The Cook Up 003: Dunning-Kruger Effect

Dec 24, 2020 4:21 am


Dunning Kruger Effect

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This is the last Cook Up of 2020. I'll be back on January 6th, 2021.

This week I'm sharing ideas on the Dunning Kruger Effect, Me Too, Sam Hinkie's resignation letter, and the youngest bodybuilder in the world.

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Interesting Reads

What is the Dunning-Kruger effect?

“Open up social media or flip on the news, and you will inevitably come across someone who genuinely believes they have the expertise to speak with authority on a topic which they actually seem to know almost nothing about.”

The Dunning-Kruger Effect: The Paradox of Our Own Ignorance

“The English philosopher Bertrand Russell once said, “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”

How Knowledge Develops by Tim Urban of Wait But Why


History and Inception of the Me Too Movement 

In 2006, the “me too.” Movement was founded by survivor and activist Tarana Burke. In those early years, we developed our vision to bring resources, support, and pathways to healing where none existed before. And we got to work building a community of advocates determined to interrupt sexual violence wherever it happens.”

Sam Hinkie's Resignation Letter

I'm reading this amazing resignation letter by Sam Hinkie, the former 76ers GM, about trusting the process and much more.

Highlights From Sam Hinkie's Letter

Divorcing process from outcome:


Be willing to saying I don't know:


Thinking about the long term:


A contrarian mindset:


Tools and Resources

Exploding Topics

Exploding Topics was created by Brian Dean, founder of Backlinko, Josh Howarth, and Kyle Byers. Exploding Topics helps you see new market opportunities, trending topics, emerging technology before they take off.

Fun Stuff

🎥 The youngest bodybuilder in the world | Luca intro compilation pt. 4


Obama’s favorite movies and TV shows of 2020


Seen On Twitter


Quote of the Week

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
— Mandela


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