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Lesswrong potential changes

This post duplicates the original. Original post: http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/nf2/lesswrong_potential_changes/ I have compiled many suggestions about the future of lesswrong into a document here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hH9mBkpg2g1rJc3E3YV5Qk-b-QeT2hHZSzgbH9dvQNE/edit?usp=sharing It’s long and best formatted there. In case you hate leaving this website here’s the summary: Summary There … Continue reading

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Cultivate the desire to X

This post is duplicated from the original. Original post: http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/ndl/cultivate_the_desire_to_x/ Recently I have found myself encouraging people to cultivate the desire to X. Examples that you might want to cultivate interest in include: Diet Organise ones self Plan for the future … Continue reading

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In support of Yak Shaving

Yak shaving is heralded as pretty much “the devil” of trying to get things done.  The anti-yak shaving movement will identify this problem as being one of focus.  The moral of the story they give is “don’t yak shave“. Originally posted in … Continue reading

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Black box knowledge

This post is a duplicate of the original. Original post: Black box knowledge When we want to censor an image we put a black box over it.  Over the area we want to censor.  In a similar sense we can … Continue reading

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Noble excuses

I was talking to a lady in her 60s who was losing weight, and exercising.  She said to me; “All my life, my husband was an iron man.  I felt terribly embarrassed, like everyone in the room was looking at … Continue reading

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On excuses and validity

We learn’t yesterday about what is a problem? I want to talk about one specific aspect of the barrier.  The part of the barrier that is inside your head.  The one that makes excuses. The barrier inside my own head. … Continue reading

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What is a problem?

I originally posed this idea in my list of short stubs.  Under that heading I briefly outlined: What is a problem – On the path of problem solving, understanding what a problem is will help you to understand how to attack … Continue reading

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2015: a year in science

This post is duplicated in full.  (and from December 2015) Original post: This year’s biggest scientific achievements For our solstice event I tried to put together a list of this year’s biggest scientific achievements.  They can likely all be looked up … Continue reading

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The time you have

Part 1: Exploration-Exploitation Part 2: Bargaining Trade-offs to your brain. Part 2a: Empirical time management Part 3: The time that you have Part 3a: A purpose finding exercise Part 4: What does that look like in practice? There is a process called … Continue reading

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Lost purposes – Doing what’s easy or what’s important

A friend came to me with a startup as her main goal.  I am keen on my coaching skills so I would from time to time ask her what the top 3 most important things she could be doing today … Continue reading

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