It's easier to become good at restricted ways of interacting with the world than it is to grasp it in its full complexity. This is fine and good, but sometimes leads to limiting conceptions of the world that we need to be able to break out of.
One of the best things you can do to improve at a skill is have a community of people you swap stories about it with, and to extract discrete tactics…
The world is a mess, and we can feel upset about that but at the same time notice that it's hilarious. Here's how.
It seems to be very hard to describe the experience of visualisation and other imagination. Here's my attempt at doing so.
Being part of society requires certain skills. Unfortunately, while we are happy to require these skills of people, we often completely fail to teach…
Would you like to learn to read ROT13? Of course you would! Let me tell you all about it.
What sorts of problems create innovations? Bell Labs seems like a pretty central example, and I argue that a lot of why they were as successful as they…
You can't just think of people as rational actors responding to incentives, but you also you can't ignore incentives. The solution is to think in terms…
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