#26 Smart People Problems with Dr. Mark A. Smith

By Jonathan Roseland

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In this episode (coming to you from Medellin, Colombia and Ao Nang, Thailand) I'm joined by Dr. Mark Ashton Smith, we diagnose and identify actionable solutions to 20 notorious problems of smart people.

Dr-Mark-Ashton-SmithWe also discuss the newest developments with IQ and fluid intelligence-building software and share some cool life hacks for reading more, procrastinating less, and improving your conversational skills with your smartphone. Dr. Smith has a couple of blogs worth checking out, HRP Lab: Brain Health, Resilience & Performance, and IQ Mindware. Along with a consistently informative and well-written newsletter that mind hackers should subscribe to.

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In this episode we discuss

  • How smart people can deal with "evolutionarily familiar" tasks.
  • Compartmentalization of mindset.
  • The advantages of Dual N-Back training on your Android mobile device.
  • Cognitive bias blind spots.
  • Social and communication life hacks for smart people.
  • Executive Function and deception.
  • How to kick the ass of Analysis Paralysis!
  • Listener questions about increasing testosterone and what is the best gateway smart drug.

Resources and products mentioned

IQ Mindware's brain training software - Dual N-Back Pro is my favorite 

Category: Software & Apps
Category: Software & Apps

Best gateway smart drugPiracetam 

To increase testosterone: take cold showers, supplement Zinc, or T+ Testosterone Booster by Onnit Labs 

Iris or F.Lux for glowing screens to protect your circadian rhythm.

Category: Apps & Software


Category: Software & Apps

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

The 48 Laws of Power
Category: Book

Jonathan's NDA Template

The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss


Notorious Problems of Smart People

  • Get Laid Less
  • The Ego Problem with "evolutionarily familiar" Tasks
  • The Spacing Problem of Memorization
  • Technology Addiction
  • Workaholism
  • Substance Abuse Likelihood
  • More Likely to Be a Psychopath
  • Being a Night Owl
  • Cognitive Bias Blind Spots
  • Going Deep with People
  • You Lie More
  • You Are Easier to Scam
  • Talking About Yourself
  • More Likely to be an Atheist
  • People Stealing Your Ideas
  • Being Book Smart but Lacking Street Smarts
  • Staying Playful
  • Being Used because You are the "Smart One"
  • Analysis Paralysis
  • Premature Aging

Soon to be an infamous hashtag! #SmartPeopleProblems


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