Don’t Turn Away From the Art of Life
I love a good defense of art & literature.
I really admire this.
This is an excellent article.
A classic... but so fascinating. Still a lot, here, that's worth emulating, even 10 years later.
Super-helpful overview of how to initiate & manage quant-based marketing.
Excellent overview of how to structure B2B storytelling. I also appreciate that Alli cites her sources!
Really valuable review of what romantic love actually looks like.
Dangit. This is not what I wanted to hear.
Such a big fan of this. Lots of good tips, but my favorites are "Put a bookshelf where your TV is" and "Approach it like 10k steps—fit them in, throughout the day."
Lots of good suggestions, but this was my favorite tip:
"Ask people to filter their contributions. Another way to set the tone at the start of a meeting is to tell people what level of engagement you expect from each of them. You can cite the MIT research that found that a team’s collective intelligence is predicted by how equally team members participate. Ask participants to modulate their contributions (either up or down) so that they take up about as much airtime as everyone else. Ask that participants refrain from simply agreeing with one another. You can say: “I’m looking for different perspectives and new ways of thinking. I’m going to move on if we’re all in agreement.”"
Wow, brutal is right. But such a valuable, succinct collection of insights. I feel like I need to re-read this list, on a regular basis.
Part 2 - Also very entertaining. Especially when he starts to get sassy, in the Cleopatra section.
A fascinating approach: definitely provides additional context and perspective, to better understand history.
Definitely an interesting list. To sum-up:
(1) Learning a skill,
(2) Friends (esp. close by),
(3) Comfort with ambivalence,
(5) Saying 'No' (esp. as "I don't"),
(6) Preparing for the worst, expecting the best
(7) Temporary temperance
(8) Celebrate your strengths, forgive your weaknesses.
Article does a good job of discussing each... although #5 seems to conflate two separate ideas: saying "no" to clear up time & terminology of identity vs. ability, as a motivator.
Guy's book, "Enchantment," really changed how I approach communication—he really understands the way people interact (and want to be interacted with) so well. This is a great synopsis of what it takes to be a true champion for a product.
Generally very skeptical of Listicles, but this is a solid list of recommendations. I particularly like the notion that saying "No" to new commitments is a way to honor your current commitments.
The line of her argument isn't entirely clear to me, but I appreciate having an alternate perspective, as I haven't really heard people speaking in opposition of the Mindfulness movement. Personally, I have read Search Inside Yourself, and agreed with some of it... but had not considered the recent history of popular mindfulness, or the validity of the studies that support it.
This rings very true. I'm going to try to adhere to his Three Rules for Bailing.
Really admire this approach. It's too easy to let home life slip.
Phenomenal article. Strong premise, and incredibly efficient: a very compact, but highly impactful blend of concept & calls-to-action.
James Altucher's stuff is so good. This is simple, but compelling. Probably why he's good at elevator pitches.
Have always heard good things about the Pomodoro system... I think I may try it, this week.
Good conceptual framework to consider, when making plans. However, it seems that some low-commitment experimentation is worthwhile, to vet opportunities, before going all in.
It's always about the story.