About Zhu Xudong

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  • Zhu shared from Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
    Sociological research has shown that the maximum ‘natural’ size of a group bonded by gossip is about 150 individuals. Most people can neither intimately know, nor gossip effectively about, more than 150 human beings.
    Note: the theory behind Path
  • Zhu shared from Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
    The gossip theory might sound like a joke, but numerous studies support it. Even today the vast majority of human communication – whether in the form of emails, phone calls or newspaper columns – is gossip. It comes so naturally to us that it seems as if our language evolved for this very purpose. Do you think that history professors chat about the reasons for World War One when they meet for lunch, or that nuclear physicists spend their coffee breaks at scientific conferences talking about quarks? Sometimes. But more often, they gossip about the professor who caught her husband cheating,...
    Note: a very sharp observation
  • Zhu shared from The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
    Wounds heal. Love lasts. We remain.
    Note: One who doesn't cry at these words must be dead inside.
  • Zhu shared from The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander by Pete Blaber
    the plan was the plan, and the staff had put so much work into putting it together that the mission itself no longer had anything to do with the reality on the ground; the mission was to execute the plan on time. To
    Note: I have felt this sometimes in my work environment.
  • Zhu shared from The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander by Pete Blaber
    Combat experience provides context, and context provides common sense.
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Zhu Xudong
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