My course was four weeks long with three classes a week. At the end of each class, I recorded a brain dump of everything I learned. Here’s what I focused on and how I progressed over my first month of rowing.
Or books people told me to read in 2018… I didn’t read as many books in 2017 as I did in 2016, but I still learned a lot from what I read this year. I did read Deep Work, and, with Klein, would highly recommend it. Titan by Ron Chernow was a brick of […]
4:45 and its dark outside… Podcasts The Finnish (UBI) Experiment – 99 Percent Invisible The Psychology of Self-Righteousness – Jonathan Haidt – On Being An interesting psychological take on political leanings Readings Bitcoin uses a lot of energy. Why not a solar powered rig? The World’s Happiest Places – National Geographic Tech Xbox One X iPhone X […]
Deep work and lots of travel with many podcasts and a little reading the past two weeks. Listen Richard Branson Manipulation Exponent Ramblings Ta-Nehisi Coates Watch Star Wars – The Last Jedi Trailer Spiderman Homecoming Blade Runner 2049 Read Rounding out the classic fiction review: It Can’t Happen Here
Readings Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Thich Nhat Hanh via Lion’s Roar Teach tech with cartoons by Julia Evans Why We Contradict Ourselves and Confound Each Other with Daniel Kahneman via On Being (listen) On Overuse of Technology Follow Cal Newport. He lead me to Jony Ive’s talk at the New Yorker Tech fest. Here’s the […]
Read The Handmaid’s Tale (no, don’t just watch the show) Write Book or blog? Unfinished and developing thoughts fit best in a blog. Plus one can use WordPress and Stripe for subscriber payments. https://stratechery.com/2017/books-and-blogs/ Because aggregators deal with digital goods, there is an abundance of supply; that means users reap value through discovery and curation, […]
A lot of work this week, possibly fueled by too much caffeine (3 cups in 4 days is a lot for me). But I am practicing deep work techniques to avoid email, single task and stay in the flow. How to answer questions in a helpful way Jvns post from a couple days ago caught […]
A couple readings and listenings this week Anil Dash’s Reflections of 9/11 John Gruber’s Daring Fireball Stratechery & Exponent on the iPhone TED Radio Hour The Power of Design And a new video Gothic Basin by Air
Book, Articles, and Readings Are Your Lights On? Thanks DHH On Writing Well Telling people what you are working on To determine what is not a hotdog, use Keras It’s all a hack The fall of Juicero and ICO Fever If a Silicon Valley executive does something, it is “hacking.” Doing your laundry? That’s a […]
A Culture of Think (via Smithsonian and Wikipedia) And two songs for the week Week in Review will continue next Sunday.
Eclipse 2K17! NYTimes Live Stream & Recap National Geographic Photos Smarter Every Day International Space Station Transit Casey Neistat Eclipse from Five Angles Excited Guy from 2016 Eclipse Tech & Programming Scaling Instagram Infrastructure -InfoQ YouTube Smart Pointers Part 1 and 2 – Fluent CPP Books & Reading Disney’s Choice Stratechery Vertical companies like Apple achieve profits […]