Friday, September 1st, 2017. Issue #139
Paradigm Shifting Books, Recommended for The Curious Mind | The Mission
If you are looking to feed your own curious mind, these books will keep your curious mind content for hours. And if you are looking for something absorbing to carry you through the rest of the year, this list is exactly what you need. The list features quotes from the books.
A year ago, just before my son went off to college, he got a tattoo of a pr’ankh, an Egyptian hieroglyph meaning “house of life.” As a lifelong actor and dancer, he proclaimed his body as the “house of his life” and promised to take care of it for the rest of his days. 
Time to explain ergodicity, ruin and (again) rationality. Recall from the previous chapter that to do science (and other nice things) requires survival t not the other way around? Consider the following thought experiment. First case, one hundred persons go to a Casino,..
“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,” Kurt Vonnegut observed in discussing Hamlet during his influential lecture on the shapes of stories. “The whole process of nature is an integrated process of immense...
There’s no shortage of productivity advice out there on the Internet and self-help books. Not even the Google gods know just how many sites, tips, and self-proclaimed gurus pop up every day. Every article, ebook and tweet claims to have magical charms for warding off laziness, exhaustion, and distraction.
Emotional Intelligence. It’s everywhere. They won’t shut up about it. And yet nobody seems to be able to explain what it really means or how you develop it. Face it: you don’t even know what an emotion is. Most people would say an emotion is a feeling. And what’s a feeling...
The image of the Zen philosopher is the monk up in the green, quiet hills, or in a beautiful temple on some rocky cliff. The Stoic, on the other hand, is the antithesis of this idea. The Stoic is the man in the marketplace, the merchant on a voyage, the senator in the Forum..
Goal orientation is a way of thinking practiced by optimists and all successful people. In future orientation, you first develop a clear, ideal picture of what you want to accomplish sometime in the future. With goal orientation, you crystallize that image into specific, measurable..
Even for people who consider themselves good at focusing, the technology age presents a challenge. Never before have so many devices, cell phone alerts, social media platforms, advertisers, and tasks been competing for our attention. So, we could all probably use a little...
In his 2011 classic, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman called optimism the “engine of capitalism”: Optimistic individuals play a disproportionate role in shaping our lives. Their decisions make a difference; they are the inventors, the entrepreneurs, the political..
A book I’m reading: The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington. This book redefines your "year" to be 12 weeks long. The 12 Week Year creates focus and clarity on what matters most and a sense of urgency to do it now. 
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Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Thanks for your attention. Have an epic weekend!
Thomas · 17 Saxon Rd · London · England · SE25 5EQ · United Kingdom
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