I finished a favorite book 💎 Issue #67
Plus: Wrong ideas about work and one of the best talks on leadership.
What’s up? 🌄
This week I finished Antifragile.
It was a father’s day gift and delivered even more than I expected. I think you’ve seen it recommended in a lot of lists so I won’t bother with it. But I guess a random quote from the book would be nice (I have too many of them highlighted), and here’s one of them:
If you have more than one reason to do something (choose a doctor or veterinarian, hire a gardener or an employee, marry a person, go on a trip), just don’t do it. It does not mean that one reason is better than two, just that by invoking more than one reason you are trying to convince yourself to do something. Obvious decisions (robust to error) require no more than a single reason.
And now the best things I found on the Internet this week.
New to me 💡
Wrong ideas about work | 8 min read
🧬 During our careers, there might be times where we will be less sure about the path we picked for ourselves. Lucky for us, career choices are not part of our DNA and we can change and experiment with them. This article presents five ideas more or less familiar with us and of those times we were less sure about what we were doing, but most importantly, shares tips on how to handle and take advantage of each.
Your individuality vs. the group | 4 min read
⚖ This week’s issue of Idea Journal Weekly 3, one of my oldest newsletter subscriptions, discusses one of my favorite topics: the influence of others in how we define ourselves, in how we act and how we think, and how far should we go to keep our identity.
The Best of Tiny Love Stories | 3 min read
💘 I was surprised by the impact some of these can have while being less than 100 words. It’s almost like ‘Up’ first 5 minutes. I guess this is a nice change for the type of links usually share. Wish you luck with the NY Times paywall.
HackerNews Readings | ∞ read time
📚 A (gigantic) collection of book recommendations extracted from hacker news comments, with the advantage that you can also read the comment mentioning the book and get a better idea of the context in which it’s recommended. Rest assured that it’s not just for programmers.
The Feiner Points of Leadership | 50 min watch time
🧭 Michael Feiner is the main character of the chapter I mentioned in the previous issue intro. That’s where I heard of him the first time, and since he’s a leadership professor and consultant I went looking for more and found this talk at Google. He manages to distill in 50 minutes a very concise version of what leadership means and how can we try to do it less wrong. Something to watch sooner rather than later.
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Last issue most clicked link was Most advice sucks.
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