charitable campaigns if the fundraiser was already close to reaching its target.»
Knowledge that is different - but not too different - tends to be most useful for innovation.
Some common geographic mental misplacements
This year I worked on fascinating projects in energy, media and health* at Magnetic, and learned many learnings.
There are no transcendent insights that rise above human difference. Yet wisdom exists if we look in the right places
J. Adam Carter argues knowledge is more than justified, true, non-Gettiered belief; knowledge also requires an additional component that is not reducibl...
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