37. Sendhil Mullainathan Thinks Messing Around Is the Best Use of Your Time

37. Sendhil Mullainathan Thinks Messing Around Is the Best Use of Your Time

He’s a professor of computation and behavioral science at the University of Chicago, MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, and author. Steve and Sendhil laugh their way through a conversation about the importance of play, the benefits of change, and why we remember so little about the books we’ve read — and how Sendhil’s new app solves this problem.

  • 18:15 Nice heuristic for decision-making: If tomorrow is a repeat of yesterday, how would I behave differently or change today?

    3 months ago·2 likes·
    Sam

    Thanks for pointing this one out @David - I found the whole episode great but think this section is also my biggest take home. So much we don’t address head on in the vague expectation it might change which this really makes more obvious ❤️

    3 months ago·1 like·

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