Jonathan Yagel

I want to hear your story. // Words & Partnerships @ Spire Labs

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Jonathan Yagel

9 days ago

Some good perspective.

Jeff Bezos’ guide to life

techcrunch.com

Jonathan Yagel

53 days ago

This is an excellent article.

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

pitchfork.com

Jonathan Yagel

61 days ago

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

thekazushi.com

Jonathan Yagel

61 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

61 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

61 days ago

What a story!

The Playboy of Yorkville

torontolife.com

Jonathan Yagel

73 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

79 days ago

Dangit. This is not what I wanted to hear.

Stop drinking juice. Immediately

independent.co.uk

Jonathan Yagel

81 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

82 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

82 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

82 days ago

Hilarious.

Please, Please Clean Your Room

newyorker.com

Jonathan Yagel

89 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

89 days ago

So entertaining.

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

waitbutwhy.com

Jonathan Yagel

89 days ago

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

Horizontal History

waitbutwhy.com

Jonathan Yagel

89 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

89 days ago

Interesting—and troubling—perspective.

The lessons of violence and inequality through the ages

economist.com

Jonathan Yagel

90 days ago

Is America Encouraging the Wrong Kind of Entrepreneurship?

hbr.org

Jonathan Yagel

93 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

93 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

96 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

96 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

96 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

100 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

journal.thriveglobal.com

Jonathan Yagel

105 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

111 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

111 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

114 days ago

It's always about the story.

The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen

medium.com

Jonathan Yagel

118 days ago

Great, simple advice for better writing.

Write Like You Talk

paulgraham.com

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