Better Human

Niklaus Gerber
Better Human will help you become an improved version of yourself — in work, at home and in life.
Created 16 Sep 2020
  • MEMO
    01 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    List one task, do it, cross it out I have the reputation, at least among some friends and family, of being 'good in a crisis' – such as (to give a somewhat minor example) the day last year, deep in lo...
  • MEMO
    26 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Can YOU Fix Climate Change? Never before in human history have we been richer, more advanced, or powerful. And yet we feel overwhelmed in the face of rapid climate change. It seems simple on the surfa...
  • MEMO
    19 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. Take One That Isn’t. What’s your personality, and what can it tell you about your true self? Those questions have launched a thousand online personality quiz...
  • MEMO
    12 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    My stack is back After high demand I brought back my Stack. The stack contains a curated list of my favourite software, tools and little helpers. All of them make my life a little simpler, brighter or...
  • MEMO
    05 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 2
    Building a latticework of mental models with ModelThinkers Many websites provide lists of mental models. However, reading a list of mental models does not help in applying these concepts in real-world...
  • MEMO
    29 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Personal values How knowing yourself can guide your actions. On Self-Assertion One of the reasons why our lives are harder than they might be is that most of us have not got a firm handle on the art o...
  • Keeping track of human interactions
    01 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    My typical workday is packed with meetings and human interactions. Well-structured meetings should have a desired outcome and make it easy to derive tasks from them. My key learning is that many meeti...
  • MEMO
    25 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 1 1
    Dear readers I will take a few weeks of summer break to recharge my batteries. During this period, there will also be no Better Human updates. In August, I will have new content you will hopefully be ...
  • MEMO
    18 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    The method of Loci: Build your memory palace According to legend, the renowned Greek lyric poet Simonides of Ceos was dining at the home of a wealthy nobleman one night when he received word that two ...
  • I prefer to read the weekly news
    12 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 2
    I am a big fan of the book "Make time" by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky. It changed how I think about productivity and helped me get more value out of the time I have. One thing that struck me while re...
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