Super-Infinite: Everything New is Old Again
A biography of John Donne.
Tyler Cowen on Effective Altruism
A summary of Tyler Cowen's talk on the Effective Altruism movement.
Community: The Unfakeable Signal
Signals are everywhere. Some are more reliable than others.
How I Became an Opera Obsessive
A roadmap down the rabbit hole.
Better Charts for Post-Novice Lifting Analysis
As training becomes more complex, how could a lifting app better visualize progress?
In the Weeds: Time Series Analysis
What can time series data tell me about my cycling fitness?
The 'I Did That' Effect: Why Gamification (Sometimes) Works
Understanding the science of motivation can help us design better products.
Did COVID Erase My Endurance Gains?
Shortly after I published my last post, I got COVID. How much of my training progress did I lose?
It's Nice to be a Novice: Using Data to Identify Endurance Gains
I recently decided that some endurance training would be good for me. It’s been fun to experience novice training gains.
Using Data to Motivate the Post-Novice Lifter
Everyone can use a little extra motivation. So let's get creative with PRs.
All Understanding is Visual: Why Aristotle Writes With Pictures
Imagery in writing is not an accident, but an insight into how our minds work.
You Only Get One Triangle: Storytelling Is the Art of Attention
Towards a Theory of Storytelling
Building a Learning Culture: The Problem of Organizational Knowledge
Product managers are well positioned to turn organizational learning into a competitive advantage.
Homer & Helen: My Twenty-Year Odyssey Through the Iliad
The Iliad demanded I consider what my life would add up to.
Resentment in the Oresteia: The Power of the People
In a world without kings, where does power come from?
The Price of Survival: The Odyssey
How many lies does it take to become a liar?
A Year on the Bike: 12 Months of Commuting to Work Without a Car
Reflecting on a year of behavior change.
The 'Science' of Good Design: A Dangerous Idea
Designers embrace scientism at their own peril.
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