Friday, May 11 2018. Issue #177
Think Deeper. Think Better (Principles For Thinking Clearly, And Making Tough Decisions in Life And Business)
I’m absolutely delighted to announce that my new thinking principles course, Thinking in Models is open for enrolment. Join a community of people on a mission to think clearly, work better, solve problems at multiple levels of depth, and make complex decisions with confidence! As a gift to all Postanly subscribers, if you enroll in the next 48 hours, you get 20% off. Just use the coupon TIM20 at checkout! Click here for details. Come join us!
“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward: they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” — Goethe. Play with me for a while and I promise that you’ll have a better understanding of this article.If you’ve seen the illusion below, you are free to scroll down and read the rest..
“The real enemy is the man who tries to mold the human spirit so that it will not dare to spread its wings.” Abraham Flexner said that. It’s profound, insightful and thought provoking. Curiosity fuels imagination, creative work and innovation. A study published by the journal Neuron...
One of my mottos in life is to “feel the fear and do it anyway.” On the whole, it has served me pretty well. It pushed me through big life changes, and it has helped me calm my nerves with daily stresses. But even with experience of “confronting” fear, I still worry. A lot.
Right now, somewhere out in the world is a paragraph, chapter, or book that would change your life forever if you read it. I call this kind of information “breakthrough knowledge,” and mastering the ability to find breakthrough knowledge in our era of information overload is one of the most...
The philosopher Galen Strawson has a knack for translating big, abstract questions – the kind of things you might assume were of little interest outside philosophy lecture halls – into puzzles so personally troubling I can’t continue with my day until I’ve figured out where I stand on them, 
This is a great question. I’m going to go through this as slowly as I possibly can, in simple language. For some readers, this might be overly fundamental and boring, but I’m trying here to not lose anyone who might be curious about saving for retirement but doesn’t know where to start.
It is a good question, but I was a little surprised to see it as the title of a research paper in a medical journal: “How Happy Is Too Happy?” Yet there it was in a publication from 2012. The article was written by two Germans and an American, and they were grappling with the issue...
Slow down, that used to be the mantra for middle age. The dread half-century reached, fiftysomethings were expected to take up less challenging physical activities – if they were physical at all. A gentle stroll around the golf course, perhaps, rewarded with a gin and tonic at the 19th hole...
For many of us, our smartphones have come to feel like another appendage. We carry them wherever we go, fondle them during meals and conversations, and sleep with them next to our pillows. Wherever one is, so is the other. However, unlike our typically unabashed appreciation for our physical limbs...
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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