Jonathan Yagel

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Jonathan Yagel

60 days ago

Fascinating article. Proposes several explanatory theories and discusses potential solutions in frank terms.

Why Don’t Americans Save More Money?

theatlantic.com

Jonathan Yagel

91 days ago

Almost 10 years old, but a good overview of the progression from initial traction to scaling growth.

Milestones to Startup Success

startup-marketing.com

Jonathan Yagel

95 days ago

I like the concept of the Effort Economy vs. the Results Economy. Also, interesting idea that difficult circumstances create motivation. Not sure I agree with his assessment of relational dynamics, though.

One Decision Separates The Wealthy From The Non-Wealthy

medium.com

Jonathan Yagel

96 days ago

I really enjoyed this.

40 Ways To Live A Full Life (And Leave Nothing On The Table) By Age 30

ryanholiday.net

Jonathan Yagel

137 days ago

I love a good defense of art & literature.

Don’t Turn Away From the Art of Life

nytimes.com

Jonathan Yagel

153 days ago

Donald Glover Has Always Been Ten Steps Ahead

esquire.com

Jonathan Yagel

187 days ago

I really admire this.

We Don’t Talk Enough About Money In Silicon Valley. No, Really.

hunterwalk.com

Jonathan Yagel

250 days ago

Some good perspective.

Jeff Bezos’ guide to life

techcrunch.com

Jonathan Yagel

294 days ago

This is an excellent article.

Is Rihanna the Most Influential Pop Singer of the Past Decade?

pitchfork.com

Jonathan Yagel

302 days ago

A classic... but so fascinating. Still a lot, here, that's worth emulating, even 10 years later.

thekazushi.com

Jonathan Yagel

302 days ago

Super-helpful overview of how to initiate & manage quant-based marketing.

How I Grew Mint.com from Zero to 1 Million Users

okdork.com

Jonathan Yagel

302 days ago

Excellent overview of how to structure B2B storytelling. I also appreciate that Alli cites her sources!

Remix not Remake: How to structure a better sales story

medium.com

Jonathan Yagel

302 days ago

What a story!

The Playboy of Yorkville

torontolife.com

Jonathan Yagel

314 days ago

Really valuable review of what romantic love actually looks like.

I didn’t fall in love with my wife

theblaze.com

Jonathan Yagel

320 days ago

Dangit. This is not what I wanted to hear.

People think juice is good for them. They're wrong.

independent.co.uk

Jonathan Yagel

322 days ago

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."

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

hbr.org

Jonathan Yagel

323 days ago

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.”"

The Right Way to Start a Meeting

hbr.org

Jonathan Yagel

323 days ago

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.

20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

inc.com

Jonathan Yagel

323 days ago

Hilarious.

Please, Please Clean Your Room

newyorker.com

Jonathan Yagel

330 days ago

Part 2 - Also very entertaining. Especially when he starts to get sassy, in the Cleopatra section.

10 Absurdly Famous People You Probably Don’t Know Enough About

waitbutwhy.com

Jonathan Yagel

330 days ago

So entertaining.

10 Absurdly Famous People You Probably Don’t Know Enough About

waitbutwhy.com

Jonathan Yagel

330 days ago

A fascinating approach: definitely provides additional context and perspective, to better understand history.

Horizontal History

waitbutwhy.com

Jonathan Yagel

330 days ago

Definitely an interesting list. To sum-up:
(1) Learning a skill,
(2) Friends (esp. close by),
(3) Comfort with ambivalence,
(4) Counseling,
(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.

Want to Be Much Happier? Science Says Always Do Any 1 of These 8 Things

inc.com

Jonathan Yagel

330 days ago

Interesting—and troubling—perspective.

The lessons of violence and inequality through the ages

economist.com

Jonathan Yagel

331 days ago

Is America Encouraging the Wrong Kind of Entrepreneurship?

hbr.org

Jonathan Yagel

334 days ago

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.

The Art of Evangelism

guykawasaki.com

Jonathan Yagel

334 days ago

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.

11 things ultra-productive people do differently

qz.com

Jonathan Yagel

337 days ago

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.

Mind Your Own Business

thebaffler.com

Jonathan Yagel

337 days ago

This rings very true. I'm going to try to adhere to his Three Rules for Bailing.

The Golden Age of Bailing

nytimes.com

Jonathan Yagel

337 days ago

Really admire this approach. It's too easy to let home life slip.

This Is The Contract My Wife And I Wrote To Protect Our Work-Life Balance

fastcompany.com

Jonathan Yagel

341 days ago

Phenomenal article. Strong premise, and incredibly efficient: a very compact, but highly impactful blend of concept & calls-to-action.

Tell Me What You Did Today, And I’ll Tell You Who You Are

medium.com

Jonathan Yagel

346 days ago

James Altucher's stuff is so good. This is simple, but compelling. Probably why he's good at elevator pitches.

How to convince anyone of anything in 10 seconds

businessinsider.com

Jonathan Yagel

352 days ago

Have always heard good things about the Pomodoro system... I think I may try it, this week.

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back)

stories.buffer.com

Jonathan Yagel

352 days ago

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.

Warren Buffett’s “20 Slot” Rule: How to Simplify Your Life and Maximize Your Results

jamesclear.com

Jonathan Yagel

355 days ago

It's always about the story.

The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen

medium.com

Jonathan Yagel

359 days ago

Great, simple advice for better writing.

Write Like You Talk

paulgraham.com

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