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More amazing links to sharpen your mind

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ThinkLabs has reinvented the stethescope:

Is Sunscreen the New Margarine? Have we been getting it wrong for decades?

Stare at the red dot in the center! It’s insane!

Where do they dispose of wind-turbine blades after they have served their useful lives? In Texas, of course.

The iDoneThis Ultimate Guide to Awesome Meetings.

Why do only a small number of brand-name universities produce the majority of tenured professors? Maybe it has something to do with anchoring and signaling.

Important, very important:

John Ioannidis’s Google Talk on research reliability (long but good):

A collection of graphs showing that correlation is not causation — funny.

Plotting Likert and Other Rating Scales — a nice paper on how to work with subjective data

Cool new development in math:

The amazing story of Anthony Gatto — not everyone who works hard gets rewarded.

Radical transparency can really work — HBR article

We can all rest assured that investment firms have learned their lesson. Whoops, no we can’t, a new study of ethical behavior among investment professionals finds.

Richard Dawkins: The Discontinuous Mind — short essay

How they run meetings at Medium — blog post

Focus on simple solutions you can test — Fast Company Article

The Wired article on Kevin Dunbar and the myths of scientific discovery everyone should read.

How much information do you need to make a decision? — Pat Leach blog

More evidence that you can’t multitask.

Graphic: How much water it takes to produce one ounce of the various foods we eat. — LA Times

A Stanford study shows that every hour you work over 55 per week is a total waste.

How to memorize 70,000 digits of Pi.

Your Mind is an Excellent Servant, but a Terrible Master — A commencement speech by David Foster Wallace:

When Reality Matters Less — by Ashish Kumar. I really enjoyed reading this.

Surprisingly, the curse of the lottery is largely a myth!

Why you should publish titles with odd-numbers of list items — from the Betaworks data-science team.

David Siegel is a serial entrepreneur in Washington, DC. He is the founder of the Pillar Project and is raising money for a new post-Covid company. He is the author of The Token Handbook, Open Stanford, The Culture Deck, Climate Curious, SkiBetterFaster, and The Nine Act Structure. His full body of work is at

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