Things I have learned (part 3)

Yet more random learnings…

On long trips, driving at around 55 mph will get you to your destination faster and more relaxed than by speeding – fewer fuel stops outweigh the greater speed Before asking questions, ask yourself if you really want to know the answer, or if you’re just showing off Get duplicates of […]

Things I have learned (part 2)

Here’s another batch:

When someone asks if you know something, a simple “yes” is rarely the best answer. Stating what you know and confirming it is better. Constraints increase creativity Doing things, however imperfectly, has an effect. Just thinking about things does not. Dessert recipes in English almost always benefit from halving the amount of […]

Things I have learned (part 1)

First in a series of things I have learned that are not immediately obvious.

People who know how to ask for help are more popular and successful than those who offer unsolicited help When someone is snoring, gently stroking their neck along the line of the carotid artery will silence them In an organization, misbehavior […]