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  • Stefano shared from Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies by Cesar Hidalgo
    Incentives work to motivate intermediaries and traders, but makers, who are the ones that provide the substance of what is traded, need more than an incentive to make something. They need to know how to do it.
    Note: No amount of incentive will make you do that which you don't know how to do.
  • Stefano shared from Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
    If you think, ā€œI breathe,ā€ the ā€œIā€ is extra.
  • Stefano shared from The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies by Bryan Caplan
    personal experience with progress makes it easier to spot on a larger scale.
    Note: @bryan_caplan 's Myth of Rational Voter full of pearls like this:
  • Stefano shared from The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
    The feature which the steamer and the galley have in common is the ability to move in any direction independent of the wind. Such a power makes a radical distinction between those classes of vessels and the sailing-ship; for the latter can follow only a limited number of courses when the wind blows,
    Note: Sailing ships, steamers and galleys: what is the equivalent of winds in 21C business strategy?
  • Stefano shared from The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
    The feature which the steamer and the galley have in common is the ability to move in any direction independent of the wind.
    Note: The steamer and the galley. What are the 21C's winds?
  • Stefano shared from The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by W. Timothy Gallwey
    It is much more difficult to break a habit when there is no adequate replacement for it.