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…
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…
There is a persistent idea that people work 40 hours a week. They don't, and if you try to do this it will break you. Here are some more reasonable…
I'm not writing my newsletter this month because I'm writing on my notebook instead. This is just a pointer in that direction.
Would you like to know about how feelings work? Because this is a long piece about how feelings work and how to recognise yours.
Sometimes you just start writing a newsletter about a neat little metaphor and end up screaming onto the page. Sorry.