About Joshua Raley

Persistent optimist & entrepreneur. Love to read, travel, & meet creative people.

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Recent Activity

  • Joshua shared from Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    To conclude, the best way to mitigate interventionism is to ration the supply of information, as naturalistically as possible. This is hard to accept in the age of the Internet. It has been very hard for me to explain that the more data you get, the less you know what’s going on, and the more iatrogenics you will cause. People are still under the illusion that “science” means more data.
    Note: An information diet is as important as a caloric one to keep a sharp mind in the modern world
  • Joshua shared from When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail by Eric Jay Dolin
    WHILE EUROPEANS THUS had cause to be impressed with Chinese civilization, the Chinese held a dim view of the Europeans, as well as all other foreigners. The Chinese believed, and had for more than a thousand years, that they were the most special people on earth.
    Note: Turns out, before we invented American Exceptionalism ... there was Chinese Exceptionalism
  • Joshua shared from When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail by Eric Jay Dolin
    WHILE EUROPEANS THUS had cause to be impressed with Chinese civilization, the Chinese held a dim view of the Europeans, as well as all other foreigners. The Chinese believed, and had for more than a thousand years, that they were the most special people on earth.
    Note: Turns out before American Exceptionalism there was Chinese Exceptionalism
  • Joshua shared from When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail by Eric Jay Dolin
    WHILE EUROPEANS THUS had cause to be impressed with Chinese civilization, the Chinese held a dim view of the Europeans, as well as all other foreigners. The Chinese believed, and had for more than a thousand years, that they were the most special people on earth.
    Note: Turns out before American Exceptionalism there was Chinese Exceptionalism
  • Joshua shared from The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Fragility" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    My classmate in Paris, the novelist-to-be Jean-Olivier Tedesco, pronounced, as he prevented me from running to catch a subway, “I don’t run for trains.” Snub your destiny.
    Note: Empowering advice
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Joshua Raley
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