Things I’ve been reading: 3rd January 2021



The Gulag is recognized as a major instrument of political repression in the Soviet Union.
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How to Pick Your Life Partner – Part 1

Dissatisfied single people should actually consider themselves in a neutral, fairly hopeful position, compared to what their situation could be. A single person who would like to find a great relationship is one step away from it, with their to-do list reading, “1) Find a great relationship.
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Tools of Titans

I’ve followed Tim Ferriss’ musings on self-improvement, ‘lifestyle design’, and getting shit done for years.
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Indira Gandhi, the environmentalist

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
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Kano model

The Kano model is a theory for product development and customer satisfaction developed in the 1980s by Professor Noriaki Kano, which classifies customer preferences into five categories.
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Solving The Generator Functions Of Existential Risk

All (human induced) existential and catastrophic risks are symptoms of two underlying generator functions: Rivalrous (win-lose) games multiplied by exponential technology self terminate.
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Researchers identify a new personality construct that describes the tendency to see oneself as a victim

A new personality construct has been defined that describes people who persistently see themselves as victims within interpersonal conflicts. The research was published in Personality and Individual Differences.
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Ed Dowding

Ed Dowding

Founder, strategist, writer, gadfly, TED talker, world-record holder, and (foolishly) reality-TV farmer. DOES: Innovation, Product, Advocacy THINKS: Regenerative Systems, Institution design, 300 year horizons


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