Pocket Articles

Things I’ve read, worth reading.

Beyond The Cult Of Human-Centered Design

On the eve of a historical election, last year’s Fast Company Innovation Festival was about hope and potential. In the wake a historical upset, this year’s festival was about resilience, values, and impact that we as individuals, communities, and organizations should strive for.

Fast • 1470 words • 7 minute read

Think In Systems—Not In Goals

Do you set high goals for yourself? If you’re ambitious, or if you simply want to do a lot of things in life — there’s something you might have experienced: Goals can sometimes be counterproductive. I see it a lot with the highest achieving people.

Medium • 70 words • None minute read

Can Humans Survive a Faster Future?

An American consulate is surrounded. At 1:06 p.m. local time, three trucks arrive and a dozen men gripping matte black assault rifles stream out of the vehicles. There might have been an explosion in the compound.

1302 words • 6 minute read

Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. Essentially, low ability people do not possess the skills needed to recognize their own incompetence.

1907 words • 9 minute read

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful

2019 UPDATE: Since this post came out, I co-authored a book about it called Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models. You can order it now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indiebound.

Medium • 659 words • 3 minute read

The secret rules of the internet

Julie Mora-Blanco remembers the day, in the summer of 2006, when the reality of her new job sunk in.

The Verge • 9624 words • 44 minute read