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The Red Queen Effect: Avoid Running Faster and Faster Only to Stay in the Same Place

October 14, 2012

The Red Queen Effect Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), better known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll, was not only an author but a keen observer of human nature. His most famous works are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass, which have become timeless classics. In Through the Looking Glass, Alice, a young girl, gets […]


Half Life: The Decay of Knowledge and What to Do About It

March 12, 2018

Understanding the concept of a half-life will change what you read and how you invest your time. It will explain why our careers are increasingly specialized and offer a look into how we can compete more effectively in a very crowded world. The Basics A half-life is the time taken for something to halve its […]


Stephen King Shares His (Long) Reading List

April 27, 2015

At any question and answer session, a reader inevitably asks  Stephen King what he reads. Everyone, myself included, wants to know what’s on Stephen King’s reading list. Now we know. In On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft, he writes: I’ve never given a very satisfactory answer to that question, because it causes a kind of […]


Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (113 Models Explained)

August 02, 2011

How do you think the most rational people in the world operate their minds? How do they make better decisions? They do it by mentally filing away a massive, but finite amount of fundamental, unchanging knowledge that can be used in evaluating the infinite number of unique scenarios which show up in the real world. That is how consistently rational and effective […]