This is an extract from a much longer article by Dan Wang. His point about the learning-doing feedback loop applies to just about everything, of… Read More »Technology (21): Dan Wang on Technology as Process and Learning by Doing
John W. Gardner (U.S. Secretary of State 1965 – 1969) is a thoughtful voice about self- and social-renewal and leadership: It is a puzzle why… Read More »Recommendation: John W. Gardner on Self Renewal
For those who came in late, the computer games industry has been bigger than Hollywood for a while. I came across this helpful graph in… Read More »When did the video game industry overtake Hollywood and the music industry?
The idea that investing in human capital is central to promoting development has been widely accepted since the 1950s — and the world has seen… Read More »Lant Pritchett: Schoolin’ Ain’t Learnin’
Two long quotations on a theme I’ve been mulling over for the last few weeks. We value excellence and equality (moral equality for sure, and… Read More »Elites: Oligarchy, Aristocracy, Decline and Fall
Recommendation: Rachel Glennerster on Poverty, Global Development, Randomised Controlled Trials and more
This interview on the 80,000 Hours podcast with Rachel Glennerster (chief economist at the UK’s Department for International Development and former executive director of J-PAL)… Read More »Recommendation: Rachel Glennerster on Poverty, Global Development, Randomised Controlled Trials and more
Many years ago in New York I saw on the side of a bus a whiskey ad I’ve remembered all this time. It’s been for… Read More »One Hundred Million Souls for the Emperor: Paul Fussell on Experience and Perspective