Doing unimportant things makes you lucky
Why some people and some organizations never get lucky
Beware of tight feedback loops
Tight feedback loops are seductive because they give us the feeling of rapid improvement. And it’s true that in the early stages of learning a craft, tight feedback loops do help us improve quickly.
Creating value can harm you.
Thoughts From The Bay
I recently visited San Francisco and met many people from a variety of tech and tech-adjacent areas. I also walked around the city and travelled to nearby Bay Area locations. I came away with several findings.
Inversion asks, “what if something was the opposite?” Dimensional decoupling asks, “what if something wasn’t an opposite?”
Useful models are better than correct models
The more correct something is, the more useful it tends to be. But this correlation is overestimated. Fixating on correctness cripples our personal growth.
Correct models are bad
We may think that correct mental models are always good to have, but the reality is that some correct models are useless or even harmful.
Wrong models are good
A common belief is that we should only use correct mental models, but the reality is that some wrong models are worth keeping around.