Farsighted – How We Make the Decisions that Matter the Most – Steven Johnson

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594488215/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 What a good book on "thinking about thinking".  Below is a summary of the book above (which is 218 pages) Intro – Moral Algebra A growing scientific field called "decision theory" – roots in economics, behavioral psychology, neuroscience – codifying a number of frameworks for making long-term decisions Create a list of pros and … Continue reading Farsighted – How We Make the Decisions that Matter the Most – Steven Johnson

WaPo – Vikings may have used crystals to navigate across the Atlantic

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/04/04/vikings-may-have-used-crystals-to-navigate-across-the-atlantic/?utm_term=.cc8f3047aa8a  A thousand years ago, the trip between Norway and Greenland by longboat took about three weeks. Viking navigators used shadows cast by a sun compass, a ring with a central fin like a sun dial's, to identify geographic north  such compasses work only when the sun shines, not on foggy or cloudy days In 1967, Danish … Continue reading WaPo – Vikings may have used crystals to navigate across the Atlantic

Washington’s Farewell Address 1796

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp After having read "Hamilton" came across reference to Washington's farewell address. Further, it may be the case Hamilton had a non-trivial role in helping to form this speech. I am not doing just to picking out important phrases other than they resonate with me. Please refer to the full text in the above link. … Continue reading Washington’s Farewell Address 1796

Ron Chernow’s book “Alexander Hamilton”

Excellent book though quite long (700+ pages). Thanks to mom for advocating Finished reading 30 December 2017. Some of the interesting items listed below that would be well for some current politicians to keep in mind. When avarice takes the lead in a state, it is commonly the forerunner of its fall - AH Greed … Continue reading Ron Chernow’s book “Alexander Hamilton”