On the quest to distill the most impactful knowledge.
↑ not a blog, a wiki Pawła
↑ short form ideas that keep coming back
Distilling ideas from my fav articles, books, podcasts
List is chronological and I sprinkled some medals around
Summaries of creators
A summaries of ppl are find interesting
Peeps that influenced me the most. This is just for a reference. Use Google to proceed.
🐢 Turtle Jerzy Interview
This website might be hard to navigate so I invented Turtle Jerzy (turtle – a famous long-termer) (Jerzy – my 2nd name) to chat with myself.
Why are you developing this website?
My grandpa knew a lot about the evolution of religions, history of Slavs, law system of Poland. But this knowledge mostly died with him. Learning can be really entertaining, for some it is addictive. I feel the need for the input (learning) and the output (communicating findings) to be connected. Each of us is a peculiar filter of this complex world. What are your foundational motivations? Which are the most valuable resources you have? What are links, ideas, personalities that influenced you to choose the path you are on? I will be transmitting my findings through this website.
What topics are the most important to you?
Why to meditate?
It lowers anxiety; brings higher emotional control; enhances navigating through complex decisions or problems (i.e. it's making me a better designer). Read more in a guide to
What is the most interesting and forward-thinking group of people that you are aware of?
People gathered around
What is the most important and neglected idea about the way people communicate?
The density of information. The shorter the more valuable the message is (while the creator simultaneously preserves its depth and quality). On this website, I try to use as little words as possible. 💡A quick tip: By default books are long. I often "read books" by watching authors summarizing them in a 1.5h podcast or YouTube lecture. Often it's even a better content because authors simplify idea and communicate them in the most direct way. For example, listen to Sam Harris systematically sourcing Nick Bostrom's top ideas from four of his most influential papers.
What is wisdom?
Wisdom is just covering blind spots in one's mental model map of knowledge | Charlie Munger read more