Conscious Culture 33: How Exceptional People Think
Jul 28, 2021 9:38 pm
How Exceptional People Think
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Topics in this week's newsletter include how exceptional people think, the big bang, ethics as advertisement, and reading to lead.
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"This page explains “ethics” as signaling: personal advertisement. We all display “ethicalness” as a strategy for looking like attractive mates and coworkers, by signaling class status, tribal loyalty, and superior personality traits."
"When most people think of the Big Bang, they imagine a single moment: a whole universe emerging from nothing. That’s not really how it worked, though. The Big Bang refers not to one event, but to a whole scientific theory. Using Einstein’s equations and some simplifying assumptions, we physicists can lay out a timeline for the universe’s earliest history. Different parts of this timeline have different evidence: some are meticulously tested, others we even expect to be wrong!"
"It’s not enough that you read a lot. To do great things, you have to read to lead.”
"Reading to lead means pushing yourself–reading books “above your level.” In short, you know the books where the words blur together and you can’t understand what’s happening? Those are the books a leader needs to read. Reading to lead or learn requires that you treat your brain like the muscle that it is–lifting the subjects with the most tension and weight."
"The highest-performers don't use "tricks" or "hacks" to achieve greatness. They use mental frameworks that fundamentally change the way they see the world."
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Quote of the Week
"Growth must be chosen again and again"
— Abraham Maslow
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