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The Dangers of Treating Life as a Game

Game analogies can be helpful when you're playing to win. But there's a limit to how useful they can be when thinking about life.

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Take a Simple Idea and Take It Seriously

There's a saying commonly attributed to Charlie Munger that goes 'Take a Simple Idea and Take It Seriously'. Work out all the implications. Seek out all the case studies. Here's a story of two investors who did exactly that.

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Graham Duncan on Evaluating Expertise

Notes on the expertise of evaluating expertise, from someone who's obsessed with it.

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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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Against Single Narratives in Crypto

Why it's important not to hold too tightly to any one explanatory narrative during a period of high uncertainty.

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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.

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A Narrative About Crypto

Sensemaking is hard. Sensemaking around a possible paradigm shift is even harder. What's the narrative for crypto? What is crypto good for?

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Org Structure Isn’t Everything in Org Design

Why org design is about more than just studying and then picking the right organisational structures.

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The Expertise of Evaluating Expertise

Learning to evaluate the expertise of others as a competitive advantage in itself.

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The Skill of Org Design

Building effective organisations is a remarkably useful, if rare, skill. This is what it looks like, what it consists of, and how to tell if someone has it.