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New posts #
- Uncommon Sense Course Recommendation by Daniel Worthington-Bodart
- Free resources during the pandemic
Books I've read #
It's really easy to read and that the biggest reason I've picked it. I was able to read it when staying all-time at home. If you are interested in beginnings and endings I would recommend reading The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath and Dan Heath over it.
ACT Made Simple by Russ Harris, but in Polish to make the comprehension easier Zrozumieć ACT. Terapia akceptacji i zaangażowania w praktyce I'm far from understanding the model, and the book wasn't really for me as I'm not a therapeutist, but after reading it I want to be more present on an everyday basis.
The Motivation Hoax: A Smart Person's Guide to Inspirational Nonsense by James Adonis. It's great to see the popular slogans dismantled and proven wrong. The biggest hoax is ignoring luck in success. Don't believe anyone telling you "If I could make it, everyone can". They ignore how lucky they were. There isn't any difference between a billionaire investor and other investors. There is no difference between a star and a hardworking musician. Of course, they are in different places but it's only because of luck.
Polish Fantasy Imperium Achai (#2). Virion 2. Obława by Andrzej Ziemiański
Elsewhere on the Web #
John Conway has died.
If you look at the favicon of my blog (that I've used for a long time now) you will notice I've used a Glider.
The Age of the Essay by Paul Graham It's from September 2004, but I found it accurate and useful. I can see a lot of value in using writing to answer questions.
The phases of remote adaptation. I would say it's useful in all companies regardless of they're remote or not.
Chances are, your coworkers are better at rating some parts of your personality than you are.
Sixteen rigorous studies of thousands of people at work have shown that people’s coworkers are better than they are at recognizing how their personality will affect their job performance. As a social scientist, if I want to get a read on your personality, I could ask you to fill out a survey on how stable, dependable, friendly, outgoing, and curious you are. But I would be much better off asking your coworkers to rate you on those same traits: They’re often more than twice as accurate. They can see things that you can’t or won’t—and these studies reveal that whatever you know about yourself that your coworkers don’t is basically irrelevant to your job performance.
It makes me question how important the ancient rule of Know Thyself really is? Is there any point in reading Insigth or the The Enigma of Reason that I have on my todo list?
Series of posts by Cal Newport about email #
- Task Inflation and Inbox Capture: On Unexpected Side Effects of Enforced Telework
- Beyond the Inbox: Rules for Reducing Email
Please stay safe and take care of yourself and others.