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This Mental Health App Is Tailor-Made for Your Pandemic Woes

This Mental Health App Is Tailor-Made for Your Pandemic Woes

One of the few bright sides of the coronavirus catastrophe is that it landed at a time in human history when isolation doesn’t need to mean total isolation. Through the magic of computers and phones you can stare into a piece of glass and electronics and see grandma and grandpa. You can remotely consult with…

Wrapping Mental Models

I’m a bit reluctant writing this, because it’s about a controversial and sensitive topic. Yet, after two days of sleeping on it, I hope this’ll hopefully not cause any more heated discussions and may help some mutual understanding. This is in part triggered by this post by a blog post by withoutboats, in part by…

React Mental Models: Working with Input

You still remember this comic from last post, right? I hope it’s left a lasting impression on you since it’s a really useful metaphor for thinking about React.In this post, we’re going to dive deeper into this topic. We’ll focus on a different tag, , to complete our mental model.BTW: Stuck at home? Why don’t…
Mental health startup eQuoo joins UK’s NHS app library, closes in on seed round

Mental health startup eQuoo joins UK’s NHS app library, closes in on seed round

UK-based mental health startup eQuoo has become the only game in the UK’s National Health Service App Library and is set to shortly close it’s seed funding round. The app is an emotional fitness game that aims to teach healthy psychological skills. The NHS announcement means a UK doctor can now formally refer eQuoo to…
Mental Mountains

Mental Mountains

I. Kaj Sotala has an outstanding review of Unlocking The Emotional Brain; I read the book, and Kaj’s review is better. He begins: UtEB’s premise is that much if not most of our behavior is driven by emotional learning. Intense emotions generate unconscious predictive models of how the world functions and what caused those emotions…

Mental Models Box – A collection of models useful in everyday life

DescriptionSurvivorship bias occurs when we develop a skewed view of a situation by concentrating on the people or things that survived. Things that didn't survive lack visibility and are overlooked. A common result of survivorship bias is overly optimistic beliefs. By focusing primarily on the success stories, we fail to fully understand why the "failures"…
Talk leadership and mental health with VC-turned-professional coach Jerry Colonna

Talk leadership and mental health with VC-turned-professional coach Jerry Colonna

Esteemed venture investor-turned-professional coach Jerry Colonna has worked with a long list of top CEOs and renowned executive teams. In his new book, Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up (available now), Jerry explores the tension between traditional leadership practices and personal happiness that faces many founders today. Jerry discusses how strong leadership and…
Razer made a ‘mental performance’ drink so you can game even harder

Razer made a ‘mental performance’ drink so you can game even harder

Razer wants to tackle another part of the gaming experience -- namely, the drinks you need to keep your momentum going. It's introducing Respawn (no connection to that Respawn), a "mental performance" drink mix that's meant to keep your focus sharp for long periods. No, it's not a direct knock-off of its most conspicuous rival,…

Mental Model: Everything Is

Content crawled via the Wayback Machine Live Proxy mostly by the Save Page Now feature on web.archive.org. Liveweb proxy is a component of Internet Archive’s wayback machine project. The liveweb proxy captures the content of a web page in real time, archives it into a ARC or WARC file and returns the ARC/WARC record back…
The Mental Model Fallacy

The Mental Model Fallacy

The mental model fallacy is that it’s worth it to read descriptions of mental models, written and aggregated by non-practitioners, in the pursuit of self-improvement and success.If this sounds controversial to you, let me reframe that assertion.Let’s say for a moment that you want to become a successful mixed martial arts (MMA) practitioner. I come…

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Xbox Will Have Multiple Events Inside Summer Game Fest, Which Will...

Geoff Keighley announced the Summer Game Fest yesterday, where publishers and developers will showcase their games over the course of the Summer season in lieu of the currently halted Electronic Entertainment Expo, Gamescom, EGX, PAX and so on. Xbox was mentioned among the partners, starting with the Inside Xbox event scheduled on May 7th. In…

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