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Story Spine

A specific formula for structuring stories...

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #story #story-telling #framework

Published on Aug 18, 2021

Talent Stacking

Develop a variety of skills that make you unique. You can get to the top 20% with Deliberate Practice and limited time - with just 20% of the effort. Collect a list of such skills and you will have a very competitive advantage. Ideally, pick up skills that compound over time - it should get better the more you use it(eg. Writing).

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #productivity #systems #learning #growth

Published on Aug 18, 2021

Assume Criticism to be True

When receiving criticism, just accept it in the initial stage. Hear out the criticism assuming it is true. You can analyze it later.

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #behavior #feedback #psychology #meta-cognition

Published on Aug 18, 2021

How to Teach - for computer programmers

A lesson is a user interface to knowledge. All concepts in UX can be used to create better lessons.

Tagged With: #literature-notes #teaching #framework #tech #meta-cognition

Published on Aug 17, 2021

Stages of Learning

When learning a skill people go thru 5 cognitive progression stages. They learn to think differently in each stage...

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #learning #teaching #psychology #framework

Published on Aug 17, 2021

Cultivate a Purpose

Finding a purpose might be a wrong path to take to get a purpose. A better one would be to cultivate it.

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #motivation #meta-cognition #psychology #purpose

Published on Aug 12, 2021

Mind Accepts Coherent Stories

Mind greatly prefers any Coherent story over uncertainty. It will choose a explanation it deems likely over saying "I don't know".

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #meta-cognition #bias #psychology

Published on Aug 12, 2021

Emotions take over the thinking process

When you have a strong emotion(eg. Shame), it can take over your rational thinking process. The thinking process will be co-opted to think up reasons to feel the emotions(eg. I'm feeling shame because I failed in my exams when I was a child) - its looking for some coherent explaination - not the truth.

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #emotion

Published on Aug 12, 2021

Ulysses Contract

Know the list of areas that you will generally be biased in(eg. I have a tendency to have a positive bias) - so that you can be more mindful in those areas - or even figure out ways to limit your choices in those areas.

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #psychology #cognitive-bias #therapy

Published on Aug 06, 2021

Hindsight Bias

People tend to think that events could have been easily predictable AFTER the outcome is clear. The certainty that people attribute to their predictions are much higher that it actually is.

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #psychology #cognitive-bias #meta-cognition

Published on Aug 06, 2021