What Are Good Sources of Information?

Where do you get your information about the world from? Newspapers? Facebook or Twitter? Radio or Podcasts? Why? I’m serious. Why are you getting your info from this source? This isn’t a trivial question, in fact, it is essential. Where you get your information determines your opinions and worldview, impacts your happiness, and influences your decision-making. But I don’t have to tell you that. We live in the age of fake news and media distrust, do we not?...

October 8, 2021 · 7 min

Learning and Development With Skill Trees

The idea of using gamification concepts to improve life is not new. However, while gamification elements are used by most personal development apps, the ideas are not that prevalent that people consciously think about the concepts outside of UI or game design. I was fascinated by the application of gamification concepts since I read a book by Steve Lamb, called Gamify Your Life, years ago. I was a teenager back then and wanted to level up my life in a fun way, hence, gamifying my life sounded perfect....

September 26, 2021 · 4 min

Know Which Game You're Playing

“It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent. There must be some wisdom in the folk saying, `It’s the strong swimmers who drown.” Charlie Munger There are two fundamental strategies for how to play a game. The first one is to beat the other player by actively scoring points. The second is to avoid losing points and waiting for the other to make mistakes....

September 19, 2021 · 2 min

Don't Overcomplicate Things

We desperately seem to want things to be complicated. How do I lose weight? Is it by eating at the right time or the right macronutrient combination, exercising right before a meal, and doing some pushups while drinking at least two liters of water each day and supplementing with some pills and detox smoothies? Or is it by eating fewer calories than I use each day? The path to the most common goals such as health, wealth, and loving relationships is fairly clear and reflected in the consistency of fundamental advice in each of those areas....

September 12, 2021 · 3 min

Locus of Control

“It is man’s duty to live in conformity with the divine will, and this means, firstly, bringing his life into line with ‘nature’s laws’, and secondly, resigning himself completely and uncomplainingly to whatever fate may send him.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca A core principle in the stoic philosophy is to focus on what you can control and accept the rest. There are two benefits to doing this Focusing on what you can control puts your limited resources to the best use because they actually have an impact....

September 5, 2021 · 3 min