Four things I’ve been surprised by in the context of the pandemic

1) Narratives are (much) more stable than I would have ever thought possible.

Just one example of a metric showing rather drastically why, at a minimum, we probably shouldn’t be too confident that we’re currently nailing this.

2) If our starting assumptions are wrong, we’re doomed (aka ‘mental models rule everything around me’).

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3) There seems to be a shocking lack of ambition and imagination at the top of (some/many of) our political institutions.

4) The best way to think about media products is to understand their (economic) incentive structure.

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