Stephen Dubner on Tim Ferriss Show #7

Don’t model your life on successes. They are rare and it's highly likely they are an example of survivorship bias

Stories are powerful bc we are narcissistic and have a tendency to insert ourselves into story.

Origin of "sophisticated" (43:00) – from greek sophus – alternate teacher of philosophy or rhetoric who didn't enjoy a good reputation. They were more interested in winning arguments than arriving at truth

when working on ideas suspend the moral judgment