How to Predict the Future: A Cheat Sheet

Morning Commute: Vol. III

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  • Brought to you by Mercedes-Benz

Your morning commute is your reflection time.

Your podcast time.

Your one-man-band practice time.

And most importantly, your driving time.

To celebrate all that, we’re teaming up with Mercedes-Benz on Morning Commute, a dossier of six quick, smartphone-friendly essentials to help you start the day off right.

 

Word of the Day

hind·sight
noun

Don’t dwell on the past. You can’t change it, after all. But don’t ignore it, either. A wise man analyzes every situation through the prism of his own experience, making sure he uses past encounters to inform how he moves forward as effectively as possible.

THE APP

Hindsight - Time Interval & History Tracker
by Ehsan Rezaie

Designed to make you more aware of how often events in your life occur (gym trips, doctor visits, calls to family members, etc), the Hindsight app tracks the passage of time since something last happened and creates a histogram that provides “new insights at a glance” in order to help you curb bad behaviors and maintain good ones.

GET IT HERE

THE APP

Hindsight - Time Interval & History Tracker
by Ehsan Rezaie

Designed to make you more aware of how often events in your life occur (gym trips, doctor visits, calls to family members, etc), the Hindsight app tracks the passage of time since something last happened and creates a histogram that provides “new insights at a glance” in order to help you curb bad behaviors and maintain good ones.

GET IT HERE

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THE AUDIOBOOK

Superforecasting
Phillip E. Tetlock

From some of the best minds in social sciences, Superforecasting takes on a subject we all wish we knew more about: predicting the future. Drawing on decades of research and interviews, the book looks at how decision-makers analyze the future to choose their next move. Equal parts scientific, nebulous and practical.

Download Via Audible

THE AUDIOBOOK

Superforecasting
Phillip E. Tetlock

From some of the best minds in social sciences, Superforecasting takes on a subject we all wish we knew more about: predicting the future. Drawing on decades of research and interviews, the book looks at how decision-makers analyze the future to choose their next move. Equal parts scientific, nebulous and practical.

Download Via Audible

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THE PODCAST

The Yin and Yang of Basketball
99% Invisible

When Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891, he made a then innocuous decision to place the basket 10 feet off the ground. More than a century and countless rule changes later, it’s clear that that decision had drastic effects — both practical and political — on the sport’s evolution.

THE PODCAST

The Yin and Yang of Basketball
99% Invisible

When Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891, he made a then innocuous decision to place the basket 10 feet off the ground. More than a century and countless rule changes later, it’s clear that that decision had drastic effects — both practical and political — on the sport’s evolution.

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THE TRACK

Never Going Back
Caveman

The best music keeps one eye squarely in the rearview, and the lead single from the Brooklyn band’s third album picks up where they left off three years ago: sounding a lot like Bruce Springsteen. It’s certainly not a trend we take issue with, as evidenced by our similarly high regard for other #bossgaze artists like the War on Drugs and Gaslight Anthem.

THE TRACK

Never Going Back
Caveman

The best music keeps one eye squarely in the rearview, and the lead single from the Brooklyn band’s third album picks up where they left off three years ago: sounding a lot like Bruce Springsteen. It’s certainly not a trend we take issue with, as evidenced by our similarly high regard for other #bossgaze artists like the War on Drugs and Gaslight Anthem.

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THE QUICK READ

How People Learn to Become Resilient
By Maria Konnikova, The New Yorker

Can a human’s ability to overcome difficult circumstances learned or inherited? It’s a question the late University of Minnesota psychologist Norman Garmezy and his students have devoted more than 50 years of research to. The answer lies in how humans react to, cope with and internalize traumatic events from their past.

Read via The New Yorker

THE QUICK READ

How People Learn to Become Resilient
by Maria Konnikova, The New Yorker


Illustration by Gizem Vural

Can a human’s ability to overcome difficult circumstances learned or inherited? It’s a question the late University of Minnesota psychologist Norman Garmezy and his students have devoted more than 50 years of research to. The answer lies in how humans react to, cope with and internalize traumatic events from their past.

Read Via The New Yorker


Illustration by Gizem Vural

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