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#4 How Curious! Writing assistants, The city of the Future and Radical Open-mindedness

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March 16 · Issue #4 · View online
A short monthly newsletter packed with cool new discoveries and personal recommendations! #Books #Podcasts #Tech #Humour #Psychology #BestOfTheWeb

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Quotes I'm pondering
Wherever you are, be all there - Jim Eliot
At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box - Italian proverb
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret - Ambrose Bierce
Cool Tech
Grammarly: Free Writing Assistant
Otter.ai - Remember, search, and share your voice conversations
Podcasts
The Knowledge Project: Naval Ravikant on Reading, Happiness, Systems for Decision Making, Habits and Radical Honesty
99% Invisible - 296: Bijlmer, City of the Future (Part 1 of 2)
WorkLife with Adam Grant - Dear Billionaire, I Give You a D-Minus
Book Recommendations
Ray Dalio’s Principles was a dense read with some power concepts amongst the 600 pages. He views principles as fundamental truths that serve as the foundations for behaviour that gets you what you want out of life.  Having a good set of principles is like having a good collection of recipes for success. 
I highly recommend just reading the Intro & ‘Part II: Life Principles’ whilst skipping the rest of the book. These sections are 10/10. The WorkLife podcast mentioned above gives a flavour of what to expect.
Collecting principles enhances future decision making capabilities
The next book on my list is Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday, a riveting drama which documents Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel’s 10-year stealth campaign to bring down the Gawker Media Empire that outed his homosexuality. 
Radical open-mindedness
Replace your attachment to always being right with the joy of learning what’s true.
Amongst the most interesting and applicable principles in Ray Dalio’s book is that of being “Radically open-minded” in exploring different points of view and possibilities. Having open-minded conversations with believable people who disagree with you is the quickest way to get an education and to increase your probability of being right.
Open-minded people are not angry when someone disagrees. They understand that there is always the possibility that they might be wrong and that it’s worth the little bit of time it takes to consider the other person’s views in order to be sure they aren’t missing something or making a mistake. 
We should treasure open and thoughtful disagreement as a way of learning and raising our odds of making good decisions.
Remember, it is not an argument; it is an open exploration of
what’s true.
Best of Twitter
Monkeys on a spinning rock, albeit very special monkeys...
This experiment is very much in the early stages, so all tips and feedback are most welcome….radical open-mindednesses is encouraged! Simply reply to this email! ✌️
- Peter Duffy
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