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Luck, Skill, and Serendipity

There are 3 kinds of human goals, but only one of them is really important.

Life is neither like chess, nor like poker.

If you think arguments are like fights, then you’re clearly misguided.

How to be persuasive when you don't have any authority.

9 Books that will change how you think about thinking—Part II

9 Books that will change how you think about thinking—Part I

Imposter Syndrome: You deserve what you've achieved. You are not a fraud.

The Narrative Fallacy: The story of your life is most likely a sham.

Halo Effect: You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

The Hindsight Bias: No, you didn’t know it all along.

The Dunning-Kruger Bias: The stupid are usually cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubts.

The Outcome Bias: If you don’t meet an accident the first time, you are very likely to drink & drive again.

The Ostrich Effect: Don’t ignore bad news. It doesn’t make them go away.

The Fresh Start Effect: How to use new beginnings to persuade others.

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Notes on making better decisions, persuading others, and getting things done.