A critical(!) review of Scaling People, a book by Claire Hughes Jones that I liked (ie I liked both the book and the review) though I am not as critical as the review is. CHJ 's book remains one of the best attempts at making the tacit art of management legible.

What happened to the US machine tool industry?

Scott Alexander: Should the future be human?

Things you learn dating Cate Hall, and Cate Hall on agencymaxxing

Casey Handmer on Elon Musk

The promise of SGLT2 inhibitors

Menopause and longevity

Karuna Therapeutics: drug repurposing success

Paul Janssen and drug development

A post so spicy it deserves a Scoville scale rating: Grad school is worse for health than STDs

A cell is not a computer

The Tsimane tribe has near zero rates of heart disease

Past and present of Google

What science can learn from car mechanics

Debugging chronic fatigue syndrome, and debugging health conditions broadly

How to hire low experience, high potential people

Dan Wang 2023 year in review

A private company just landed on the moon!

Mamba, latest in the state space models vs transformers wars

Speedrunning the drug application process

California Forever, a review from Devon

Podcast with Dwarkesh and Patrick

A song: Hania Rani's Ghosts

Recently I went through an extensive sofa-buying arc, looking at many options for the objectively correct sofa anyone should buy for a home (not an office; for that see the rationalist interior design guide). The winner is this one.