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Book: Show Your Work
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After reading Steal Like an Artist, I had to check out Show Your Work, and I've ordered the Steal Like an Artist Audio Trilogy. I noticed I highlighted more in Show Your Work than Steal Like an Artist. While Steal Like an Artist felt like a daily companion book, Show

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Book: Steal Like an Artist
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From time to time I'll read a book that a highly recommend. If you are thinking about creating something, or actively creating something check this book out from your local library, or order it today. Favorite quote: "You might be scared to start. That's natural. There's this very real thing

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Essay: Before Bitcoin Pt. 1 - 70s "Public Key Saga" by Pet3rpan
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In my search to gain context of crypto and build conviction in the space I discovered a series of four essays by Pet3rpan. I'll share my notes and thoughts on these essays this week in lieu of a book. Today I'm covering my thoughts and highlights from Part 1. The

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Book: Invent & Wander The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos
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As I continue dive deeper in this decade into the world of early-stage venture capital what better place to dig than into the mind of one of the greatest entrepreneurs of my time: Jeff Bezos. In 2015, Amazon became the fastest company to hit $100 billion in sales. Many of

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Book: Breaking Smart
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Last year I gifted this book to 10 readers of this blog and newsletter. Breaking Smart is a 30,000 words broken up into numerous essays based on the research support by Andreesen-Horowitz in 2014. In 2011 Marc Andreesen wrote "software is eating the world". For people who are wanting

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Book: Propaganda
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Edward Bernays' Propaganda was published almost 100 years ago in 1928. I'm someone who likes to read books that have been around that long. I believe they'll last for another 100. I was in two minds as I read this book. On the one hand, I appreciated the historical context

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Book: Breath
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Did you know that mammals with the lowest resting heart rates live the longest? Apparently nature functions in orders of magnitude. As a pre-teen I wore braces (and a headgear at night) and I mouth-breathed. You're not alone if you haven't been paying attention to your breathing. Reading this book

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Book: Sitting Still Like a Frog
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Yesterday I shared this book with an entrepreneur who happens to be a dad to two young children. Given the interest I thought I'd create some space for it on my blog. After our son turned eight we decided to step up our mindfulness support for him. He's watched us

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