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Common Sense with Bari Weiss β€’ 4215 implied HN points β€’ 18 Feb 24
  1. Listening to, reading, or watching great speeches of the past can help improve public speaking skills.
  2. Great speaking aims to persuade, charm, and move the audience.
  3. Studying rules of public speaking is important, but it's equally crucial to focus on the essence of persuasion, charm, and emotional impact.
SeattleDataGuy’s Newsletter β€’ 635 implied HN points β€’ 14 Feb 24
  1. To grow from mid to senior level, it's important to continuously learn and improve, share new knowledge, work on code improvements, and become an expert in a certain domain.
  2. Making the team better is crucial - focus on mentoring, sharing knowledge, and creating a positive team environment. Think beyond individual tasks to impact the overall team outcomes.
  3. Seniority includes building not just technical solutions, but solutions that customers love. Challenge requirements, understand the business and product, and take initiative in problem-solving.
Why is this interesting? β€’ 2171 implied HN points β€’ 18 Jan 24
  1. Watercolors are unforgiving; mistakes with watercolors are hard to fix because once you put them down, you can't really change them.
  2. Mastering a craft takes practice; just like with watercolors, it's crucial to first understand and excel in the medium before focusing on the message or artistry.
  3. Using technology like drawing apps can help with the challenges of traditional mediums like watercolors; these tools offer the convenience of undo and redo functions that are not available in physical art.
The Biblioracle Recommends β€’ 668 implied HN points β€’ 04 Feb 24
  1. Genius and expertise are different - expertise is achieved through practice, while genius is often seen as innate.
  2. Expertise can be just as valuable as genius - like the skillful drum tech behind a famous drummer.
  3. Dedication to a hobby or skill can enhance confidence and ability in other areas, showcasing the value of practice and expertise.
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The Generalist β€’ 2261 implied HN points β€’ 09 Jan 24
  1. As a CEO, it's crucial to keep learning and adapting constantly as your company grows.
  2. Learning from experiences and being open to trying new things is key for founders to gain expertise.
  3. Engaging with peers, experts, and leadership teams can greatly contribute to mastering new areas of business.
Classical Wisdom β€’ 2004 implied HN points β€’ 09 Jan 24
  1. The Essential Greeks Course begins tomorrow
  2. Previous students found the course intellectually thought-provoking and enlightening
  3. Excellence is a habit, so take advantage of this final call
moontower: a stoner dad explains options trading to his kids β€’ 117 implied HN points β€’ 11 Feb 24
  1. Kids often learn from their parents through modeling and osmosis rather than direct instruction.
  2. Teaching someone else's child may sometimes be more effective in imparting knowledge and lessons.
  3. Finding learning moments in everyday activities or tailored to a child's interests can help them grasp concepts effectively and make the lessons their own.
Scott's Substack β€’ 904 implied HN points β€’ 10 Jan 24
  1. Upcoming workshop in late February and early March on demand estimation by Ariel Pakes and Jeff Gortmaker.
  2. The workshop will cover demand estimation methods in applied microeconomics and bridge between reduced-form and structural frameworks.
  3. Attendees will get hands-on experience with practical exercises and training using a python package for estimating demand.
Untrapping Product Teams β€’ 157 implied HN points β€’ 07 Feb 24
  1. Product management is like cooking: it's not just about the recipe, but also about how you do it and the ingredients you use.
  2. Recognize the fundamental ingredients for thriving in product management, such as product vision, strategy, goals, and testing assumptions.
  3. Having a strong product vision is crucial for inspiring and motivating teams to progress in the right direction.
ASK MOLLY β€’ 471 implied HN points β€’ 21 Jan 24
  1. The post is about writing faster and not delaying
  2. The focus of the workshop is on the importance of not burying the lead
  3. The session is part of a paid seminar for writing
Deep Learning Weekly β€’ 137 implied HN points β€’ 07 Feb 24
  1. Google introduced a new model for time-series forecasting called TimesFM, pre-trained on a large time-series corpus.
  2. Adept introduced a new multimodal model called Adept Fuyu-Heavy designed for digital agents.
  3. There are various articles and papers covering topics like LLM platforms, code implementation like LoRA, and new generation AI models.
Scott's Substack β€’ 746 implied HN points β€’ 07 Jan 24
  1. CodeChella Madrid 2024 is a four-day workshop in Madrid focused on diff in diff, featuring various speakers.
  2. The workshop aims to be fun, supportive, and educational, providing practical exercises and hands-on coding experience.
  3. Costs for attending are kept reasonable, with discounted rates for students and faculty, along with affordable hotel options.
Everything Is Amazing β€’ 1242 implied HN points β€’ 20 Dec 23
  1. Embrace the liminal period of Witching Week between Christmas and New Year to explore novel and whimsical activities.
  2. Challenge yourself by trying new things like walking home instead of using public transport, or taking daily rituals outside for a change of perspective.
  3. Declutter your space and teach something you love to someone else to broaden your horizons and deepen understanding.
In My Tribe β€’ 178 implied HN points β€’ 29 Jan 24
  1. Large language models (LLMs) do not work by remembering and spitting back information, but by analyzing word patterns and coding them into vectors.
  2. Artificial intelligence has significantly improved human gameplay in board games like Go, leading to more creative and strategic play.
  3. Learning from artificial intelligence in board games involves recognizing and correcting suboptimal moves, rather than trying to imitate the AI's every move.
Everything Is Amazing β€’ 863 implied HN points β€’ 16 Dec 23
  1. The London black cab drivers must pass a tough memory test called The Knowledge to navigate the city effectively.
  2. Engage in epistemic curiosity to dive deeper into understanding by exploring various facets of a topic.
  3. Try the 'What?' game to practice paying attention and noticing details, creating a network of information for better learning and memory.
Deep Learning Weekly β€’ 393 implied HN points β€’ 10 Jan 24
  1. AI models are assisting robots to execute complex tasks more transparently using multiple foundation models.
  2. LLMs are being used to solve reasoning problems and enhance tool use in deep learning.
  3. AutoRT is a system proposing diverse instructions to robots, leveraging VLMs and LLMs to scale up operational robot deployment.