Here’s some content from 2019 that I found noteworthy and enjoyed feeding my mind with. Perhaps some will resonate with you as well.
- Enlightenment Now
- The Mind Illuminated
- Why Buddhism is True
- Culture Code
- Refactoring UI
- The Brain: The Story of You
- The Story of Your Life and Others
- The Exhalation: Stories
- The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
- 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
- This Week In Startups
- How I Built This
- Rhonda Patrick’s Foundmyfitness
- Selectively: Making Sense, Peter Attia’s Drive, Tim Ferriss, Startup Straight Talk by Atrium, YC, a16z, Below the Line
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Now, get a cup of coffee and enjoy!
Technology and Startups
Growth and Marketing
I know I am 1.5 years late with this recommendation, but if by some unfortunate twist of fate you missed Hamilton musical, you should go listen now! Start with “My Shot”, “Non-Stop”, and “Alexander Hamilton”. Or listen on Spotify:
Some people liked the Spotify Playlists I shared last time, so I thought I’d share a few more. I wouldn’t claim that these four are the best but they are definitely my favorites when it comes working or studying:
- Electronic music, mostly medium to fast tempo, 1,039 songs.
- Electronic music, mostly slow to medium tempo, 1,661 songs.
- Electronic ambient drone music — super slow, for very occasional use when the deep focus is needed or when everything else seems too distracting. 321 songs.
- Jazz music with no vocals or saxophone, 454 songs.
I’ll also embed them here: