Algorithms to Live By

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spend the afternoon, you cant take it with you

ignore sunk costs

in the long run, optimism is the best prevention for regret

explore vs exploit

all human knowledge is uncertain, inexact, partial

it’s very hard to predict the future

what would you do if you could not fail?

if there is no money?

if you had infinite time?

if you weren’t afraid?

if all jobs paid the same?

you don’t have to do anything, if you face the consequences

hard problems demand imagining easier versions, not spinning wheels

take the impossible and make it costly

randomness as the heart of creativity

once you got somewhere happy, it would be stupid to shake it up further

cool off slowly

reduce options

politely assert what you want

computational kindness

August 19, 2019