Radio France FIP – adore the diversity

In the beginning just another tool in my ‘learn French’ kit, FIP became the everyday accessory for instant inspiration

The moment I decided to tackle (re)learning French, I knew that listening to radio was going to be one of the best and most effective ways of making progress. Secret weapon #1 has been my Kindle, and that needed a sidekick. Something I could use at work without being invasive. Now, one year and a half into this project, I’m not sure what were my first options in terms of radio stations. But I know where I stopped searching.

France Info is verbose. France Musique is often times pretentious. FIP is rebellious. Against time, lyrics, genre and roots. Continue reading

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Risk by Dan Gardner

Dan Gardner draws on studies and social experiments to explain how our perception of risk is often biased. A very good read with lots of examples. Actually, so many examples that my kindle version didn’t allow me to make all the highlights I wanted to make while reading this book. Throughout the book the author mentions two systems:

System One is the more ancient. It is intuitive, quick, and emotional. System Two is calculating, slow, and rational. I’ll call the two systems Gut and Head […] Head is our best bet for accurate results but it has limitations. First, Head needs to be educated.

Gardner, Dan (2009-12-23). Risk (p. 31). Virgin Digital. Kindle Edition.