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Does the World Think? The Wisdom of Groups..

I wrote a blog post about a few interesting books, including one titled “How the World Thinks”. A reader objected, saying that thinking is done by people… So, does ‘the World’ think?

Does the World Think?
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Recommended Readings Lists – (When) Do they make sense??

What should I read?

With the millions of books out there, seekers of knowledge (and wisdom) will – expectedly – ask the question.. Where should I start?

The answers are usually disappointing. Why should you care about someone’s recommended readings list, after all?

Here’s an attempt to tackle this.

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Wisdom (1) : The Greatest Ideas & Lessons… of History / The World

How much can we ‘compress’ wisdom? Are there general lessons that we can infer from history? from the intersections between different thinkers from around the world? Is there such a thing as ‘the greatest ideas of all time?

This post compiles ideas from 4 key books to reflect on history, philosophy, Wisdom and the applicability to our work and every day life.

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Theories of Stupidity: Seeking Intelligence and Wisdom via Negativa

There is a lot of effort trying to understand and wisdom… What if – in the spirit of ‘via negativa’ – we tried to understand intelligence and wisdom, by reflecting on stupidity??

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Approximate Thinking – Identity, Belief, and Knowledge: The logic behind (Weird) Ayn Rand Quotes

Ayn Rand and Approximate Thinking – Again : A collection of strange quotes by Ayn Rand can cast further light on the reasons behind the distribution success of “Atlas Shrugged”, as discussed in “Fuzzy on the Dark Side“.

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Book, blog, or Podcast: Should I even read books?

Book, Blog, or Podcast – Which should a wise person chose?

Before SBF decided to magically evaporate the money of FTX depositors, he was on a quest to impress investors. This quest included his wisdom on books… and why we don’t need them. This, however, is not unique. Many are jumping into this argument..

The differences between reading books, blog posts, or listening to podcasts should be clear to interested in using these media to gain knowledge and develop their skills.

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How Lazy is John Galt? Ayn Rand, Approximate Thinking, Ideology, and Selling Books

Ayn Rand and Approximate Thinking?

Many people complain about the simplistic (and sometimes infantile) nature of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”… Still, the book is only less successful (in terms of distribution) than the bible. What explains this? I argue that it is the conflation of identities and political ideologies with ideas and thought.

Ultimately, laziness and approximate thinking are what made John Galt great! This is really the secret behind Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”.

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Guns, Germs, and Steel : A (clearer) perspective on Diffusion (of Innovation) & Progress

The ‘broadest pattern in history’ is a pattern of diffusion of innovation (cultural and technological innovation). The outcomes of the flow of innovation in culture, political and economic organization, and technology, are what caused – eventually – a giant rift between the ‘old world’ and the new one, and between different political entities.

A discussion based on the book by J. Diamond (Link below).

Jared Diamond : The Author of Guns Germs and Steel
Jared Diamond : The Author of Guns Germs and Steel
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Is Human Creativity Infinite ?

This rant is not a scientific accurate discussion. It is a peek into the nature of creativity and the meaning of infinity. Is human creativity infinite ??

A Trip to Infinity : Is Human Creativity Infinite ?
A Trip to Infinity : Is Human Creativity Infinite ?
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Education and The Matrix : Hustlers , Agents , and Punks !

“Does your teacher have a Bugatti?” Asked the Hustler. “Your school ( Education ) wants you to stay in the Matrix… I want to liberate you. Give me $50..”

This post is taken from a talk I gave a while back about the true Matrix, Education, Hustlers, The System, Halos, Approximate Thinking, and meaningful work and effort.