We’re all taking a collective “L” at the moment due to the coronavirus, so I’ve been thinking about what I’d like to accomplish during my time as a quarantine hobbit. What struck me as the most important (and interesting) topic to dive into is risk, specifically how it’s viewed and managed by real people.[Read more…] about A Conversation About Risk
At the core of every life is a single, difficult question: should I learn more, or should I make the most of what I already know? This is known as “the exploration-exploitation dilemma” (aka “the exploration-exploitation tradeoff“), and it’s the most important problem you’ll ever face.[Read more…] about Managing the Exploration-Exploitation Dilemma
This is a quick guide for a common problem that I’ve noticed people have, especially when learning a new skill: picking a book. Enjoy.[Read more…] about The 2 Types of Books You Should Be Reading
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 20 years, you’ve no doubt heard all about the benefits of living in “The Information Age.” It’s framed as a wondrous, liberating time to be alive, when there are no restrictions on what you can discover or create.
While I don’t think this is exactly wrong, I do think that there are some serious misconceptions about how much information itself is worth.[Read more…] about The Value of Information