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Julia Galef is co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality. She is a writer and public speaker on the topics of rationality, science, technology, and design.
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The Redwall Cookbook
Brian Jacques - Sep 22, 2005
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Ever read a Redwall novel and wonder exactly what Abbot’s Special Abbey Trifle is? Or how to make Shrimp ’N Hotroot Soup, that delicacy of otters everywhere? Or Mole’s Favourite Turnip and Tater Deeper ’N Ever Pie? From the simple refreshment of Summer Strawberry Fizz to Great Hall Gooseberry Fool, they’re all here, along with dozens of other favor...
Julia Galef
Jan 13, 2018
Any of you grow up reading the Redwall books? I did, & one of my favorite things in them were the lovingly detailed descriptions of the food the characters ate at their feasts Well: there is a Redwall cookbook & my brother found it for me for Christmas, bc he is the best brother      source
Tribe of Mentors
Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
Tim Ferriss - Nov 21, 2017
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Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, shares the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure booka compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world's top performers. From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors, their short profiles can help you answer life's most...
Julia Galef
Nov 30, 2017
I'm in Tim Ferriss' latest book "Tribe of Mentors," short chapters of life advice from people in different fields: Lots of good stuff throughout from ppl like @VitalikButerin, @waitbutwhy & @RayDalio. Hardcover's hefty & attractive, would make a good gift.      source
Superforecasting
The Art and Science of Prediction
Philip E. Tetlock - Sep 13, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST "The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow."--Jason Zweig, The Wall Street JournalEveryone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply...
Julia Galef
Has some good advice on how to improve your ability to make accurate predictions.      source
How to Measure Anything
Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business
Douglas W. Hubbard - Mar 17, 2014 (first published in 1985)
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This new edition continues to boldly assert that any perception of immeasurability is based on certain popular misconceptions about measurement and measurement methods. It shows the common reasoning for calling something immeasurable, and sets out to correct those ideas. Practical methods for measuring a variety of intangibles are explained includi...
Julia Galef
Has some good advice on how to improve your ability to make accurate predictions.      source
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Nick Ganju
Decisive
How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
Chip Heath - Mar 26, 2013
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The four principles that can help us to overcome our brains' natural biases to make better, more informed decisions -- in our lives, careers, families and organizations.In Decisive, Chip Heath and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors of Made to Stick and Switch, tackle the thorny problem of how to overcome our natural biases and irrational thinking t...
Julia Galef
Explains four of the biggest judgment errors and gives tips for combating them.      source
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Derek Sivers