What is this?: It's an topic-annotated and bidirectionally linked overlay to The Uncertainty Mindset, a year-long, 52-issue self-therapeutic newsletter project by me, Vaughn Tan.
The newsletter was a way to promote my book and force myself to write about how uncertainty influences everything from the food we eat to the way businesses are organized—and to develop strategies for coping with and benefiting from uncertainty.
The most important threads through the whole year are that risk is not the same thing as uncertainty, and that using the risk mindset in uncertain situations is inappropriate and can be lethal.
How to use this:
“A rare combination of insight, originality & applicability.” “Far too many newsletters about business try to solutionize everything. To find answers. Instead I'm always drawn towards provocations. This newsletter is a constant delight.” “Every issue changes my mind about something fundamental.” “So refreshing, finally content worth reading!” “A++ stuff on developing an uncertainty mindset delivered to your inbox.” “Love it.”
Also: I wrote a book about the uncertainty mindset which is a behind-the-scenes look at cutting-edge high-end cuisine … and what it can teach us about designing organizations to be more adaptable and innovative. Confusingly, my book is also titled The Uncertainty Mindset, and you can buy it here. I hear that people in finance, food, management, and technology seem to like it. If you end up liking it too, please leave me a review somewhere and get in touch to let me know.
Implementation: This overlay is a Github-hosted static export of a TiddlyWiki site. For more information about it, see the how-to. The newsletter itself was and is hosted by Substack, and you can find it here.