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Shane Parrish is the founder, curator and wisdom seeker behind Farnam Street (www.fs.blog).

What started as a personal, anonymous blog where Shane could explore what others have discovered about decision making, purposeful living, and how the world works, quickly blossomed into one of the fastest-growing websites in the world.

With over 250,000 subscribers, consistently sold-out workshops and over 10 million podcast downloads, Farnam Street has become the go-to resource that CEOs, athletes, professional coaches and entrepreneurs rely on to find a signal in a world of noise.

Shane's work has been featured in nearly every major publication, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Jou
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Signaling: The Language Peacocks, Gazelles, and Humans All Speak

Signaling and countersignaling are hidden methods of communicating with each other.

We do it all the time as a way to “prove” we are who and what we claim to be.

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We are constantly signaling. Every minute of the day, we send signals to others to convey that we are intelligent, successful, attractive, healthy, well-adjusted people with impeccable taste. We signal to our bosses, cowo...

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How to Lie with Maps by Mark Monmonier
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This book is a concrete explanation of how the representation of a thing can differ wildly from the thing itself. We all use some form of map practically every day, but we can forget that maps are made by fallible humans. As a result, they can be man ...more
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The Opium War by Julia Lovell
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This book describes the mid-19th century conflict between Great Britain and China and the reverberations that remain to this day. From the official summary: "Beginning with the dramas of the war itself, Julia Lovell explores its causes and consequenc ...more
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No One Cares About Crazy People by Ron Powers
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My Family and the Heartbreak of Mental Illness in America (Ron Powers) — The history of how society treats those with mental health issues is often a shocking story. This book explores the history of mental health treatment, from the institutions and ...more
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No One Cares About Crazy People by Ron Powers
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My Family and the Heartbreak of Mental Illness in America (Ron Powers) — The history of how society treats those with mental health issues is often a shocking story. This book explores the history of mental health treatment, from the institutions and ...more
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Retail Disruptors by Jan-Benedict Steenkamp
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Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone
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What Smart Students Know by Adam Robinson
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Draft No. 4 by John McPhee
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John McPhee is a living legend in the creative nonfiction genre; this is his handbook on writing. He is the author of 33 books. McPhee won the Pulitzer Prize after four nominations, has written for The New Yorker for 53 years, and is in his 45th year ...more
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“You get paid linearly for analyzing and solving problems. You get paid non-linearly for spotting and siezing opportunities.”
Shane Parrish

“You don’t have to solve problems for others. You can let them be uncomfortable.”
Shane Parrish

“You can’t improve if you don’t know what you’re doing wrong.”
Shane Parrish, The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts




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