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Experts are frauds, a scam

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1.My default position is that experts are frauds.
2.I trust the time tested more than what obviously is true.

Incerto 4-Book Bundle: Antifragile, The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, The Bed of Procrustes (Nassim Nicholas Taleb 2016)

Interesting, everything need to be tested. Review from goodreads.

0. Most of the world is to complex to understand. We are better of looking at what survives the competition. Evolutionary processes automatically find good solutions, without a need for us to understand why stuff works.
1. Anything that has survived long in competition should be reckoned as fit.

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April 20, 2022 at 5:07 am

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Video Game Law (Boyd et al 2019)

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Video Game Law (Boyd et al 2019) is the first book that I read on gaming industry. Although its coming from legal perspective, where the legal issues such as IP (as publisher), Agreement (as distributor), and Business (operation, privacy, tax). However it also cover the popular topics such as: Virtual Item Regulations, this to some degree including Virtual Currency (open: Bitcoin, closed: Robux)

It is interesting, that in the past, we did not use the word “Digital” but “Virtual” which is the same. It is also interesting that in the past intellectual property, is also consider “metaphysics”

This is very good book, as every latest book -e.g this one written in 2019 will consider all the related issues such as blockchain.

Notes:
More than 150 years ago, Joseph Story, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, called intellectual property “the metaphysics of law” and described its distinctions as being “almost evanescent.”. Cryptocurrency is generally designed to have no inflation (once all the currency has been produced), in order to maintain scarcity and, hence, value. Cryptocurrencies are also designed to ensure that funds can neither be frozen nor seized.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Crytocurrency: decentralized (open) token
Digitalcurrency: centralized (closed)

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Februari 13, 2022 at 7:32 am

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Men and Masculinities in Southeast Asia (Ford 2010)

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Melihat sesuatu dengan jernih. Sebenarnya, dari kacamata science, observasi itu lebih penting dibandingkan metodologi. Mendapatkan data jumlah pengendara motor dengan data penjualan kopi itu lebih penting dibandingkan mencari hubungan antara dua data tersebut. Makanya mendapatkan data lebih penting daripada modelling apa yang digunakan, dan cara mendapatkan data ini tidak mudah. Diperlukan observasi dengan terukur, terkadang memerlukan lokasi pengambilan data yang tidak mudah -kutub utara untuk mengukur kandungan CO2 di es di kedalaman laut.

Maka tugas saya saat ini yang terbesar adalah mencatat observasi yang ada, kejadian yang ada dilapangan, sambil menemukan kerangka berpikir yang lebih baik. Sebagai contoh, keluhan orang Indonesia pada umumnya, mengenai budaya premanisme (violence), seringkali dijawab dengan kata “peliharaannya aparat”, dan disusul dengan atribut ditakuti (punya mitos kebal) dan dekat dengan aparat. Jawaban berikutnya yang paling sering terdengar adalah dibiarkan saja, mencegah keributan. Premanisme sebagai budaya kekerasan ini realitanya sepanjang saling menghormati justru tidak ada kekerasan.

Observasi yang lain mengenai hubungan yang tidak harmonis antara orang tua dengan anak yang akarnya dari patriarchy (bapakism). Jadi mengacu pada Mencius -model Chinese patriarchy, maka seorang perempuan pada usia muda akan patuh pada bapaknya, pada usia menikah akan patuh pada suaminya, dan setelah tua patuh pada anaknya. Ini juga topik yang saling terkait mulai dari Gerontocracy -dimana konsensus tercipta bahwa keputusan ada pada orang tua, ataupun bentuk diskriminasi -ageism. Modernisasi memang kompleks, memaksa society untuk berubah yang bentuk paksaannya bisa dalam kekerasan (oppression).

Masyarakat kita sebenarnya sangat rapuh, konflik dengan mudah terjadi. Namun disisi lain, masyarakat ini sangat pintar (tangguh). Masyarakat menciptakan sistem, menciptakan mitos pijat stroke misalnya.

Konsep menarik lainnya -The last bastion of masculinity: Military: Sasson-Levy 2008, Gun, Football. Termasuk Balinese cockfight, Geertz (1973: 448) juga sangat menarik. Menurut saya orang pada dasarnya berjuang untuk identitas dirinya. Identitas lelaki adalah masculinity yang akan dipertahankannya agar tidak terjadi social breakdown.

Men and Masculinities in Southeast Asia (Ford 2010)

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Februari 6, 2022 at 8:29 am

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Poor Economics (Banerjee & Duflo 2011)

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This is interesting book, published in 2011, but I need to recheck again as the author of this book – Banerjee & Duflo awarded Nobel Prize in Economy in 2019. The themes is standard about poverty, which everybody knows that its a very complicated topics.

However I learn that it should start with the basic things such as:
1.Food, poor people is hungry, poor people is skinny
2.Health, poor people is in poor health (too skinny or too fat)
3.Education, poor people is not smart, have no proper education
4.Family, poor people is having big family

The first part of the book is about the observation, which is interesting, as a reminder for a concept that most of people know.

The second part is on the solution, which is finance instituion, this is I think that most of people will not agree. But nobody want to read the second part I think. Good book, will come back later.

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Februari 5, 2022 at 5:14 pm

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Habit Book

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I started to realized that all book is the same, for example on the self help, there is even a specific category for self help / habit. Which, is the exactly same thing like specific movie genre that always come on halloween, summer or christmas.

Atomic Habits An Easy Proven Way to Build Good Habits Break Bad Ones (James Clear 2018). James Clear born 1988? book at age 33

The Power of Habit Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Charles Duhigg 2012). Charless Duhigg 1974 book at age 38

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Oktober 17, 2021 at 5:51 am

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Accountability is the new jargon

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Very good and practical book

Five dysfunctions of a team:
-Absence of trust: trust is confidence other being good
-Fear of conlift: the higher the more its avoided
-Lack of commitment: no commitment because no clarity (makes consensus) and no buy in (in making decision/certainties)
-Avoidance of accountability: peer pressure is effective
-Inattention to results: tendency of members to care about something other than the collective goals

Accountability is a buzzword that has lost much of its meaning as it has become as overused as terms like empowerment and quality

The reality remains that teamwork ultimately comes down to practicing a small set of principles over a long period of time

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Patrick Lencioni 2002)

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Agustus 5, 2021 at 4:31 am

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Book Reading

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David Graeber (1961-2020) 59 years old. Debt: The First 5000 Years (2011) and Bullshit Jobs (2018)

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Juni 27, 2021 at 4:54 pm

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Capitalism, Patriarchy and Imperialism

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Interesting, Capitalism is problem with money, Patriarchy is problem with women, and Imperialism is problem with Identity (Ethnicity). Capitalism is problem with work (who get it), Patriarchy is problem with roles (who did it), Imperialism is problem with authority (whom it belong).

Anti-Patriarchy (Feminism) is equal opportunity for both sexes.

Fundamentalism is a type of modern political movement whih uses religion as a base from which to try to gain power and extend social control (Rayah Feldman and Kate Clark: Women, Religious Fundamentalism and Reproductive Rights)

Book: Global Social Policy and Governance (Bob Deacon 2007)

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Juni 16, 2021 at 5:46 am

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Berhenti Sosial Media

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Menarik, percobaan pertama dengan Instagram. Lebih banyak mudharatnya (keburukannya) daripada manfaatnya (kebaikannya)

Buku-buku yang mendukung “Berhenti Sosial Media”

  1. Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Siva Vaidhyanathan 2018)
  2. Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Jaron Lanier 2018)
  3. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World (Cal Newport 2019)
  4. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (Jenny Odell 2019)
  5. How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life (Catherine Price 2018)

Antisocial Media I think quite interesting, but I decided it to put in psychology shelves.

Sedikit buku yang terkait Social Media: The Four (Scott Galloway  2017)

 

v1v2v3v4
AmazonConsumptionTax avoiding
Job destroying
AppleSex
FacebookLoveFakenews propagating
GoogleGod

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Juni 9, 2021 at 4:48 pm

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Berhenti Sosial Media – Top 10 Arguments

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Alasan untuk berhenti menggunakan sosial media, Facebook dan Whatsapp

  1. Bad system, Terlalu banyak teman yang jualan, baik produk nyata ataupun narsisme
  2. Bad system, Teman yang ditunggu tidak posting
  3. Addictive, Kecenderungan untuk posting lebih sering
  4. Bad system, Sosial media adalah group/arisan/closed-circuit bukan jaringan/pasar/open-circuit
  5. Bad system, Terlalu banyak red flag.

Summary of Jaron Lanier 2018

  1. Addictive, difficult to escape
  2. Bad system, system designed to destroy ourselves, we did not get what we want
  3. Reject truth, Arrogant,
  4. Hide truth, (cherry picking, echo chamber)
  5. No context (virtual)
  6. No emphaty
  7. No happy
  8. No dignity
  9. Lead to conflict, Making politics impossible
  10. No Soul

Social media is addictive (bad) system (complex advance input process ouput), every addictive system is bad. Social media is bad from individual point of view (reject truth, hide truth) and from social point of view (no context, no emphaty, no happiness, no dignities, lead to conflict)

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Mei 17, 2021 at 7:16 am

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