Reading List for the Week ending July 21, 2017

  1. To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted Line
  2. A New Way to Think About Office Lighting
  3. Activation Energy: The Reason Coffee Helps you Get Going
  4. The application of the secretary problem to real life dating
  5. Why New York Is Just an Average City
  6. A model of arguments
  7. When Incapacity is an Advantage
  8. The ‘Minimum Viable Apology,’ Defined
  9. From Ptolemy to GPS, the Brief History of Maps
  10. The rationality paradox
  11. Black Cabs and Uber Fight for a Future
  12. The Trojan Horse: How Marketers, Retailers, and Artists Conceal Their True Intents
  13. Content isn’t king (Tech industry)
  14. A man has to BE something (Letter)
  15. The Ladder of Interventions

Note: Apologies for missing the last list, many changes. Enjoy this one!


Reading List for the Week ending July 7, 2017

NOTE : Many readers have shared articles with me overtime, this list is dedicated to all the readers. All these articles are contributed by the readers

  2. The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction
  3. Nike is finally going to start selling on Amazon for one simple reason
  4. Quantum common senseQuantum common sense
  5. Google Makes So Much Money, It Never Had to Worry About Financial Discipline—Until Now
  6. 10X Your Results, One Tiny Action at a Time (The Power of Incremental Progress)
  7. What Cookies and Meth Have in Common
  8. Apple could be putting together an augmented reality team
  9. The real power of free markets: not efficiency, but innovation and dumb luck
  10. Why can’t we stop for death?
  11. How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election
  13. Conglomerates Didn’t Die. They Look Like Amazon.
  14. Dear Class of 2017…
  15. Here’s The Profound Psychological Shift That Frees People From Perfectionism

Experiment Results : Data showed that there are no views on Saturdays and Sundays, so my hypothesis was that because I share a new list on Monday that’s why people read on Mondays. To test the same, I did not launch the list yesterday to observe if the sharing effect is real. What I observed was that the number of visitors as well as number of views increased by a similar amount as usual. I do not have enough detailed data to analyze further, but it shows that every Monday we try to start our week with a new perspective.


Reading List for the Week ending June 30, 2017

  1. Habits vs Goals : A Look at the Benefits of a Systematic Approach to Life
  2. “What about endogeneity?”
  3. How totalism works : The brainwashing methods of isolation, engulfment and fear can lead anyone to a cult. I should know – I was in one
  4. Cognitive dissonance helps old dogs with their new tricks
  5. Exposure Therapy and the Fine Art of Scaring the Shit Out of Yourself On Purpose
  6. Life is Short – A Paul Graham Essay
  7. The future is emotional: Human jobs in the future will be the ones that require emotional labour: currently undervalued and underpaid but invaluable
  8. AMAZON’S NEW CUSTOMER (Read Whole Foods)
  9. Mental Models Diagram : A comic explanation
  10. Learning is the Opposite of Healing  (Understanding the ‘don’t know what to do’ VS ‘don’t know what you want’ axes)
  11. The Unusual Language That Linguists Thought Couldn’t Exist
  12. I see no beauty in lopsided true love (Letter)
  13. How Google’s CEO Creates Brain-Friendly Presentations
  14. 33 Graphs That Reveal Painfully True Facts About Everyday Life
    a. Eye-opening: What we have Become As Humans Today (16 paintings)
  15. How to Design a City for Women : A fascinating experiment in “gender mainstreaming.”

Reading List for the Week ending June 23, 2017

  1. The Secret to Making Your Weekends Feel Longer
  2. The Willow-Bark Fallacy [and a challenge to readers]
  3. Dichotomies – How to use different kinds of thinking
  4. A Digital Collaborator: The Future of Search
  5. How to Prepare the Next Generation for Jobs in the AI Economy
  6. Leverage: Gaining Disproportionate Strength
  7. Regarding your dam complaint
  8. The Seduction of Pessimism
  9. Make two lists (Seth)
  10. Here’s How The Sensors in Autonomous Cars Work
  11. What 99% looks like
  12. How do you draw a circle? Analysis of 100,000 drawings to show how culture shapes our instincts
  13. Polar bears need to be fat, and they can’t be without sea ice
  14. Earth’s atmosphere is really thin compared to the radius of the Earth. How big a hole do I need to dig before people suffocate?
  15. Just Asking – A David Foster Wallace Article

Reading List for the Week ending June 16, 2017

  1. Trickle-down workaholism in startups
  2. Expiring vs. Long-Term Knowledge (Two kinds of knowledge in the age of information)
  3. The Impossible Mathematics of the Real World
  4. What Doesn’t Seem Like Work? – a Paul Graham essay
  5. Conspicuous consumption is over. It’s all about intangibles now
  6. Living in dissatisfaction
  7. A brief rant on the future of interaction design
  8. “This is Water” – David Foster Wallace’s commencement speech transcript
  9. Here’s Why Your Shorts Aren’t Cheaper Than Your Pants – The length isn’t the only thing that matters here
  10. Entropy: Why Life Always Seems to Get More Complicated
  11. Wanting Monogamy as 1,946 Men Await My Swipe
  12. The days and nights of Elon Musk: How he spends his time at work and play
  13. Inside “Steel Pulse”, The Project That Became Elon Musk’s Solar Roof
  14. The only three ways to be more productive (Courage is the key)
  15. When the World Is Led by a Child

Reading List for the Week ending June 09, 2017

  1. The meaning of life in a world without work
  2. How to Make Wealth (Paul Graham’s Essay)
  3. Why You Should Have (at Least) Two Careers
  4. Boring Google
  5. The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard and Why
  6. Repeated thought
  7. DO (Letter)
  8. The rise of the QR code and how it has forever changed China’s social habits
  9. David Foster Wallace: SNOOTlet
  10. Bird or Frog? Freeman Dyson on the Two Types of Thinkers
  11. Since rainbows are caused by the refraction of the sunlight by tiny droplets of rainwater, what would rainbow look like on Earth if we had two suns like Tatooine?
  12. Proximate vs Root Causes: Why You Should Keep Digging to Find the Answer
  13. Inversion: The Crucial Thinking Skill Nobody Ever Taught You
  14. In search of familiarity
  15. How Do You Measure Leadership?