Bit of a Tangent

021 | The Top 19 Ideas from 2019

January 14, 2020

Bit of a Tangent is back! In this episode, Jared shares the 19 ideas he couldn’t stop thinking about in 2019, whilst Gianluca does two B-grade Joe Rogan impressions. Together, they discuss everything from mechanism design to personal fitness hacks, and throw in some recommendations for supercharging your learning in the new year. Strap yourselves in for a taste of the fascinating conversations that lie ahead in 2020!

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Jared (twitter.com/jnearestn) and Gianluca (twitter.com/QVagabond) on Twitter

Jared’s Twitter thread (19 ideas I couldn't stop thinking about in 2019): https://twitter.com/jnearestn/status/1211681767742156803

Eliezer Yudkowsky’s Sequences: https://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Sequences

Meditations on Moloch: https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/30/meditations-on-moloch/

Radical Markets: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36515770-radical-markets

007 | Game Theory, Alignment, and Civilisational Inadequacy: https://www.podtangent.com/e/007-game-theory-alignment-and-civilisational-inadequacy/

Glen Weyl on Twitter: https://twitter.com/glenweyl

Mechanism design: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanism_design

Tyler Cowen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tylercowen

Surfing Uncertainty by Andy Clark: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25823558-surfing-uncertainty

Fast.AI courses: https://www.fast.ai/

When someone tries to “Euler” you: https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/08/12/does-race-exist-does-culture/

Body by Science, by Little and McGuff: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4642174-body-by-science

FitNotes app for Android: https://www.fitnotesapp.com/

All Debates are Bravery Debates on SlateStarCodex: https://slatestarcodex.com/2013/06/09/all-debates-are-bravery-debates/

Tim Ferriss on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tferriss

Naval Ravikant on Twitter: https://twitter.com/naval

011 | Slack, attention and focus: https://www.podtangent.com/e/slack-attention-and-focus-or-why-more-is-less/

010 | Flow states, optimal performance, and PhD hunter-gathering: https://www.podtangent.com/e/010-flow-states-optimal-performance-and-phd-hunter-gathering

Michael Nielsen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/michael_nielsen

Anki for spaced repetition: https://apps.ankiweb.net/

013 | How To Learn Anything: https://www.podtangent.com/e/013-how-to-learn-anything/

The 7 +-2 principle for memory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magical_Number_Seven,_Plus_or_Minus_Two

Chunking: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chunking_(psychology)

The Elephant in the Brain by Kevin Simler, Robin Hanson: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28820444-the-elephant-in-the-brain

Inadequate Equilibria by Eliezer Yudkowsky: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36606376-inadequate-equilibria

Robin Hanson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/robinhanson

Awareness by Anthony de Mello: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/94318.Awareness

The Cook and the Chef on WaitButWhy: https://waitbutwhy.com/2015/11/the-cook-and-the-chef-musks-secret-sauce.html

Sam Harris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg

Sam’s Waking Up app: https://wakingup.com/

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