Cam Pegg Pocket Articles

May 7, 2018

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 • Word count / reading time unavailable

May 6, 2018

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.

RAND Corporation • 1,302 words • 6 minute read

May 2, 2018

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.

Verywell Mind • 1,907 words • 9 minute read

April 12, 2018

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

April 12, 2018

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 • 9,624 words • 44 minute read