Friday Assorted Links #7

As CoVID-19 spreads, don’t lose sight of malaria. Via Bill Gates. How to get unstuck from your anxiety. Via NYT. “X+Y: A Mathematician’s Manifesto for Rethinking Gender.” An interview with a mathematician and an author Eugenia Cheng. Pictures of jets sitting on tarmac. It looks strangely calming and unsettling at the same time.  Desks of famous creators. There is something magical in these black and white … Continue reading Friday Assorted Links #7

Friday Assorted Links #6

School starts soon for some, and many parents are worried about the educational experience associated with remote learning. Here is a fantastic article on The Importance of Becoming a Self-Directed Lifelong Learner by David Handel, MD. He talks about meta-thinking and learning from first principles. Worth reading! My 14 y/o daughter ran home the other day convinced she just saw the Asian giant “murder” hornet. … Continue reading Friday Assorted Links #6

Friday Assorted Links #5 (all books)

A new book by neuroscientist and philosopher, Sam Harris: “Making Sense. Conversations on Consciousness, Morality and the Future of Humanity.” You may know him from his popular podcast under the same name. Best known in the US for her Neapolitan Quartet novels (you can also see the TV adaption by HBO), Ellena Ferrante’s new novel, “The Lying Life of Adults” is coming out on Sept. … Continue reading Friday Assorted Links #5 (all books)

Friday Assorted Links #4

A new book: “Transcend” by Scott Barry Kauffman. I just started reading it and it is fabulous. Kauffman takes Maslow’s humanistic psychology and his most known – and turns out often misunderstood – concept of “hierarchy of needs” and elevates it with the latest scientific findings from a wide range of fields. “My research has convinced me that we all have extraordinary creative, humanitarian, and … Continue reading Friday Assorted Links #4

Friday Assorted Links #2

Janna Levin, PhD – a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University – was a guest on Tim Ferris show. A fantastic conversation that is funny, informative and truly wide ranging: from physics through writing to Life on Mobious Strip! “Unfollow the rules.” A recent album by Rufus Wainwright that goes back to his earlier work. Wonderful! A return to sumptuous … Continue reading Friday Assorted Links #2

FAL or Friday Assorted Links

Maria Konnikova’s newest book “The Biggest Bluff.” Maria tells a story of her journey into the world of professional poker. But that’s only one, albeit very engaging, narrative thread of the book. The other one, the deeper end, if you will, is about the science of decision making. “Poker is not about winning or losing—that’s chance. It’s about thinking—the process.” I am half way through the … Continue reading FAL or Friday Assorted Links