Is meditation just exercise for System 2 thinking to make it stronger at resisting System 1 thinking and thus used more often?
How the two systems of my brain (System 1 and System 2) are like the two fuel systems in my body (glycogen powered and fat powered) and how I might optimize my brain for big feats the same way I’ve optimized my body for big feats in the past. Training System 1 to do more things the way I want it it at low cost. Having System 2 last longer without tiring out.
Do I even want to be CEO of Google in 10+ years or would I rather found something or lead something up and coming? Is reinvigorating a company a good thing or is it better to just let it go and start fresh?
What are the super powers of successful CEOs and how many of them are trainable?
Will I ever be the world’s best at something? Do I want to be?
Intellectual stimulation – the pleasurable sense of being challenged and provoked that can arise from an encounter with new, difficult, or interesting ideas. It’s like chewing for the brain
Pumpkin pie and pumpkin pie flavored milkshakes
What makes works of fiction interesting – very big and very small stories and how they interact
I didn’t like the iBook, the Click Wheel or the 30-pin connector. But I love Multi-Touch and MagSafe
Stand up paddling from my house to Alaska. It’s only ~750 miles, which would probably take me ~2 weeks at 50 miles a day.
The ultimate PNW human-powered vehicle would be part SUP, ski and bike, have a tent and a place for my trail running shoes
Tree types that are nice to have in a yard Giant killing and why I feel so connected to the character of David in that story Whether there are laws of physics that make it so enterprise software has to be horrible. Or, if it possible to make beautiful enterprise software and what that would require High performance cars Why…
“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” -C.S. Lewis In the same way, our goal should not be to own fewer objects simply for the sake of it. Our goal should be to develop a healthy relationship with the objects in our life - our consumption of them and desires for them. Our goal…
Our living spaces and how we do best when they exist in the space between indoors and outdoors How corporations learn and retain knowledge as employees come and go Salt water hot tubs Structuring incentives and limitations to get the right behavior Walking - there doesn't seem to be a limit to how far we can walk aside from sleep…