Conscious Culture 47: Internal vs. External Benchmarks

Nov 04, 2021 4:46 am


Internal vs. External Benchmarks

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In this week's newsletter you'll learn about:

  • The difference between internal and external benchmarks
  • The forgotten part of memory
  • Why people who jump to conclusions show other kinds of thinking errors
  • Second-order thinking
  • How to make an NFT with 14 lines of code
  • The history of animation

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Interesting Reads

Internal vs. External Benchmarks

"There are two ways to measure how you’re doing: Against yourself and against others. Internal vs. external benchmarks."

The Forgotten Part of Memory

"Memories make us who we are. They shape our understanding of the world and help us to predict what’s coming. For more than a century, researchers have been working to understand how memories are formed and then fixed for recall in the days, weeks or even years that follow. But those scientists might have been looking at only half the picture. To understand how we remember, we must also understand how, and why, we forget."

People Who Jump to Conclusions Show Other Kinds of Thinking Errors

"It’s system 2 thinking that helps people correct mental contaminants and other biases introduced by the more knee-jerk system 1. Put another way, jumpers were more likely to accept the conclusions they made at first blush without deliberative examination or questioning. Lack of system 2 thinking also more broadly connected to their problematic beliefs and faulty reasoning."

Second-Order Thinking: What Smart People Use to Outperform

"Second-order thinking is a mental model that smart people like Warren Buffett & Howard Marks use to avoid problems. Read this article to learn how it works."


How to Make an NFT in 14 Lines of Code

"If you're a developer who's interested in Blockchain development, you should know something about NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens. So in this article, we'll learn about the engineering behind them so you can start building your own. At the end of the project, you will have your own Ethereum wallet with"

Tools and Resources

Creator Stash

"The largest library of tools for creators to create, grow, manage and monetize."

100+ Data Science, Deep Learning, AI; Machine Learning Cheat Sheet PDF

"100+ Machine Learning Cheat Sheet PDF, Data Science Cheat Sheet PDF, Deep Learning, Python, Statistics, TensorFlow, 2021 Algorithms Cheat Sheet"

Fun Stuff

The History of Animation

"You don’t have to be a cartoonist to have animation be a big part of your life. Animation is everywhere—in our homes, schools, work, and everywhere there’s a screen. And if you grew up in the United States, chances are you’ve witnessed seminal accomplishments in animation history without even knowing it."

Quote of the Week

"When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you."

— Walter Payton


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