“All models are wrong, but some are useful.” – George Box One of the most useful models explaining how we make decisions, evaluate things, and process information is the scale. When we have no opinion on something, the scale is empty, like so: Learning about something is a Read More
It appears that in one of the final round of edits, I deleted my favorite bullet point from the book, in the chapter on self-control. I’ll put it in the paperback version, but in the meantime: Compared to people who stick with the salad, those who repeatedly eat the brownies severely undervalue their future self Read More
In the interest of transparency, and because I think it’s important to be honest about these kinds of things: Depression is a bitch. Life is hard. You never know what’s going on in other people’s lives. You are not alone.
A huge theme in my book is how easy it is for people to give up prematurely. Not even trying something, or giving up, is probably the easiest thing in the world to do. When we get an idea of how much or what we have to accomplish to get to where we want to Read More
What a great week! My book was featured in this roundup of new books in Bustle. The awesome Eric Spitznagel in Vice interviewed me! Fast Company published an excerpt of my book, explaining why your first impression of other people is often wrong. Today.com put out a few of my tips on being lucky. Business Read More