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Chats between James and Duncan on anything we find interesting... hopefully you find it interesting as well :)

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Chats between James and Duncan on anything we find interesting... hopefully you find it interesting as well :)

Please note all statements are the individuals own and do not represent the organisations they work for.

    46. Positive Sum Vs Zero Sum Games - mentioning Adam Robinson, Robert Kegan and more

    46. Positive Sum Vs Zero Sum Games - mentioning Adam Robinson, Robert Kegan and more

    One lens you can look at life as: a series of games.
    Most of the modern world is positive sum. But most of history was zero sum.
    Do we do a good job at knowing games can be positive sum? How to create positive sum games? How to be a positive sum game player?
    The best thing in life get better because you make them better.
    In some respects friendships are games, businesses are games.
    How to plan infinite (vs finite) games in a positive sum way is much fun!

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    45. 5 days of Purpose, 1 day of Play & 1 day of Peace

    45. 5 days of Purpose, 1 day of Play & 1 day of Peace

    One lens I have for life - there are three types of time: purpose (serious), play and peace (rest).
    In a normal week I try to do 5 days of Purpose, 1 day of Play and 1 day of Peace.
    Purpose: 1. Find a way to make the world better => 2. Take on responsibility to make change => 3. Get meaning / purpose => 4. Happiness [4th order happiness]
    Play: no responsibility
    - Purpose = responsibility * fun
    - Play = no responsibility * fun [1st order happiness]
    Peace = just doing nothing [2nd order happiness. 1. Calm / rest => 2. peaceful happy]
    A life without seriousness is frivolousness.
    A life with only seriousness is silliness.

    Also referencing: https://www.cloudstreaks.com/blog/2020/11/27/serious-with-a-smile-humour-is-no-laughing-matter-and-a-lack-of-laughing-is-a-serious-matter

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    • 52 min
    44. Unleashing human potential. Mentioning Jeff Hunter, Bertrand Russell and more

    44. Unleashing human potential. Mentioning Jeff Hunter, Bertrand Russell and more

    The inspiration for this episodes is an episode of the Knowledge Project called "Jeff Hunter: Embracing Confusion [The Knowledge Project Ep. #74]",
    https://fs.blog/knowledge-project/jeff-hunter/

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    • 58 min
    43. Friendships are built by doing nothing together, not something together

    43. Friendships are built by doing nothing together, not something together

    This podcast is about how social distancing has reduced the amount of 'nothing time' you have with others and as such the amount of friendliness built.

    Mentioning Patrick Lencioni and five dysfunctions of a team.

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    42. Discussing Motivated Reasoning from Scientific American. Mentioning Matt Taibbi and more

    42. Discussing Motivated Reasoning from Scientific American. Mentioning Matt Taibbi and more

    The seed article:
    - Coronavirus Responses Highlight How Humans Have Evolved to Dismiss Facts That Don’t Fit Their Worldview
    - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/coronavirus-responses-highlight-how-humans-have-evolved-to-dismiss-facts-that-dont-fit-their-worldview/

    Matt Taibbi and his book Hate Inc's 10 rules:
    1. THERE ARE ONLY TWO IDEAS
    2. THE TWO IDEAS ARE IN PERMANENT CONFLICT
    3. HATE PEOPLE, NOT INSTITUTIONS
    4. EVERYTHING IS SOMEONE ELSE’S FAULT
    5. NOTHING IS EVERYONE’S FAULT
    6. ROOT, DON’T THINK
    7. NO SWITCHING TEAMS
    8. THE OTHER SIDE IS LITERALLY HITLER
    9. IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HITLER, EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED
    10. FEEL SUPERIOR


    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function."

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    • 51 min
    41. Discussing Lawrence Kohlberg's stages of moral development, mentioning Kant, deontology

    41. Discussing Lawrence Kohlberg's stages of moral development, mentioning Kant, deontology

    Model summary:
    Level 1 (Pre-Conventional)
    - 1. Obedience and punishment orientation (How can I avoid punishment?)
    - 2. Self-interest orientation (What's in it for me?) (Paying for a benefit)
    Level 2 (Conventional)
    - 3. Interpersonal accord and conformity (Social norms)(The good boy/girl attitude)
    - 4. Authority and social-order maintaining orientation (Law and order morality)
    Level 3 (Post-Conventional)
    - 5. Social contract orientation
    - 6. Universal ethical principles (Principled conscience)

    If you want more detail
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Kohlberg%27s_stages_of_moral_development
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinz_dilemma

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    https://ethics.org.au/ethics-explainer-deontology/

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