Tag archives for Scott Adams

  1. Moist Robots

    Scott Adams has this really memorable term for how to think about people: moist robots.  Moist because — well, we’re wet and squishy.  Robots because there are certain predictable behaviors that we repeat.  In situations like A, most people do f(A).  In situation; in situations like B, most people will do f(B).  Sounds very robot-like…

  2. Passion is Not Linear

    Passion[1] is one of those interesting human phenomena where we too often confuse cause for effect.  The usual story about passion goes something like this: You have a passion. Either you have had it all your life (presumably since you were in the womb), or perhaps you had a life changing experience where you all…

  3. Scott Adams’ Financial Advice

    Most people my age I talk to don’t have much of a clue about how to deal with personal finances.  We come out of school with almost no money then suddenly have all this cash (on a relative basis) and don’t know what to do about it.  All the while, the education system never thought…

  4. Luck or Passion?

    Preface: I wrote a post a while back titled: Lucky or Smart?  Along those same lines, I pose another question: Luck or Passion?  (hint: luck wins every time.) A very common piece of advice that keeps coming up, over and over again, is “follow your passion”[1].  While this advice is always well intentioned, and perhaps…