Five Rules to 80/20 Your Wardrobe

If there’s one thing I’ll postpone purchasing for as long as possible, it’s new clothes. I’m perfectly fine wearing the same clothes for years on end, even when they’re worn out (to the dismay of my girlfriend). I hate when people are wasteful with clothes, claiming they “need” to buy them every month. The mere …

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The Dangers of Ruthless Extrapolation in Business

Recognizing patterns was helpful for our ancestors. They could make decisions based on seasonal cues or changes in food supply. But today, we often extrapolate too much. In his article “Ruthless Extrapolation,” professor of physics Tom Murphy demonstrates this with an extrapolation of transatlantic crossing times: Extrapolate the progress of the aeronautical age to 2012, …

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Addicted to Action-Taking

Hi, I’m Martin and I’m addicted to action-taking. At the beginning of October I made a hard decision to shut down a new business. I told myself that I would take it easy for the foreseeable future. I needed it for my mental health. I would focus on my road trip through Europe. Then I …

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Finding Peace in an Empty Calendar

I’ve never enjoyed having a busy calendar. With more than one urgent matter to attend to, I already get anxious. The idea of back-to-back tasks throughout the day gives me jitters. It sounds like a major character flaw. In our fast-paced world, we should be able to deal with many obligations, shouldn’t we? Or should …

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