@vgr is there any update on either the breaking smart season or breaking smart 'course'? Revisiting Longform and remembered BS was a possible follow up.

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Re-reading 'Consider the Lobster', I was reminded of it's brilliance and beauty. If anyone has pieces they truly love, please share, will have an excess of time to read this week.
columbia.edu/~col8/lobsterarti

Re-reading 'Consider the Lobster', I was reminded of it's brilliance and beauty. If anyone has pieces they truly love, please share, will have an excess of time to read this week.
columbia.edu/~col8/lobsterarti

Anyone have a favorite training/certificate program? Can be very specific to your field(please specify) or something more broad.

I'm interested to know what continued education resources are interesting to this group, your specific field, and may possibly participate in some.(I already went through Ribbonfarm ;) )

good cup of coffee might be the top spot. I haven't had breakfast as a regular item for a decade so that is out.

I've found my newborn a good driver. Prior to that it was a dislike of my current job and interest in finding more interesting and fulfilling work.

What's your drive for waking up every day and staying above ground for the time being?

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity

*This is a commonly shared one, but gets the ball rolling and still love it.

Curious if we can construct the Refactor Camp Mental Model list.

Thinking about Munger's Mental Models(or Simon, take your pick), big ideas from any discipline that help explain the world, what would you contribute?

Only 1 idea per reply. Anything from Physics or Psychology from a high level to specific processes that would benefit the group to know.

Current lists are 90% overlap, hope for some unique expansion here.

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What are some of your favorite intellectual fads?

For me, the 'nudge' idea has been so overblown and misconstrued with poor psychology data mixed with lacking data I have trouble taking anyone serious.

I worked in Advertising for years and the ideas presented were not much different. There are still some great ideas, and people, but god damn did it get overblown.

What are some of your favorite intellectual fads?

Much of twitter seems like a circle jerk. VC folks prop up other VC folks, startup prop startup, finance prop finance, and marketing people are all scammers.

Questioning startup people and VCs about garbage products has earned enough angry DMs to ruin some people for me.

Seems like an interesting group here, excited to bother and be bothered by ya. Thanks @vgr

Visiting after signing up weeks ago. Jumped around some agency and tech companies. I work as a consultant which I love and hate, and like like to drink whiskey and get distracted. Not sure what I'll get out of here yet, but I imagine something.

Some stuff:
Marketingology = study of psychology, sociology, and philosophy on culture.

The word 'Quality' is garbage.

Deadlifting is good for you.

Spending the second half of the year studying history of tech, open to reading recs.

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