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.
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):
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.
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 dsiegel.com.