Friday Links 07-09-20

From the Web

Specializing is for Suckers – Tim Ferriss points out the Top 5 Reasons to Be a Jack of All Trades. I thought this was a great post to counter all those “stick to your talents” people who call themselves experts. Personally, I believe that Ben Casnocha‘s suggestion of the T-Model (specializing in some areas and having basic competency in many others) is a little more nuanced than Tim’s, but the article is definitely worth a read.

Planning Fallacy – Another great article about the errors of our minds over at Overcoming Bias.

ZenHabits on Engineering Habits – Leo’s advice? Make sure the positive feedback outweighs the negative feedback. I made a similar comment in my e-book about operant conditioning, but I feel Leo’s post offers an interesting new perspective.

From the Archives

Solve Tough Problems Using Lenses – “Think outside the box” is a tired cliche. In this article I try to get at what it means to look at problems from a new perspective, and how to do it.

From the Shelf

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Wow. What more can I say? This book would definitely make the top five list of the best books I have ever read in my life. The gentle cross-country motorcycle trip contrasts the philosophical journey into the nature of life, reality and reason itself.


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