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Holiday reading: Beeminder's philosophy

Thanks to prompting from @narthur in the Community Discord (which continues to be delightful), I just skimmed through the best-of blog posts and I think all of these articulate aspects of Beeminder’s philosophy. In case you’re very bored over the holidays?

  1. https://blog.beeminder.com/akrasia/ – inaugural post, intro to commitment devices and hyperbolic discounting
  2. https://blog.beeminder.com/nudge/ – cranial silicosis, making every-increasing awesomeness the path of least resistance
  3. https://blog.beeminder.com/recommit/ – history on what led us to understanding about cranial silicosis
  4. https://blog.beeminder.com/flexbind/ – akrasia horizon and flexible self-control
  5. https://blog.beeminder.com/wantcanwill/ – heuristic for what to beemind
  6. https://blog.beeminder.com/unintended/ – robustness to goodhart’s law
  7. https://blog.beeminder.com/icecream/ – more on goodhart’s law
  8. https://blog.beeminder.com/achilles/ – overcoming activation energy
  9. https://blog.beeminder.com/synonyms/ – lots of links to related science
  10. https://blog.beeminder.com/perverse/ – perverse incentives
  11. https://blog.beeminder.com/smart/ – S.M.A.R.T.(E.R.) goals
  12. https://blog.beeminder.com/anticharity/ – why we don’t believe in anti-charities
  13. https://blog.beeminder.com/catchup/ – the anti-leniency principle
  14. https://blog.beeminder.com/glossary/ – beeminder glossary
  15. https://blog.beeminder.com/cheating/ – combatting cheating, why users don’t cheat
  16. https://blog.beeminder.com/qs2013/ – bee’s personal beemindery philosophy
  17. https://blog.beeminder.com/beenice/ – bee’s philosophy of derailing on beeminder goals
  18. https://blog.beeminder.com/burnout/ – beating beeminder burnout
  19. https://blog.beeminder.com/typebee/ – the type bee personality
  20. https://blog.beeminder.com/whattomind/ – how to pick a good metric to mind
  21. https://blog.beeminder.com/fearofbees/ – mary renaud’s philosophy, featuring waitbutwhy
  22. https://blog.beeminder.com/seinfeld/ – why beeminder beats don’t-break-the-chain
  23. https://blog.beeminder.com/should/ – the anti-resolution resolution
  24. https://blog.beeminder.com/systems/ – systems over goals
  25. https://blog.beeminder.com/revealed/ – economics argument for commitment devices
  26. https://blog.beeminder.com/defail/ – derailing is not failing
  27. https://blog.beeminder.com/nerds/ – why beeminder focuses on nerds
  28. https://blog.beeminder.com/motivationtypes/ – motivational archetypes
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