Pages worth visiting at least once
To be a successful creator you don’t need millions. You don’t need millions of dollars or millions of customers, millions of clients or millions of fans. To make a living as a craftsperson, photographer, musician, designer, author, animator, app maker, entrepreneur, or inventor you need only thousands of true fans.
Brilliant write up from the excellent Patio11. Increase your human, social and reputational capital.Position yourself for visibility, value and ownership.
Three steps to pedagogical writing. 1) Explaining what they’ll explain and how they’ll explain it. 2) Explaining it 3) Summarising what they’ve just explained.
“A hacker convention. One talker has a unique modality that he thinks may be a battleground for the future.”
Scaryish video on genes, chilling to watch post covid.
Cool NFT use case example
Best personal branding piece I've ever read... I don't really read personal branding pieces but still
“The Huberman Lab Podcast, hosted by Dr. Andrew Huberman, discusses neuroscience—how our brain and its connections with the organs of our body control our perceptions, our behaviors, and our health. The podcast also discusses tools for measuring and changing how our nervous system works.”
My favourite podcast and nothing is a close second.
“Content aimed at new investors, experienced investors and everything inbetween. Most topical articles are aimed at more experienced investors”
Posts on topics from QE, to inflation to Bitcoin from my macroeconomic queen.
Short read on the interactions between UX and complexity
Really good video essay that explains the cultural issues surrounding the explosion in incels.
“Stories of great urban planning and urban experiences from Amsterdam and the Netherlands. It's not just bikes.”
If there's any channel that's affected my perception on a city's liveability. It's this one.
“Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.”
My markdown based note taking resource. Syncs with my iCloud so it's on my phone and just helps with general organisation.
“Every human culture has believed in the existence of other beings, monstrous humanoids, sapient but inhuman. They have gone by different names- boogeymen, bugbear, cyclopes, giant, jotun, ogre, oni, troll, yeti, and more. But they are always feared, lurkers in the shadows, threats to the clan, tribe, or hearth. Dungeons & Dragons didn’t create these monsters, and (despite ongoing controversies) they don’t represent anything modern. Humanity’s legendary heroes have been fighting these monsters since time immemorial.”
“If you wanted to get rich, how would you do it? I think your best bet would be to start or join a startup. That's been a reliable way to get rich for hundreds of years. The word "startup" dates from the 1960s, but what happens in one is very similar to the venture-backed trading voyages of the Middle Ages.”
End up somewhere with measurement and leverage
“In 1879, a man asked "How come all this new economic development and industrialized technology hasn't eliminated poverty and oppression?" That man was Henry George, his answer came in the form of a book called Progress & Poverty, and this is a review of that book”
This was hard to read through but also excellent
“Taking a look into the age old question of what makes a face beautiful through anthropology and cognitive psychology.”
A bit of the why behind attraction, intersting stuff.
A gamified description of privilege. Lots of cool discourse in the comment sections around the desctiption. Really well written imo.
“The definitive video channel for construction”
Counterculture is dead. Here's why.
Tackling centralisation is a tricky beast.
“TLDR News aims to make news and politics easier to understand. No one person can be an expert in everything so we create videos to make the world around you simpler. Our videos are designed to make complex topics understandable and to help you engage more with news and politics.”
Politics & news that feels less shilly
“Two Minute Papers is a YouTube series that showcase and attempt to explain interesting research works, a couple minutes or more at a time”
What a time to be alive!
“Typora is a simple and configurable document editor that provides excellent Markdown support. This application is ideal for students and professionals who need to write essays and reports."
A minimalist markdown editor. For minimal minimalists, who minimise.
I had a conversation with my manager discussing how the jobs of the people above his role seem ephemeral, lo and behold what google gives me next
Rich, talented and well-educated people give birth to rich, talented and well-educated people.
Everyone always talks about how much more money there is in startups, someone did a breakdown
Why you should write blogs
“Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship.”
I read this daily.