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I have been trying out some (new for me) time management techniques. Various people tell me that they do this naturally, but I had to learn it manually. This one involves: Noticing that you don’t really know what you are … Continue reading
Nothing is a wicked problem. When I started researching problems and problem solving and solutions and meta-solving processes I stumbled across a wicked problem. This is from Wikipedia: Rittel and Webber’s 1973 formulation of wicked problems in social policy planning … Continue reading
When we talk about a concept or a point it’s important to understand the ladder of abstraction. Covered before on lesswrong and in other places as advice for communicators on how to bridge a gap of knowledge. Knowing, understanding and feeling … Continue reading
If you see advice in the wild and think somethings along the lines of “that can’t work for me”, that’s a cached thought. It could be a true cached thought or it could be a false one. Some of these … Continue reading
Part 2: http://bearlamp.com.au/addendum-to-applicable-advice/ Part 2 on lesswrong: http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/nuf/addendum_to_applicable_advice/ Einstein said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” The Feynman Algorithm: Write down the problem. Think real … Continue reading
I’d like to quote tact filters by Jeff Bigler: All people have a “tact filter”, which applies tact in one direction to everything that passes through it. Most “normal people” have the tact filter positioned to apply tact in the outgoing … Continue reading
This post is about the Kegan levels of self development. If you don’t know what that is, this post might still be interesting to you but you might be missing some key structure to understand where it fits among that … Continue reading
Tl;dr – Simple changes to workspaces like a big screen can make a big difference. This week I spent a few days away from my usual desk. I have been house sitting. I didn’t think too much of it; I … Continue reading