Second, we reached 500 subscribers a bit over a week ago and I want to say thanks to all of my readers - I’m really-really happy you find the newsletter valuable! If there’s anything you think I can improve - let me know.
One thing society needs to get right is not screwing over slow thinkers from day 1. A slow thinker can sometimes generate amazing projects over remarkably short timelines, but deliver "meh" performances on standardized tests that use time pressure to fit scores to a bell curve
Tinder study..."male subjects liked 61.9% of female profiles, female subjects liked only 4.5% of male...findings in line with evolutionary psychology and parental investment theory (Trivers, 1972)" +women like more if he has masters in business/engineering https://t.co/YMRg629wA6https://t.co/D3IMQkI3H7
Actually in my experience the first draft of any paper is so terrible that the advisor does not bother with line comments. I only used to get line comments on the 3rd draft or so and considered myself lucky to get them!! https://t.co/hW1HVeBwG8
2:50 PM - 12 Jul 2019
^ my first drafts are frequently terrible - do not get discouraged by this when writing!
"China's outstanding loans to other countries have risen from almost nothing in 2000 to more than $700bn today...Nearly half of China’s lending to developing countries is “hidden”, in that neither the World Bank nor the IMF has data on it." https://t.co/eaXT47GkTBhttps://t.co/xP8LFimasa
2:18 PM - 16 Jul 2019
A reminder that technological change is endogenous! –>
@danwwang @elidourado Lack of competition -- Illumina dominates this market. The drop since '08 was due to the development of parallel DNA sequencing tech, but there hasn't been a comparable breakthrough since (nanopores are the closest thing but not proven yet).
85% of my newsletter is trying to help my subscribers to learn something useful, to change how they think, and to motivate them to do something differently. 15% is fun. (just check the last issue to confirm!)