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April 24 2015

No ambitious [project] can afford to ignore the momentous goal of improving levels of emotional maturity [of its participants].
Towards Better Collaboration | The Book of Life
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April 07 2015


So You've Been Called Out

A handy guide to receiving social justice-related criticism
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February 03 2015

Facts and evidence [...] simply aren’t that effective, given how selectively they are processed and interpreted. Instead, why not focus on presenting issues in a way keeps broader notions out of it—messages that are not [...] in any way a reflection of who you are?
I Don’t Want to Be Right - The New Yorker
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December 21 2014

Beliefs about the future are so rarely correct that they usually aren't worth the extra rigidity they impose, and that the best strategy is simply to be aggressively open-minded.
How to Be an Expert in a Changing World
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November 22 2014

Tags: advice
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November 07 2014


February 17 2014

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February 07 2014

To deal with an uncertain future and still move forward: Have strong opinions which are weakly held.
Strong Opinions, Weakly Held - Bob Sutton
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November 05 2013

Developers, entrepreneurs and depression
Tags: advice
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There aren’t people who are A players and C players. Just people who are performing at an A level and at a C level.
Get Shit Done: The Worst Startup Culture Ever
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September 05 2013

You and I face the difficult choice of trading meaning for money; we weigh the searing moments of real human accomplishment against the soul-sucking "work" of earning the next car payment by polishing up another meaningless PowerPoint deck packed with tactics to win games whose net result is the creation of little of real value for much of anyone who's not a sociopath.

This is the deepest kind of theft; not merely prosperity having been looted from societies, but significance having been stolen from human lives. [...] Detonate this toxic trade-off – [...] rebel against it and forge better opportunities.

[Let's] patch up this clapped out, wheezing train wreck of a so-called economy, so that there's not a sharp, painful trade off between meaning and money; [forge] an "economy" in which material wealth roughly, crudely lines up with meaning; in which "profit" reflects real human benefit delivered (instead of how many towns and lives you've looted this quarter).
Making the Choice Between Money and Meaning - Umair Haque
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August 24 2013

If you can find within yourself the slightest shred of true uncertainty, then guard it like a forester nursing a campfire. If you can make it blaze up into a flame of curiosity, it will make you light and eager, and give purpose to your questioning and direction to your skills.
The Meditation on Curiosity - Less Wrong
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December 26 2012

Truth has a half life. Half the facts you know are probably wrong. Stop memorizing things. There is no substitute for skepticism.
Half the Facts You Know Are Probably Wrong - Reason.com (looooosely quoted)
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December 24 2012

Resiliency comes from an ability to realistically analyze setbacks, which often have complex causes. People who aren't resilient have a variety of unhealthy tendencies, listed from the most unhealthy to the least:
  1. Internalize the rejection. ("It happened because I'm a loser.") This leads to depression and implosion.
  2. Exaggerate the damage or long-lasting nature (perceived autocorrelation) of the rejection. ("Now that I got fired, I'll never get another job.") This leads to bitterness and "cold" anger, which is more dangerous than the "hot" kind because it's long-lasting and tends toward generalization.
  3. Get angry about it. ("It happened because he is an asshole.") This leads to "hot" anger and, often, stupid behaviors (revenge).
  4. Prematurely generalize about the environment. ("It happened because <industry X> is full of sharks.") This doesn't usually impair general psychological health, but it creates an inaccurate model of the world and leads to sub-optimal choices and lost opportunities in the future.
Michael O. ChurchWhy are some people more resilient than others? - Quora
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December 04 2012


I used to believe that time was the most important thing I have, but I’ve come to believe differently. The single most valuable resource I have is uninterrupted thought.

adam brault: I quit Twitter for a month
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October 09 2012

Earth is a busy planet. Following its daily quibbles and hickups does not make sense if you want to contribute to their solution.
But ignoring the large scale trends and deeply entrenched issues humanity faces is not wise either. Try to find patterns and trends. Try to find the reasons why things happened the way they did. Could they have gone completely differently? How? How could you have influenced a different, more desirable development. Asking and answering these questions will make you a citizen of the world.
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September 07 2012

Any talent I have as a leader is subdued by my doubt that anyone should follow. I have never been a follower, so how could I ask anyone to follow me? Why should others devote their lives to my dream when they can devote it to their own dream?
It is a valid question, but the answer is simple: We may share dreams.
Eskil Steenberg
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June 25 2012

The things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done.
Buckminster Fuller
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February 07 2012

If the problem you are trying to solve involves creating a magnum opus, you are solving the wrong problem.
Find a faster way to fail, recover, and try again.
Aza Raskin
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