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Dec 19, 2017

I had found that theory was a superpower in helping one get what one wanted, as I had early discovered in school where I had excelled without labor, guided by theory. While many others without mastery of theory, failed, despite monstrous effort.

In this episode of Made You Think, we discuss The Psychology of Human...

Dec 12, 2017

The best of them know that their peak performance never comes when they’re thinking about it.

In this episode of Made You Think, Neil and Nat cover The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallwey. Before you say “I don’t play tennis,” it’s not really about tennis. It teaches you how to better learn and teach by...

Dec 5, 2017

Principles are fundamental truths that serve as the foundations for behavior that gets you what you want out of life.

In this episode of Made You Think, Neil and I discuss the book Principles by Ray Dalio. We’ve been fans of Dalio’s work since it was just a PDF floating around the Internet, and this massive tome...

Nov 28, 2017

The goal is essentially to increase net-profit while increasing return on investment and increasing cash flow.

Today we’re discussing The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. It is a business novel that Eliyahu used to introduce the “Theory of Constraints”, a sort of meta-theory for business (and life, really) that you...

Nov 21, 2017

We all have these things in our life that we accept as a first principle while having no scientific basis or reason for believing in that thing.

Today we do a deep dive of the world’s raddest man: Elon Musk. We’re exploring the wildly popular Elon Musk series by “Wait but Why,” focusing on the last...