# Tweets From Ethan Mollick ![rw-book-cover](https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1601382188712398850/3AAOlqrX.jpg) ## Metadata - Author: [[@emollick on Twitter]] - Full Title: Tweets From Ethan Mollick - Category: #tweets - URL: https://twitter.com/emollick ## Highlights - Nap science! 💪To restore performance, drink coffee BEFORE you nap. Short 10-15 minute naps after coffee restore performance to rested levels & reduces accidents by 36% in a simulator 🧠For creativity & memory you need to nap for over 70 minutes in so you briefly enter REM sleep https://t.co/04gYrrnwHk ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7LeCXzWUAARLkZ.png) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7LeEgeX0AY4d_H.png) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7LeIYVWYA45Z3f.jpg) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E7LeKPNXMAEcWd2.jpg) ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/emollick/status/1419441119352532995)) - It is good to know what we don’t know: Wikenigma is Wikipedia, but only for subjects where the answer is currently unknown. It is somewhat shocking that, for example, we don't actually understand how general anesthesia works, or why moths like light. https://t.co/Q7W5LTLX2q https://t.co/0olo1u654p ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErphK3lXYAAjSGn.jpg) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErphK3jW4AgpFOl.jpg) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErphK3sXUAA5cNW.jpg) ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/emollick/status/1349497880772534275)) - Forget 10x engineers, go for 10x teams. This paper analyzes 200k teams ranging from sports to politics, and finds that performance follows a power law 70% of the time. So there are a lot of star teams & those teams perform much better than average ones. https://t.co/xdqi9sXzmf https://t.co/CNfvYqVzLQ ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fd3lJ-9XoAEikxb.jpg) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fd3lJ-9WAAEReMU.jpg) ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/emollick/status/1575667408450134016)) - The essays that students turn in are about to get a lot better 😬 I just tried Moonbeam (https://t.co/tZ0gR4N32p) and it produced an outline & credible undergraduate essay with just the prompt “Legitimation and startups.” And that is without human intervention, which would help https://t.co/42P2SUKWPy ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FfNd2LjXwAMY7CF.jpg) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FfNd2LgXgAAlHtZ.jpg) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FfNd2LiXgAYVzMQ.jpg) ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/emollick/status/1581711086390169602)) - Two genealogies shape a lot of tech world: The Traitorous Eight, who left Fairchild Semiconductor to start Silicon Valley, and the PayPal Mafia. Lineage matters because startups carry over culture, practices & approaches from their “parents,” where founders used to work. 1/2 https://t.co/6JX71nREWC ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FeV-VPRXkAEf8rN.jpg) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FeV-VOsXoAAAP3W.jpg) ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/emollick/status/1577806153819557888)) - The 12 things that make a theory interesting, as classically listed by Murray Davis in a 1971 article, also can serve other purposes: like deciding what is a good topic for a popular article, or as a guide for finding disruptive ideas for the future. https://t.co/5zLLhBVq7g https://t.co/DjQ2S1ksWl ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fg0sTTZXEAA-MuK.jpg) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fg0sTTYX0AAdgBb.jpg) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fg0sTTaXEAA4vSA.jpg) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fg0sTTUWIAEDd0B.jpg) ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/emollick/status/1588974957648044032)) - A regular reminder to not be intimidated by academic papers posted on Twitter. Here’s how to read: 🔬A scientific study: https://t.co/V59E2nIRqY 📊A social science paper: https://t.co/qbanvHbjnk ⚖️A legal opinion: https://t.co/flZzrSTLfw ⚕️A medical paper: https://t.co/hazXlMCZUM https://t.co/7XyRZuEGaO ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fgh4V8FX0AAjfoL.jpg) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fgh4V8DWAAECh5W.jpg) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fgh4V8DWIAAlHaX.jpg) ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fgh4V8CWIAA403g.jpg) ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/emollick/status/1587651190850035714))