By the way, if you read the post on metaphors, you know what happens to your brain when you read ‘hard’. Anyway, so I looked at some solid data around democracy and reforms and the answer
is counter-intuitive to what you may think.
Another question - would I put in any more work for my newsletters if I got paid for them?
In this fourth blog,
I explore the connection between productivity and financial incentive. I gained these insights from watching few TED talks and reading few economics books. Contrary to intuition, monetary reward may not always make us perform better (in fact there are scenarios where we perform worse when working for money). Don’t take my word for it - just go through the evidence presented in the blog; no rewards for reading it though! :)
My hopes are not shattered or anything. I am not in it for money anyway (at least not directly). I do what I like to do and just hope that the money thing gets sorted one way or another, inshallah!
What matters more, money or health?
No Enthu Da did a great job summarizing
why calorie control doesn’t help much in weight loss. What matters really is regulating the insulin in the body (via food-type / eating habits). His blog post is based on the book The Obesity Code
that was part of my perspective-changing book-list
that I had collated some time back (I haven’t read the book myself yet, but very inclined to do so now, after reading the blog).
Talking about book-lists, if you are in the mood to check out more recommendations, below is a useful Twitter thread.