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…
Many things that seem hard you actually just lack an easy insight into, and it's worth spending some time investigating what those insights might be.
Hi everyone, After overthinking overthinking last week I thought this week I’d talk about something that seems like (but isn’t) its opposite…
Would you like to know about how feelings work? Because this is a long piece about how feelings work and how to recognise yours.
Hi everyone, I’d like to start by telling you two interesting problems I’ve come across recently. Lies, Sex, and Academia Back in 1928, Margaret Meade…
I would like not to become a productivity guru, so here is a newsletter entry about why we need to reject the very idea of productivity.
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…
Being part of society requires certain skills. Unfortunately, while we are happy to require these skills of people, we often completely fail to teach…
Many decisions we have to make on a day to day basis are much easier than we treat them as. This is a partial guide to how you can recognise that and…
Sometimes you just start writing a newsletter about a neat little metaphor and end up screaming onto the page. Sorry.
Mondays, am I right? This is a letter about why you should complain about your problems to your coworkers.
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…