Show Your Work: Book Summary, Review, Notes

Show Your Work

The Book In A Single Sentence You need to collaborate with others and show your work; the story of the lone genius is a myth that needs to die. Personal Thoughts Show Your Work is a personal manifesto on how to get creative work of any sort done. If you do anything that involves personal […]

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Sprezzatura: The Art Of Making Difficult Things Look Simple 


If there’s one type of person we admire, it’s the person who’s able to get things done without even trying. You know that person. He’s the student who aces the final exam “without even studying”. She’s the Instagram model who woke up with perfect hair. And both of them are in great shape by “just […]

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Ignorance Is Bliss, Illusion Is Not

The Knowledge Illusion

Everybody knows that they don’t know enough about the world. Where people disagree though, is how much exactly they know. “Maybe I don’t know about rocket science or self-driving cars”, you might say, “but I know enough about the world”. That’s enough for me. It sounds reasonable, but even then, there’s a good chance you […]

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The Steel Man Technique: How To Argue Better And Be Persuasive

Modern-day debates tend to be incredibly frustrating. If you listen to the language used to assess any debate, you’ll find that there’s always an element of “winning”. The aim, to most people, is thus to have an argument that is better than the opponent’s. Failing which, you present one that sounds better than your opponent’s. […]

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