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The Red Queen Effect: Avoid Running Faster and Faster Only to Stay in the Same Place

October 14, 2012

The Red Queen Effect Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), better known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll, was not only an author but a keen observer of human nature. His most famous works are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass, which have become timeless classics. In Through the Looking Glass, Alice, a young girl, gets […]


Half Life: The Decay of Knowledge and What to Do About It

March 12, 2018

Understanding the concept of a half-life will change what you read and how you invest your time. It will explain why our careers are increasingly specialized and offer a look into how we can compete more effectively in a very crowded world. The Basics A half-life is the time taken for something to halve its […]


Stephen King Shares His (Long) Reading List

April 27, 2015

At any question and answer session, a reader inevitably asks  Stephen King what he reads. Everyone, myself included, wants to know what’s on Stephen King’s reading list. Now we know. In On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft, he writes: I’ve never given a very satisfactory answer to that question, because it causes a kind of […]


Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions (109 Models Explained)

August 02, 2011

Mental models are how we understand the world. Not only do they shape what we think and how we understand but they shape the connections and opportunities that we see. Mental models are how we simplify complexity, why we consider some things more relevant than others, and how we reason. A mental model is simply […]