🔥 The Fireside 7

How to get rich, How to read and How to tell lies

🔥 The Fireside

💰 "How to Get Rich (without getting lucky)

Naval Ravikant is one of the clearest thinkers on the planet and this thread is full of timeless advice on seeking true wealth. It literally broke Twitter a couple of weeks ago.

☀️ Habits vs. Goals: The Benefits of a Systematic Approach to Life

The power of habits comes from their automaticity. This is why they are more powerful than goals. Read this article to harness the power of habits.

🔮 Invisible asymptotes

“Wealthy people tend to receive a much more direct and immediate payoff for their time which is why they tend to be better about valuing it.”

📚 How to read

I read quite a lot, but I generally struggle to retain what I learn efficiently. Apparently, it’s a problem lots of people have. The problem is: if you read a book but don’t remember it’s content, did you really read it?

🤥 The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty

I’ve just finished reading “The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty”, by Dan Ariely, and I think it was a very good book. With his uniquely engaging style of writing, Ariely describes dozens of experiments he and his team have done to test people’s morality and honesty. The results are truly unexpected.

Other things from the interweb

(That may or may not make you look smart at dinner parties)

🗺️ Antarctic-centric world view

Here’s what the world map would look like if it were Antarctic-centric.

🤓 The Algernon Argument

We seem to be able to tweak almost every other aspect about ourselves, but something about our intelligence and general cognitive ability is fixed within a narrow range. Why?

🌌 The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It

Computer simulations have become so accurate that cosmologists can now use them to study dark matter, supermassive black holes and other mysteries of the real one.

Have a great rest of the week!

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With ❤️,
Manuel