Interesting Links: February 2017

Links

  • Why We Get Fat: “Optimal nutrition is about maximising micronutrients while managing your glucose load so your pancreas can keep up. In addition to managing carbohydrates, moderating protein, increasing fibre and maximising nutrition, are important to optimise body fat and normalise blood glucose.”
  • Why Learning is the New Procrastination: “Stop learning by watching the game. Start learning by playing it.”
  • Charlie Munger on Getting Rich, Wisdom, Focus, Fake Knowledge and More: “While we can’t have his genetics, we can try to steal his approach to rationality. There’s almost no limit to the amount one could learn from studying the Munger mind, so let’s at least get started by running down some of his best ideas.”
  • A Brief History of Existential Terror: “Success, in this view, is to find a fear that is at your level of skill and ambition, something which might not work, and to dance with it. The biggest danger in the modern world is not failure, it’s boredom.”
  • Creating Focus: “Instead of writing some non-sense motivational speech on how to get amped up about your life, we’re going to outline a way to consistently get into ‘the zone’.”
  • 10 Year Projects and Short Term Projects: “If you choose your projects right, life will be very satisfying, full of achievements, every year will be a little easier and better than the last one… I’d like to recommend a guideline to you: only do 10-year projects or short projects, and almost nothing in between.”
  • How Your Climate-Controlled Comfort Is Killing You: “But what if our quest for technology-enabled comfort has actually made us physically and mentally weaker and sicker? What if our bodies actually need discomfort to truly thrive and flourish?”

Books:

Recently Finished:

  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
  • Stealing Fire
  • Extreme Ownership

Up Next:

  • Contagious
  • Cashvertising
  • The Boron Letters
  • The Robert Collier Letter Book
  • Zen Habits
  • Mindfulness in Plain English
  • The Magic of Thinking Big

Interesting Links: January 2017

Links

  • First, See the Circle: Another great article by Scott H Young that challenges one to think more consciously about which of our behaviors are scripts and which are intentional. Plus, it introduced me to Westworld, a TV show I highly recommend watching (and I don’t say that often!).
  • Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful: A monster post by the founder of Duck Duck Go on mental models and thinking better. I certainly will be stealing a bunch of these as I build out my own mental models page.
  • The Challenge of Arendtian Action: Breaking Smart is back! Anything written by Venkatesh Rao you should just go ahead and read.
  • Goals Cause Depression: A thought-provoking post from the always-contrarian Wall Street Playboys. This time, they extoll the virtues of time allocation as a framework for achievement instead of goal setting.
  • How to Break into the Tech Industry: An incredibly thorough post about getting a tech job even with an unconventional background. I will surely be revisiting this article often in my own search for a good job.
  • How You Move Defines How You Live: A follow-up post and set of videos to Tim Ferriss’ Tools of Titans in which Peter Attia shows us the best way to prepare to move correctly.
  • Making Badass Developers: An older video from O’Reilly in which Kathy Sierra, the creator of the excellent Head First series, presents on how developers can level-up their skills.

Books:

Recently Finished:

  • Tools of Titans
  • True to Form
  • The Goal

Up Next:

  • Extreme Ownership
  • Zen Habits
  • Mindfulness in Plain English
  • Mindfulness
  • Radical Acceptance

Interesting Links: December 2016

Posting these once a week was too often, these will now be posted monthly.

Links

Book Recommendations:

Books

Recently Finished

  • The Charisma Myth
  • The Score Takes Care of Itself
  • 7 Day Startup
  • Will it Fly?
  • New World Ronin

Up Next

  • Pebbles of Perception
  • How to Get Rich
  • Tiny, Beautiful Things
  • The Song of the Dodo
  • Godel, Escher, Bach

Interesting Links: Nov 20, 2016

What is this?

A collection of links from around the web that I found over the past week and are interesting enough to share.

Here goes…

Links

Books

Recently Finished

  • The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane
  • Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
  • Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffith

Up Next

  • The Art and Science of Lifting by Greg Nuckols and Omar Isuf
  • Pebbles of Perception by Laurence Enderson
  • The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday
  • New World Ronin by Victor Pride
  • The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly