Be tangible

Something that I see again and again is mistaking imprecision for wisdom. For instance, if I asked you: "go out and get 10 more users", that's a tangible, easy to understand goal. If I tell you, "we need to increase penetration of our software", then you have to add a …

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A Modern Olympia Academy

At work I get the pleasure of being able to have direct discussions with remarkably smart people. How are our conversations different from normal conversations, say with acquaintances? They appear to be oriented towards truth finding rather than opinion sermoning.

It takes a degree of humility to say that you …

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Human knowledge

It took Newton the better part of 3 years to 'invent' calculus. [1] He is considered to be one of the brightest mathematical minds to have ever lived. Yet most 17 year olds today are capable of mastering the same calculus he did. Why is that?

It's almost too obvious …

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Guide to setting up a new macbook pro

Over time my computer seems to accumulate a whole host of files, programs, and garbage. This manifests in a few ways - the most painful one being that starting new projects always puts me through a maze of dependency management and reinstallations. More recently I've begun to run out of space …

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