How to be right about almost everything, almost all the time

Being right is fun, it’s profitable, it’s correlated with better health outcomes (this sentence has not been fact-checked), and it generally beats the hell out of being wrong.

Luckily, being right is easy when you follow a few simple principles.

Summary: How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World by Harry Browne

“How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World” is an ugly-looking book by a former US politician who you won’t have heard of, advocating a worldview that could easily be criticised as selfish or impractical.

It’s not a perfect book, but I re-read it every couple of years because it contains a simple message that’s easy to forget: you have far more control over your life than you think you do.

Why you’re always wrong

There’s a rule I’ve come up with over the last couple of years: if you want an accurate prediction for what’s going to happen, ask someone who’s not emotionally invested in the outcome.

What are you optimising for?

One question to help you make better, easier choices – and to understand the choices of others.

We like what we do

Although it seems obvious that we do things because we like them, I believe we might have it backwards: we actually like things because we do them.

3 observations from 2 years of parenthood

Because I’m one of the first people ever to have fathered a child, I feel a heavy weight of responsibility to pass on wry anecdotes and unsolicited advice – just in case this “parenting” thing ever catches on with humanity at large.

Strategic laziness: Part 1

Save time and energy by ignoring your responsibilities. Strategically, of course.

Selective ignorance

Why you shouldn’t let me join your pub quiz team, but I’m a lot happier for it.

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