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by Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
When you are hiring, scouting houses to buy, options to consider — when should you stop looking?
You stop looking too early, you don’t know if someone better isn’t going to come along. You stop too late, you might have passed on the best candidate already.
Mathematically — you...
When should you be exploring new options and when should you start settling for the best option you already know? Consider these concepts:
Sorting is one of the most fundamental problems that computers are solving for us
Is a crucial part of computers, human memory, as well as organizing data or your papers on your desk.
The human mind does not run out of space, storage is unlimited, but the problem is one of organization. We have an infinite capacity for memories, but we have only a finite amount of time in which to search for them.
Researchers showed that by accumulat...
Seizing the day and seizing a lifetime are two entirely different endeavors.
When balancing favorite experiences and new ones, nothing matters more than the interval over which we plan to enjoy them. The interval makes the strategy.
By observing the strategy we can also infer...
Scheduling is a fundamental productivity problem.
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Compelling and entertaining, Algorithms to Live By is packed with practical advice about how to use time, space, and effort more efficiently. And it's a fascinating exploration of the workings of computer science and the human mind
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