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

NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/smarter-living/eisenhower-box-productivity-tips.html I'll be the first to admit I'm a 1st class procrastinator … fun article to read Your brain is working against you, and it's because of a phenomenon called the urgency effect brains tend to prioritize immediate satisfaction over long-term rewards people more likely to perform urgent, smaller tasks with a deadline than more … Continue reading NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

NYT – High School Musicians Take On the (Almost) Unplayable

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/08/arts/music/anthony-braxton-face-the-music.html Looks like some seriously talented young players Anthony Braxton's "Creative Orchestra Music 1976." was one of the Arista label's most expensive productions don't expect to hear high schoolers performing music deemed unplayable by professionals … the Jazz Gallery near Madison Square Park in New York, three young ensembles from the Kaufman Music Center's "Face … Continue reading NYT – High School Musicians Take On the (Almost) Unplayable