Where I Live Book ReviewA pparently one of our most pervasive fantasies when sitting next to a stranger on the bus or in a bar is not that they are having more sex than we are, but that they are doing more admin. In our deepest shame about our inability to pay a bill before it turns red or book a six-monthly dental hygienist appointment more than once a year, we assume that everyone else is performing at peak efficiency. Before we can start to dissolve this toxic cloud, Emens argues, we must first acknowledge life admin for the major burden that it is. The problem with life admin is that we are expected to accomplish it without any of the resources that we take for granted at work. Not until we recognise these tasks for what they are — a daily tax on our resources — can we start taking steps to reduce them.
A Book About Dying Tells You How to Live
Being able to explain complex ideas in simple words is the hallmark of mastery of a subject, and Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths prove every bit of theirs in this book. Algorithms to Live By takes you on a journey of eleven ideas from computer science, that we, knowingly or not, use in our lives every day. I enjoyed this book a lot, so this review is going to be a long one. Imagine the following scenario: you have to hire a secretary from a pool of fixed applicants. If you pass on someone, you cannot come back to them.
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