Social Leverage Letter | Issue #8

A Little Serendipity, Information Overload, and the Rule of Three

By Pete Weishaupt Oct 24, 2021

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READING

The Spectator | Rory Sutherland

Rory writes about the value of salesmanship, something economists frequently discount, and leaving a little room in our lives for serendipity.

"An axiom of economics is that we all have stable, known preferences. But there’s a problem with this assumption — it’s rubbish. Often we can’t get what we want, so we settle for wanting what we can get..."

LISTENING

Want-trepreneur | The Compound & Friends #20

Social Leverage co-founder and managing partner Howard Lindzon drops quite few gems here. Most interesting, the concept of information overload. According to Howard, yes, we're awash in information, but overload isn't the problem. It's filter failure. We need to adjust our filters rather than worry too much about the information barrage hitting most of us on a daily, if not hourly, basis.

WATCHING

3 Ways to Express Your Thoughts So That Everyone Will Understand You

For reasons I don’t really know, our brains respond pretty well to things that come in threes. Problem, Solution, Impact. (Steve Jobs) The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Eat, Pray, Love. It’s great for writing. It’s great for presentations. Hell, it’s probably even great for Tweeting.

Actor, writer, and director, Alan Alda (see what I did there?) sat down with Big Think to discuss his best tip, the rule of three.

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