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Julia Galef

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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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Julia Galef
Last weekend was my brother @jessegalef's wedding to @donovanable, and as wedding favors they gave out books they loved / books that had influenced their life One of the books was Dragons of Autumn Twilight so of COURSE that's the one I chose to take home with me      source
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The Redwall Cookbook
Brian Jacques - 2005-09-22
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Unleash your inner Redwall chef with this cookbook! Learn how to make Abbot’s Special Abbey Trifle, Shrimp ’N Hotroot Soup, Mole’s Favourite Turnip and Tater Deeper ’N Ever Pie and other delicious dishes from the Redwall series. Illustrated in full color and perfect for young readers, this cookbook is a must-have for any fan of the beloved series.
Julia Galef
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
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Tribe of Mentors
Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
Tim Ferriss - 2017-11-21
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Get insights and tactical advice from 130+ of the world's top performers in this ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book, Tribe of Mentors. From billionaires to athletes, artists, and entrepreneurs, learn how to overcome failure, find work-life balance, meditate, set priorities, and achieve extraordinary results. Discover practical and tactical advice that can help you transform your life and achieve your goals. Written by Tim Ferriss, this book is a brand-new playbook of playbooks that will change your perspective on what's possible.
Julia Galef
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
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The Art and Science of Prediction
Philip E. Tetlock - 2015-09-29
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Learn the secrets of successful prediction with "Superforecasting," a groundbreaking book that draws on decades of research and real-world examples to explore the art and science of forecasting. Authors Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner have studied a government-funded forecasting tournament involving tens of thousands of volunteers, from filmmakers to ballroom dancers, and uncovered the elusive traits that set expert forecasters apart from the rest of us. Through compelling stories of successes and failures in predicting global events, and interviews with high-level decision makers, the authors offer practical advice on how to gather evidence, think probabilistically, work in teams, and be willing to admit error and change course. This accessible guide is destined to become a classic in the field of decision making.
Julia Galef
Has some good advice on how to improve your ability to make accurate predictions.      source
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How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
Chip Heath - 2013-03-26
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This book tackles the thorny problem of how to overcome our natural biases and irrational thinking to make better decisions. The author offers practical tools that can help us to think more clearly about our options, and get out of our heads, to improve our decision making, at work and at home.
Julia Galef
Explains four of the biggest judgment errors and gives tips for combating them.      source
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Derek Sivers
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How to Measure Anything
Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business
Douglas W. Hubbard - 2007-07-01 (first published in 1985)
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Discover how to measure anything with this practical guide that challenges common misconceptions about measurement and measurement methods. Learn how to measure a variety of intangibles, including customer satisfaction, organizational flexibility, technology risk, technology ROI, and more. This new edition includes updated material and new measurement methods, making it a valuable tool for risk management and improving customer satisfaction.
Julia Galef
Has some good advice on how to improve your ability to make accurate predictions.      source
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Nick Ganju