the ideas that guide my life’s work

(very rough and incomplete draft, come back later)

Written below is as set of essays on some of the core ideas that guide my life’s work. I’ve been told they’re useful, and I decided it was time I shared them. I’ve also added a post on some of my personal ambitions in case you find it interesting to see how I’ve applied these ideas on the largest scale to my own life.

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  1. Seeing the System
    1. Two Images of the System to Remember
    2. The most bizarre and important implication of the System
    3. a radical consequence
    4. a slick System shortcut: the Energy Landscape
    5. Practicing your System Perspective
  2. The Nature of Problems
    1. Don’t go for the head fake
    2. 5 Strategies for spotting Errors
  3. The Nature of Solutions
    1. 5 Leverage Points
  4. Children of the Story
  5. My Ambitions
  6. Appendix
    1. Case Study #1: “I’m frustrated”
    2. Case Study #2: “I don’t know what I want to do”