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
The Illusions of Memory
Let’s do a little exercise. At this very moment, I want you to stop doing anything else you’re trying to do aside from reading this article. Stop checking your phone, close other windows, turn off any music or podcasts you’re listening to and just focus on this.
It’s tough to do sometimes, but I promise you it will be worth it.[Read more…] about The Illusions of Memory
Boxing, Violence & the Brain
Not too long ago, I walked into a gym here in San Diego. It wasn’t a regular gym, filled with bros flexing in the mirror. No, this was an MMA gym, populated by people smashing into bags, focus mitts and, in the ring just to the right of the entrance, each other.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to get out of being there, but I did know one thing: I wanted to learn how to box.[Read more…] about Boxing, Violence & the Brain
Systems & Information
Quora is one of my favorite websites. It’s chock full of amusing, insightful answers to questions about every subject under the sun. Sometimes I write answers, and they’re all about learning, memory and how the brain works.[Read more…] about Systems & Information
Memory & Business
Although most of my writing has to do with learning and improving yourself, today I thought I’d go off onto a more practical path and explore how memory can help you in business.[Read more…] about Memory & Business