📍 What you missed in October, November & December
Favorite articles, internet things worth sharing, and what I'm working on.
Every three months, I’ll provide a brief recap to highlight top articles, interesting links, and share what I’m currently working on.
🙋♂️ Life & Newsletter Update
This year has started off with a bang. I've been busy with performance reviews, annual planning, and launching a few new projects.
I’ve had to rigorously optimize my time and energy to the minute and the mantra I currently have on my lock screen is “No Messing Around” — it’s time to focus and ramp up the intensity.
A buddy of mine, Simon, gifted me with an Oura Ring, which has been useful for tracking sleep and general wellness. It tracks your resting heart rate, heart rate fluctuation, body temperature, respiratory rate, and a variety of other metrics to determine how well you slept and your ability to be productive that day. I’ve been heavily relying on it to gauge my stress and recovery levels.
Anyway, here are the top articles you may have missed, internet things worth sharing, and projects I’m working on:
✍️ Top articles this month
These are some of my favorite recent pieces.
21 things I learned in 2021 — my absolute favorite ideas on career, business, self-development, and relationships that I stole from people smarter than me.
Career Spotlight: Jason Shen, Product Manager at Meta (Facebook), Serial Entrepreneur — Lessons from founding multiple companies, qualifying for the US Junior National Gymnastics team, and setting two Guinness world records.
Climbing to the highest peak — Wisdom on career progression, stolen from computer science.
🏄🏽♂️ Internet things worth sharing
Read a series of first-hand interviews between Elon Musk and Tim Urban on his journey, the Tesla and SpaceX story, and what Elon’s secret sauce is at Wait But Why.
Learn about Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, the most likable person in the world, and how he confronts his demons, how he could run for president, and his formula for facing adversity on The Profile.
Discover Tobi Lütke’s (Shopify founder, CEO) daily routine, approach to time management, meetings, creativity, and organization design in a fascinating interview done by Sriram Krishnan (a16z GP) — The Observer Effect.
David Perell (writer, podcast host, investor) shares ‘50 Ideas That Changed [His] Life’ on his blog. I take a lot of inspiration from this.
Are you interested in working for a startup? Check this out this comprehensive guide on how to network, identify and evaluate good startups, how to interview, and what kind of compensation you should be expecting.
You’ve probably heard about Web3. So why are people interested in Web3? See: “I asked 50 people why they’re interested in web3. Here’s what I learned.”
One of the coolest Youtube videos I’ve come across. A 7-minute epic one-take freestyle by Harry Mack. Tell me you’re not impressed.
Your talent stack is your unique combination of skills and experiences that make you an effective business person. In Product Lessons, Linda talks about how you can identify and build on your characteristics to create multipliers for success.
50 of technology's top thinkers weigh in on the year ahead on “The next big thing in 2022 is...” by Nikhil Basu Trivedi.
🙋🏼♂️ What I’m working on
I started another newsletter called Simplified, where I break down emerging tech concepts like crypto, blockchain, and the Metaverse. There’s a lot of noise out there, and my goal is to cut through all the noise to simplify complex ideas.
Teaching folks tech-specific ‘business strategy’ skills, like building a business case, crafting a story through a presentation, and delivering ideas at Skillful. If you’re interested in pivoting to a business strategy role in tech, Skillful will help you get there. Hit me up if you’re curious.
Helping job-seekers find opportunities by sharing interesting job postings on my job board. If you’re hiring, it’s currently free to advertise a job. And if you’re considering a role change, check out the roles I’ve posted from Google, Warner Media, and various startups.
📚 Other stuff to share
I’m currently reading “Crossing the Chasm” by Geoffrey Moore and “Setting the Table” by Danny Meyer — Crossing the Chasm discusses how new technology gets adopted by the masses (especially relevant today with …web3) and I’ve recently taken an interest in the restaurant and bar industry.
That’s it for now! Stay safe out there.