Intro / Preface / Extra Words
I hope you were really disappointed last week
Because I forgot to send out my newsletter. If you do happen to enjoy my rants and associated links, please use the "Forward" button on whatever email reading tool you use and send it to someone that you think would enjoy this too. When you do that, all they'll have to do is click this handy link and subscribe themselves (so that you don't have to remember to forward all this inbox gold every week yourself).
Self-promotion over. Quick note: there are more links to videos in this than I'd like, but it's been a good video week for me. Sorry bout it. Proceed.
Argumentum ad Simplicitate
An excellent article by my friend Ed Eubanks. Once you read this, you'll notice an involuntary smirk creeping over your face every time you choose to dive into the comments section on a "controversial" Facebook post. It also includes several links if you'd like to learn more about logical fallacies.
DDWIWDD (Dan Deacon “When I Was Done Dying”)
This is beautiful and weird, and you won't like parts of it, but other parts you'll like a lot. It's got almost as many teeth as a Lorde album. Text me if you get my joke. h/t to Andrew Millen (again) for hanging out in a cooler corner of the Internet than me and sharing links. Be like Andrew.
How the blockchain is changing money and business
"Alexa, buy me some Bitcoins."
Definitely light, easy-listening kind of stuff here.
Work / Productivity
How To Find Your Most Productive Hours
I'm most productive in the early morning hours, and you probably know if you tend to work better in the AM or PM. But this dives a little deeper into focus, energy, and motivation as the key metrics to be concerned with when you're trying to find your most productive times. Personally, I've been using Todoist to get really helpful at-a-glance metrics for my productivity and average tasks completed. If you want to chat about Todoist, hit me up. That app is amazing.
Sports (Disc Golf)
This is a few years old now, but every single bit of it is funny. I still tell people about this stupid thing, and can barely hold it together when I re-read it.
How to Win Friends & Influence People
OK, I haven't read this. Should I read it? I feel like everyone reads this, and it's probably a best-seller for a reason. If you hate it, tell me. If you love it, tell me. Or I guess I should say, influence me.