Monday, December 24, 2018

book: Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow.jpgThinking, Fast and Slow - Wikipedia

"Thinking, Fast and Slow is a best-selling book published in 2011 by Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences laureate Daniel Kahneman.

The central thesis is a dichotomy between two modes of thought: "System 1" is fast, instinctive and emotional; "System 2" is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The book delineates cognitive biases associated with each type of thinking, starting with Kahneman's own research on loss aversion. From framing choices to people's tendency to replace a difficult question with one which is easy to answer, the book highlights several decades of academic research to suggest that people place too much confidence in human judgment"

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Friday, December 21, 2018

yin yang of seasons

Why does the Yin Yang symbol look this way?
Sun Chart aligned with seasons.
starworlds: December 2013

The arrival of the Winter Solstice at December 21, heralds the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and the first official day of winter. This moment marks the end point of the contracting forces of yin and darkness, and the birth of the expansive forces of yang and light. At this time of year, the Sun appears to stand still for three days in declination, its lowest annual altitude above the horizon at noon.
Season - Wikipedia

Sunday, December 9, 2018

book: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones: James Clear: 9780735211292: Books

The Fundamentals: Why Tiny Changes Make a Big Difference

1 The Surprising Power of Atomic Habits
2 How Your Habits Shape Your Identity (and Vice Versa)
3 How to Build Better Habits in 4 Simple Steps

The 1st Law: Make It Obvious (Cue)

4 The Man Who Didn’t Look Right
5 The Best Way to Start a New Habit
6 Motivation Is Overrated; Environment Often Matters More
7 The Secret to Self-Control

The 2nd Law: Make It Attractive (Craving)

8 How to Make a Habit Irresistible
9 The Role of Family and Friends in Shaping Your Habits
10 How to Find and Fix the Causes of Your Bad Habits

The 3rd Law: Make It Easy (Response)

11 Walk Slowly, but Never Backward
12 The Law of Least Effort
13 How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the Two-Minute Rule
14 How to Make Good Habits Inevitable and Bad Habits Impossible

The 4th Law: Make It Satisfying (Reward)

15 The Cardinal Rule of Behavior Change
16 How to Stick with Good Habits Every Day
17 How an Accountability Partner Can Change Everything

Advanced Tactics: How to Go from Being Merely Good to Being Truly Great

18 The Truth About Talent (When Genes Matter and When They Don’t)
19 The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Work
20 The Downside of Creating Good Habits

Conclusion: The Secret to Results That Last

The 3 R's of Habit Change: How To Start New Habits That Actually Stick

The HABIT LOOP: Cue => Craving => Response => Reward

Atomic Habits: How to Get 1% Better Every Day - James Clear - YouTube

4 stages oh habits formation:
  1. Noticing (motivation intentions)
    Many people think they lack motivation,
    when what they really lack is clarity
  2. Wanting
    driver of habits: physical environment
  3. Doing
    Optimize for the starting line, not the finish line
  4. Liking
    The only reason we repeat behaviors is because we like them.
    You need to experience rewards along the way.

Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James Clear

PNTV: Atomic Habits by James Clear - YouTube (review by Brian Johnson)

  • tiny = mighty (compound effect over time)
  • plateau of latent potential: it takes time to observe changes
  • identity = repeated being
  • 4 laws
    • cue: obvious 
    • craving: attractive (for good habits)
    • response: easy (for good, make it hard for bad)
    • reward: satisfying (opposite for bad)
  • sorites (pile, heap) paradox: plus one alone does not make wealthy, over time it could

Optimize Interview: Atomic Habits with James Clear - YouTube

Book Summary: Atomic Habits by James Clear | Sam Thomas Davies

Watch out, if you don't manage your habits, others will do it for you!

The Hook Model by Nir Eyal
  1. Trigger
  2. Action
  3. Variable Reward
  4. Investment
  • An atomic habit is a regular practice or routine that is not only small and easy to do but is also the source of incredible power; a component of the system of compound growth.
  • Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.
  • Changes that seem small and unimportant at first will compound into remarkable results if you’re willing to stick with them for years.

Use ATOMIC HABITS to Change Your LIFE! | James Clear (@JamesClear) | Top 10 Rules - YouTube

📜 JAMES CLEAR'S RULES 📜 1. Build good habits 2. Put in the reps 3. Challenge yourself 4. Exercise & Read 5. Have a plan 6. Get rid of bad habits 7. Develop expertise 8. Change your environment 9. Change your identity 10. Be systems oriented 11. BONUS - Change the way you think