Hear This Idea
Hear This Idea
Apr 19, 2020
#9 – Neel Nanda on Effective Planning and Building Habits that Stick
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Neel Nanda is a final year maths undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, and a gold medalist in the International Mathematical Olympiad. He teaches regularly – from revision lectures to a recent ‘public rationality’ workshop. Neel is also an active member in rationalist and effective altruism communities.

In this episode we discuss

  • How to view self-improvement and optimising your goals
  • Forming good habits through the 'TAPs' technique
  • How to build effective plans by using our 'inner simulator' and 'pre-hindsight'

You can read more on this episode's accompanying write-up: hearthisidea.com/episodes/neel. You can also read Neel's teaching notes for his planning workshop here.

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