Fundamentals

Out of the Interface, Back To the Frontier

What happens to us when businesses decide to mimic human evolution?

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How To Improve Your Thinking: Charlie Munger vs. Ray Dalio

Two modern-day business titans — Ray Dalio and Charlie Munger — have a lot in common. They run massive billion dollar businesses. They’ve constantly adapted and evolved to achieve their own definitions of success. But what I admire most about Ray and Charlie?

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How Do You Know if Your Thoughts Are Your Own?

Seriously, how do you? One of my favorite books I’ve read recently, Escape From Freedom by Erich Fromm, discusses how one of the main ways to gain “positive freedom” is thinking for yourself. Digging deep into your own belief system and worldview and questioning why you believe things helps to uncover what you actually believe and why you believe it, or even why you say certain things or think the way you do.

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All Books Tell You The Same Thing — But That’s The Beautiful Point

I noticed a tweet from Patrick O’Shaugnessy (CEO of O’Shaugnessy Asset Management) the other the day that caused me to pause my endless scrolling. In his tweetstorm, he said, “As you keep going, say past 100 books, you start to realize all the good ones, even those on wildly different topics, are all related.”

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Thinking Through Foreign Policy From First Principles

Everyone has an opinion on foreign policy and everyone is probably wrong about it. Including me. People on Twitter slammed Trump and frothed at the mouth for his decision to pull troops out of Syria, negatively impacting our allies, the Kurds. I saw someone on Twitter even say that the complex geopolitical landscape has taken years to create and we have just eliminated it with the wave of a hand.

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On Climate Change and Real Solutions

You see it all over the news, all over Twitter; all your friends talk about it. Humanity faces their biggest collective problem yet in the form of climate change. I personally believe mitigating climate change effects, reducing global CO2 emissions, tackling deforestation, and preserving biodiversity to be the most important and pressing problems of our time.

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