Carlos Velasquez

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How to Read a Book a Week

Yep, I finally did it. I read over a book a week all of the past year.<p>More than that -- I never fell behind or stopped. I was always ahead of schedule for the entire year. So now, this coming year, guess what? I'd like you to do the same. Here's how.<p>Why in God's Name You Would Want To Do This?<p>It …

Complexity and the Ten-Thousand-Hour Rule

Forty years ago, in a paper in <i>American Scientist</i>, Herbert Simon and William Chase drew one of the most famous conclusions in the study of expertise:<p>There are no instant experts in chess—certainly no instant masters or grandmasters. There appears not to be on record any case (including Bobby …

Ex- CIA Chief: Why We Keep Getting Putin Wrong

Blame a myopic mindset—and an intelligence corps focused on terrorism, not Moscow.<p>Thelast time Russian troops invaded one of its neighbors, the U.S. …

Notes on a Blah Oscar Show

The Oscars on Sunday night were a bland, unimpassioned, rhythmless, endless show that should put to shame all of us who have spent the past four months speculating about who would or wouldn’t win, what the Oscars mean and don’t mean, and so on, not excluding me. Why do we do it? Why do we go on …

Stop the spiral

THE echoes are striking: division, a government combining a democratic mandate with thuggery, and an opposition that is increasingly radicalised. The …

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