'Thinking, Fast and Slow' juicy bits💎 Issue #82
Plus: an announcement, learnings from 2021, and hacks for life and writing.
What’s up? 📖
This week I published my notes on the legendary ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’.
You are on the Internet, so I bet you probably know something about this book already. If you have a minute or less I describe it like this:
If you want to think better it helps to understand what affects the quality of your thoughts, what are the common traps we fall into, and how can we create the conditions to make better decisions. This book is perhaps the first and ultimate authority on decision-making, providing plenty of examples, many that will make you blush, on how far we are from the rational beings we like to feel proud of being.
See what you think. There are many others where this came from.
In other news: this newsletter is going to change when it gets to you.
I have been thinking and I see a better newsletter when I send it, like today, with something I created in it. Either new articles, book notes, or any of the other things I might come up with. I will still send the newsletter with all of the best things I find on the Internet in between, but it will not be on a weekly basis.
It’s an experiment, as it always has been, and I hope you stick around.
And now, the best things I found on the Internet this week.
New to me 💡
21 ideas from 2021 | 5 min read
🧗♂️ A list of some ways of thinking that might come in handy.
11. Make Uphill Decisions: If you’re split between two decisions and don’t know which one to choose, default to the one that’s more difficult in the short-term.
52 things I learned in 2021 | 6 min read
💾 There are so many interesting tidbits here. I mean, you can start a start 52 good conversations with this material. Some favorites:
In the 1980s, if you wanted to draw a graph, count the words in a document or even print in landscape format, you had to buy a separate computer program costing $50-$100.
For $64/hour you can hire an LA photo studio that looks like the interior of a private jet, to impress people on Instagram.
Becoming a Better Writer | 17 min read
✒ A dear topic of mine and this newsletter. If you are doing some form of remote working I’m willing to bet you have to write more than in the past. It makes a difference to put some thought into how can we improve our writing, because more than ever that can make the difference in how and when the work of your team gets done.
With remote work and distributed teams becoming more common, strong writing skills are a baseline for most engineering leadership positions. In fact, writing is becoming so important that companies like Amazon start their engineering manager screening process with a writing exercise…
Nine Micro Life Hacks I Found on Reddit (That Are Surprisingly Useful) | 8 min read
📷 Someone → Reddit → Medium → This Week’s Worth → You.
During the lockdowns caused by the global health crisis, I decided to make a change. I took multiple photos (even ones with masks) to remind myself of one of the most difficult times in human history. Now I have photos to show my future post-apocalypse children. Photos are memories. Take plenty. Keep them off Instagram.
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A most deadly tweet 🖋
This week in a gif 🤦♂️
High note ⚡
Last issue most clicked link was Bulletproof Your Decision-Making.
I hope you enjoyed these last minutes as much as me putting this together.
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