Resources // Tools for better thinking
Tools for better thinking is a collection of thinking tools to help you solve problems and make decisions. The site does a great job of breaking these frameworks down with an outline and visuals. If you don't know where to start, there is a helpful series of prompt questions on how to choose the best thinking tool.
Article // What Spotify playlists reveal about financial markets
Imagine if there was a way to measure the overall mood of a country and relate that to the behaviour of financial markets? In the age of Spotify, this has become a real possibility. This research, published in the Journal of Financial Economics, uses the music people listen to to measure national sentiment affecting market behaviour. The study indicates that music sentiment is positively correlated with same-week equity market returns, negatively correlated with next-week returns and is negatively associated with government bond returns, consistent with a flight to safety. Read a summary.
Book // Exponential
Skills // How to introduce people
Our friend Hjalmar Gislason, founder of spreadsheet visualisation tool Grid, has written this guide on introducing people by email. As he says, "being the one to make a meaningful introduction is usually valued, respected and remembered by the people you connect." Read more and follow Hjalmar on Twitter.
Article // Myers-Briggs is meaningless
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