I have thoroughly enjoyed Ben Horowitz’s “The Hard Thing About Hard Things.” This quote about Jim Collins sealed the deal.
Collins misuses statistics to write pseudoscientific books about business that are beloved only by uncritical readers.
One simple question to learn whether you will ever switch from Democrat to Republican (or vice versa)
Reason did a poll on whether all kids should get trophies for participation or whether only the winners should get a trophy.
Democrats split evenly on the question, while Republicans are strongly in favor of winners getting trophies.
I’d bet that any Democrat who feels strongly about winners getting trophies is likely to switch parties at some point in their life. But it’s probably even more true that any nominal Republican who feels strongly that all kids should get rewarded equally with trophies is likely to become a Democrat.
"The worst decision ever"
A pet peeve of mine is that English does not have a pithy way to determine the difference between the worst decision ever because of the outcome and the worst decision ever because of the decision-making process.
A quick example: going to Acton MBA was a huge mistake for me. The result was terrible, as it ws an ivory tower solution to an MBA. But I’m not upset with my decision-making process. If you figure out your worst case scenario and it comes true, then you can’t complain.
Ides challenge: No screen for an hour when coming home
30 days ides of August to ides of September challenge: no screens for an hour.
I get off the train, I get in the door, and I want to finish what I’d just been reading. But my family goes to sleep early, so I need to make sure I prioritize them while they’re awake and I’m home.
So no screens — computer, phone, TV, email, Twitter — for an hour.