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Here’s how to become a math whiz: Keep working on your problem set after you get stuck. Don’t just sit and stare at it: think hard ; until you’re exhausted; then come back the next day and try again. This will be uncomfortable , but that discomfort is the feeling of your brain stretching to accommodate new abilities. This advice came to mind recently when I received an e-mail from a high school senior.
Douglas Healey for The New York Times Hannah Zeavin, a Yale junior from Brooklyn, said, “If you’re not expelling people who are committing rape, as was the case with my friends’ assailants, that means those men are still around.” Andrew Sullivan for The New York Times
Fair warning: This article will piss off a lot of you. I can say that with confidence because it’s about Peter Thiel. And Thiel – the PayPal co-founder, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist – not only has a special talent for making money, he has a special talent for making people furious. Some people are contrarian for the sake of getting headlines or outsmarting the markets.