Website Wednesday

The Browser is one of my new favorites for finding reading for the train.

It’s jammed with editors choices of great reading (and they’re great) and has something called, FiveBooks, which I’d like to steal if I had any time. They interview smart people about something those people know about and get suggestions for five books people should read on the topic. It’s tremendous.

If you go there once a week, at the end of the year you will be 520x smarter than you were at the beginning of the year. I promise you.

It’s Always Fun to Read About an Interesting Mind

1. Can you guess my favorite thing about the subject of THIS article (Dr. Donald Redelmeier)?

2. It’s true that I love behavioral economics.

3. Also true that I am a big fan of the work of his mentor, Dr. Tversky (as exposed to it through Barry Schwartz’s The Paradox of Choice and Cass Sunstein and Gary Thaler’s Nudge).

4. It is also true that if you (or anyone, including my mother) calls me while they are driving, I will hang up on them without warning.

5. The subject of this article is the guy who wrote the research paper saying that driving while talking on a cell phone is as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.

6. No, that is not my favorite thing about him.

7. My favorite thing, if you haven’t guess already, is that he numbers his propositions when he sends emails.

8. I love that.

9. Don’t know why.