Mar 12th - Mar 18th: 1 Photo, 5 Interesting Links, and 1 Quote
El Capitan & More at Yosemite National Park
The theme for this week’s links are focused on life in general. It was my birthday this week and it always happens to be a very reflective time. These are some of the best reads I came across as I looked back at my last trip around the sun and look forward to the next one.
1. You and Your Research | Richard Hamming (Paul Graham, 1986): PG is a version of god to most of us who grew up on the internet and cared about startups. Revisiting his essays is never a bad idea, especially when reflecting. However, one of the best ones is Richard Hamming’s, Mathematician, transcribed speech is a one of the best, and longest reads. It’s worth every minute especially if your work is a core part of who you are.
2. What Does a Batsman See | SB Tang (The Cricket Monthly, 2018): This piece about Greg Chappell, Australian player and Indian coach, and his path to perfecting his craft. A story about focus, science, and the art of cricket.
3. The Munger Operating System | Charlie Munger (Farnam St, 2007): As usual, thanks to Shane @ Farnam for making important ideas accessible and digestible. Munger’s 2007 USC Law School commencement speech is no exception. If you prefer a non-summarized version, you can watch the original on YouTube.
4. Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life | Tyler Cowan (Marginal Revolution, 2018): Simple summary. Personally, I’d really change the last rule to #12: Pet a dog when you encounter one on the street, though.
5. Enjoy Every Day | Ted Rheingold (Feld Thoughts, 2017): As I finish reading Never Fade Away, I’m reminded that knowing that your life is going to end is a powerful forcing function to reflect. Ted Rheingold (@tedr) blogged his way through his tryst with cancer which was incredibly moving to follow along. When he finally passed his email auto-reply was shared and it has stuck with me since I first read it.
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” - Robert F. Kennedy
You’ll notice that I’ve switched from question to quote this week. 👋🏽 Also, feel free to email me with any other thoughts you have…
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