About K. Webster

My main interest in reading is non-fiction in religion, philosophy, esoteric knowledge, Hermeticism and Gnosticism.<br />

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  • K. shared from Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C. Dennett
    I have tried to demonstrate that Darwinian thinking does live up to its billing as universal acid: it turns the whole traditional world upside down, challenging the top-down image of designs flowing from that genius of geniuses, the Intelligent Designer, and replacing it with the bubble-up image of mindless, motiveless cyclical processes churning out ever-more robust combinations until they start replicating on their own, speeding up the design process by reusing all the best bits over and over. Some of these earliest offspring eventually join forces (one major crane, symbiosis), which leads to...
    Note: Dennett is brilliant.. If you are into the mysteries of the ages, or contemporary computing such as Artificial Intelligence, I recommend.
  • K. shared from Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C. Dennett
    The beauty of Darwin’s great idea is that he saw how, given billions of years in which to work, and a prodigious amount of “waste” motion (zillions of trials ending in errors), design improvements could non-miraculously accumulate, automatically, without intention or foresight or understanding.
    Note: This is a great book laying down the theories that are being used to design AI for the next generation of thinking computers. If you are interested in the mysteries of life, creation, and human consciousness -give it a read.
  • K. shared from Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
    Unless you have perfectly conventional beliefs, it’s rarely a good idea to tell everybody everything that you know.
    Note: Great advice from Thiel..
  • K. shared from Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
    We are more fascinated today by statistical predictions of what the country will be thinking in a few weeks’ time than by visionary predictions of what the country will look like 10 or 20 years from now.
  • K. shared from Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others by Andrew Sobel, Jerold Panas
    “When people ask how,” I tell them, “they stay busy and always have a job. They become good managers. But if they ask why they become more than that. They start to lead, not just manage.”
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K. Webster