How to improve your restaurant selection 💎 Issue #48

Plus: The photos I posted daily and a legendary article.

Hey there 👋

What’s up? 📷

I’ve been taking more photos this week and I shared one per day on my Instagram. If you were here last week you’ll know why. Here’s the result so far.

And now, on to the best things I found on the Internet this week.


New to me 💡

Six Rules for Dining Out | 16 min read

🦐 Now that restaurants are opening again this article from 2012 comes in handy. Before 2020, when I wanted to eat out, I had a process for selecting a restaurant that was maybe a little too much. (Damn you reviews aggregators and food bloggers!) Today I want to make these trips to a restaurant extra count, and although some of the context behind the rules imply that I live in the US, or have available the variety they have over there, there are still many interesting principles: “When I’m out looking for food, and I come across a restaurant where the patrons are laughing and smiling and appear very sociable, I become wary. Don’t get me wrong. Having fun is a fine ambition, but it’s not the same thing as eating good food. Many restaurants, especially in downtown urban areas, fill seats—and charge high prices—by creating social scenes for drinking, dating, and carousing. They’re not using the food to draw in their customers.”

How Will You Measure Your Life? | 17 min read

📐 Legendary business thinker Clayton Christensen wrote about applying the best business principles to our lives in this article from 2010. It’s in this tiny newsletter in 2021 because the article is in itself almost as legendary. The short version is this: to measure your life you need to identify what are the most important things to you and how much of that you’re doing while alive. The long version is much, much better. It has the questions to help you understand what are the most important things, why it’s worth to spend time discovering your purpose and how can you stay out of jail. A favorite quote: “our careers provide the most concrete evidence that we’re moving forward. You ship a product, finish a design (...) In contrast, investing time and energy in your relationship with your spouse and children typically doesn’t offer that same immediate sense of achievement. Kids misbehave every day. It’s really not until 20 years down the road that you can put your hands on your hips and say, “I raised a good son or a good daughter”.”


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A most creative tweet 📊


This app I found 📞

Gartic Phone | What a fun implementation of the telephone game, aka Eat Poop You Cat. Great if paired with the most imaginative coworkers.


This week in a gif ⚽


High note ⚡

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Filipe