Collection of Articles, Books, Podcasts etc.
Listing something doesn’t mean I agree with every statement which is made - often it is quite the contrary. The articles, books or podcasts are impulses to start thinking and caring/not caring about a certain topic.
read in 2020
- Work on the non-obvious things.
- Your peer group is essential – mimetic desire (see here).
- When to overachieve and when to slack off – you’re the one setting it.
read in 2019
Perhaps one of the paradoxical benefits of the internet, in the long term, is shifting the way we think about peer relationships from “opt-out”, which it’s been since pretty much forever, towards “opt-in.”
- People’s identities and discussions.
- Adam Curtis on the current state of affairs.
“We’re not actually that individualistic. We’re very similar to each other and computers know that dirty secret.”
- Interesting thoughts about jobs in general - might include you.
- Sam Harris about collisions with scientific rationality.
- On becoming a rational philanthropist and why it is hard.
read in 2018
- Some ideas about smartphones and their mental-health implications.
- Interactive introduction guide to game theory and the application on society.
- I’ve always been fascinated and wondering about the role of genes.
These are single episodes of podcasts which I can recommend. Nonetheless, usually the whole podcast feed is great.
- When to learn meditation and when to apply it.
- Emerging technology in the future and bad guys.
- Sleep is important, right? But how important and why is it still the first we neglect when busy? Matthew Walker and Peter Attia walk through the importance of sleep.
- ‘life, the universe and everything’
- Some interesting discussions about a wide range of topics: evolution of the human species, polygamy, AI and more.
- Tim Urban from waitbutwhy.com. Topics include AI, Elon Musk, etc.
- An interesting discussion with Tristan Harris from Humane Tech how technology is designed to be addictive and how we waste our time being miserable.
These have been the most influential books in how I understand the world:
updated 22 mar 2020