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Mar 3 • 35 tweets • 6 min read
Reflecting on Ukraine, I realized by circumstance I have specific knowledge around certain post-WWII principles that are obvious to the Greatest Generation but not to many of us today
Sometimes it's necessary to pause, recall principles, & never take them for granted:
I'm not a FP expert but I served in the military for 15yrs, worked @USNATO, earned a master’s in IR from @Princeton, taught IR @NavalAcademy, wrote addresses on transatlantic security for generals & two SECDEFs, & drafted interventions for North Atlantic Council sessions.
Feb 23 • 86 tweets • 18 min read
Twitter's gold for educating yourself.
But you can't learn what you might've missed.
Here are 75 of the most useful & educational resources shared on Twitter in the past MONTH:
Like last time, I curated & organized these resources into sections:
Here's a theory of creativity that will instantly make you a better writer:
When people say, “writing is thinking,” 99% don’t mean it literally.
They mean it figuratively: writing *clarifies* thinking by helping put ideas in order.
But they were right the first time: writing doesn’t clarify thinking; writing IS thinking.
Jan 19 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
If you do these 3 things daily:
1. Read about ideas you love 2. Take notes from your reading in your own words 3. Create pointers from your notes to your reading
You can't help but write. Eventually, your notes will relate to themes – and writing will take care of itself.
When you read actively every day and put ideas into your own words, you’ll never be at a loss for ideas.
Jan 18 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
In an age of leverage, B gets paid 10,000x more than A
The classic formulation:
“Being at the extreme in your art is very important in the age of leverage.” -@naval
My interpretation is there's confusion these days.
People conflate being at the extreme with being on the frontier.
Naval never does that. Here's how we puts it.
Jan 17 • 16 tweets • 3 min read
NEW THREAD SERIES
"The Rules They Live By"
1️⃣ READ the philosophy of a thoughtful person in 2 min
2️⃣ LEARN a contrarian belief
3️⃣ TAKE a simple idea seriously
Thoughtful Person #1: @jackbutcher 👇
One person's take (mine) on the distilled philosophy of Jack Butcher, in two min:
Jan 15 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
I’m thinking about writing a thread on the personal philosophies of thoughtful people.
I’d state a simple idea each person takes seriously. A belief important to them but underappreciated by others.
I’d also invite them to comment. Would anyone be interested in this?
I'd love to jump-start something like this, and it would be even better if people shared their philosophies themselves.
70 years ago, Edward R. Murrow invited people to share their beliefs in three minutes or less.
The invitation became the radio series, “This I Believe.”