So there’s this old book that explains a bunch of complicated human concepts through the use of pretty simplistic allegory. It’s alleged to be a few thousand years old but the publishers of the book have been known to fudge the facts.
This old book has gotten a lot of people killed. It’s made even more people angry, and probably saved and created just as many lives. It’s a complicated piece of text that everyone and their mother claims to fully understand.
Here are my hang-ups:
Investing is so hot right now. And rightfully so: It’s the only way to guarantee your future wealth. Traditional investments are also a great way to lose everything you’ve ever worked for.
High risk, high reward.
One recent study showed that half of Americans aged 25–34 were planning to spend at least 50% of their stimulus check on investments. Combining all age groups and percentages, Americans are ready to spend almost 40% of their stimulus in the stock market.
With these figures in mind I wanted to touch on a different type of investment.
One with absolutely zero downside.
There are two types of games, finite and infinite.
Finite games have:
Sports are an example of a finite game. The rules are clear, there are set teams, everyone knows how to win, and the players don’t drop in and out. Everything is very cut-and-dry.
Infinite games, on the other hand have:
Marriage, war, and…
This week, Twitter announced a new feature for Canadian and Australian users called Twitter Blue. For a monthly fee, Twitter Blue users will have access to several new features and customization options, some of which have been long overdue. I myself can’t wait for this to release in the US.
Check out the details below!
Twitter has had a bookmark feature for some time, but until now you haven’t been able to organize them in any meaningful way.
With the introduction of bookmark folders, you’ll be able to make the distinction between your bookmarks of Cat Pics and Ugly Cat…
The fabric of the universe is information. Sure, there are particles and sub-particles and sub-sub-particles, but at the end of the day, it can all be represented as information. We do this all the time with math.
Combined, our senses gather about 11,000,000 bits of information per second. Our consciousness, however, processes information at roughly 50 bits per second. That’s a 220,000:1 compression ratio. There’s a lot of compression going on here.
All of that information isn’t just compressed, though. It’s also highly integrated — inseparable from other bits of information in the system. …
I was taking a walk downtown and a note fluttered down from an office building. This is a very prestigious building that houses private offices for billionaire types. I can’t explain the odd-ness of the note. It’s like someone tossed it out the window for me to find.
I really hope this doesn’t mean what I think it means. I transcribed it below.
I was the head of a global research company.
As far as the world was concerned, my company was non-existent. Each lab was tucked away inside a completely unrelated office. …
Ever stuck a pair of headphones in your pocket and pulled them out looking like they got into a fight and somehow they both lost?
That’s a problem.
Not the actual knotted headphones, the metaphorical ones.
Anyone who’s encountered an unruly knot (so, anyone over the age of 10) has figured out that you can’t simply pull a knot apart. It’s not something you can brute-force. Nor can you wish, beg or plead with it to come apart.
There’s one single best way to handle a knot — and every problem in life.
First, you want to analyze the landscape…
No amount of money in your bank account will bring you happiness.
It may resolve your issues — social, financial, emotional or otherwise — but it won’t actually make you happy.
Here are ten more things that won’t make you happy (I’ve tried most of them.)
If you create content, you know about this cycle. Regardless of whether you were consciously aware of it before this moment, you’ve been intimately involved in this cycle since the first moment you sold your creative soul to your readers.
Though there are many variations, the cycle can be distilled into three parts.
Understanding the parts of the cycle and how they play with each other is crucial to your long-term success as a content creator. Without a proper understanding of this cycle, you’re essentially operating in the dark.