Media Diet 11/25-12/9

πŸ“– Finished A Little History of Economics on audiobook.

A nice short summary of some of the key ideas throughout the development of Economics.

πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ No More Gurus

There is a difference between an expert, whose talent should always be celebrated, and a guru, whose bad ideas should never be questioned.

With few exceptions we should praise e`xperts but be terrified of gurus.

Success has a way of making those around you question whether they should point out your flaws or question your crazy ideas.

πŸ”¬ Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher by Richard Feynman

Should we teach the correct but unfamiliar law with its strange and difficult conceptual ideas, for example the theory of relativity, four-dimensional space-time, and so on? Or should we first teach the simple β€œconstant-mass” law, which is only approximate, but does not involve such difficult ideas? The first is more exciting, more wonderful, and more fun, but the second is easier to get at first, and is a first step to a real understanding of the first idea. This point arises again and again in teaching physics. At different times we shall have to resolve it in different ways, but at each stage it is worth learning what is now known, how accurate it is, how it fits into everything else, and how it may be changed when we learn more.

πŸ› The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, reconstructed

πŸ“Ί Watching Watchmen on HBO

🎢 Vivaldi Recomposed by Max Richter

Brandon Titus @bjtitus