Writing worth reading - 14th/15th January 2023
How to Maximize Serendipity by David Perell
“Host intimate events. I host a group in New York called Things We’ve Never Done Before. It’s a collection of passionate, hyper-curious individuals. Every now and then, we meet up for a day of fun, exercise and adventure...”
Being and Time, part 5: Anxiety by Simon Critchley
“But the existential resonance of anxiety is much more than methodological. The first thing to grasp is that anxiety does not mean ceaselessly fretting or fitfully worrying about something or other. On the contrary, Heidegger says that anxiety is a rare and subtle mood and in one place he even compares it a feeling of calm or peace. It is in anxiety that the free, authentic self first comes into existence.…”
The Illusion of Knowledge by Howard Marks
“Forecasters have no choice but to base their judgments on models, be they complex or informal, mathematical or intuitive. Models, by definition, consist of assumptions: “If A happens, then B will happen.” In other words, relationships and responses. But for us to willingly employ a model’s output, we have to believe the model is reliable. When I think about modeling an economy, my first reaction is to think about how incredibly complicated it is.…”
Women Are So Fired Up to Vote, I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It by Tom Bonier
“I’ve watched Americans in recent years acclimate to some very grim realities. Especially since the ascension of Donald Trump, numerous tragedies and extreme policies have been met with little political consequence.…”
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