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The Tyranny of Convenience 

Fantastic observations on The Tyranny of Convenience by Tim Wu, who wrote an amazing book in 2016 called The Attention Merchants that I'll link...

52 Questions To Bring You Closer Together 

Fantastic List of Questions below to get to know and connect with others better. 1. What do you miss about being a kid? 2. If someone...

11 Twisted Facts About ‘The Far Side’ 

"For 15 years, "The Far Side" added a dash of irreverence to the funny pages. Offbeat, macabre, and sometimes controversial, Gary Larson’s trailblazing cartoon was a...

The Key To Raising A Happy Child 

Enjoyed this "For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly...
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If Planet Earth Covered The Internet

“Sadly, the endangered species of ‘real journalism’ now exists almost entirely in captivity ... behind a paywall.”     A funny, yet very thought-provoking video above. I've...

Tulip mania: the classic story of a Dutch financial bubble is mostly wrong

"Right now, it’s Bitcoin. But in the past, we’ve had dotcom stocks, the 1929 crash, 19th-century railways and the South Sea Bubble of 1720. All these...

Blockchain: The Complete Guide 

Possibly paywalled if your not a wired subscriber but this "Complete Guide" below is pretty well done if your not up for reading a...

“Thinking In Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All The Facts.”

"Anyone who watched poker on TV during the golden age of coverage a few years ago is familiar with Annie Duke. She’s one of...

The path from ape to modern human is not a linear one. Hannah Devlin...

Let’s go back to the beginning. When did we and our ape cousins part ways? Scientists are still working on an exact date – or...

Bitcoin: Myths, Misconceptions and Misunderstandings

Some research from Deutsche Bank. "Back in 1924, John Maynard Keynes postulated that a “master-economist must possess a rare combination of gifts. He must be...

Why Competitive Advantages Die?

Great stuff from Morgan Housel on collaborativefund.com "The only thing harder than gaining a competitive edge is not losing that advantage when you have one. That’s...

Book review: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia by Michael Shermer 

Got to see Michael Shermer speak about his new book at the always amazing Powell's Books in Portland last week.  Looking forward to reading...

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life 

"If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at...
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Under The Skin with Russell Brand, Sam Harris edition.

"In a bumper 2 hour episode neuroscientist, author and fellow podcaster Sam Harris and I discuss the effects and rationality of religious belief, the...
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Grandmaster Maurice Ashley plays NYC trash talker #ICYMI #InstaClassic

Been around a while but Classic Youtube Clip that came across my timeline again today.  :)  

Bruce Lee’s Never Before Revealed Letters to Himself About Authenticity, Personal Development, and the...

From Brain Pickings. One of the best blogs on the internet.   “Where some people have a self, most people have a void, because they are...

First Principles: Elon Musk on the Power of Thinking for Yourself

"First principles thinking, which is sometimes called reasoning from first principles, is one of the most effective strategies you can employ for breaking down...

Hear a 65-Hour, Chronological Playlist of Miles Davis’ Revolutionary Jazz Albums 

  "When Miles Davis attended a White House dinner in 1987, he was asked what he had done to deserve to be there. No modest...

Megan McArdle’s ’12 Rules for Life’ 

45 is Young and the building years ARE NOT OVER!!! Never the less a few good rules below.  Some books I've linked that I've enjoyed...
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Alexander Hamilton’s Deep Advice – Study Hacks 

I really enjoy Cal Newport's blog and his last book, Deep Work is an exceptional read or about an 8 hour listen on Audible. (Also...

My Personal Moonshot – Tyler Cowen

Have enjoyed this author thought-provoking website, books, and podcasts fwiw.   "Rather than talk about moonshots we might take collectively, let me go small scale and...