This photo of crowded living conditions in New York is from an interesting article by Theo Mackey Pollack in The American Conservative. See also: Little… Read More »Not long ago; or, Little by little (6): New York Tenement, 1889
I stumbled across the OSS Simple Sabotage Field Manual on Project Gutenberg and had to give it a skim. (The OSS was a U.S. intelligence… Read More »The Office of Strategic Services (1944) on how to sabotage your organisation through bureaucracy
Discomfort drives vision I think reality is what prompts our vision. More specifically, reality causes discomfort of some kind, which in turn creates a desire… Read More »What prompts vision for change? What drives us to action? What happens next?
To understand how persistent growth, even accelerating growth is possible, it helps to step back and ask where growth comes from. At the most basic… Read More »Recommendation: Paul Romer on progress, economic growth and combinatorial innovation
Gregory Washington: When I interview people, when I look for people who are going to be part of a team that I’m managing or leading,… Read More »Tyler Cowen on Talent (3): The Eye of the Tiger (with Gregory Washington)
This is worth checking out. Here’s a snippet: I grew up in a show business family in Eastern Europe, and at a very young age… Read More »Anna Gát on Not Disappearing and other things…
Tyler Cowen: Don’t obsess over the person being too much like you, that’s a most common mistake almost all interviewers make. People appreciate those like… Read More »Tyler Cowen on Talent (2): Prejudice, diversity and the most common mistake we make
Gregory Washington: How can society get better at finding talent and why is it so difficult? Tyler Cowen: I think it’s so difficult because it’s… Read More »Tyler Cowen on Talent (1): Talent Spotting as Art, and Overrated / Underrated