One of our subscribers pointed out that the Discovery Map can be a bit daunting – so many articles, so many nodes. Fair enough! So he (and we) thought it would be helpful to provide you with some of the best starting points to give you a push on your own self-sovereign discovery of self-sovereign discovery.
I think that there are probably two ways to go about this, and it may just depend on your mood. Here are our top three ideas for each of these two paths of discovery. If you want to know where you can click on the map to get started, the image below highlights the location of the Rabbit Hole pieces by numbers in yellow text, and the Bridge pieces in green text.
- The Rabbit Holes: Navigating the neighbors of these articles will give you our deepest explorations of certain topics. They are the most connected to one another, and as such, the most influential on the overall structure of the narrative map. Here are the deepest rabbit holes:
- Things Fall Apart, Pt. 3 (Politics): Connected to a range of concepts and a series in itself, this is among the most connected notes to the widest range of Epsilon Theory concepts.
- Whom Fortune Favors: The first note in a series covering some overarching views on what matters and does not matter to portfolio management. This is, despite not being explicitly narrative-focused, is actually the most connected note of the entire map.
- Surely You Can’t Be Serious: A short and sweet note from 2014 which shows you how the Golden Age of the Central Banker launched Epsilon Theory – and acts as a present reminder of how the Narrative of Central Bank Omnipotence behaves when it holds sway.
- The Bridges: Perhaps just as interestingly, you might start your journey with the articles that stand out not for how similar they are to a great many articles, but for their cross-cluster connectivity. If you want to see how Epsilon Theory content connects across different topics, and how it all fits together, this is where you might start.
- The Wages of Fear: The most centrally connected of all notes, The Wages of Fear reaches across topical central bank omnipotence threads, individual sovereignty threads, discussions of missionaries and common knowledge, and even our discussions of civics and the widening gyre.
- Flatland: One of the most direct notes relating central banking communication policy to game theoretic and information theory concepts, it is a classic note to start exploring these intersections.
- My Passion is Puppetry: A central note connecting the tools of the widening gyre and financial abstraction in a practical investment context. One of my all-time favorites.
Settle in and find one of those nodes below to begin your exploration.