Category: Listening notes

  • Jerry Saltz on The Longform Podcast

    Podcast: http://longform.org/posts/longform-podcast-311-jerry-saltz Notes: This was a breath of fresh air for me. Saltz didn’t start writing until he was in his 40s. Now he is one of NYC’s top art critics, if not one of the world’s top art critics. Saltz’s thoughts on being nice to gallery staff, always signing the book, and the need for […]

  • Notes on Office Hours: Debate and Unmotivated Friends

    1: The Value of Debate, Is Self-Improvement Overrated, and Dealing with Haters Notes: The question: Is debate valuable? I side with TK here on the value of debate. Most debates suck, but there is some value in the format if done well. The Sam Harris/Jordan Peterson debate is a great example of this. There were […]

  • Not Unreasonable Podcast interview with Tyler Cowen

    Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/126848/814311 Notes I enjoyed hearing Tyler Cowen speak about his new book from Stripe Press, Stubborn Attachments, which I preordered a while back. I admire Cowen aligning his actions to his beliefs and optimizing his life with things that bring him joy, including constant learning. The number of times they used the word “Straussian” […]

  • Legends & Losers 212: Mike Maples, Jr.

    Podcast: Notes: Networks need rules from the beginning. Imposing after (like Twitter) is a mess. You need a sense of purpose other than growth, or else you’ll build things that addict people. Addicted people without a sense of purpose lead to fake news, spam, and vitriol. We do have an inequality issue in the world […]

  • Notes: The Future of Intelligence on the Sam Harris Podcast

    Here are my notes from The Future of Intelligence, a Conversation with Max Tegmark on the Sam Harris Podcast. You can listen to it here: My notes and thoughts: We always focus on the downsides of super intelligent AI. There are, however, upsides. Super intelligence can help solve some of the biggest problems of our […]

    Notes: The Future of Intelligence on the Sam Harris Podcast
  • TK Coleman’s Career Journey on the Isaac Morehouse Podcast

    TK Coleman, my coworker on the education team at Praxis, told his career journey story in two parts on the Isaac Morehouse podcast. It is worth a listen: I’ve heard many parts of this story through working with TK, but I hadn’t heard the entire thing laid out. I immensely respected TK before listening to this, […]

    TK Coleman’s Career Journey on the Isaac Morehouse Podcast
  • Listening Notes: You Are Not So Smart podcast ep 92: Bullshit

    Episode link: https://soundcloud.com/youarenotsosmart/092-bullshit-rebroadcast Takeaways:  Methods of thinking are more important than raw intelligence. The people who were burning witches probably didn’t have a lower IQ than the people who went to the moon. They thought about the world in a different way.  Bullshit and lying aren’t the same. Bullshit may contain lies, but the purpose […]

  • Listening Notes: Invisibilia – Emotions Part One 

    Link to episode: https://overcast.fm/+D88LXtYzQ Emotions don’t happen to us, they are responses to things that happen to us.  In fact, we don’t respond directly to the things that happen to us, but rather we respond to our concept of what happens. We don’t directly respond to the outside world, we respond to our mind’s interpretation […]

  • Listening Notes: Venkatesh Rao on The Three Types of Decision Makers, Mental Models, and How to Process Information | The Knowledge Podcast

    Listening Notes for Venkatesh Rao on The Three Types of Decision Makers, Mental Models, and How to Process Information | The Knowledge Podcast Link to the podcast: https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2016/02/venkatesh-rao-decision-making/ Types of Decision Makers Evidence-based Moral (right vs wrong) Tribal (emotional/affiliation decision-making) Staying grounded in reality by maintaining cracks in your mental models. (Note: I first need to codify my […]

  • Energy Management

    Notes from The Productivity Show | Why Time Management Doesn’t Work & Why You Should Focus on Energy Instead (TPS142) The best time management system is worthless if you don’t have the energy to work on it. Energy has four components: Physical Emotional Mental Spiritual You need dedicated recovery time in each of these areas.  […]