Nassim Taleb has rapidly become one of my favorite authors, with each of his books being a reservoir of interesting and useful ways of thinking. He is a maverick and a dissident and I feel with each chapter I read, I become better at navigating in a complex and random world. I have compiled belowContinue reading “Skin in the Game”
Atomic Habits is another one of those self-help books, but one I rather appreciated due to having specific, actionable ways to improve one’s life rather than just descriptions of behavior. His model for habits is essentially four steps: cue, craving, response, and reward.
“The payoff of a human venture is, in general, inversely proportional to what it is expected to be.” Nassim Taleb is one of the most interesting and unique modern philosophers. I learned A LOT from this book. If I could lodge a complaint, it is that he is not very good at making concepts easilyContinue reading “The Black Swan”
I’m really quite a fan of Douglas Murray, he is such a clear thinker and writer. The “madness” he describes are really the numerous inbuilt contradictions within many of the new social justice movements. He, as a gay man, critiques the coalitions built upon sexuality, feminism, race, and transgenderism. Some of the many contradictions include:
After having heard about Charlie’s wisdom for years from various sources, I finally decided to pick up Poor Charlie’s Almanack after prompting from Shane Parrish of The Knowledge Project. Munger is indeed full of wisdom and seems to be one of the progenitors of using mental models as daily decision-making tools, which both Shane and I findContinue reading “Poor Charlie’s Almanack”