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What to learn from whom?

Updated: Mar 22, 2023



I've been wanting to compile this list for a long time and as every time turn out, someone has done it. I started with a short list of:


The 7 Greatest Ideas in History

  • Aristotle's Logic.

  • Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems.

  • Newton's Physics.

  • Darwin's Natural Selection.

  • Einstein's Miracle Year.

  • Shannon's Information Theory.

  • Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web.


and then Naval famously said:

"

Study mathematics to understand physics.

Study physics to understand chemistry.

Study chemistry to understand biology.

Study biology to understand psychology.

Study psychology to understand economics.

Study economics and philosophy to be free."


Today one tweet "14 of the world best thinkers" by Alex Brogan finally summarized it all. I'm still testing some of the theory myself, but I will share it here today.


#1: Ray Kurzweil on • Technology trends & futurism • Artificial Intelligence design & development • Transhumanism (my personal opinion you can't let out Imaginable by Jane McGonigal which I consider my best reading in 2022. )


#2: Brené Brown on • Courage • Vulnerability • Shame • Empathy


#3: Nassim Taleb on • Randomness • Probability • Uncertainty


#4: Naval Ravikant on • Practical, modern day philosophy • Building personal wealth & leverage • Startups & investing


#5: Esther Perel on • Communication • Relationships • Sexuality


#6: Tara Brach on • Meditation • Emotional Healing • Spiritual Awakening


#7: Diana Fleischman on • Evolutionary psychology • Sentientism


#8: Tyler Cowen on • Economics • Politics • History


#9: Maria Popova on • Culture • History • Philosophy


#10: Balaji Srinivasan on • Healthcare • Decentralisation • Politics


#11: Rebecca Solnit on • Social change • Nature • Feminism


#12: Josh Wolfe on • Physical and life sciences • Frontier technologies • Investing


#13: Scott Alexander on • Science • Medicine • Philosophy • Politics • Futurism


#14: Helen Thompson on • Geopolitics, • Energy • Monetary policy

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