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Maxwell D.



Solve the problem or leave the problem. But…… Do not live with the problem.





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Samuel Williston - 19th Century paleontologist

“The course of evolution has been to reduce the number of parts and to adapt those which remain more closely with their special uses, either by an increase in size or by modifications of their shape and structure.”

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Problem Solving

The egocentric bias

The egocentric bias causes us to think that our own perspectives are more important when considering events, ideas, and beliefs. For example, we tend to overestimate the amount we contributed to a team project.

The bias can make it more challenging to understand other people's perspectives. It can cause us to misinterpret situations and make poor judgements.

Egocentric bias: why we feel like the main character in our own movie


Michael J. Gelb

“You can increase your problem-solving skills by honing your question-asking ability.”

Here's Why You Should Think Like a Scientist to Fix Everyday Problems


Human forgetting follows a pattern

In the first hour after you learn something, if nothing is done with new the information, you will forget about 50% of it.

After 24 hours, this percentage goes up to 70%, and if a week goes by without that information being put to work, up to 90% of it could be lost.

2 Most Powerful Ways to Remember Everything You Learn


The Nirvana fallacy

The Nirvana fallacy is a form of perfectionism and it consists in comparing existing solutions with ideal, unrealistic ones.

The Nirvana fallacy: when perfectionism leads to unrealistic solutions


Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Curiosity is antifragile, like an addiction; magnified by attempts to satisfy it.”

Why You Shouldn't Slog Through Books


The 10% rule states that you should spend roughly 10% of the total time you anticipate for a project on planning the project. The time spent planning is often the most valuable.

At first, set aside more time for planning. Force yourself to map out the path ahead instead of just doing.

The Boring (and Vastly Underrated) Art of Planning | Scott H Young


Life Lessons from the Rubik’s Cube
  1. It is easier to create chaos than to create order. We prefer order, but creating it takes effort.
  2. Approaching order sometimes involves creating more chaos. Steps backward are often necessarily to move forward with integrity.
  3. You cannot resolve chaos all at once. Pick your battles. You cannot solve everything at once.
  4. Chaos is easier because there are more ways to be chaotic.
  5. To the uninitiated, systematic applications of complex patterns look like magic.

5 Life Lessons from the Rubik's Cube


The journey through suffering

The five stages of grief are described as anger, bargaining, denial, depression, and acceptance. Yet, when a tragedy strike, we already know how bad things are. What is most needed is hope.

Sorrow and tragedy will happen to us all - here are 3 strategies to help you cope


Socratic ignorance

Socratic ignorance refers to a person's acknowledgment of their ignorance: "I know only one thing – that I know nothing."

It is also referred to as "Socratic wisdom."


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