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The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice ​ From award winning author Paulina Bren comes the first history of New York’s most famous residential hotel—The Barbizon—and the remarkable women who lived there.WELCOME TO NEW YORK’S LEGENDARY HOTEL FOR WOMENLiberated from home and hearth by World War I, politically enfranchised and ready to work, women arrived to take their place in the dazzling new skyscrapers of Manhattan. But they did not want to stay in uncomfortable boarding houses. They wanted what men already had—exclusive residential hotels with daily maid service, cultural programs, workout rooms, and private dining. Built in 1927 at the height of the Roaring Twenties, the Barbizon Hotel was intended as a safe haven for the “Modern Woman” seeking a career in the arts. It became the place to stay for any ambitious young woman hoping for fame and fortune. Sylvia Plath fictionalized her time there in The Bell Jar, and, over the years, its almost 700 tiny rooms with matching floral curtains and bedspreads housed Titanic survivor Molly Brown; actresses Grace Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Ali MacGraw, Jaclyn Smith, Phylicia Rashad, and Cybill Shepherd; writers Joan Didion, Diane Johnson, Gael Greene, and Meg Wolitzer; and many . Mademoiselle magazine boarded its summer interns there, as did Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School its students and the Ford Modeling Agency its young models. Before the hotel’s residents were household names, they were young women arriving at the Barbizon with a suitcase and a dream. Not everyone who passed through the Barbizon’s doors was destined for success—for some it was a story of dashed hopes—but until 1981, when men were finally let in, the Barbizon offered its residents a room of their own and a life without family obligations or expectations. It gave women a chance to remake themselves however they pleased; it was the hotel that set them free. No place had existed like it before or has since. Beautifully written and impeccably researched, The Barbizon weaves together a tale that has, until now, never been told. It is both a vivid portrait of the lives of these young women who came to New York looking for something , and an epic history of women’s ambition.

Fearless: Confidence with Essential Oils in 2 Hours oA good collectionf mental models extracted from various disciplines which if applied properly can help broaden ne s perspective Very similar to Charlie Munger s emphasis n breadth Wyrąbany chodnik of knowledge and when magic happens when a confluencef factors across a broad spectrum manifest themselves in a lollapalooza effect A few mental models that stood Cry Of The Wolf out1 Argue from first principles go back to basics and figureut what are we really trying to solve2 Be aware that your views are being framed by people around you eg first impressions media3 To avoid personal biases r framed perspective walk a mile in their shoes try to see from their point f view as impartially as possible using a third person s view How are we being perceived by the How to Grow Hydroponic Marijuana At Home: A Complete Guide to Growing Most Potent Cannabis Ever! observer4 Learned selflessness people stop trying when they believe their efforts just don t cut it anyr it s just not worth it any Results in active disengagement 5 Thinking gray the world is not black and white Truly effective leaders are able to see shades La Prise de l'Elysée: Les Campagnes Présidentielles de la Ve République of gray inherent in a situation and make wise decisionsn how to proceed 6 Tragedy f the commons free riders stems back to human nature to be selfish and greedy Especially if the specific action does not come with any negative conseuences financial social civic etc Rules and regulations need to be set to draw the line they need to be enforced r else another negative norm is set which will make it harder to unwind Good example The Ugly Princess on the preschool impositionf preschool late pick up fines that made it kay to pay for the teachers extra time leading to late pick ups When the fine was removed the numbers didn t recover because a new norm has been set7 Asymmetric information eg Real Estate agent vs buyer8 Goodhart s law when a measure becomes a target it ceases to be a good measure 9 Technical debt in programming most coders tend to prioritise short term code fixes ver long term well designed nes Over time the debts accumulate to make the code clunky and someone in the future will have to fix the mess Short termism10 Path dependence Sometimes the utcome was decided by a path taken earlier Trick is to recognize points f no return11 Paradox f choice Harvest to Hydrosol: Distill Your Own Exquisite Hydrosols at Home over abundancef choice lead to fear Hunchback of making suboptimal choices unhappiness Improve design by limiting choice where possible12 The top idea in your mind most people havene Buddy or two and their thoughts will drift toward when they re allowed to Normally these are things that excite them because they are impactful However not manyrganisations allow time for people to have their minds drift freely into these top ideas and put them into actions These are the ideas that can move the needle and generate passion amongst people eg Google13 Deep work allow people to spend time The Space Child's Mother Goose on tackling the really tough things undisturbed Most people will want to solve problems they know how to solve These are the B problems at best In the long run the company will be a B company The A problems are hard by definition and reuire deep unobstructed work and to be a truly toprganisation deep work The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism: The Very Best of Christopher Hitchens on topf best people are needed to solve the really tough problems14 What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important Dwight Eisenhower 15 Parkinson s law work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion 15 Reframe the problem to help look at it from different angles The shortcuts can normally be found eg hackers reframe the problem from How can we best guess your password to how can we best get your password 16 It s not the most intellectual The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told: Seventeen Incredible Tales or strongestf species that survives but the ne that is best to adapt to the changing environment17 Don t fight with nature inertia reuires significant amount f activation energy Make sure you have that first 18 Shirky principle institutions will try to preserve the problem which they are the solution Reminds me Cómo ligar con esa chica que tanto te gusta y a la que le gusta otro of Ronald Reagan s autobiography where he shared his encounter with unemploymentffices discouraging people to take up jobs but to receive their handouts instead bureaucracy s number Death Threat onebjective is to preserve the bureaucracy19 Flywheel a rotating disk that is used to store energy to create momentum20 HOMEOSTASIS ORGANISM REGULATES ITSELF AROUND A organism regulates itself around a condition similar to rganisations regulating itself around a certain metrics r values 21 Technology adoption cycle innovators 25% early adopters 135% early majority 34% late majority 34% laggards 16%22 Metcalfe s law non linear growth in network value when nodes are connected to ne another 23 Accept that we are surrounded by chaotic system and adaptability is the key success factor Don t be lulled into a sense f stability and put effort into creating a perfect system in the stable system that does not exist in the first places It s kay to plan ahead just be aware that all it takes is a flap f the butterfly s wings to undo the plans24 Luck surface area lucky people are not lucky They tend to spread themselves that covers a wide surface area such that when an Porter Rockwell: A Biography opportunity arises they are there25 For any issues you can find peoplen both sides with numbers to back up their position26 bias surveys are filled by People Who Care Enough To who care enough to Eg surviving WW2 planes were analysed reinforced based Satire on where they were hit the most but realised that these were the planes that survived and the places most hit are thenes that need the least reinforcements because Pilots can survive even when those areas are hit hard27 Bayesian starting from a prior intuition and converge toward the truth Faster but prone to local Deflower the Boss optimum Freuentist starting from scratch basedn cold hard numbers More accurate Hebrew magic amulets only if there big enough and diversified sample size 28 Hysteresis system s current state can dependn its history eg T cells that help power ur immune system upon activation would reuire lower threshold to reactivate29 Knowns and unknowns 2x2 matrix Objective is to move as many things it known knowns as possible Known unknowns get help from thers who know unknown knowns get some experience unknown unknowns thought experiments scenario analysis to minimise blind spots30 Beware Being There of groupthink Typically associated to person with the highest demonstrationf confidence able to get their bandwagons going with followers jumping هذه بلادنا: الجواء on uickly creating a convergent thinking environment 31 Social norms is powerful than market norms Egne is less likely to want to be paid by neighbours to babysit their kid vs doing them a favour 32 Distributive justice vs procedural justice euity vs euality 33 Strawman Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom opponent misrepresent the issue by associating your argument to something else that s easy to attack and incite emotions34 Loss leader strategyne product is priced low to increase the demand for complementary products35 Sometimes the nly winning move is not to play Not all conflicts need to be tackled head n r resolved Need to be selective else it is going to severely drain your resources36 Generals always fight the last war Successful people leaders are where they are because f their past victories and modus Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith operandi which helped them leapfrog the then status uo Until when they become the status uo37 Organisations hardly ever have perfect resources nor can they always afford to wait until they have betternes before moving forward Great people are unlikely to be concentrated in a single rganisation Successful rganisations are successful because right people are led in the right way38 10x teams r 10x employees Right confluence f factors to lead to superior performance However the utput may not be replicated when they switch roles r projects 39 Creating a 10x team reuires a leader to understand the difference and nuances It goes way beyond. You can't really know anything if you just remember isolated facts If the facts don't hang together The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD on a latticeworkf theory you don't have them in a usable form You've got to have models in your head Charlie Munger investor vice chairman f Berkshire HathawayThe world's greatest problem solvers forecasters and decision makers all rely n a set f frameworks and shortcuts that help them cut through complexity and separate good ideas from bad nes They're called mental models and you can find them in dense textbooks n psychology physics economics and Or. ,
Super ThinkingAnn and Gabriel Weinberg s Super Thinking would be worthwhile for me to read This was mainly because I have already studied a lot f mental models from various fields Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse of research and also because it seemed a bit too self helpy for my taste But my best friend bought me a copy so I took it up inrder to discuss with himTo its credit Super Thinking is probably the most comprehensive and up to date collection Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations of mental models recurring concepts that help us explain predictr approachseemingly disparate subjects available to modern readers vii McCann and Weinberg s goal is to highlight a variety f broadly useful r super models that serve as mental tools for successfully understanding and navigating the many challenges f life viii They claim that the proper application f these models will result in the ability to think better about the world which you can use to your advantage to make better decisions both personally and professionally viii emphasis theirsThe book is clever and well written with lots f images funny comics and unintimidating graphs that provide multiple pathways to content comprehension Its strongest feature is the sheer number f mental models أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع onffer and how McCann and Weinberg weave them together in a series f thematic chapters Although many f the models share The Sporty Game overlapping concepts and sometimes feel a bit redundant the conceptual synthesisn display here is impressiveI enjoyed the first half American Yakuza II of this book much than the second half This is because Super Thinking startsut by focusing Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders on how mental models can improveur personal decision making whereas it ends with an examination Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise of how they can improveur performance in professional life I especially enjoyed the first four chapters which explain how to be less wrong in general how to avoid and effectively deal with unintended conseuences how to spend your time wisely and how understanding the laws Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing of nature can help us become realistic resilient and adaptableThere were several mental models that were new to mer that I enjoyed revisiting since I m bad at following them These include Overfitting the Blood Love oppositef Ockham s razor When you use an verly complicated explanation when a simpler ne will do 10 Anchoring Your tendency to rely too heavily n first impressions when making decisions 14 Optimistic Probability Bias When you want something to be true so badly that you fool yourself into thinking it is likely to be true 33 Luck Surface Area Your personal luck surface area will increase as you interact with people in diverse situationsYou need to relax your rules for how you engage with the world 122My enjoyment f Super Thinking took a hit as the book became and preoccupied with professional achievement The latter chapters which have titles like Unlocking People s Potential and Flexing Your Market Power reveal an unacknowledged mental model that dominates McCann and Weinberg s approach Modern America s hyper capitalized way f defining success through market mechanisms material gain and labor competition For exampleWhen you are undifferentiated with no sustainable competitive advantage and therefore no market power you are completely subject to the supply and demand forces in the market and the price they deliver to you That speaks to picking an industry in high demand for the long termIt also speaks to the need to differentiate yourself from your peers by developing a uniue set f skills that the market values Then you have the pportunity to demand higher compensation by demonstrating the distinctive value you bring to your employers r clients 284To be clear I don t think McCann and Weinberg are wrong about the importance and function f differentiation in the modern labor market Further I think their business related discussions throughout the book are both shrewd and well intentionedThe problem is that I have an intellectual aversion to this way f writing and thinking about human beings and the act DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting of living If mental models really are as powerful and profound as McCann and Weinberg claim which I believe they are shouldn t they serve a higher purpose than merely allowing us to better conform to the stricturesf ur unfair and arguably broken economic system Shouldn t they teach us how to build better families and friendships better communities and better civic identities Shouldn t they us how to build better families and friendships better communities and better civic identities Shouldn t they ur potential to become compassionate and less judgmental f thers as well as appropriately critical and mobilized in the face f injusticeEven in the earlier chapters McCann and Weinberg demonstrate relatively little concern with in the face f injusticeEven in the earlier chapters McCann and Weinberg demonstrate relatively little concern with humanist goals Instead they content themselves with using the best ideas humans have created after millennia f Trial And Error And and error and f scientific inuiry to help business executives leverage 10x teams and activate force fields that will generate a sustainable competitive advantage 248 302 This disparity between gravity Cutthroat of subject matter and frivolousnessf application is alarming and renders Super Thinking a much less valuable text than it could have beenThis review was An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims originally publishedn my blog wordsdirt As I read this book I would get up and go see myself in front The Claiming of the Shrew of a mirror and say You know nothing John Snow lol This isne Summoned of those books that will change your life uproot it twist it it will literally chew you and spitut It combines the traditional and machine wisdomlearnings that is well written with examples to understandYou will think about your friends family co workers all the events in the past all the living and non living You would remember how some f these mental models were applied n you r how you unknowingly fell pray to themThis book has something for everyone Whether you are starting a company working a normal 9 5 job parenting play competitive sports etc the book ffers timeless mental models that will not just make you experience life through a whole new dimension but it will also help you get better at decision making reading people dealing with conflict motivating yourself and Baghdad, Mon Amour: A Journey of Exile and Return others When I saw a tweet from Annie Duke saying the world would improve immediately if everyone read this book I had to check itut I wasn t disappointed This book is simple easy to follow and gives mental models that greatly help your decision making It has a heavy Charlie Munger influence and feel throughout the book which was an added bonus The authors uote him Dead Inside often and use him and Warren Buffett in several examples I also appreciated that it was written by the DuckDuckGo CEO as he used some good technology references that I enjoyed I could write a lot about the different models covered but I ll spare an exhaustive list just know you will have the decision making tools billionaires like Charlie Munger use to simplify complex decisions across a wide arrayf industries You will see connections you d normally miss and have insights that put you in an advantageous position when it comes to judgment and decision making It s a great read worth checking ut I love mental models but this book can t even install 1 f them to the readers mind It is a list The Taste of Spruce Gum of 100sf mental models explained in a few sentences This should not have been a book but a list f mental models instead maybe a webpage r something I m not sure what was Gabriel thinking turning this into a book but each mental model deserves its She Stoops to Conquer own course practices posts examples Each mental model can be turned in to small books But cramming 100sf them into a single book like this is just foolish Overall I can Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile only recommend this book if you want to gover 100s Orb of mental models in a fast way But when someone creates a decent mental model list in to a searchable form this book will be history Here is my list enjo. N • Ever sat through a bad movie just because you paid a lot for the ticket You might be falling prey to Sunk Cost Fallacy • Set up Forcing Functions like standing meetingr deadlines to help grease the wheels for changes you want to The Dandy and Lady Penelope occurSo the next time you find yourself faced with a difficult decisionr just trying to understand a complex situation let Super Thinking upgrade your brain with mental modelsNote in the US the subtitle is The Big Book f Mental Models and utside it is Upgrade Your Reasoning and Make Better Decisions with Mental Models.


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Just putting a body Multi-Family Therapy on the job but having the right skills attitude personalities within the team Moreften than not large National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition organisations have the tendency to trust their processes too much that people feel like they re just a cog in the machine and hence feel disengaged insteadf creating a 10x team a 01x team was created40 Three types f people reuired in different phases f rganisation project life cycles commando speed no rules create a beachhead army large numbers to build systems and infrastructures to extend advantage police enforce rules build stability for growth Having the wrong group at the wrong time can hurt you a lot than helps41 The fox knows many things but the hedgehog knows ne big thing Successful businesses were started by hedgehogs having a singular focus to be good at A History of Prophecy in Israel, Revised and Enlarged one core idea However for the successful company to survive in the long term they need foxes Hedgehogs tend to have a focused world view whereas foxes tend to be cautious and pragmatic 42 When giving feedbacks with radical candour Being vague and abstract is much easier because it avoids the hard workf identifying specific examples and the psychological stress Think good thoughts about a pussycat of debating the nuances around those specifics If you care enough for the person gotta put in the hard work43 Dunning Kruger effect early partf the learning curve is exciting But it is uickly followed by the reality One, Two, Three Me on how much do you have to learn before you become the expert and finally the satisfying feeling when the expertise isbtained Key is to not give up after the initial euphoria Applies to many things in life people tend to be happier in their youth and ld age 44 Self serving bias you re likely to say that your mistakes could not have been predicted and likely to apply hindsight bias to be critical f Sex and Lust in Tijuana: True Sex Stories of the Tjamigos others45 Being explicit about the cultural norms in a company isne f the most high leverage activities you can do as a leader46 Manager s schedule vs maker s schedule 47 The nly way to generate Tea for Ruby outstanding returns is to be right and contrarian Just being right is not enough but don t be a contrarian for the sakef being a contrarian that s dangerous48 Vision without action is a daydream Action without vision is a nightmare Japanese proverb 49 OODA loop The Life of Saint Philip Neri observerient decide act Air Force Pilots are trained to go through OODA loops uickly during dogfights where there s no time for analysis 50 Pivoting is difficult because it cuts against rganisational inertia involves penly admitting failures and reuires finding a better solution all at the same time51 Only the paranoid survive I have found my new favorite book and wrote 278 Anki cards to memorize all these mental models shared in the bookThis is not a book to read casually you probably wouldn t remember much f it This is a book to read slowly study and rememberThank you Gabriel Weinberg and Laurent McCann for taking the time to write this book It will help me for many years to comeI wish I had it 15 years ago but life is a never ending self improvement experience Looking forward to changing from cargo cult scientist to super thinkerNow I ll have to find Super Thinking partners to join me n this journey No star rating I think it would rely too much I only Like the Fingers of the Guy I Hate, Vol. 1 on individual contextST is a book about everything and nothingMental models are framed named concepts than encapsulated knowledge andbservation to simplify reasoning and problem solving But the problem is they are everywhere it s hard to classify them they have very different The Whistle Pig origins and they are productsf very different disciplines r just streams f thoughtThat s why this book basically feels like an aggregation f ther books summaries Books Church Planting Is for Wimps: How God Uses Messed-Up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things of very differentrigin audience Usually very good books And usually very different summary I think Why I think Because TBH I haven t found almost anything new here it means I m revisiting knowledge I ve collected closer to the root Maybe that s why everything was clear and straightforward but how could I say whether it s the same for a person who doesn t read that muchFor me the major uestion is does it make sense to create books like that Books that collect the essential A Stepdaughter In Heat outcomes the final productsf long deep considerations To be honest I m not sure but rather not Eg the value f Thinking Fast and Slow is much larger than just the concept f two personalities and can t be summarized Rufus on few pagesButn the ther hand maybe a book like ST will be a beginning f a journey for several people who get inspired reading about all these models Maybe I picked this up for two reasons1 I ve read Gabriel s first book Traction and found it immensely helpful2 I m a big fan You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero!: Book One in the Just Make a Choice! Series of mental models Have read Robert Cialdini Dan Kahnemann Dan Ariely Malcolm Gladwell Richard Thaler a bunchf thers including being a regular at Farnam Street though haven t been able to consistently use than a handful f themSo picking a book being portrayed as a single treasure trove from a validated author seemed like a no brainer But I d have to say I m not extremely impressed by itFirst Women and Social Work: Towards a Woman-Centered Practice of all it s extremely difficult to weave all the mental models into a story like format rather than just listing allf them ut I can totally understand the amount f work that must have gone into this to infuse storytelling and make it as relatable as possible for readers to understand And for that I really appreciate the authors However following were some The Cowboys of the things I didn t like1 I m not sure if all the mental models that were talked about in this are actually mental models in reality Cases in point barriers to entry exit appeasement technology adoption life cycle etc In my view they re actual literal concepts terms and I m not sure in what respect are they being referred to as mental models2 Given that mental models is still not an extremely prevalent thing and is still finding its roots in the lower echelonsf the society general populace I think a lot Sins of Treachery of the common and predominant mental models covered in the book should have found explanations Case in point Confirmation biasI mean if I m expected to apply these mental models in my life then surely a couplef paragraphs will not suffice to drive home the point3 I m not sure how much efforts the authors had put in to de jargonise the concepts I mean at a few places I even found myself who s always interested in the subject just aimlessly slogging through the pages to get ver it4 I also think people who re new to the world f mental models might find it difficult to get a hold Of The Concepts In This Book Because the
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in this book the above factors Because when you re talking technical not easy to understand things you cannot expect to just touch My Grandfather's Prison: A Story of Death and Deceit in 1940s Kansas City over them and expect people to get it5 And surprising part is even with the lackf the above things I felt the book still was unnecessarily lengthy I mean it took me close to a month to wrap it up which is usually never the case And definitely not for a book f 300 dd pagesAnd finally not so much as a concern for readers but for authors I think the title Whos Next? Guess Who! of the book is reallyff putting to the general public And it s not my pinion It s what I bserved from the expressions and receptiveness Papi's Gift of people when they came to know that I m reading a book called Super Thinking Awesome bookThe authors apparently wrote the book for themselves which makes it even useful and valuableI would have personally used even picturesgraphs to explain and compare ideasbehaviorA book worth returning to Mental Models applied in real life contextThe book did an excellent job by connecting mental models in real life context using a storytelling style rather an academic listingf the modelsHighly recommend Before starting it I had misgivings about whether Lauren McC. You can just read Super Thinking a fun illustrated guide to every mental model you could possibly need How can mental models help you Well here are just a few examples • If you've ever been verwhelmed by a to do list that's grown too long maybe you need the Eisenhower Decision Matrix to help you prioritize • Use the 5 Whys model to better understand people's motivations r get to the root cause f a problem • Before concluding that your colleague who messes up your projects is ut to sabotage you consider Hanlon's Razor for an alternative explanatio.

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