Summary: Never Split the Difference

10/10 My book summaries are designed as captures for what I’ve read, and aren’t necessarily great standalone resources for those who have not read the book. Their purpose is to ensure that I capture what I learn from any given text, so as to avoid realizing years later that I have no idea what it was about or how I benefited from it. My One-Sentence Summary This book gives you…

August 21, 2019
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Unsupervised Learning: No. 190 (Member Edition)

I spend 5-20 hours a week devouring books, RSS feeds, podcasts, and articles about what’s happening—and what’s coming—in security and technology. Then every Sunday I send the best of what I find to around 25,000 subscribers. “Your newsletter has become my most important source of news. It is the only newsletter I will NOT delete until I have perused it to the very end”. ~ Frank Hall Green

August 21, 2019
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How Weaponized Grit Can Lead to Unhappiness

I’m reading an extraordinary book right now, called Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. As you may infer, it’s about the advantages that generalists have over specialists, and how those advantages are increasing. I think one of the most interesting things the book has done for me is show me how grit can have a downside. Since learning about it several years ago, I’ve always seen grit as…

August 20, 2019
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The Difference Between Data, Information, and Intelligence

How data, information, and intelligence work together to help humans to learn about the world and navigate uncertainty By Daniel Miessler in Information Security Created/Updated: August 16, 2019 The terms intelligence, information, and data are thrown around pretty loosely in most tech circles, and this inevitably leads to people confusing and/or conflating them. What follows is a simple explanation of how the related terms are different from each other, and…

August 17, 2019
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Unsupervised Learning: No. 188 (Member Edition)

I spend 5-20 hours a week devouring books, RSS feeds, podcasts, and articles about what’s happening—and what’s coming—in security and technology. Then every Sunday I send the best of what I find to around 25,000 subscribers. “Your newsletter has become my most important source of news. It is the only newsletter I will NOT delete until I have perused it to the very end”. ~ Frank Hall Green

July 29, 2019
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Humans Are Genebots

Somewhere in my 20’s or 30’s I became enamored with the idea of prep schools and elite colleges. I’d never gone to either of those, so it wasn’t nostalgia. And I didn’t really know about them growing up, so it’s not as if I was bitter about missing a tangible opportunity. I didn’t even know I was supposed to go to college, let alone a prestigious one. The feeling was…

July 25, 2019
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Unsupervised Learning: No. 187

I spend 5-20 hours a week devouring books, RSS feeds, podcasts, and articles about what’s happening—and what’s coming—in security and technology. Then every Sunday I send the best of what I find to around 25,000 subscribers. “Your newsletter has become my most important source of news. It is the only newsletter I will NOT delete until I have perused it to the very end”. ~ Frank Hall Green

July 22, 2019
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Time Speeds Up When You’re Wasting It

Perhaps the title is a tiny bit strong, but I don’t think by much. I read something recently where a memory expert was talking about why time seems to speed up as we age, while it seemed to move infinitely slow when we were kids. He said it was because new and interesting experiences are like temporal milestones, and the more you have the slower time seems to be moving….

July 18, 2019
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Unsupervised Learning: No. 186 (Member Edition)

I spend 5-20 hours a week devouring books, RSS feeds, podcasts, and articles about what’s happening—and what’s coming—in security and technology. Then every Sunday I send the best of what I find to around 25,000 subscribers. “Your newsletter has become my most important source of news. It is the only newsletter I will NOT delete until I have perused it to the very end”. ~ Frank Hall Green

July 15, 2019
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Summary: Fall

3/10 My book summaries are designed as captures for what I’ve read, and aren’t necessarily great standalone resources for those who have not read the book. Their purpose is to ensure that I capture what I learn from any given text, so as to avoid realizing years later that I have no idea what it was about or how I benefited from it. My One-Sentence Summary This book is like…

July 14, 2019
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