NC Weekly 13: Is the grass greener where you water it? – Lessons from taking time off

(Note: This post was initially published as part of my newsletter. ) I was reading an email from Peep Laja the other day, just when I was about to go back to normal life after a week of chill and exploring in Umbria, Italy. Typically, I’m a ferocious reader. I’m always listening to audiobooks, doing intense thinking, … Continue reading NC Weekly 13: Is the grass greener where you water it? – Lessons from taking time off

NC Weekly 11: Amplification through simplification – When to simplify and when to keep it real

(Note: This post was initially published as part of my newsletter. ) Hey, hope you had an amazing week. I’ve been enjoying some time with family in Italy and I got to see a ton of friends after a really long time. Gradually getting out of this lockdown has been a bit like coming out … Continue reading NC Weekly 11: Amplification through simplification – When to simplify and when to keep it real

NC Weekly 9: The real fountain of youth – Why not knowing and changing keep us young.

(Note: This post was initially published as part of my newsletter. ) A couple of days ago I started “drawing”. Christopher Silvestri @SilvestriChris The best workout for the mind: Go back to beginner’s mind as often as you can. Yesterday I started practicing my drawing skills. Can’t even remember the last time I did. Finding … Continue reading NC Weekly 9: The real fountain of youth – Why not knowing and changing keep us young.

NC Weekly 8: Against the mental model circle jerk – How to really learn mental shortcuts you can use

(Note: This post was initially published as part of my newsletter. ) “Benefits > Features” becomes your mental model. What’s a mental model? A mental model is an explanation of someone’s thought process about how something works in the real world. It can be a shortcut to help us process and simplify information, because reality is too … Continue reading NC Weekly 8: Against the mental model circle jerk – How to really learn mental shortcuts you can use

NC Weekly 7: The spoiled brat cycle – Why communicating the old fashioned way will keep us sane

(Note: This post was initially published as part of my newsletter. ) Hey, hope you’re having a great weekend. As an update after last week’s decision to cut some fat out of my reading habits, I can say it’s been a success so far. After my one week information fast, my Instapaper reading list went from the … Continue reading NC Weekly 7: The spoiled brat cycle – Why communicating the old fashioned way will keep us sane

NC Weekly 4: When the cat’s away… – On doing things when no one is watching

(Note: This post was initially published as part of my newsletter. ) A couple of weeks ago the Bundesliga, Germany’s soccer league took off. This time with obvious COVID-19 measures – the absence of an audience for one. Researchers jumped on the opportunity to revisit some studies on how these conditions affect players’ psychology. Turns … Continue reading NC Weekly 4: When the cat’s away… – On doing things when no one is watching