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Global Economic History

The Great Divergence The book starts with absolutely no frills and gets straight to the point. It talks about 3 phases in the recent history of the world since 1500. From 1500 to 1800 - lots of mercantile stuff. From 1800 to mid-1900's (I think) - Industrial revolution mid-1900s to now - He talks about the "Great Push" There is this divergence in the ability of the country to multiply its GDP. Some rich European countries and USA multiplied by 35 to 50 times whereas countries in Africa only managed 5 to 7 at max. Suprisingly, Japan, Taiwan and S.Korea majorly kicked butt at this trend to be an outlier on that divergence graph. They really leapfrogged to development. It is also interesting to note how China and India dominated world production in 1750 and down to pretty much minuscule percentage in 1950. China is ramping up and if it goes back that is one full circle. It is also interesting to note that India and China were pushed back to manufacture commoditie

44 Communication Ideas

The 6 ways of being able to influence people and persuade them There are 3 types of meetings - Information, Discussion, Permission. Lots of confusion from people not knowing what types. Kinds of questions also each have their place in meetings. Avg. attention span is 10 to 18 mins. Have short meetings. How to be a good leader. How you should not praise for the fuck of it. It lowers expectations.

How to create a mind.

Picked up this book at Word in Jersey City on a weekend afternoon. Did not realize at the time as to how old the book was. It made for a fascinating reading when on a five hour plane ride from Newark to San Diego. The coffee and the calmness conspired to motivate me to read this book with an attentive zeal I‌ had not experienced in years. The book is indeed awe-inspiring as the author starts to tear into the meat of the matter. Started to read this book again after a long gap. Started reading at chapter 3. The book talks about how the neocortex of the brain separates mammals from non-mammals and how the presence of a large neocortex has enabled humans to essentially dominate the animal kingdom. As a species, humans have evolved so drastically so as to be on the verge of creating the very intelligence that helped it gain that dominance. Scientific research shows how most of the neocortex is very uniform and the fundamental structure that makes up this uniformity is a neocortical c

Being Schizo-effective Bipolar

I was diagnosed with this is in the United States.  I am diagnosed with Weed-induced-psychosis in India. Not sure whom to believe. All I know is that my brain has been stretched to the hilt and the various layers of neo-frontal cortex are making an insane network to try to do the impossible. I might have burned a few brain cells. Given Lithium for. Was hospitalized in Dec. 17th - the same night my paternal grandma hurt herself in a car accident. Co-incidence? I think not. Second hospitalization was in a military-grade hospital. Very helpful. Was given some good treatment as well. I am law-abiding citizen on the country and a visa-holder in the United States. The third hospital location was the same as the first and this is where I snapped back completely. Everything normal Let us be smart about brain health. I feel like I can travel time. But it is hard to prove. Einstein said it is possible. As I write this, my future self is egging me on. We are going to get this. I am Dr. Manhattan