Found this is a review of Pierre Hadot where he uses it how Michel Foucault has used it. While wikipedia will tell you it is scholarly essays written by the ancients, Foucault focused on the style more precisely: ” The hypomnemata constituted a material memory of things read, heard, or thought, thus offering these as … Continue reading Glossary: Hypomnemata
Just finished Algorithms to live by. Lots of amazing principals in there which my nerd brain geeked out about. Of particular interest is the Least Recently Used Algorithm. Turns out I have been using this all along to manage my closets and sort my to do lists of “someday” tasks. The term comes from computer … Continue reading Remember Martin: Least Recently Used Rule for buffer overflow
Starting a new Category here at DGC: Seed Crystals. A seed crystal can get a chemical process going. Especially in a super saturated environment. It is the catalyst that starts a larger process going. Like a spark to start a fire. Here is how Robert Persig describes it in Zen and The Art of Motorcycle … Continue reading Seed Crystal: what is it?
I ran across this quote from Walden yesterday. It is the last line in the book: “However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard times. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults … Continue reading Remember this Martin: the conclusion of Walden is Stoic
Read this interview with the Ranger Up founder today. “You routinely get fed a shit sandwich and are not only expected to eat it, but eat it using the proper utensils, table manners, and a smile on your face so that the men and women under your command maintain motivation and discipline as you tackle … Continue reading Remember Martin: love the suck
Read this in a blog today: “Asking open-ended questions encourages the person you’re conversing with to think critically and therefore to be more engaging because open-ended questions allow the respondent, not the asker, to control the response.” In my experience, I agree. My favorite Open Ended questions: “How did you…” “In what ways…” “Tell me … Continue reading Remember Martin: Ask open-ended questions
I am in transit again. Sea->lax. In the airport lounge working. Monday night football is on. The Seahawks. Many of my friends are there. Many of them took the whole day off to go to the game. An entire day watching grown men play a game that most of them had exactly zero stake in. … Continue reading Remember Martin: Be wary of spectacle
One of the amazing things I am able to do as CEO of Upgrade Labs is to run a bunch of NOf1 experiments on myself. Lately I have been very interested in how to upgrade brain performance in the short and long term. At Labs we have an astonishingly easy to use tool called the … Continue reading DO THIS: Upgrade your brain function
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