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Disagreeable givers talk



Interesting talk from Adam Grant @AdamMGrant    Especially liked the idea about Disagreeable givers symbolised by Dr House tv personality on the image above.

Would add a important quote to his:

E.O.Wilson and David S.Wilson “Selfishness beats altruism within groups.Altruistic groups beat selfish groups.Everything else is commentary”

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Cesar Hidalgo quote

​Quote from “Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies” by César Hidalgo –
“This is an interpretation of the economy as a knowledge and knowhow amplifier, or a knowledge and knowhow amplification engine: a complex sociotechnical system able to produce physical packages containing the information needed to augment the humans who participate in it.1 Ultimately, the economy is the collective system by which humans make information grow.”
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From Bee-l The bullshit asimmetry

Peter Loring Borst
Subject: Brandoliniʼs law

Brandoliniʼs law, attributed to Alberto Brandolini, an Italian independent software development consultant. Unless someone else claims paternity of this absolutely brilliant statement, it seems that he actually is the original author:

The bullshit asimmetry: the amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it. — ziobrando (@ziobrando) 11 Janvier 2013

To be sure, a number of people have made similar statements. Ironically, it seems that the “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes” quote isn’t from Mark Twain but a slightly modified version of Charles Spurgeonʼs “a lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on” (1859) which, in turn, might be inspired by Jonathan Swiftʼs “falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it” (1710).


quote from “Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies” by César Hidalgo –

“Economic development is not the ability to buy but the ability to make.”

Feynman Technique

It’s called the Feynman Technique and it will help you learn anything deeper, and faster. The topic, subject, or concept you want to learn doesn’t matter. Pick anything. The Feynman Technique works for everything. Best of all, it’s incredibly simple to implement.
The catch: It’s ridiculously humbling.
Not only is this a wonderful method of learning, but it’s also a window into a different way of thinking. Let me explain:
There are three steps to the Feynman Technique.
Step 1: Teach it to a child

Take out a blank sheet of paper and write the subject you want to learn at the top. Write out what you know about the subject as if you were teaching it to a child. Not your smart adult friend but rather an eight-year-old who has just enough vocabulary and attention span to understand basic concepts and relationships.
A lot of people tend to use complicated vocabulary and jargon to mask when they don’t understand something. The problem is we only fool ourselves because we don’t know that we don’t understand. In addition, using jargon conceals our misunderstanding from those around us.
When you write out an idea from start to finish in simple language that a child can understand (tip: use only the most common words), you force yourself to understand the concept at a deeper level and simplify relationships and connections between ideas. If you struggle, you have a clear understanding of where you have some gaps. That tension is good—it heralds an opportunity to learn.
Step 2: Review

In step one, you will inevitably encounter gaps in your knowledge where you’re forgetting something important, are not able to explain it, or simply have trouble connecting an important concept.
This is invaluable feedback because you’ve discovered the edge of your knowledge. Competence is knowing the limit of your abilities, and you’ve just identified one!
This is where the learning starts. Now you know where you got stuck, go back to the source material and re-learn it until you can explain it in basic terms.
Identifying the boundaries of your understanding also limits the mistakes you’re liable to make and increases your chance of success when applying knowledge.
Step 3: Organize and simplify

Now you have a set of hand-crafted notes. Review them to make sure you didn’t mistakenly borrow any of the jargon from the source material. Organize them into a simple story that flows.
Read them out loud. If the explanation isn’t simple or sounds confusing that’s a good indication that your understanding in that area still needs some work.
Step 4 (optional): Transmit

If you really want to be sure of your understanding, run it past someone (ideally who knows little of the subject—or find that 8-year-old!). The ultimate test of your knowledge is your capacity to convey it to another.
Feynman’s approach intuitively believes that intelligence is a process of growth, which dovetails nicely with the work of Carol Dweck, who beautifully describes the difference between a fixed and growth mindset.
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Power paradox

Quote from “The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence” by Dacher Keltner –

“Life is made up of patterns. Patterns of eating, thirst, sleep, and fight-or-flight are crucial to our individual survival; patterns of courtship, sex, attachment, conflict, play, creativity, family life, and collaboration are crucial to our collective survival. Wisdom is our ability to perceive these patterns and to shape them into coherent chapters within the longer narrative of our lives.”

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