The Buffett Formula “The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.” — Charlie Munger “Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.” — Charlie Munger Most people go through life not really getting any smarter. Why? They simply won’t do the work required. What Problems to Solve - By Richard Feynman A former student, who was also once a student of Tomonaga’s, wrote to extend his congratulations. Feynman responded, asking Mr. Mano what he was now doing. The response: “studying the Coherence theory with some applications to the propagation of electromagnetic waves through turbulent atmosphere… a humble and down-to-earth type of problem.” Dear Koichi, I was very happy to hear from you, and that you have such a position in the Research Laboratories. Unfortunately your letter made me unhappy for you seem to be truly sad.
Because .com Wasn't Available: Cognitive Biases in Software Engineering Human logic, unlike that of the machines which we program and use every day, isn't perfect. We make mistakes, we establish bad mental habits, and we have many cognitive biases that negatively impact our ability to be successful engineers. I want to go over five of the most common biases that I see on a regular basis as a software engineer. Fundamental Attribution Error In social psychology, the fundamental attribution error (also known as correspondence bias or attribution effect) describes the tendency to overestimate the effect of disposition or personality and underestimate the effect of the situation in explaining social behavior. (ref)
A Special Forces Officer Teaches You 5 Secrets To Overcoming Adversity Life can be really difficult sometimes. We all deal with it. But how do top performers overcome challenges? And what can we learn from them? I figured I’d call an expert. Who knows about overcoming adversity? I run a Silicon Valley startup – but I refuse to own a cellphone Before you read on, I want to make one thing clear: I’m not trying to convert you. I’m not trying to lecture you or judge you. Honestly, I’m not. It may come over like that here and there, but believe me, that’s not my intent. In this piece, I’m just trying to ... explain. People who knew me in a previous life as a policy adviser to the British prime minister are mildly surprised that I’m now the co-founder and CEO of a tech startup .
The Ivy Lee Method: The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world. Schwab was the president of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, the largest shipbuilder and the second-largest steel producer in America at the time. How to Listen When You Disagree: A Lesson from the Republican National Convention — Urban Confessional So, I asked: “Thank you for sharing that. Tell me your story? I’d love to know how you came to this point of view.” Why You Should Learn to Tolerate Uncertainty and How To Get Better At It For most people tolerating uncertainty is about as comfortable as waiting in line. We don’t what will happen, when it will, or most importantly, how we should respond. Yet some cultures, as a whole, tolerate uncertainty better than others.
5 Things To Do Every Day For Success Fast Company wants you to have your best year yet in 2012; click for more advice and tips on how to work smarter, manage your career, and lead a more meaningful life. "You get up at what time?" I hear that a lot, along with "You are so lucky." So, I'm going to help out here and let you in on the secrets of my success. 12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans May your actions speak louder than your words. May your life preach louder than your lips. May your success be your noise in the end. The result of enormous success is often pretty noisy – lots of people talking, writing and sharing stories about it. The actual process of achieving enormous success, on the other hand, is far more discreet. But it’s this process that happens quietly, behind-the-scenes, that makes all the difference in the world.
How To Find Happiness In Today’s Hectic World Trying to find happiness in a world so busy and complicated can seem impossible. What’s weird is that in so many ways our lives are objectively better than our grandparents’ lives were. We have more… yet we often feel worse. Don’t you wonder if life was happier when it was simpler? I do. Who has the explanation for this? 10 Courageous Ways to Live Life Without Regrets Email by Naïby Jacques “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.”