Learning

Jan
20
Super Cities №167 — Mayors Go To Harvard

Super Cities №167 — Mayors Go To Harvard

Among public officials, mayors have the best and hardest jobs.
1 min read
Jan
10
Super Cities №166 — Align Material Incentives, Stupid

Super Cities №166 — Align Material Incentives, Stupid

To understand why the world feels fractured, we must look at incentives. Not conceptual incentives — “you and I believe the same thing” — but material incentives: will we individually, materially, and quantifiably gain or lose from this action or inaction?
2 min read
Nov
10
Super Cities №143 — Munger on Newspapers and Wisdom

Super Cities №143 — Munger on Newspapers and Wisdom

We’re not exactly reading The Federalist Papers.
1 min read
Oct
30
Super Cities №138 — The Value of Great Information

Super Cities №138 — The Value of Great Information

JP Morgan would not have been able to steer European investments or consolidate a giant industry without valuable, unique information.
1 min read
Sep
23
Super Cities №136 — Why You Should Think In Loops

Super Cities №136 — Why You Should Think In Loops

When designed correctly, loops can create immense value for people within its gravitational pull.
1 min read
Sep
23
Super Cities №134 — The Single Most Important Professional Question

Super Cities №134 — The Single Most Important Professional Question

If the answer is anything other than an emphatic yes, you may want to look at other opportunities.
1 min read
Sep
23
Super Cities №131 — Leadership Stress, Quantified and Qualified

Super Cities №131 — Leadership Stress, Quantified and Qualified

Leadership is like porn: you know it when you see it.
1 min read
Feb
02
Super Cities №53 — You Are a Magnificent Bastard

Super Cities №53 — You Are a Magnificent Bastard

Fifty years before you knew his name, Robert Mueller volunteered to fight, and potentially die, in a foreign land. The Vietnam War — his war — would guide his path long after it was over.
2 min read
Nov
29
Super Cities №24 — Ban Technology to Become Smarter

Super Cities №24 — Ban Technology to Become Smarter

If you’ve ever taught a class — or tried to have a spontaneous human moment with someone eyes-deep on their phone — you know that it is nearly impossible to break the Facebook-Twitter-Instagram time and focus monopoly.
1 min read