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#765 Man cannot live by milk alone

Harlow smelled a rat. He raised infant rhesus monkeys without mothers. Instead, he gave them a choice of two types of artificial “surrogate” mothers. One pseudo-mother had a monkey head constructed of wood and a wire-mesh tube resembling a torso. In the middle of the torso was a bottle of[…]

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#764 What makes the remembering self happy

“What makes the experiencing self happy and what makes the remembering self happy are different things.” – Daniel Kahneman From “Daniel Kahneman: Thinking Fast and Slow, Deep Learning, and AI | Artificial Intelligence Podcast” by Lex Fridman  

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#763 Keep it small. Keep it simple. Let it happen.

Emergence is one of the founding principles of agility, and is the closest one to pure magic. Emergent properties aren’t designed or built in, they simply happen as a dynamic result of the rest of the system. “Emergence” comes from middle 17th century Latin in the sense of an “unforeseen[…]

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#762 The stories they hear

If you want to change people’s behavior, you have to change the stories they hear and the ones they tell From “Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work” by Peter Bregman

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