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Things I’ve been reading: 3rd January 2021

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Gulag

The Gulag is recognized as a major instrument of political repression in the Soviet Union.
16307 words
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulag

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.
2435 words
https://waitbutwhy.com/2014/02/pick-life-partner.html

Tools of Titans

I’ve followed Tim Ferriss’ musings on self-improvement, ‘lifestyle design’, and getting shit done for years.
305 words
http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/tools-of-titans/

Indira Gandhi, the environmentalist

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
1088 words
http://www.thehindu.com/books/books-reviews/indira-gandhi-the-environmentalist/article18514883.ece

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.
2237 words
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kano_model

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.
357 words
https://civilizationemerging.com/solving-generator-function/

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.
603 words
https://www.psypost.org/2020/12/researchers-identify-a-new-personality-construct-that-describes-the-tendency-to-see-oneself-as-a-victim-58753

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https://www.thelocal.fr/20201012/planes-trains-and-driving-what-changes-in-travel-to-and-from-france-after-brexit?utm_source=piano&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=213&tpcc=thelocal_newsletter_fr&pnespid=l.U28.ZRARyN6wdRnxoz7Y.njEYVDDJbCBYcQP0

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1 Comment

  1. Alastair Humphreys Reply

    Have you read Anne Applebaum’s Gulag book? It stayed with me for years.

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