I’m going to switch up the format this week.
I had a lot of links to share with you.
If you like it, it’ll stay. If it doesn’t, we’ll go back to the old way. Hit the reply button when you’re done and let me know what you think.
Here is this week’s Treasure!
1. Democracy works because of its systems. Future podcast guest Pat Walls takes a different approach to the election: the President doesn’t matter because the system works. (Democracy Is Systems)
2. How did Oprah become Oprah? The guys over at Acquired analyzed Oprah as a business. They dived into just why she was so successful. It’s a 2-hour podcast, but highly recommended. (Acquired)
3. Humans are a storytelling bunch. We create stories. And we remember these stories based on changes, significant moments, endings. This lecture by Daniel Kahneman will reconfigure how you think about your own memory. (The riddle of experience vs. memory)
4. Here are the coolest things David Perell found in 2018. It’s a hodgepodge of great ideas. In fact, I could’ve compiled this week’s Treasure with information from this post. Here are some of the topics included: the magnetic field of birds, the fastest growing, how maps distort reality, and the impact of different camera lenses change your face. I would be shocked if you didn’t learn something new. (Coolest Things I Learned In 2018)
5. Do cities speak to us? This essay is from 2008, but like most of Paul Graham’s writing… it’s timeless. He makes the case that every city whispers something to us. Graham believes New York says, “Make more money.” San Francisco says, “Be more powerful.” (After living in San Diego for year, it said… “Relax.”) (Cities and Ambition)
7. 40% of Manhattan’s buildings could not be built today. Due to zoning restrictions. Thought this was such an interesting fact. Had to share it with you. (New York Times)
8. Books. Greenlights by Matthew Mcconaughey (33% memoir, 33% comedy, and 33% life advice. 100% recommended). Currently reading: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel, 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class by Steve Siebold, The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino.
10. Closing note. Sending you love, wherever in the world you’re reading this. If you’re looking for more writing from me, you can check out the daily blog. I’ve committed to shipping a blog post everyday for two weeks straight.
What do you think of the new format? What was your favorite piece of Treasure?
To your success,
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