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!




Jared ( and Gianluca ( on Twitter

Jared’s Twitter thread (19 ideas I couldn't stop thinking about in 2019):

Eliezer Yudkowsky’s Sequences:

Meditations on Moloch:

Radical Markets:

007 | Game Theory, Alignment, and Civilisational Inadequacy:

Glen Weyl on Twitter:

Mechanism design:

Tyler Cowen on Twitter:

Surfing Uncertainty by Andy Clark:

Fast.AI courses:

When someone tries to “Euler” you:

Body by Science, by Little and McGuff:

FitNotes app for Android:

All Debates are Bravery Debates on SlateStarCodex:

Tim Ferriss on Twitter:

Naval Ravikant on Twitter:

011 | Slack, attention and focus:

010 | Flow states, optimal performance, and PhD hunter-gathering:

Michael Nielsen on Twitter:

Anki for spaced repetition:

013 | How To Learn Anything:

The 7 +-2 principle for memory:,_Plus_or_Minus_Two


The Elephant in the Brain by Kevin Simler, Robin Hanson:

Inadequate Equilibria by Eliezer Yudkowsky:

Robin Hanson on Twitter:

Awareness by Anthony de Mello:

The Cook and the Chef on WaitButWhy:

Sam Harris on Twitter:

Sam’s Waking Up app:

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