X Minutes to Read💎 Issue #36
Plus: Get that decision-making, and your cooking, up to speed.
What’s up? 🔝
This week I finished the article I was working on: Scratching a Tiny Itch in Tiny Steps - A Python Side Project. Now with pictures and everything. Don’t forget to share it with your friends if you think it’s something they might enjoy.
I’m not saying that X Minutes to Read is finished, but it’s basically 98% there. Play with it and see if you like it.
And here’s the best stuff I found on the Internet this week.
New to me 💡
How I Approach the Toughest Decisions | 8 min read
I like when people distill wisdom on the Internet, but I absolutely love it when they manage to give you an insider’s view of how the machine works at the same time. That’s Barack Obama here, and so you have the track record of someone with the experience to know what he’s talking about, plus the colors of doing it from pool table of the White House. “The best we can do is find a framework that helps us consider our choices, knowing that there may not be one perfect answer. That way, we can rest a little easier knowing that did the best we could in the circumstances, come what may.”
How Julia Child Used First Principles Thinking | 7 min read
Here’s one of the best explanations of the difference between following recipes vs creating recipes vs following a recipe but something went wrong and still save the day. “There’s a reason many cooking competition shows feature a segment where contestants need to design their own recipe from a limited assortment of ingredients. Effective improvisation shows the judges that someone can actually cook, not just follow recipes. We can draw a strong parallel from cooking to thinking. If you want to learn how to think for yourself, you can’t just follow what someone else came up with.”
How to Make Smart Decisions Without Getting Lucky | 11 min read
This is a great collection of starting points on how to become better at decisions. Worth it even if just stick to the enumeration of catastrophic decisions made by very smart people.
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A most bullish tweet 📈
This app I found 📱
Just the Recipe | Oh no, another app that takes a link and does one thing with it!! This one is for the cooks and chefs among us that have to scroll for 3 minutes before they get to the recipe part of an article. Not anymore!
This week in a gif ⚖
High note ⚡
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