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Learning and Teaching and Exploring

Becoming A Magician

"One of my heuristics for growth is to seek out the magicians, and find the magic." -- Autotranslucence

The Matter of Taste

"When you have a cultivated your attention for a problem space so deeply that you’ve turned your knowhow into feeling—what German speakers call fingerspitzengefühl, translated literally as finger-tip-feeling—then you have created for yourself the competitive advantage of perspective." -- Callum Flack


"Are you holding back something that seems too obvious to share?" -- Derek Sivers


"Having eyes, but not seeing beauty;
having ears, but not hearing music;
having minds, but not perceiving truth;
having hearts that are never moved and therefore never set on fire.
These are the things to fear." -- Sosaku Kobayashi

Understanding Yourself is a Superpower

The Laws of Human Nature

"We should spend our time getting to know our own tastes and desires better, so that we can distinguish what is something we truly need or want from that which has been manufactured by advertisers or viral effects." -- Robert Greene,

Thread from @visakanv

"What do you want? Do you really want what you think you want, or did you inherit it from your parents, your peers, from society at large? If you want what everyone else wants, the laws of demand/supply means you’ll have to pay more for it, compete harder for it. Losing game." -- Visakan Veerasamy

Happiness Is Not Enough

This is what being an emotionally well-adjusted person is all about. Not being happy or having some bubbling feeling of contentment all the time. It’s about recognizing the layers of feeling going on inside you and utilizing them in ways that are helpful." -- Mark Manson

Choose Your Own Adventure

Life doesn't have to be lived according to someone else's scripts. These wonderful humans taught me this lesson:

The End of Jobs

"We’re at a transition point from knowledge to entrepreneurial work. The individuals who will gain the most from the transition are those that invest early and heavily in Entrepreneurship." -- Taylor Pearson

Rise of the Full Stack Freelancer

"Full-Stack Freelancers manage a portfolio of income streams, not a job based on one set of skills." -- Tiago Forte

You can do more than you think

There is no speed limit

"If you’re more driven than most people, you can do way more than anyone expects." -- Derek Sivers

More is More

"The most reliable way to make progress is to do more." -- Greg Nuckols

Just F**king Ship

"If you can plan a dinner party, you can ship a product." -- Amy Hoy

HOWTO: Be more productive

"The real secret to productivity is the reverse: to listen to your body. To eat when you’re hungry, to sleep when you’re tired, to take a break when you’re bored, to work on projects that seem fun and interesting." -- Aaron Swartz

Structured Procrastination

"Procrastinators often follow exactly the wrong tack. They try to minimize their commitments, assuming that if they have only a few things to do, they will quit procrastinating and get them done. But this goes contrary to the basic nature of the procrastinator and destroys his most important source of motivation." -- John Perry

The Flinch

“Wiping out the fear isn’t what’s important, facing it is” -- Julien Smith

On Loving work

A Manifesto of Human-Centered Work

"The capacity to perform work — to shape the world and make our ideas manifest — is among the highest privileges of being human. Any capability so powerful is worth thinking deeply about." -- Tiago Forte

Love work

"Deep lasting satisfaction comes from setting challenges and meeting them. Humans are wired for growth." -- Tynan

On Systems

Offload cognition to go beyond your limits.

Atomic Habits

"You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems." -- James Clear

Getting Things Done

Capture, Clarify, Organize, Reflect, and Engage.

Building a Second Brain

How to save everything you learn, organize your digital life, and take action on your creative ideas.

Deep laziness

"Clouds are beautiful and never a mess because they are products of structure-preserving processes." -- Sarah Perry

Directives for the Directionless:


"It’s possible to have no idea what you’re building towards, but yet to select intelligent things to do that are clearly wins, and to do them cheerfully, and to trust that when you do eventually find a sense of meaning you’ll then be better and more well-equipped for it" -- Sebastian Marshall

Do this. Directives
by Derek Sivers

How to Get Rich (without getting lucky)
by Naval Ravikant

Raw Nerve
by Aaron Swartz

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