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  • Long-Form Content Only?

    From Mark Manson: Long form content should be your bread and butter for news content and the majority of your entertainment content. Long-form content means any medium—Books, Podcasts, long-form articles, documentaries—the key is that shit takes a long time. I’ve been thinking more about this lately. Make my main consumption books and the papers, web […]

  • Effort Is Not Accomplishment

    Out of this excellent post on hard work by DHH this was my favourite quote. Effort is not accomplishment. If you repeat the same lesson a hundred times over, you’ll be left behind on the path to insight by the person who advances through a hundred different lessons.

  • They’re Just Ecouraging – They Don’t Care About Your Idea

    From Scott in regards to your friends saying good things about your products: The problem is that your friends are lying to you. They don’t actually care about your idea, they are just trying to be encouraging. While this type of feedback is well intentioned, it tells you nothing about whether there is actually a…

  • The Busy Humblebrag

    As always James Shelly writes well, this time about being busy. Few excerpts, and yes I grabbed copies of most of the papers cited. Thorstein Veblen proposed in 1899 that wealthy elites flaunt their leisure time as a class and status symbol. Leisure, he summarised, was less about relaxing and more about demonstrating the ability…

  • Scott on Why Products Fail

    Great post from Scott on his new product blog. I particularly liked these parts. We only hear about the successes, and the founders make up some narrative about why they made it that is full of survivorship bias. Reading about why Facebook succeeded is not that helpful to someone starting out today. Almost all of…

  • Best Long Term Research App

    If you’ve been wondering I spent like 30 hours digging through apps and deciding which one was the best and under what situations it was the best. Well you can read all about the best Evernote replacement on The Sweet Setup.

  • Most of My Notebooks

    Jamie shared a photo of his notebooks so here are the two images of mine that make up the backlog of older notebooks. One day I’m looking forward to the stacks that Austin Kleon has. You may wonder why. A few months back Jason and I were talking about notebooks and he was fascinated by…

  • Extra Complexity Everywhere

    I’m very much looking forward to the rest of what Jamie will write about…writing. Today’s start is a good rumination on writing getting so much more complex. I’m going through some issues around this right now as well as I try to get out of software lock-in so that I can have as open a…

  • School Start Times Say We Don’t Care about Kid’s Education

    I heard this first in When, but here is another article talking about how we have early start school times and they’re not the best for kid’s learning. American teenagers are chronically sleep-deprived. As children enter puberty, physiological changes delay the onset of sleep and make it more difficult to wake up early in the…

  • I Only Work Part-Time

    Like the author, I really only work part-time though I’ve managed to figure out how to earn a full-time income on maybe more than 30 hours a week. The reason a lot of people work full-time – though they’d rather not – is obvious: part-time jobs as they exist today are often pretty crappy, low-paid,…