Category Archives: Good Advice

Avoiding Emotional Dominance Spirals

Follow Up to: Dominance, care, and social touch One thing Ben said in his latest post especially resonated with me, and I wanted to offer some expanded thoughts on it: Sometimes, when I feel let down because someone close to me … Continue reading

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Restaurant Guide 2: Pizza

Continuation From: Restaurant Guide 1 Epistemic Status: Hungry Pizza is a special case that is worthy of its own attention, so this section will do that. There isn’t as much of a boarder thesis here, and the judgments are more … Continue reading

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Trio Walks, Duo Talks

Epistemic Status: Exploration Related: The Engineer and the Diplomat Having a great conversation is hard, but valuable. The structure a conversation is built around determines how it will go. How should we engineer more valuable conversations? At the retreat, it was … Continue reading

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Restaurant Guide 1: Restaurants should not look like (most) restaurants

Epistemic Status: Full Power Related: Surgeons Should Not Look Like Surgeons, An Economist Gets Lunch Follow-Up: Restaurant Guide 2: Pizza Conceptually Related More Than You Might Think: Short-Termism I have spent a lot of time optimizing restaurant choice, and what to do when … Continue reading

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The Twelve Virtues of Rationality

Yesterday, Raymond Arnold sent out an email announcing that those at Highgarden had come up with a really cool art project and invited everyone to come down and participate. The idea was to paint panels depicting the Twelve Virtues of … Continue reading

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What is stupid?

In a post that I mostly agreed with, but am also mostly not that interested in, Scott Sumner concludes with the following note: But I also understand that the part of my brain that tells me that the conventional narrative … Continue reading

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