My monthly newsletter covers the books I’ve read over the course of the month, any essays I wrote or challenges I undertook, and some other interesting articles, interviews, etc.
Full list of books read in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
Any book, which is at all important, should be immediately re-read
Teacher’s Reference Guides
- Semi-Annual Pareto Spring Cleaning – an easy and effective way to spend 20 minutes every quarter, helping to identify distractions and amplifiers
- 7-Minute Daily Hanging Challenge (Ido Portal) – not 7 consecutive minutes, but 7 minutes total in a day. Felt like it helped with my posture, grip strength, and shoulder flexibility.
Amor Fati Amor.
“I had worked with John Tukey for some years before I found he was essentially my age, so I went to our mutual boss and asked him, “How can anyone my age know as much as John Tukey does?” He leaned back, grinned, and said, “You would be surprised how much you would know if you had worked as hard as he has for as many years.” There was nothing for me to do but slink out of his office, which I did. I thought about that remark for some weeks and decided, while I could never work as hard as John did, I could do a lot better than I had been doing.” – Richard Hamming