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16 things I know are true but haven’t quite learned yet

David Cain about things that he knows are good for him but he still only does them seldomly.
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Why don't we try really doing things

‘More Dakka’ by Zvi starts as a review on Eliezer Yudkowsky’s book Inadequate Eqilibria, and then turns to apply ideas of The Thing and the Symbolic Representation of The Thing by Zvi, and Scott Alexander’s Concept-Shaped Holes Can Be Impossible To Notice to expand on whys and hows of the problem that I can only vaguely name as “Why don’t we try really doing things”. I do recommend reading all three posts, it was a feel-good delta knowledge for me. Here I will focus on ‘More Dakka’ which expands on why we do not try seemingly obvious solutions, or attempt and never finish.
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Why Education Startups Do Not Succeed

Avichal Garg on Why Education Startups Do Not Succeed — an interesting article from the guy who co-founded one in 2001.
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