Bikeshedding Bikeshedding is when you waste way too much time on trifling matters. The act of wasting time on trivial details while important matters…
Welcome to the Smarter.Blog Newsletter, a newsletter for improving how we think and act. A useful and interesting mental model to have about your mind…
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I have taken notes incorrectly all my life: I used to highlight or underline text on physical books and highlight kindle books. And what happened to…
Border Crossing We often cross borders. Literally and metaphorically. But once we cross the border, we change. The immigrants who want to get into the…
There are two flavors to hard work. Something can be hard to figure out, like a puzzle, but once done, the hardness is gone. Poof. You struggled to…
A few months back, a colleague told me that they wanted to get better at forecasting and wondered how to go about it. I promised them that I would write…
In this article, I will explain what mental models actually are, why they are important, why just knowing these mental models is not going to make you…
Welcome to the Smarter.Blog Newsletter, a newsletter for improving how we think and act. I vividly remember an incident from a few years back when I was…
What is the cost of acquiring a typical book? You are probably thinking of a number between 10 to 25 dollars. True, but not entirely accurate. Sure, you…
The Sydney Opera house sits majestically on the Sydney Harbor, and as the most popular tourist spot in Australia, it is visited by millions of people…
Today I want to share a few mental models that all seem to share a penchant for sharpness. In particular, I have a few razors below. A razor is a tool…
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