I review the book Hit Makers and go on about how it loses its point in a sea of storytelling . Read more (10 min, 3300 words).
Responding to a post on Suspended Reason, I talk about how underwhelming conceptual art is, why it's more subjective than other kinds and why it's highly regarded even though it shouldn't be. Read more (14 min, 3500 words)
I met Robin Hanson this weekend and started to think about how important it is to have people with expertise in several fields. Specifically setting up crossover academic departments could be an interesting experiment. Read more (6 min, 1500 words)
How having an idea is similar to falling in love and why it sometimes doesn't work over the long term.Read more (300 words)