How do you know when you've truly understood an important idea? Here are five different ways we understand things and why it matters.
Humans crave progress. This helps us feel productive, but it distorts our attention away from thorny problems onto easier to-do lists.
A selection of books I've found interesting, about the topics of learning-by-doing, apprenticeship and transfer.
Why do brilliant minds burn out? I explore the idea that creative work requires past digging. But what to do when the water runs out?