July 24, 2023: Novelty fallacy: why new isnโ€™t always better

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We hand-picked 3 good articles for you to highlight this week. Hope they'll help you get new ideas and perspectives. (You can read this online!)

๐Ÿ“š 3 Good Articles for You

What Would Happen to You in a Book?
by Nat Eliason (3 mins)

  • The article uses the metaphor of book characters to highlight cause and effect in life, noting that actions in stories always have repercussions, unlike in real life.
  • It promotes the "Chekhov's Gun" principle, where every action or habit in a story should later have a significant impact, as a model for viewing one's own behaviors and choices.
  • The piece encourages self-reflection by visualizing oneself as a story character, to understand personal patterns and the potential consequences of actions.

๐Ÿ”— Glasp Community Highlights

This Is Exactly How You Should Train Yourself To Be Smarter [Infographic]
by Michael Simmons (6 mins)

  • The article promotes mental models as critical tools for better decision-making, providing a comprehensive list of over 650 mental models.
  • The Pareto Principle, or 80/20 rule, is highlighted as a useful mental model applicable to various life domains.
  • The author offers a free email course and a monthly membership program to guide readers in mastering these mental models.

๐Ÿ”— Glasp Community Highlights

Novelty fallacy: why new isnโ€™t always better
by Dr. Hannah Rose (6 mins)

  • The "novelty fallacy" or "novelty bias" refers to the human tendency to prefer new ideas or products due to a natural cognitive bias stimulated by the brain's reward system.
  • This bias can lead to impractical decisions, unnecessary investments, or uncritical acceptance of new concepts, often exploited by companies marketing newer but not necessarily improved products.
  • To manage this bias, individuals and businesses should critically evaluate the practical benefits of novelty, document potential drawbacks, and delay decisions for thorough assessment.

๐Ÿ”— Glasp Community Highlights

๐Ÿ“ฃ Community

  • ๐ŸŸฅ Read5for5:
    We had the Read5for5 reading challenge last week! And we saw many learners joining and sharing the challenge! Thank you for learning with us ๐Ÿ“š Please look at this page for all the articles in the challenge.
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๐Ÿฃ Userโ€™s Hatch

Hereโ€™s an insightful hatch by Andy (Anders) Sporring

The Power of Persistence: How to Stay Motivated and Create Meaningful Work

Hatch is a new feature that generates new ideas/articles by finding common points in two articles. Please check here to see how to use it.

โค๏ธ Gratitude

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Hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter!
See you next week ;)

Kei and Kazuki

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