The most useful criticisms of GUToW were, IMO, that its organization is something like the book of Proverbs with no organizing principle or abstractymified point. That is, it’s less of a Grand Unified Theory and more like a collection of useful abstracts from health studies and the social sciences—interesting but not exactly algorithmic. To provide an organizing principle, I’ll be stealing Brian Tracy’s formula from this video:
To provide a point, I’ll be stealing Lord Baron King-Man Michael Woodley of Menie’s cliometrics ideas that he talks around in this interview.
Bonus fact: My podcasts don’t have the worst audio problems on the internet. Bonus fact II: If Woodley weren’t tarnished by association with academia, I’d say he’s my intellectual idol. So Terry Davis shall retain that honor. Bonus fact III: That silver age refugia thing Woodley mentions is West’s only hope, and there is a new prerequisite in the sidebar to reflect this.
An important but less useful criticism is that the GUToW doesn’t address the specific group-level problems we’re facing right now which significantly impact our ability to pursue individual goals. To wit, if Garrett Jones is correct (and IIRC) one point of IQ predicts a 1% increase in individual wealth/success, but one point of average national IQ predicts a 6% increase in individual wealth/success, and the national IQ is plummeting. Arguably, the reason that average IQ of professors at universities is quickly dropping below 120 in the West is because the average national IQ is dragging the communication gap with it (as compared with Victorians, having an average perhaps 15 points higher and therefore Cambridge professors in the region of perhaps 140).
To this, I’d argue:
1) A grand unified theory is general by definition and must not be so specific that it’s useless 200 years from now.
2) MM is quite hwoke and knows more about those problems than about 90% of the audience here, and chose not to focus on group problems because pursuing intrinsic motivators is a prerequisite for the extrinsic motivators which characterize group cooperation (see my post “the second step” for black pillers).
3) Giving up is a trap and traps are gay. Never quit, always adjust, that’s what I say.
My plan is as follows.
1. Rewrite and reorganize the raw material using my superior writing skills. MM may be able to read a hundred books in three months but I can still churn out better prose faster.
2. Develop some generalized methods of problem solving for the specific obstacles which prevent people from following the advice, using Asperger’s as the model. This will be the most difficult part.
3. Create an implementation plan using a series of worksheets, writing assignments, and an organization system. This will include a lot of plagiarism.
If possible, I’m going to steal Koanic’s Cyborganize system and include it in the process. If not, I’ll use my low-powered Excel system. There’s one thing Brian Tracy, David Allen, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Koanic, MM, and I all agree on: the primary problem facing modern man is the correctly prioritized application of focus, and the solution is clarity. I haven’t tried it yet, but I suspect Jordan Peterson’s self-authoring program will be useful for developing goals and plans in the early portion.
The eventual audience will be medium-agency but black pilled Gen Z kids, with the intention of producing dependable plumbers who can simultaneously be red pilled and practice trigger safety. I’ve met too many fifteen year old kids who’ve already sworn off women and want to get castrated just because their parents and teachers are nihilistic Xers who resent their existence. Many of them are still decent guys who can grow into functional Betas, they’re just checked out is all.