These notes are very sparse because I have been procrastinating on this forever and need to get it out the door so I can move on to other notes.

Reads as if every chapter was an independent paper - so lots of repeated content.

Built a university from scratch, free from prior mixed incentives and power structures.




Feels like a dramatic improvement on traditional education, although the actual assessment of this is not strong.

If I taught, the book might be very useful. As it is, it’s still interesting as an example of the stark difference between actually trying vs just going through the motions. Eg it’s well known that retention from passive lectures is terrible, but most schools still rely almost entirely on passive lectures for teaching.