📗 Finishing Up: Linchpin
by Seth Godin. Linchpin reads a lot like Seth’s blog
—which I love… but I’m always moderately disappointed when a book jumps around dozens of sub-chapters. It hurts the rhythm of reading, to me.
This book stresses that you should be making your art, not working as a cog in somebody elses’s assembly line. It can read a bit too much like entrepreneur porn at times. If you read a lot, you may find yourself skimming through sections you’ve read about elsewhere with regularity.
Enjoyable read. Can be summed up with: Make your art, ship often, work for companies that want indispensable people (avoid those who don’t), and show, don’t tell.
📙 Just Released: Almanack of Naval Ravikant
by Eric Jorgenson. Naval Ravikant is one of my favorite sources of modern wisdom. Eric Jorgenson, who built the Evergreen Library
, has been working on this for a while. I don’t know if I’ll read this immediately but it was a must-buy for me.