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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 [1]. 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 [2]‘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 [3] – Another great article about the errors of our minds over at Overcoming Bias [4].

ZenHabits on Engineering Habits [5] – Leo’s advice? Make sure the positive feedback outweighs the negative feedback. I made a similar comment in my e-book [6] about operant conditioning, but I feel Leo’s post offers an interesting new perspective.

From the Archives

Solve Tough Problems Using Lenses [7] – “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 [8] – 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.