August 2016

The Rabbit Hole by Blas Moros 
     
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My monthly newsletter covers the books I have read over the course of the month, the challenges I undertook as well as some other interesting articles, blog posts, interviews, tools, hacks, etc. 

 

Books


Monthly Challenges

  • Best Self Journal – A structured journal which lets you break down your day, focus on gratitude and what you want to get done that day. Absolute game changer. 
  • Brain HQ – brain challenging games which are fun and help you improve your memory, reactions, recall and more
  • Learn about self-organized criticality, complexity, chaos and emergence (See Sync, Complexity, Thinking in Systems and How Nature Works)
  • Coherence and HRV apps – just a couple minutes a day with these two apps gets you focused, calm and aware of your physical, mental and emotional state. I never pay for apps but these are worth it 


Other

  • David Chang on the Unified Theory of Deliciousness – delicious dishes find a way to overlap paradoxical characteristics in incredible ways. This short talk ties in well with the article
  • Bruce Lee on will power, wisdom, reason, imagination, emotion, memory, subconscious mind, conscience and much more
  • Seth Godin on the importance of small moments
  • Good, broad overview of Strogatz’s Sync in this TED video
  • One of Disney’s first animations in Oswald the Rabbit in Trolley Troubles
  • Letters to My Younger Self is great – NBA greats write letters to their younger selves with advice. See KobeStoudamire, Turner and Wilson to start

Amor Fati

Blas

“The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.” – Laurence J. Peter