How To Hack Yourself

Break the cycle of bad self-improvement advice

How motivational gurus prey on the vulnerable

Cassie Kozyrkov
7 min readJan 1, 2023

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Happy 2024! If you’re planning to celebrate the new year by revving up your commitment to self-improvement, you’re not alone. But be careful where you get your advice! Here are two sources to be especially careful with, since they usually sound like your best bet but they don’t always give you good advice:
🥼 Science
✨ Role models

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Cassie Kozyrkov

Chief Decision Scientist, Google. ❤️ Stats, ML/AI, data, puns, art, theatre, decision science. All views are my own. twitter.com/quaesita