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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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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The Tastiest Pizza is often the Messiest One

Guess what, your favorite pizza could be your best teacher on critical thinking. Check out what pizzas teach us about chaos & complexity.

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[Big Ideas 003] Role of Museums in Education & Science vs. Religion

When is the last time you visited a museum? How have museums shaped the way you view the world? Here is the ex-CEO of Chicago Field Museum sharing his views on how museums relate to education, and how museums posit themselves in the science vs. religion divide. | 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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[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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[Big Ideas 001] Genes, Proteins, Pluto

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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Naming Contest: A New “A”-Word For A.I.

What word would you pick for the letter “A” to stand for in A.I.? Here are 4 candidates – and the last one is all natural & organic. Be prepared for some fun, creative time!

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Talk Takeaway: “Fintech & Blockchain in China” by Prof. He Zhiguo (University of Chicago)

Takeaways from a talk on fintech & blockchain – and the 1st topic we talk about is *pig faces*, which is of course highly relevant. Plus the topics of kings and how to summarize money in 4 words (or less).

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BEST Article I’ve Read in 2019: Multidisciplinary Approach to Thinking by Peter Kaufman

Peter Kaufman’s take on a multidisciplinary approach is arguably the BEST thing I’ve read in 2019. Here are my key takeaways & action plan – welcome to join me!

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