2019 Favorites: Books, Music, Documentaries, and Podcasts

Here’s some content from 2019 that I found noteworthy and enjoyed feeding my mind with. Perhaps some will resonate with you as well.

Books

  • Enlightenment Now
  • The Mind Illuminated
  • Why Buddhism is True
  • Becoming
  • Culture Code
  • Factfulness
  • Refactoring UI
  • The Brain: The Story of You
  • The Story of Your Life and Others
  • The Exhalation: Stories
  • The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

Music

  • Mostly my favorite electronic and sometimes jazz music for focus on Spotify
  • Top played: Tycho, Blackmill, Jon Hopkins, Odesza, Phaeleh, Chopin, Bach, Jimmy Smith, Aphex Twin, Grant Green, Bonobo, Brian Eno, Bill Evans, Youandewan
  • New discoveries: East Forest, Tourist, Monolink, Jan Blomqvist, Jonas Saalbach, Laraaji, and Khruangbin

Documentaries and Movies

  • The Mind Explained by Vox on Netflix
  • General Magic
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • One Strange Rock
  • Green Book

Podcasts

  • This Week In Startups
  • How I Built This
  • Rhonda Patrick’s Foundmyfitness
  • Very selectively: Making Sense, Peter Attia’s Drive, Tim Ferriss, Startup Straight Talk by Atrium, YC, a16z, Below the Line, and occasionally Joe Rogan
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Monthly Newsletter: Issue 6

Hi, this is an issue of my monthly newsletter. I’ve picked a few interesting articles on technology, startups, growth, marketing and other topics for you.

I hope you enjoy the read with your morning cup of coffee. Let me know what you think! ~Max

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