Conscious Culture 68: Your Poker Face is Better Than You Think

Jun 15, 2022 11:04 pm


Your Poker Face is Better Than You Think

Welcome to Conscious Culture, a newsletter full of interesting reads for curious, intelligent people who want to sharpen their minds

Hi everyone,

Thank you for being here.

I hope you’re having a great week.

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. The solidity bootcamp ends at the end of the month. It’s been an amazing experience. I’ve learned a lot and realize I still need to learn more, especially if I want to be a web3 software engineer.

This week I’m sharing ideas on:

  • Illusion of transparency
  • Different kinds of BS
  • Mastering your questioning skills
  • Smart questions to ask after a job interview
  • How to remove your personal information from Google

Feel free to hit reply and let me know what you think.

Interesting Reads

Illusion of Transparency: Your Poker Face is Better Than You Think

“We tend to think that people can easily tell what we’re thinking and feeling. They can’t. Understanding the illusion of transparency bias can improve relationships, job performance, and more.”

Different Kinds of BS

“Bullshit can go unnoticed because people are more concerned with lies. Lies, once spotted, are unmistakable and their damage is obvious. But bullshit stops just short of a lie, mixing the integrity of the truth with the deceit of a lie in a way that leaves both the bullshiter and his recipient feeling satisfied.”

Master Your Questioning Skills

“You should remember that questioning is the beginning, not the end. There is a separation of concerns: you first focus on what needs to be done, and not how it needs to be done.”

When Everything is Important But Nothing is Getting Done

“A step by step guide for solving a difficult organizational problem, including notes on single stack ranks, team interdependencies, building consensus, reducing work in progress, and how to move your company towards better priority management.”


38 Smart Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

“The opportunity to ask questions at the end of a job interview is one you don’t want to waste. It’s both a chance to continue to prove yourself and to find out whether a position is the right fit for you.”

100 Days of Swift

“Learn Swift by following 100 days of free tutorials”

Tools and Resources

New Options for Removing Your Personally Identifiable Information From Search

“Privacy and online safety go hand in hand. And when you’re using the internet, it’s important to have control over how your sensitive, personally identifiable information can be found.”

Request to Remove Your Personal Information on Google

“How to contact Google about a personal information removal.”

Jiffy Reader

“10 X your reading speed with the simplest brain hack ever.”

Fun Stuff

How Much Time We Spend Alone and With Others

“Oftentimes what we’re doing isn’t so important as who we’re spending our time with. The chart below, based on data from the American Time Use Survey, shows a simulated day for 100 people.”

Quote of the Week

Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.”

— Ella Fitzgerald


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