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Book: How will you measure your life

Happiness Motivation
  • Job dissatisfaction and satisfaction are not opposite

    • Things like work-life balance, compensation etc should be considered as hygiene
    • Hygiene affects dissatisfaction but doesn’t increase satisfaction
  • Satisfaction requires challenging work, responsibilities, recognition, personal growth etc

  • Sometimes strategies emerge that later become deliberate

    • Ex: Walmart’s strategy of dominating small towns
  • One useful mental model is to find and question the mental models made for any plan

  • Resource allocation by an entity can be thought of as revealed preferences and is a much better signal than stated preferences.

    • A form of putting skin in the game
    • For any entity, look at where it’s resources are allocated
  • The different parts of your life are all connected