30 December 2014

Jonathan Haidt: Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence

Haidt suggests that most of experience a point in our lives where our mortal framework melts away and we transcend our normal state of being. He shows how we compete within and across teams: we compete with each other within the team, jockeying for position and rank, while also competing against teams of other people.

Jonathan Haidt: Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence

17 December 2014

"The Lightness of Being" by Frank Wilczek

Often I grab books that look like that might be interesting but then decide they are not worth my time to read. This was one of those books. I, in fact, put it down shortly into it: the book is too far out of my league. I started reading another book but could not finish it quickly enough and so returned to 'The Light'. I am still not sure what three quarters of the things the book discusses even mean.

Wilczek dives into the evolution physics and quantum sciences over the last several years and he includes a roadmap for future developments.

Interesting tidbit: magnetic and electrical fields travel at the speed of light.

11 December 2014

Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations

West points out that for all the problems that cities create (getting a bunch of people to live in close proximity) but also has potential for great solutions because many of the people are creatives and problem solvers.

He draws some fascinating parallels between biological ecosystems and planning cities.

Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations

02 December 2014

The Skill of Self Confidence: Dr. Ivan Joseph

Joseph talks about how to build self-confidence. The key: to make things not novel. He gives some tips and suggestions on how to accomplish that.


The Skill of Self Confidence: Dr. Ivan Joseph