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Believability in Practice

Believability is a criterion for evaluating practical advice, originally articulated by Ray Dalio in his 2017 book Principles. These are some notes from practice.


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What I Learnt From Complexity

M. Mitchell Waldrop's book on the Santa Fe Institute is a gateway drug to a powerful if subtle idea. Here's why it matters.

Book Summaries

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Accelerated Expertise

Accelerated Expertise is the best book we have on creating accelerated training programs today.

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7 Powers

7 Powers is arguably the best book on business strategy currently available today.

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Working Backwards

Working Backwards is the first book that explains how Amazon really works.

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Range

Range is a mediocre 2019 book by David Epstein that argues for the merits of being a generalist. Read this summary instead of the book, and subscribe to Epstein's newsletter instead.

  
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A Narrative About Crypto

Sensemaking is hard. Sensemaking around a possible paradigm shift is even harder. This is about one particular narrative in crypto, as a way of reasoning about narratives in general.

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