Slow Burn Projects

If you have multiple open projects, they will all be on a 'slow burn'. After a while, you'll notice that there was progress in all of the projects even if you were not actively working on them. The opposite approach is the heavy lift - when you are focused on working on just one project.

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #project-management #productivity

Published on Jun 09, 2021

Idea Capture Habit

Brain is for getting ideas - not keeping them. Have a fast access mechanism to immediately capture an idea whenever you have it. While in the shower or driving or whenever - if you have an idea, capture it outside your brain.

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Published on Jun 09, 2021

Building a Second Brain - Capturing, Organizing, and Sharing Knowledge

Knowledge is inherently personal - and due to this, top down approach to Knowledge management does not work well. When you separate the knowledge from the person holding the knowledge, it loses context, why it matter, where it should apply, etc.

Tagged With: #literature-notes #second-brain #pkm #knowledge-management

Published on Jun 09, 2021

Draft, then polish

One method of writing is to NOT edit anything till you complete the entire piece. Then go back and polish. Rewriting might become an excuse to not continue.

Tagged With: #writing #literature-notes

Published on Jun 04, 2021

Being mindful of defensive thinking

When we encounter ideas that are contrary to what we believe, we have a mental barrier that automatically defends against it. We can only think of reasons why the new idea is wrong. We need to be mindful of this barrier - and have to learn how to disable it. Very important in having a Scout Mindset

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #cognition #mindset

Published on Jun 01, 2021


Decision making process and Mental Model

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Published on May 24, 2021


Illiberal means that the most important unit is not the individual - it's the group.

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #democracy #society #politics

Published on May 17, 2021

Observational Mimicry

People learn behavior by observing and duplicating the behavior of others. This starts in childhood - and continues thru life. This can lead to conflict. If one person wants something, another person sees that desire and wants the same thing. Now there are two people in competition for the same thing. This can happen to large groups as well.

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #behavior #needs #society

Published on May 17, 2021

Goodhart's Law

When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.

Tagged With: #permanent-notes #framework #metric #behavior

Published on May 17, 2021