For selfish reasons I’m going to start a series on common biases and TTPS to counter them. I’ll Update this post as I go with links to the individual posts. Here’s the list I’m going to try and tackle, If you think of one I forgot let me know in the comments: Anchoring Sunk Cost… Read More Cognitive Bias Study Introduction
Podcasts are the new media kings. Some have coined the term “Intellectual dark web” for a growing group of shows that espouse long form conversations. Conversations that don’t fit into a 30 minute TV show. I’m consciously excited and energized by some of these conversations. Some of them, I don’t care for, but there is… Read More Podcasts
First of all Die Hard is a Christmas movie…. With that out of the way lets talk about something called “Nakatomi Space” In Geoff Manaugh’s book “A Burglar’s Guide to the City” he describes the concept of Nakatomi space. The Idea is that the Character John McClane is unable to use traditional methods of navigating… Read More Nakatomi-Space
Recently I’ve learned that if you put yourself in a situation where you cannot fail, you usually pull it off. Not a bumpers in the gutter when bowling, God mode in DOOM, kind of can’t fail situation. I’m talking about a “I can’t fail because I’m going to loose something important” situation. By putting myself… Read More It has to work.
I listened to a Ferris podcast recently called Getting out of your own way, where he interviewed Dave Elitch. During this interview he mentioned a man called Edward Bernays. That name sounded familiar to me so I turned around and looked at my book shelf in between other books on information warfare, or “public relations”… Read More Propaganda
TLDR: Allow your kids to fail. Let them learn from it. They will grow more than you think. This post, if anyone ever reads it, will likely cause some trouble. If you are a person who believes that combat sports are a symbol of the patriarchy and or a display of toxic masculinity then avert… Read More Are you not Entertained?
TLDR; Routine, in moderation, is life saving. Taken to the extreme, it’s soul crushing. In a former life I ran checklists. That was my job, to sit in an airplane and read a checklist aloud so that the crew didn’t forget anything. You might imagine that after awhile I started to be able to recite… Read More The Importance of Routine
My lovely wife has wanted a swimming pool for as long as we’ve been married. (that’s not a short amount of time Btw). So I’ve been looking at something called Earthbag or superadobe construction, and Ferrocement construction. Both of these seem to be a way of making this happen at a fraction of the cost. We’ve had… Read More And now for something completely different…..
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics) In all fairness, I had to read this book originally for school. However I’ve come to reference it often in my professional life. In this book Hoffer describes, in plain English, the conditions required to create a lasting social or political movement. One that will… Read More Book Review: True Believer-Eric Hoffer
I’ll write things as they come to me. Mostly so I don’t forget. Hail to the speaker, Hail to the knower, joy to him who has understood, delight to those who have listened.- Havamal