Pieces of the puzzle

Writing and thoughts about things that I bump into and am influenced by.

Oakland schools are struggling

A 1–pager outlining evidence of the problem, diverse perspectives, and existing initiatives that attempt to address the problems.
Added to the Dialogue pile.

The Green New Deal is a 1-Pager for America

It's meant to spark a conversation, so let's talk about it!
Added to the Dialogue, Critical Thinking, and Policy piles.
Part of the Fruitful project.

Guidelines for Fruitful Dialogue

A work-in-progress. Feedback encouraged.
Added to the Dialogue pile.
Part of the Fruitful project.

History of my name

A lot of people ask me if Buster is my real name. Here's the answer.
Added to the Self-reflection pile.

The definition of “emotional labor” has changed

The original meaning was about the work of hiding emotions from your job.
From Annaliese Griffin.
Added to the Fuzzy pile.

The Hippocratic Oath

A pleasant oath to remember our humanity.
From Wikipedia.
Added to the Health and Negative space piles.

The Beginning of a Fruitful Dialogue

Things we’ve seen and learned 10 days into the formation of a new friendly and diverse space on the internet.
Added to the Dialogue pile.
Part of the Fruitful project.
Added to the Dialogue pile.
Part of the Fruitful project.
Added to the Dialogue and Government piles.
Part of the Fruitful project.

30 fundamentals

Lots of things I agree with in John Nerst's 30 Fundamentals.
Added to the Rules to live by pile.

Equilibriums and Limits: a better way to look at most every political issue

Understand the difference between equilibriums and limits.
Added to the Dialogue pile.

History of my beliefs (so far)

My beliefs are constantly changing, and so are the tools I use to share them.
Added to the Meta and Self-tracking piles.
Part of the Codex vitae project.

Sarah Mei’s thread about the negative space of technology

Every technology has both upsides and downsides.
From Sarah Mei.
Added to the Negative space pile.

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley

Stories from many prominent Silicon Valley personalities and their parenting strategies around technology.
From Nellie Bowles.
Added to the Parenting pile.

Is Screen Time Bad for Kids’ Brains?

Lots of good questions, but no conclusive evidence that it's bad for kid brains. Other than maybe that there is no really causal story between technology and kid brains.
From Benedict Carey.
Added to the Parenting pile.

Parenting the Fortnite Addict

A pretty good introduction to the many questions parents ask when it comes to letting their kids play Fortnight. It makes cases for both sides.
Added to the Parenting and Game Theory piles.

Monopoly’s Anti-Capitalist, Socialist Roots as a Teaching Game at Wharton

Games can and have been used as very effective educational tools.
From Wharton Learning Lab.
Added to the Parenting and Game Theory piles.

A Parenting Paradox: How Kids Manage To Be 'All Joy And No Fun'

An interview with an author who wrote a book about how being a parent doesn't necessarily make you happier once you disentangle the difference between joy and fun.
From Jennifer Senior.
Added to the Parenting pile.

There's Nothing Virtuous About Finding Common Ground

An emphatic case about finding common ground with moral issues.
From Tayari Jones.
Added to the Dialogue pile.

The Elephants

Using accountability as the primary tool for self-improvement is well-articulated here.
From Nick Crocker.
Added to the Behavior Change and Rules to live by piles.

First Post

Just a fuzzy test.
Added to the Fuzzy pile.

42: Dig deeper

My year in review.
Added to the Self-reflection pile.

A rational person's 1-minute guide to why rational thinking often fails to persuade people

Read this if you think learning about biases will make you more persuasive.
Added to the Cognitive Biases pile.

41: Seek endarkenment

My year in review.
Added to the Self-reflection and Negative space piles.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

A classic. But one that has earned the reputation.
From Stephen Covey.
Added to the Dialogue and Rules to live by piles.

Cognitive bias cheat sheet, simplified

Follow-up on the original, trying to boil it down some more.
Added to the Cognitive Biases pile.

Strangers to Ourselves

I read this book in my mid-20s and it might be, alongside Fooled by Randomness, one of the first books that got me obsessed with cognitive biases.
From Timothy D. Wilson.
Added to the Cognitive Biases pile.

Cognitive bias cheat sheet

Original full analysis of 200+ cognitive biases.
Added to the Cognitive Biases pile.

Codex Vitae - Better Humans

Tony adapted the codex project to his coaching program and made some great improvements to it.
From Tony Stubblebine.
Added to the Self-tracking pile.
Part of the Codex vitae project.

40: Mind the loops

My year in review.
Added to the Self-reflection and Systems thinking piles.

Systems Thinking For Kids

I figure if I can explain it to kids, then I'd understand it myself.
Added to the Systems thinking pile.

39: Make wiggle room

My year in review.
Added to the Self-reflection pile.

Self-coaching experiment results

First 9 participants.
Added to the Behavior Change pile.

Better than meditation

Private journaling is a better alternative to meditation.
Added to the Mindfulness pile.

Universe ↔ soloverse

Each of us has an entire universe stored in our heads, and I call that the soloverse.
Added to the Internal Mental Space pile.

3-lane product development

My take on product development process.
Added to the Product management pile.

The Technology

A sort of winding manifesto for building technology products.
From Paul Buchheit.
Added to the Product management pile.
Added to the Self-reflection and Quality time piles.

How I track my life

The most important thing to track is quality time.
Added to the Behavior Change, Quality time, and Technology piles.

The concept of a person

The most important interface ever developed.
Added to the Internal Mental Space pile.

Smarter than smart

There are 2 ways to be smart.
Added to the Critical Thinking pile.

Make better resolutions

Consider the environment that your resolutions are made in.
Added to the Behavior Change pile.

Make your own @horse_ebooks

Long live @horse_ebooks!
Added to the Technology and Artificial Intelligence piles.

Managing my internet rage

Getting super angry isn’t as fun as it used to be.
Added to the Dialogue pile.

Live like a hydra

Thoughts on how to get stronger when things are chaotic.
Added to the Antifragile, Behavior Change, and Self-tracking piles.

What's your life change score?

The higher, the more difficult it might be.
Added to the Self-tracking pile.

The death bed game

He/she who dies with the most death bed points, wins.
Added to the Death and Self-tracking piles.

Know Thy Umwelt

I find a German word to help me articulate the idea of our internal mental copy of the universe.
Added to the Internal Mental Space pile.

37: More kiloslogs

My year in review.
Added to the Self-reflection pile.

Celebrate your next death day

I just passed the mid-point.
Added to the Death pile.