Quarterly reading list [2020 Q2]

Commentary on every book I read in the quarter, covering: why I chose to read it, some insights and quotes, and review. Not intended to be a summary.   Why We Sleep, Matthew Walker (2017) It's a truism to say sleep is important - along with nutrition, stress management, and exercise. Yet I still found [...]

Common Knowledge: Why I Stopped Avoiding Mass Media

TL;DR Common knowledge is information that everyone believes is shared by everyone else. It's not what the crowd believes. It's what the crowd believes what the crowd believes.  It's an integral part of game theory and critical in understanding how group behaviour changes based on new information. While this concept may not be entirely new, [...]