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#21 How Curious! Cognitive Biases, Fooled By Randomness and 88 Important Truths


How Curious!

May 1 · Issue #21 · View online

A short monthly newsletter packed with awesome new discoveries and personal recommendations! #Books #Podcasts #Tech #Humour #Psychology #BestOfTheWeb

Happy May and welcome to the 21st issue of ‘How Curious!’ ✌️
It’s been a month of many moves. After six airports, four Airbnbs & two hotels I’m looking forward to chilling in one spot in London all this month!
My short work trip to India was filled with amazing food and hospitality, although feeling sick from the moment I stepped off the plane wasn’t ideal. A longer, non-work related trip remains on my bucket list! 🗺️

Top 3 Quotes
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. – Benjamin Franklin
When making plans, think big. When making progress, think small. - James Clear
If you’ve got enough money to solve the problem, you don’t have the problem. - Dan Sullivan
Cognitive Biases
Cognitive biases are systematic errors in thinking that affect the decisions and judgments people make. In an attempt to interpret our busy world and make quick decisions our brains frequently make errors, most of which we are totally oblivious to!
Check out the following links for an intro. Beware, once your interest is peaked it’s easy to get lost down this deep rabbit hole! 🐇🕳️
20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decisions
Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet
Pocket Biases Mobile App
Last month I did a good job matching my reads to extremely relevant and immediately applicable work related topics. The below ticked the UK/FinTech/Software boxes! ✔️
Why Vote Leave (8/10)
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (8/10)
The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win (9/10 so far!)
View my digital bookshelf here & current reading list here.
Best of the web
88 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life
Movie Recommendation
I enjoy movies based on true stories, especially those that involve an outrageous ploy to beat the system! War dogs sees two young dudes make a fortune through US government contracts to supply arms to the military.
War Dogs Official Trailer - Miles Teller, Jonah Hill
Fun facts about India
  • With a population of 1.3 billion, it’s home to nearly 20% of the world!🌏
  • The Indian general elections are underway. The 900+ million eligible voters take 5+ weeks, across 1 million polling stations to cast votes! 🤯
  • The clocks in India are offset by 30 minutes to most of the other time zones in the world. Mumbai is five and a half hours ahead of London!🕒
View all previous newsletters here and all previous newsletter links here.
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- Peter Duffy
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