21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari on the Talks at Google podcast (and in video form) He’s marketing his new book extremely well and a New York Times interview on the subject garnered attention: It made him sad, he told me, to see people build things that destroy their own societies, but he works every day to maintain […]

The case for slowing everything down a bit

Ezra Klein on increased digital friction: I believe that one reason podcasts have exploded is that they carry so much friction: They’re long and messy, they often take weeks or months to produce, they’re hard to clip and share and skim — and as a result, they’re calmer, more human, more judicious, less crazy-making. Klein […]

Week in Review – October 8, 2017

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 […]

A Riddle

Thoughts from On Being – The Mind is a Difference-Seeking Machine (Transcript) In her talk with Krista Tippett, Dr. Mahzarin Banaji presents many hidden biases within our culture and ourselves. From how we view people differently on Airbnb based on the the spellings of their names to analyzing political events in terms of the human condition, Dr. Banaji wants us […]

The 4-Hour Workweek for the 9 to 5 Type

Tim Ferriss, author of “books with titles that sound like infomercials”, touts tremendous productivity techniques which can result in 10x’ing your hourly output (thus the 4-hour workweek, 10×4=40). He is slightly controversial in regards to a few of his approaches (who outsources email?), but many are applicable to just about everyone. The questions is, how do […]

Routine

Routine is not something you do once a week. Routine is daily. Routine is a part of you expressed every day. Keep uploading, keep writing, keep pushing yourself. Do not take a day off. Make routine your constant and deviation your off day. Find a schedule which works for your and make it a constant. Want […]

Be Mindful While You Read

Every day we spend an inordinate amount of time scrolling through apps and posts on the web. How much of the content we consume do we internalize and remember? From sending tweets, to browsing Facebook, to reading news, there is something to discover all the time, and content only seconds old is pushed aside as […]