The Pursuit of Wordly Wisdom

About Farnam Street

Farnam Street is devoted to helping you develop an understanding of how the world really works, make better decisions, and live a better life. We address such topics as mental models, decision making, learning, reading, and the art of living.

In a world full of noise, Farnam Street is a place where you can step back and think about time-tested ideas while asking yourself questions that lead to meaningful understanding. We cover ideas from science and the humanities that will not only expand your intellectual horizons but also help you connect ideas, think in multidisciplinary ways, and explore meaning.

Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and run by Shane Parrish, we operate around the globe and have helped millions of people master the best of what other people have already figured out.

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Wall Street Journal

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Contact

If you’d like to send me something (say a book, a *new MacBook Air*, products, cash), direct it to my PO Box:

Shane Parrish
PO BOX 14037
RPO Glebe
Ottawa, ON
K1S 3T2
Canada

I used to post an email address, but people contacted me at an alarming frequency. Increasingly, this became a distraction as what I do requires long hours of uninterrupted concentration. If you want to get in touch, please use the postal address.

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Copyright

I often post excerpts of things created by others. In fact, if you see anything useful on here at all, I’m probably just paraphrasing someone smarter. If you, as a copyright holder, feel I have violated or infringed on your copyright, please let me know and I will take down the link or modify the post in question.

Disclaimer

The content contained in this blog represents only the opinions of Farnam Street Media Inc. The content herein is intended solely for the entertainment of the reader and the author and should not be relied upon in making any decisions.