The Ultraworking Podcast
The Ultraworking Podcast
The Ultraworking Podcast. Exploring peak performance. Operations, business, biochemistry, math, habits, skills... everything. We aim to make every show very special — and potentially life-changing from time to time.
#27: Desirable Characteristics of a Weekly Review
Some characteristics that are good to have in a weekly review. Some examples. Quite practical.
Mar 15
38 min
#26: On Aesthetics, Sensory, Regulatory
Some taxonomic arguments. Aesthetics, sensory perception, and regulatory systems. Very abstract at first, some interesting and possibly profitable ways to think about the world.
Mar 7
48 min
#25: Somatic Markers of Exhaustion
Damasio's Somatic Markers Hypothesis — and some speculations on practical implications.
Mar 1
30 min
#24: NFA
NFA: Not screwing around... turns out, you can learn a lot about reality from anything. Everything happens in time and space, math is unreasonably effective at modeling the world, and lessons for learning and performance can come from a lot of different domains.
Nov 29, 2020
34 min
#23: Two Schools of Thought
Staying power — enduring — is valuable. It's often necessary to accomplish big things. Now... should you consider all the downsides and odds and risk factors or should you absolutely insist no matter and refuse to consider quitting? Looking at points from Richard Machowicz and Ray Dalio to illustrate two schools of thought towards staying power.
Oct 31, 2020
39 min
#22: Meeting Halls for Better Communications
Want better communications? Simple but effective — Every meeting has an agenda. All agendas in one place. Everyone can see all agendas and notes. It works great.
Oct 19, 2020
14 min
#21: Criticism Among Equestrians
This one is difficult to summarize.
Oct 16, 2020
1 hr
#20: Incrementally More Effort
Two points that seem to fight against each other: noticing and giving incrementally more effort to physical and mental tasks, while keeping it all very sustainable.
Oct 15, 2020
29 min
#19: Xenophon's Awakening
From perhaps the greatest nonfiction adventure story of all time — Xenophon's Anabasis — an incredible moment of standing up when one is not-quite-ready.
Oct 12, 2020
30 min
#18: Normal Scale vs Elite Scale
When someone tells you, "Tom is really good at tennis" — does that mean he's the best player in your social circle or that he could hold his own against Federer and Nadal? There's two very different scales for "very good" — making the distinction is very helpful.
Oct 9, 2020
38 min
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