Higher Order Thinking: Your Ticket to the Cognitive Elite

Higher Order Thinking Breaking out of HomeostasisIf being manipulated by horoscopes, fortune-telling, cold-reading, conspiracy theories, and comforting beliefs constitute the most primitive aspects of the neocortex’s craving for truth (and are sure-shot symptoms of being a Homeostasis Dweller), what would be the opposite?

Higher order thinking.

Higher order thinking is the most intellectually sophisticated form of using the neocortex’s predictive abilities. Those who wish to become elite thinkers must master it.Continue Reading…

19 Attributes of Great Men

great men attributes

From my commonplace:


“I went on troubling myself about general
ideas until I learnt to understand the particular achievements of the best men.”

–Goethe

 

Trouble yourself about this.

 

1) Prodigious memory.Continue Reading…

My Top Lessons from 2016

2016 ludvig sunström travels

Current Inspirations:

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How Did Pokemon GO Become Popular?

How Did Pokemon GO Become Popular

[From: The Commonplace of Ludvig Sunström.]

[Title: How Did Pokemon GO Become Popular?]

[Tagged: Musings, Lollapalooza Effects.]


7 Overarching Reasons for the Popularity of Pokemon GO:

(All of which are explained below.)Continue Reading…

First Ever English Episode of 25 Minuter: Interview with the Multi-Talented Edmund Lowman

25 min google+I’ve been asked by lots of SGM readers (and other English speaking people) about 25 Minuter, the podcast I do together with Mikael Syding.

Unfortunately, all of our episodes are in Swedish. Until just now. . .

We just put out our first ever episode in English. Continue Reading…

School is for Fools: 10 Reasons the Education System is a Failure

school is for foolsThe education system is in shambles, and it has been for quite some time now.

This is not weird. Old things break or go obsolete all the time. Why should this be any different?Continue Reading…

Announcing: The Ultimate Commonplace System

the ultimate commonplace system2Hey there!

Lots of people have asked me about commonplacing over the last two-something years.

Fair enough. I’m probably the biggest commonplacing master around.

But I haven’t said much–because, what is there to say? You just sort of do it. 1 I didn’t realize it’s a skill.Continue Reading…


  1. …or so I thought, because commonplacing came very naturally to me. But it seems like it’s not natural at all for most people, even though they want to learn how. 

10 Ways to Be Different and Profit from Contrast

rockefeller do it different and profit from contrast

I Was Reminiscing the Other Day And Here’s What I Came Up With…

It struck me that the main reason SGM is successful is not necessarily because of me, but because of. . .

. . . the incompetence of most other site owners, and the rapidly increasing amount of SHIT content being put out on the Internet each day.Continue Reading…