Are you tired of putting in the hard work without getting the results you were expecting? Factor 2.9 wants to help you learn, grow and evolve in the true sense of the words! Aiming to see reality for what it is, David (son, 18 yrs) and Magnus (father, 49 yrs) discuss important books and speak to insightful people who have already produced important results in an interesting field. Feel free to listen in and join us on the journey to learn, grow and evolve by a Factor of 2.9.
Integrative Complexity - Multi-dimensional thinking
Have you thought about why some people tend to think they have all the answers and not need to discuss matters to reach conclusions, whereas others are very reasonable and take all sides into consideration before deciding what they think? It’s a matter of Integrative Complexity, a concept we explain and discuss at length in this episode.
00:30 Introduction to the concept Integrative Complexity
3:20 Integrative means integrating pieces from different perspectives
3:50 In what fields are IC used?
5:00 How fixed are personality traits?
7:20 About social psychology
9:00 The effects of psychedelic drugs on the human brain
11:00 The current biochemical state of any person is hugely influential on their behavior
13:00 The implications of IC in human interactions
16:00 The importance of being able to synthesize perspectives into a new one
17:30 Is more IC always a good thing?
18:15 The marginal cost of increased synthesizing
19:30 Path-dependence in decision-making
26:00 The mechanics of politics act as an obstacle to IC
30:00 Politicians invest in their opinions, confirmation bias and sunk-cost effects make these opinions difficult to revise
34:00 We as voters have a responsibility to not favor politicians who are too one-dimensional
36:00 Book tip: How to Cure a Fanatic by Amos Oz
38:30 Thanks and…Merry Christmas!
Relationship Conundrums: Privacy, Distractions and Happiness
The discussion in this episode ranges from whether it's OK to impose your behaviour on someone else if it disturbs them when they try to focus, to dealing with your own problems, equanimity and happiness.
1:00 About the discussion in this episode
2:15 Is it OK to disturb someone else’s focus? If so, under what circumstances?
10:25 Can we evaluate a situation objectively or are we necessarily always subjectively biased in our views?
16:00 Dissatisfaction as a driver for action and improvement
18:20 Equanimity as a means to cope with disturbances
21:20 When to fully embrace joy and happiness
24:45 Thanks & bye
Wiiit #2: Be Grateful
It is easy to let anger and irritation take control when things don't go your way. You should fight these instincts because they are counter-forces to long-term improvement, Be grateful - both for your own and for others' sake.
ToT #3: You Should Code
It's not only one of the most demanded skills in the world - it's one of the most intimidating for many people. This simple introduction teaches you the basics of the programming world and how to evolve your coding skills.
Wiiit #1: The Benefits of Compounding Economic Growth
In this first epidode under the headline "Why it is important to" Magnus contemplates the importance of sustained economic growth for any economy. Some people argue that economic growth isn't as imortant anymore, instead we should focus on distributing the wealth better. Listen to get the case against that argument.
More compelling & exhaustive arguments for the importance of growth here:
ToT #2: The ONLY way to Lose or Gain Weight in the Long Run
Change bias is becoming more common. As we seek more & more stimuli from our foods and phones we go to the sources of information which will give us the most reward in the moment, the newest, most flashy, the Change. This at the expense of what will actually yield the best long-term results for us. If you REALLY want to gain or lose weight, first of all, don't forget muscle mass is generally healthy, but second, get the basics right before you go in to the nitty gritty.
Interesting and educating subjects put in context and made easy to understand
Father and son making the podcast together makes it unique in its own way, because on top of the facts, they provide listeners with their own experiences to analyze the subject at hand. It’s great that they always have the scientific method in mind, timestamps for navigation and refer to many relevant sources.
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