The Yak Collective’s Writings

2021

October

: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #20
: Venkatesh Rao, Baby Eons
: Chris Butler, Introducing the Product Ops Alliance
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Understand your brain patterns with Ariel Garten, founder of Muse
: Benjamin Taylor, What gives you the foundations that enable change?
: Chris Butler, What is the Product Mindset?
: Vaughn Tan, Re-learning productive discomfort
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Distance learning, e-learning, online learning, or virtual learning?
: Benjamin Taylor, The traffic lights will kill us all one day — unless the watermelons get us first.
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #19
: Chris Butler, Voice platforms don’t make building communal skills easy
: Venkatesh Rao, The First Terraforming
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Solving the biggest productivity bottleneck with Richie Bonilla, co-founder of Clarity
: Benjamin Taylor, How do you show respect and collect learning when involved in organisational change?
: Benjamin Taylor, A whodunnit involving football pitches, desire lines, and a broken arm
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #18
: Chris Butler, Pattern Detected!
: Venkatesh Rao, Remystifying Supply Chains
: Chris Butler, How to write great OKR objectives
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — a powerful and important concept that few have heard of
: Benjamin Taylor, Can you find the unlocking insight?
: Benjamin Taylor, Exploring practical systems change: why are we not learning all the lessons we could about fire…
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #17

September

: Benjamin Taylor, McKinsey and the capacity of business for evil
: Venkatesh Rao, On Robots
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, How to improve your relationship with your phone
: Benjamin Taylor, What do you think of FestivalUK*2022?
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #16
: Paul Millerd, Designing Your Own Infinite Game In The Creator Economy
: Venkatesh Rao, Goalposts-Complete Problems
: Benjamin Taylor, New cohorts for the RedQuadrant tool shed start soon
: Benjamin Taylor, What Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ Love in the Time of Cholera can teach us about organisations and…
: Chris Butler, Product operations is about incentivizing glue work
: Benjamin Taylor, I’m intrigued and excited by the potential of the ‘ego to eco’ movement.
: Benjamin Taylor, On 7–8 October I’m proud to be hosting an event that brings together 14 of the most incredible…
: Paul Millerd, How To Tame The Shadow Side Of Solopreneurship – Darren Joe (Podcast)
: Paul Millerd, “Ambition Is Frozen Desire” – Excerpt From David Whyte’s Consolations
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #15
: Venkatesh Rao, Pitchdark Futures
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Focus, relax, and sleep with Endel
: Benjamin Taylor, Is ‘systems convening’ a thing?
: Randy Lubin, Award: Next Generation Foresight Practitioner – Innovative Methods
: Benjamin Taylor, The Conscious Organisation conference 2021
: Chris Butler, OKRs are networks, not hierarchies
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #14
: Venkatesh Rao, Low-Level Vitalist Memeing
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Reducing information anxiety with the founder of Joggo
: Tom Critchlow, The Jigsaw of Independence
: Benjamin Taylor, They say, among the people of the coast…
: Phil Wolff, Pervasive Identity
: Ben Mosior, Cynefin with Examples
: Benjamin Taylor, I’m on holiday!
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #13
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Building a latticework of mental models with ModelThinkers
: Benjamin Taylor, Register at https://bit.ly/SCBookLaunch
: Benjamin Taylor, “It is a misuse of our power to take responsibility for problems that belong to someone else.”

August

: Chris Butler, Product ops is about creative destruction
: Benjamin Taylor, I’m in a quandary.
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #12
: Benjamin Taylor, Systems convening
: Benjamin Taylor, I’m proud of RedQuadrant
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #11
: Chris Butler, Communal computing, part 3
: Benjamin Taylor, There’s been a kerfuffle about ‘stage theory’. What do you think?
: Benjamin Taylor, Speaking gigs — what do you think?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The MoSCoW method of prioritization
: Phil Wolff, Identity of Things Grand Challenges
: Benjamin Taylor, Why we need #metaconsulting
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #10
: Benjamin Taylor, What does the shift to the collective journey mean to you?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Emotional exhaustion: a leading indicator of burnout
: Benjamin Taylor, Long live commissioning! But what shall we call it?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Eliminating bias in online education with the founder of Learnopoly
: Benjamin Taylor, The Peter Block Community Exercise — connection, gifts, community: better than ‘a warmup’
: Phil Wolff, Recap: User Experience in SSI (IIW UX) July 2021
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #9
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Exploring the power of note-making with the co-founder of Obsidian
: Benjamin Taylor, Something new has been named: #systemsconvening
: Benjamin Taylor, Is your team or organisation a ‘robust system’?
: Benjamin Taylor, Exiting from stress

July

: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #8
: Venkatesh Rao, Summer Break
: Benjamin Taylor, What is work?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Building a swarm of thoughts with the founders of Napkin
: Benjamin Taylor, The Human Knot.
: Benjamin Taylor, CPORT task definition
: Benjamin Taylor, What pattern are you stuck in? Are you happy with it?
: Randy Lubin, San Bruno Mountain
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #7
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #6
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #4
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #5
: Chris Butler, World of Work-Craft
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, How to quantify our focus with the founder of Rize
: Benjamin Taylor, My little freedom day poll: results
: Venkatesh Rao, One Tenth of a Second
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The rise of fake scientists
: Benjamin Taylor, ‘Honest, guv’nor’ — how to use change management for evil
: Chris Butler, Communal computing, part 2
: Benjamin Taylor, What does ‘freedom day’ mean to you?
: Venkatesh Rao, Superhistory Redux
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Is there a perfect productivity system?
: Benjamin Taylor, This week I spoke at #leanagileUK on ‘five core practices’ for effective organisations
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Protected: Taking back control of our time with the co-founder of Hera
: Benjamin Taylor, Cybernetics is not the banana.
: Chris Butler, Teach your team by making learning look more like working
: Benjamin Taylor, what could the role of government and public services look like in the 21st Century and beyond?
: Benjamin Taylor, Wouldn’t it be good if you could improve your changes of successful change?
: Venkatesh Rao, Accidental Designs -- 2
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The willpower paradox: when confident self-talk becomes counterproductive
: Benjamin Taylor, Essential practices for organisation — talk on 13 July
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #3
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Building a knowledge garden with Kosmik
: Benjamin Taylor, The critical role of procurement in public value outcomes
: Paul Millerd, Ben Hunt on Industrially Necessary Paths & How To Live In The Now
: Phil Wolff, Smarter IoT and Healthcare
: Benjamin Taylor, Moving into turbulence, uncertainty, novelty, and ambiguity
: Venkatesh Rao, The REALIST Stack
: Phil Wolff, IDoT Tempos: Cadence, Lifecycles, and the Long Now
: Benjamin Taylor, The power of names, part two— @antlerboy

June

: Benjamin Taylor, The power of names, part 1 — why RedQuadrant?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Not-to-do list: a conscious way to break bad habits
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The psychology of revenge bedtime procrastination
: Benjamin Taylor, #Ask me anything!
: Venkatesh Rao, Accidental Designs -- 1
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, An ode to slowness: the benefits of slowing down
: Benjamin Taylor, In world of infinite overlapping possibility and multiple, irreconcilable differences, what does…
: Benjamin Taylor, What I learned from 100 intentional LinkedIn posts
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Building a healthier internet with Jeremy Hurst, co-founder of Idenati
: Benjamin Taylor, Making sense of systems change and systems leadership
: Ben Smith, Links for June, 2021
: Benjamin Taylor, Transduction — leading transformation — Issue #2
: Chris Butler, Communal computing, part 1
: Paul Millerd, The Ultimate Guide & Reasons To Take A Sabbatical
: Benjamin Taylor, Seeking comments on my new Revue newsletter
: Venkatesh Rao, Perpetuated Beta
: Venkatesh Rao, Welcome to Ribbonfarm Studio
: Venkatesh Rao, After Westphalia
: Venkatesh Rao, The Great Weirding
: Venkatesh Rao, The Clockless Clock
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Should we really focus on one thing at a time?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Negative capability: how to embrace intellectual uncertainty
: Benjamin Taylor, A grid for better customer / citizen led transformation
: Venkatesh Rao, Upcoming Changes
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Procrastination triggers: eight reasons why you procrastinate
: Benjamin Taylor, What’s your mission? How are you bringing it into the world?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The Praise Paradox: when well-​intended words backfire
: Benjamin Taylor, Technical vs adaptive problems
: Venkatesh Rao, Maker Studio, Manager Studio
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The framing effect: how the way information is framed impacts our decisions
: Benjamin Taylor, Have you heard of the brown contract?
: Randy Lubin, Money City Resources

May

: Benjamin Taylor, Events coming up — please join me!
: Ben Smith, Links for May, 2021
: Venkatesh Rao, Living With Problems
: Benjamin Taylor, What do we want for the days after?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Hotkeys: how to customize your shortcuts in Roam Research
: Benjamin Taylor, Which world do you live in?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Building an infinite canvas for your thoughts with Julia Pierce, Director at Scapple
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Decision fatigue: how a burden of choices leads to irrational trade-offs
: Benjamin Taylor, Complexity is not a paradigm shift
: Venkatesh Rao, Good People and Wicked Problems
: Benjamin Taylor, Come and sample the RedQuadrant tool shed — free show and tell on 10 June
: Benjamin Taylor, Why do they say my country doesn’t exist?
: Benjamin Taylor, How can you quickly assess how you are doing as a leader?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Exploring the power of mind mapping with Michael Hollauf, co-founder of Meister
: Benjamin Taylor, Ten principles for public service transformation
: Benjamin Taylor, What sort of posts do you want from me?
: Venkatesh Rao, Superhistory, Not Superintelligence
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The Seven Sins of Memory
: Benjamin Taylor, What would you most like to hear from me about my approaches on June 10?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Egocentric bias: why we feel like the main character in our own movie
: Benjamin Taylor, How do you help good work thrive in the world and increase impact?
: Venkatesh Rao, Illusions and Collisions - 3
: Benjamin Taylor, Where do ideas come from, and who owns them?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Roam versus Notion: which one is best for you?

April

: Benjamin Taylor, Being compassionate to ourselves turns out to be a powerful lever for change
: Benjamin Taylor, What do you do when you’re stuck in the middle? How’s that working out for you?
: Venkatesh Rao, The Meaning Crisis Conspiracy
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Unbounded learning: how to unshackle your education
: Benjamin Taylor, Consider the oboe
: Paul Millerd, My Five-Year Journey Creating, Launching, Failing & Succeeding With Online Courses
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Learning through your ears with Yehoshua Zlotogorski, founder of Alpe Audio
: Benjamin Taylor, The universe is greebling.
: Benjamin Taylor, Quality Improvement — consider dangerous?
: Venkatesh Rao, Late-Style Thinking
: Tom Critchlow, Digital Victories Podcast Episode
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Declinism: how rosy retrospection impacts decision-making
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Are you a taker, a giver, or a matcher?
: Benjamin Taylor, I’m hiring! Be at the heart of RedQuadrant
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The Barnum Effect: why we love astrology and personality tests
: Benjamin Taylor, What idea changed the way you see the world?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Write things down and get them done with Amplenote
: Benjamin Taylor, We are all consultants, advisers, coaches, change people — but only a select few enter the tool…
: Venkatesh Rao, Illusions and Collisions - 2
: Benjamin Taylor, Metaphors are both stages and cages for our thinking.
: Benjamin Taylor, #Recognition! It’s very nice, isn’t it?
: Sachin Benny, #14 Tylenol
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Taste: why we like what we like
: Benjamin Taylor, How do you feel when you realise how much you took after your parents?
: Venkatesh Rao, Welcome to the World of Tomorrow
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, 90 journaling prompts to spark new personal insights
: Benjamin Taylor, the seven per cent rule
: Pamela Hobart, Planning Is Not Mandatory
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Free your thoughts with the founders of Supernotes

March

: Benjamin Taylor, What I know about #systemsthinking
: Pamela Hobart, The Meatbody Effect
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The power of simplicity: how to manage our complexity bias
: Benjamin Taylor, Pristine shelfware to working in the swamps
: Venkatesh Rao, Digital Homelessness
: Pamela Hobart, Eat the Cheese Plate
: Pamela Hobart, Would It Be Good For You To "Think Less" ?
: Benjamin Taylor, What do you reach for to get a quick overview of an organisation’s structure and key data?
: Randy Lubin, Serious(ish) Games: Hindsight 2030
: Tom Critchlow, Notes on an Open Scraping Database
: Ben Mosior, Tasshin Interviews Ben on Strategy
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Musturbation: the irrational demand for perfection
: Benjamin Taylor, Do systems exist?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The three types of burnout
: Benjamin Taylor, There are multiple ways of looking at organisations.
: Venkatesh Rao, Illusions and Collisions -- 1
: Benjamin Taylor, Most customer service performance measures are worse than doing nothing
: Randy Lubin, Serious Games: Future of Money (run at Mozfest)
: Paul Millerd, Accidental Meaning: Why The American Dream No Longer Works
: Venkatesh Rao, Moving to Tuesdays...
: Benjamin Taylor, Three tribes are contesting for the #futureofwork. Which one will you join?
: Benjamin Taylor, Have you progressed in your career?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The mindful productivity audit: 10 questions to improve your well-being at work
: Benjamin Taylor, What would *you* do to improve this organisation?
: Ben Smith, Links for 3/13/2021
: Venkatesh Rao, Demiurgical Businesses
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Building the world’s most customizable workspace with Ivan Zhao, co-founder of Notion
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The fallacy of “what gets measured gets managed”
: Benjamin Taylor, We would all like a ‘neat and compleat’ way of making sense of the world, of leading, consulting…
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, When to use pages, tags, or attributes in Roam Research?
: Benjamin Taylor, What does ‘service transformation’ look like? A challenge for you!
: Randy Lubin, Foresight Workshop: Games + Creative Writing
: Paul Millerd, How I Think About Money & Retirement While Self Employment
: Paul Millerd, How Obsession With Work Killed Our Connection With Leisure
: Paul Millerd, The Inevitable Decline Of The Elite Full-Time MBA
: Paul Millerd, The Battle For The Soul Of The Creator Economy
: Venkatesh Rao, Late Sceneification
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Anxious for no apparent reason? It may be time to press “reset”
: Benjamin Taylor, Are you learning as effectively as a dolphin?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The educational and economic necessity of lifelong learning
: Benjamin Taylor, New Normal

February

: Ben Smith, Links for 2/21/21
: Venkatesh Rao, Shadowland -2
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The problem with work-life balance
: Benjamin Taylor, What are your fundamental needs at work? And are they being met?
: Ben Mosior, Donald A Schön at Iowa State University (Talk Transcript)
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The Semmelweis Reflex: when current beliefs trump new knowledge
: Benjamin Taylor, The worst projects I’ve ever been on have been doomed to succeed
: Sachin Benny, #13 Space Travel as Hot Media
: Tom Critchlow, Reimagining the Research Lab
: Randy Lubin, Story Synth’s Games Gallery
: Venkatesh Rao, Mars and the Meaning of Money
: Benjamin Taylor, Do public ‘services’ make things worse? Does help *actually* help?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The ambidextrous mindset: how to balance exploration and exploitation
: Benjamin Taylor, What would happen if you said what you really thought?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Nootropics, adaptogens, brain foods… What the heck is going on?
: Venkatesh Rao, Shadowland - 1
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The Diderot Effect: why we buy things we don’t need
: Benjamin Taylor, What topics should I dig into in more depth?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, 9 useful templates for Roam Research
: Benjamin Taylor, What would you most like me to write about on LinkedIn?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Sophrosyne: the art of mindful moderation
: Randy Lubin, Prerendering Vue for Story Synth Unfurls
: Venkatesh Rao, Tick-Tock Talk -- 2:
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Navigating the mind: 40 major fields of psychology and neuroscience
: Benjamin Taylor, What’s wrong the way we use organisational measures?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The benefits of stretching: why your body needs to move
: Benjamin Taylor, This intriguing image contains two possibilities for organisations, and the people who spend their…
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The Nirvana fallacy: when perfectionism leads to unrealistic solutions

January

: Randy Lubin, Serious Game: Imagining Health Futures
: Venkatesh Rao, Weird Moneys
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Why do we need to be right?
: Benjamin Taylor, This is very true, and has generated some quite good comments on LinkedIn (where this blog is…
: Benjamin Taylor, Why is a bridge and water such a good explanation of how people go wrong with business…
: Paul Millerd, Daniel Vassallo – The Self-Employment Meta Game (Podcast)
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Jootsing: the art of jumping out of the system
: Benjamin Taylor, What would you say if I told you customer intimacy was dangerous?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Behind the scenes: how to start a website as an online creator
: Tom Critchlow, The Coming Era of Tokenized Essays
: Tom Critchlow, The Consultant Out of Time
: Venkatesh Rao, Anti-Network Effects
: Pamela Hobart, Conversations Don’t Transform You, Life Does
: Randy Lubin, Overview of Story Synth, my web platform for storytelling games
: Pamela Hobart, Don't Look on the Bright Side
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Creative burnout: when the creativity tap runs dry
: Benjamin Taylor, The great big sh*t-shovelling machine
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Overcoming learned helplessness
: Benjamin Taylor, Have you heard of ‘commissioning’? Here’s why it’s important in all our lives
: Pamela Hobart, The Sneaky Subjunctive
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Emotional fitness and leadership with Dr. Emily Anhalt
: Paul Millerd, What I learned in Ali Abdaal’s YouTube Course
: Vinay Débrou, Folk Festivals of the Internet People
: Venkatesh Rao, Involvement Music
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, From note-taking to note-making
: Benjamin Taylor, How can we change the world? Exactly — join us and we’ll see!
: Tom Critchlow, Why can't I write code inside my browser?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Creating habits: how long does it take to form a habit?
: Benjamin Taylor, There are only seven ways to make savings and improvements in service organisations
: Randy Lubin, Playing around with the Web Monetization Protocol
: Benjamin Taylor, There are two fundamental outlooks on life
: Benjamin Taylor, Are you a naive enthusiast, an oversimplifying populariser, a gooroo, or a curmudgeon?
: Benjamin Taylor, How often do things go wrong because of lack of clarity?
: Benjamin Taylor, The Campaign Against Consultancy — do you want to join?
: Benjamin Taylor, There are five core things which, if you make them your practice, are likely to lead to…
: Benjamin Taylor, Local public services in the UK face a ‘perfect’ storm — we need Adaptive Councils
: Benjamin Taylor, ‘the chick does not break the egg out of hatred for the shell — it does so out of a desire to walk…
: Benjamin Taylor, We’re all trying to make sense of things — in our own way and from where we are
: Benjamin Taylor, A practical approach to making decisions in complexity
: Benjamin Taylor, ‘How the heck do I make decisions in this chaos?’
: Benjamin Taylor, You should never publish your values or behaviours if you want culture change
: Benjamin Taylor, I sabotaged the plan, and it was one of the best things I’ve done
: Benjamin Taylor, Who wants to become an organisational Jedi?
: Benjamin Taylor, Are you playing the real human game, or are you being seduced by the Dark Side of The Force?
: Benjamin Taylor, Are you fit for your job? Are you stretched?
: Benjamin Taylor, Organisational Jedi Knights have to confront themselves with love
: Benjamin Taylor, Are you trapped in a tractor beam of The Force?
: Benjamin Taylor, The Force in organisational life: how dominant/other cultural patterns create system fragility…
: Benjamin Taylor, The Dark Side of human responses — The Force in organisation, part VI
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, 5 thinking tools to add to your metacognitive toolbox
: Paul Millerd, 150+ Things Worth Reading & Listening To From 2020
: Venkatesh Rao, Selfies in Vaporworlds
: Pamela Hobart, Annual Review 2020
: Venkatesh Rao, Alert: Breaking Smart Billing Problem
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Scaling down: on seeking fewer goals, relationships, and experiences
: Vaughn Tan, That’s a wrap.
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The butterfly effect: the impact of deterministic chaos on our lives
: Randy Lubin, Positive AI Economic Futures Workshop
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, How to use templates in Roam Research [[roam/templates]]
: Paul Millerd, Don’t Follow Your Passion, Work In The Corporate World First
: Venkatesh Rao, Tick-Tock Talk - 1

2020

December

: Randy Lubin, 2020 Recap
: Paul Millerd, The Magic of Non-Doing
: Venkatesh Rao, Complete 2020 Roundup
: Paul Millerd, Amy McMillen – Leaving a Path That Makes Sense (Podcast)
: Paul Millerd, Oshan Jarow: The Reality & Possibilities For Work
: Paul Millerd, Steph Smith – Carving a 21st Century Career & Life (Podcast)
: Paul Millerd, Packy McCormick – Making Newsletters Fun (Podcast)
: Pamela Hobart, 35th
: Venkatesh Rao, Darker Things
: Pamela Hobart, Don't "Clarify" Your Values
: Tom Critchlow, Filtered for... margin notes
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, 2020 year in review: chaos and community
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Activation energy: the chemistry of getting started
: Paul Millerd, Why Did People Stop Caring About Developing a Meaningful Philosophy of Life in the 1970s?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Holiday gift guide for the curious minds
: Pamela Hobart, Meaning in Life is Not Propositional
: Venkatesh Rao, In the Wake of the Eighties
: Pamela Hobart, Timebox Your Existential Issues
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Curiosity and consistency: thoughts on growing a newsletter
: Ben Mosior, The Everyday Process of Burnout Recovery
: Tom Critchlow, Weak Ties & Strong Intros
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Selective ignorance: cultivating intentional knowledge in a chaotic world
: Pamela Hobart, Second-Best Solutions
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The difference between efficacy, effectiveness and efficiency
: Paul Millerd, An Ode To Travel and What It Means (Video)
: Venkatesh Rao, Involvement Capitalism
: Ben Mosior, Meaning Making Machines (Jennifer Carlston)
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The benefits of laziness: why being a lazy person can be good for you
: Paul Millerd, How workers became career-driven performers
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, JavaScript plugins for Roam Research [[roam/js]]
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, High-leverage activities: how to identify your energy multipliers

November

: Tom Critchlow, A Letter to Arnold
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Textual maps and the future of text
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Productivity and permaculture with Marie Poulin
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Inductive versus deductive reasoning: how to make stronger arguments
: Paul Millerd, The ultimate guide to becoming a digital nomad or remote worker
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, How to upload and play audio files in Roam Research
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Lethologica: what happens when a word is on the tip of the tongue
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Memory bias: how selective recall can impact your memories
: Pamela Hobart, Stupid Problems, Stupid Solutions
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Exaggeration: why we make a mountain out of a molehill
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Altered states of consciousness: the elusiveness of the mind
: Tom Critchlow, 6 Years on the Road
: Paul Millerd, Maslow’s Imaginary Pyramid: Who really invented the pyramid?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Interview: Building an anti-regret machine with Tyler Bryden
: Pamela Hobart, Questioning Therapy's Perpetual Present
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, How to take notes while reading a book
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Personal values: how knowing yourself can guide your actions
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Interview: Using books to navigate life with Juvoni Beckford

October

: Pamela Hobart, Painfully Tiny Goals
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Building an antilibrary: the power of unread books
: Ben Mosior, Anticipatory Awareness and the Election
: Vaughn Tan, #52: A year and change
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Hindsight bias: the knew-it-all-along phenomenon
: Paul Millerd, Essential Digital Nomad Electronic, Sleep, Fitness & Travel Gear (October 2020)
: Paul Millerd, Aspiration, Meaning, & The Traps of Ambition (A Book Review of Agnes Callard’s Aspiration)
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Interview: Collective intelligence with Alexandra Elbakyan
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The state of personal knowledge management
: Vaughn Tan, #51: The sensible approach
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The hermeneutic circle: a key to critical reading
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Jumping to conclusions: the inference-observation confusion
: Ben Mosior, Principles vs Context: It’s Not About Choice
: Pamela Hobart, Is Productivity an Ethical Issue?
: Venkatesh Rao, Hitting Pause
: Benjamin Taylor, A letter to the future from some little time after 2020
: Vaughn Tan, #50: Leaving money on the table
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Connected Papers: a visual tool for academic research
: Paul Millerd, Hustle Traps: Ten Guaranteed Paths To Burnout For The Self-Employed Creator
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Survivorship bias: when failure gets forgotten
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Time is not a measure of productivity
: Venkatesh Rao, Notes on Textual Capital
: Pamela Hobart, How to De-Instrumentalize Time
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, How to practice nuanced thinking
: Vaughn Tan, #49: The work of uncertainty
: Benjamin Taylor, Most organisations are zombies.
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The collective brain: where does innovation come from?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The best CSS themes for Roam Research
: Venkatesh Rao, Tunnelhead

September

: Vaughn Tan, #48: How to design remote work
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Semantic traps: why vague words are risky
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, How to build diagrams in Roam Research
: Pamela Hobart, The Existential Sandwich
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The power of flexible consistency
: Randy Lubin, Mid-2020 Update
: Venkatesh Rao, Fifth-Generation Management
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Negativity bias: how negative experiences cloud our judgement
: Vaughn Tan, #47: Industrial unpredictability
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Networked thinking: a quiet cognitive revolution
: Tom Critchlow, The Economic Power of Real-time Chat Spaces
: Venkatesh Rao, Control Failure -- 2
: Pamela Hobart, Nothing is "Beyond" Self-Improvement
: Tom Critchlow, Podcasts with Offline Rocks & Hundreds of Ways
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, How to think better
: Vaughn Tan, #46: Removing buildup
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The science of deliberate practice
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, How to set up your own digital garden
: Tom Critchlow, Further thoughts about GoodReads & the web books ecosystem
: Venkatesh Rao, A Bad Prequel
: Pamela Hobart, Lockdown in NYC made me want to kill myself, so I had to leave
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The two sides of stress: distress and eustress
: Vaughn Tan, #45: Civilization is weightless
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The only numbers that matter
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Pressure and procrastination
: Benjamin Taylor, This is part 11 of my series on The Force in organisational life. The rest can be accessed here:
: Benjamin Taylor, Irreducible complexity: The Force in organisational life
: Benjamin Taylor, 'wolves change rivers' links
: Benjamin Taylor, Not 100# to your point, but this is a good nuanced take on '30-50 wild hogs' and failures of…
: Venkatesh Rao, Post-Covid Circularity
: Vaughn Tan, #44: The long view

August

: Paul Millerd, Spaceship You: How To Understand Who You Are as a Remote Worker
: Venkatesh Rao, No newsletter this week
: Benjamin Taylor, The Force in organisational life — the story so far
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The empathy gap: why we underestimate the influence of emotions
: Vaughn Tan, #43: A new market of ideas
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Structured distraction: how to make the most of your breaks at work
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Idea evaluation: the other side of the creativity coin
: Venkatesh Rao, The State of (Business) Play
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, From productivity porn to mindful productivity
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The planning fallacy: why we underestimate how long a task will take
: Vaughn Tan, #42: Room for discovery
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, How to choose the right note-taking app
: Tom Critchlow, Filtered for... inquiry vs insight
: Tom Critchlow, The Contrary Consultant
: Venkatesh Rao, Control Failure -- 1
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Systematic inventive thinking: the power of thinking inside the box
: Vaughn Tan, #41: Surrendering control
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The mindful productivity guide to intermittent fasting
: Benjamin Taylor, - Here's the complete set of articles on The Force in organisational life, so far.
: Tom Critchlow, What makes a good "hire me" page?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Constructive criticism: how to give and receive feedback
: Venkatesh Rao, The Descent of the Public
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Pre-mortem: how to anticipate failure with prospective hindsight
: Tom Critchlow, Generating an alumni network for indies
: Vaughn Tan, #40: Trials and tribulations
: Benjamin Taylor, Organisational Jedi Knights have to confront themselves with love
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, How to take a replenishing vacation (or staycation)
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The rational benefits of emotions

July

: Venkatesh Rao, Operating in Time - 2
: Tom Critchlow, re: More experiments with video calls, and what slides are for
: Vaughn Tan, #39: Remove the plow and hive
: Ben Mosior, Ten Heuristics for Bad Times
: Venkatesh Rao, Thinking Out Loud: Year One
: Tom Critchlow, Updates to Quotebacks
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, How to evaluate the validity and reliability of your mental models
: Benjamin Taylor, Debora, please see the twitter thread started by Sonja Blignaut posting this: https://twitter.com/so
: Tom Critchlow, Some notes on Thinking in Public
: Tom Critchlow, The Indie Consulting Business Model Canvas V0.1
: Vaughn Tan, #38: Agathonicity
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, GPT-3 and the future of human productivity
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Temporal discounting: the battle between present and future self
: Paul Millerd, The best advice on working remotely your boss doesn’t want you to see
: Venkatesh Rao, Operating in Time
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, From closed mind to open mind
: Tom Critchlow, Opening up in Open Spaces
: Vaughn Tan, #37: Open space
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The Dunning–Kruger effect: you don’t know what you don’t know
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Investing into the unknown with Lawrence Yeo
: Venkatesh Rao, The Next Experiments in Elitism
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Managing risk with the NASA Risk Matrix
: Vaughn Tan, #36: Ready for the unexpected
: Benjamin Taylor, The Force in organisational life and becoming a Jedi — The Beginning
: Tom Critchlow, Setting up a Discord Room for my Blog
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Fail like a scientist
: Shreeda Segan, Internet Writer Workflows
: Venkatesh Rao, After Westphalia: Introduction
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, 50 lessons I learned from writing 50 newsletters
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Inner child and inner critic: a battle for creativity
: Tom Critchlow, Quotebacks for Firefox is here!
: Vaughn Tan, #35: Patterning, herding, programming
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Quote the web with Quotebacks

June

: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Creative challenges with Alyssa X
: Venkatesh Rao, Indoors in Time
: Tom Critchlow, Can Calendly Unbundle NYC?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Creating calm: how to manage stress
: Vaughn Tan, #34: The difficulties of not-knowing
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, From inspiration to idea sex: how to generate ideas on demand
: Tom Critchlow, Navigating Power & Status
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The power of the weekly review
: Venkatesh Rao, Big Moods, Little Moods
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The art and science of mind wandering
: Vaughn Tan, #33: Preference uncertainty
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Browser extensions for Roam Research
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, From mental map to mental atlas
: Shreeda Segan, I just turned on "paid" subscriptions...
: Shreeda Segan, A New Old Pattern Language
: Venkatesh Rao, Farcaster Mansions
: Benjamin Taylor, Only Requisite Agility can save us now
: Vinay Débrou, Introduction to Experimenting Generalism
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, As we may die
: Vaughn Tan, #32: Missing the point
: Tom Critchlow, disaster!
: Tom Critchlow, Exploring ScrollToTextFragment
: Pamela Hobart, Sorry, change of office hours!
: Tom Critchlow, Introducing: Quotebacks
: Pamela Hobart, Questions for Smart People #11
: Venkatesh Rao, Into the Weirding -- Part 2
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Roam themes: how to style Roam Research with custom CSS
: Pamela Hobart, Do you work on your happiness?
: Vaughn Tan, #31: Alternative sociality
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Mental wealth: managing you mental health budget

May

: Pamela Hobart, Questions for Smart People #10
: Venkatesh Rao, From Story to Setting
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Productive cognitive load: make the most of your working memory
: Paul Millerd, Managing Millennials & Other Misinformation On Generations at Work
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Thinking in maps: from the Lascaux caves to modern knowledge graphs
: Tom Critchlow, Sparring & Tenure for Indie Consultants
: Vaughn Tan, #30: Fear of failure
: Tom Critchlow, Filtered for... writing inside organizations
: Paul Millerd, Integrating Chaos: Building Resilient Organizations with Chaos Theory
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, How to build a support group
: Pamela Hobart, Questions for Smart People #9
: Paul Millerd, Questions About The Future Of Work
: Venkatesh Rao, Into the Weirding -- Part 1
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Collectors to Creators Meetup Notes
: Tom Critchlow, Filtered for... the design of virtual spaces
: Pamela Hobart, Have you figured out how you make choices?
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The anatomy of a perfect educational article
: Vaughn Tan, #29: Ambient uncertainty, Part 3
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, The Goldilocks Principle of Stress and Anxiety
: Tom Critchlow, Filtered for... Play
: Paul Millerd, Matt Mullenweg’s & Automattic’s Five Levels Of Remote Work
: Tom Critchlow, A Good Looking Tiddly Theme for Digital Gardens
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Mindful productivity and neuroscience
: Pamela Hobart, Questions for Smart People #8
: Venkatesh Rao, A little gift
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Connectedness and complex systems with Dr John L. Collins
: Pamela Hobart, What's your worldview? + office hours right now
: Vaughn Tan, #28: Ambient uncertainty, Part 2
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Dr John L. Collins Biography
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, How to take smart notes
: Pamela Hobart, First Annual Report
: Benjamin Taylor, Who am I, and what do I want? @antlerboy reflects
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Writing as a thinking tool
: Pamela Hobart, Questions for Smart People #7
: Venkatesh Rao, The Medieval Future of Management
: Paul Millerd, Reinvent: From getting ahead to coming alive in May
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Learning to let go
: Pamela Hobart, Should you make a "unique" contribution to the world?
: Vaughn Tan, #27: Ambient uncertainty, Part 1
: Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Confirmation bias: believing what you see, seeing what you believe
: Tom Critchlow, The Challenges of Remote Consulting
: Paul Millerd, Hamsternomics: Are We All Just Happy Hamsters?
: Vinay Débrou, Complex Problems vs Small Teams of Indie-Professionals
: Pamela Hobart, Questions for Smart People #6
: Venkatesh Rao, Reimagining Publics
: Benjamin Taylor, Why you need spoopy consulting and how to do it

April

: Benjamin Taylor, The days after — a learning community to build back better
: David McDougall, [*Correction*] Don't Waste the Reboot: A Yak Collective project
: David McDougall, Don't Waste the Reboot: A Yak Collective project
: Vinay Débrou, What in the Small-World is this?
: Tom Critchlow, Collective Narratives & Sensemaking in Uncertainty