The hottest Effectiveness Substack posts right now

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The Intrinsic Perspective β€’ 14053 implied HN points β€’ 25 Jan 24
  1. It's challenging to determine if our help is truly making a difference, like with sending aid to Africa.
  2. The effectiveness of interventions like distributing bed nets for malaria prevention in Africa is uncertain due to various factors like misuse.
  3. The academic literature on the impact of interventions like bed nets shows mixed results, making it difficult to confidently measure the lives saved.
Samstack β€’ 1114 implied HN points β€’ 25 Oct 23
  1. There are various drugs like Naltrexone and Antabuse aimed at helping with alcoholism, but their effectiveness is limited and some findings are questionable.
  2. Most alcoholics who successfully stop drinking do so without any formal treatment, suggesting treatment efficacy may not be as high as expected.
  3. Alcoholics Anonymous, CBT, and other therapies may help, but their impact on recovery is small and success rates are fairly significant even without treatment.
Mathworlds β€’ 727 implied HN points β€’ 28 Jun 23
  1. Effective tutoring requires sensitivity to individual learner needs, which AI chatbots may lack.
  2. The promise of AI chatbots in classrooms for personalized learning is not clearly demonstrated.
  3. The high cost and limited appeal to students make AI chatbot tutors a poor fit for K-12 math education.
Zwischenzug β€’ 334 implied HN points β€’ 27 May 23
  1. Spaced repetition helps you remember by reviewing just before forgetting.
  2. Tools like Chessable and Anki can automate and personalize spaced repetition for chess.
  3. Use spaced repetition for openings, tactics, and reviewing mistakes in chess, but remember it's just one tool among many for learning.
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Who is Robert Malone β€’ 15 implied HN points β€’ 06 Mar 24
  1. Claims about COVID-19 vaccines' effectiveness and safety were exaggerated in clinical trials and observational studies, impacting risk-benefit analyses.
  2. Observational studies exhibited biases like case-counting window bias, affecting estimates of vaccine effectiveness.
  3. Studies showed issues with safety estimates, short counting windows, and potential negative effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.
The Leadership Lab β€’ 98 implied HN points β€’ 15 Jan 23
  1. Great leadership teams are conscious, being present and non-reactive, avoiding drama and blame.
  2. Connected teams communicate openly, collaborate effectively, and know each other deeply, preventing disorder and misunderstandings.
  3. Effective teams set clear goals aligned with company needs, achieve them, and work sustainably towards success.
The Leadership Lab β€’ 59 implied HN points β€’ 29 Jan 23
  1. Improving consciousness, connection, and effectiveness are key for creating a great leadership team.
  2. Being conscious helps improve connection and effectiveness by focusing on truth and taking responsibility.
  3. Working on connection involves improving communication, getting to know team members deeply, and understanding motivations.
Engineering Enablement β€’ 21 implied HN points β€’ 25 Aug 23
  1. Team norm clarity is a stronger predictor of performance and satisfaction than psychological safety.
  2. Psychological safety and team norm clarity are both important for team performance and job satisfaction.
  3. Focusing on team norm clarity has a more significant impact on performance and satisfaction than psychological safety.
An Insult to Intuition β€’ 2 HN points β€’ 10 May 23
  1. Vaccine efficacy can be misleading and misunderstood, leading to overestimation of effectiveness.
  2. The calculation of vaccine efficacy may vary based on data interpretation and methodology.
  3. Data on vaccine efficacy may be influenced by factors like timing of infections and population demographics.
Are You Okay? β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jan 21
  1. More COVID-19 vaccine doses are on the way, including a safe single-dose option from Johnson & Johnson.
  2. Stay patient with booking vaccine appointments, as more doses are being distributed, and federal efforts are underway to speed up the process.
  3. Prepare for your vaccine appointment by ensuring you're well-rested and well-fed, but avoid premedicating with Benadryl if you have allergies.