Come Out to Play for Fun – On “Finite and Infinite Games”

As this is a piece on playing games, of course I promise you a decent (over)dose of playfulness + humor + perhaps a winning strategy.

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Secret to Longevity: Make Frequent “Quantum Jumps” to New Reality-Matrices

Reality is messed up. And this post is intended to mess with reality.

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Stop Renting. Start Living: Rejecting the Second-Hander

What is the most expensive rent you could pay? It is the rent on your Self. Rejecting the second-hander is the prerequisite to be truly living.

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Does meritocracy lack merit? A critique from “The Meritocracy Trap”

For Yale Law School professor Daniel Markovitz, the word “meritocracy” is ironically named – he argues the meritocratic ideal both lacks “merit” and creates a new form of aristocracy that hurts social mobility. This article looks at takeaways from his book, “The Meritocracy Trap”.

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How Strangers Confused Spies and Diplomats (Reading “Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell)

How come the best-trained spies & diplomats were unable to judge strangers correctly? Why do our interactions with strangers go wrong so often? Malcolm Gladwell shares insightful tips from real stories & research in his page-turner: “Talking to Strangers”.

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[Big Ideas – Special] Understanding Markets via “Narrative Economics”

Nobel laureate Robert Shiller looks at “how stories go viral and drive major economic events” via “narrative economics”.

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“All models are wrong, but some are useful”: Man’s Journey to Make Sense of the World

The world always makes sense. If you say something “does not make sense”, what really doesn’t make sense is your model of the world.

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Reach Union in Sound & Energy Centers: On Nada Yoga and Chatra

Tried Nada Yoga meditation for the first time and enjoyed the mindful experience. This article shares the basics of Nada Yoga (union via sound) and the 7 Chakras (energy centers).

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[Big Ideas 002] Psychotherapy

Part of the Big Ideas series, where I synthesize interviews by Discovery Magazine with the world’s best experts in multiple disciplines. Inspired by Peter Kaufman, who spent 6 months reading 140+ of these interviews, and came out knowing “every single big idea from every single domain of science”.

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Witch Hunt 2019 Version: On What Grounds Do You Stand?

“What if everything we are taught in economics 101 is not only wrong, but may even be setting us up for populism, dictatorship or revolution?” Wondering why that’s the case? Read more about a modern “witch hunt” in an “economy of deception” littered by “preference falsification”.

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