2021 February.

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Books I've read #

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. Interesting mystery-thriller with a bit of sci-fi. A little too complicated for me, but that's not a genre I usually read. Pretty good overall.

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Setting goals is largely overrated

Takeaway: Traditional goals are kind of overrated: they don’t have a natural end point, and sometimes not much even changes when we accomplish them. It’s far more productive to focus on projects and habits.
It makes so much sense to me and reminds me about Nine Lies About Work, which challenged the idea of goals, OKRs, and other management fashion trends. They don't bring much value for the substantial effort they require—no wonder the same is true for a single person.

Reduce Noise, Not Cognitive Biases

More importantly, it tells us what to pay attention to. It tells us that we should look to noise, not biases. It tells us that we should start watching the research on prescriptive noise reduction, at least in the field of judgment and decision making.

Updates #

Unicorn Developer. Added a connection to the idea of the Full Spectrum Developer.

Sleep. More notes. This time about using dreams (sleep phases).



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