Structure drives behaviour

Crony beliefs vs merit beliefs

(Excerpt from Crony Beliefs by Kevin Simler) I contend that the best way to understand all the crazy beliefs out there — aliens, conspiracies, and all the rest — is to analyze them as crony beliefs. Beliefs that...

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Know when your maps are not useful

(Excerpt from The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts by Shane Parrish) But what physicists do so well, and most of us do so poorly, is that they carefully delimit what Newtonian and Einsteinian...

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Maps need updating

(Excerpt from The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts by Shane Parrish) We create static rules or policies that deal with the map but forget that we exist in a constantly changing world. When we...

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Disney Imagineers focus on fixing confusions

(Extracted from No B. S. Direct Marketing by Dan Kennedy) one of the Disney Imagineers we met was in charge of “fixing confusion.” At any spot in any of the parks where there was a noticeable slowing of movement...

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Rules create structure as well as weak spots

(Extracted from The Mamba Mentality by Kobe Bryant) I made a point of reading the referee’s handbook. One of the rules I gleaned from it was that each referee has a designated slot where he is supposed to be on...

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Why early civilisations prospered in Europe and Asia

(Extracted from Atomic Habits by James Clear) The primary axis of the Americas runs from north to south. That is, the landmass of North and South America tends to be tall and thin rather than wide and fat. The same...

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Cultural programming

(Extracted from Atomic Habits by James Clear) We don’t choose our earliest habits, we imitate them. We follow the script handed down by our friends and family, our church or school, our local community and...

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An open office reduces friction

(Extracted from Bloomberg on Bloomberg) I’ve always believed that management’s ability to influence work habits through edict is limited. Ordering something gets it done, perhaps. When you turn your back,...

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Behavior is a function of the Person in their Environment

(Extracted from Atomic Habits by James Clear) People often choose products not because of what they are, but because of where they are. If I walk into the kitchen and see a plate of cookies on the counter, I’ll...

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You eat according to how the buffet is organised

(Extracted from Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker) If you go to a buffet and the buffet is organized in one way, you will eat one thing. If it’s organized in a different way, you’ll eat different things....

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