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Bookshelf 007: Drama with Apple and Jim Collins

Bookshelf 007: Drama with Apple and Jim Collins
By Dalton Mabery • Issue #7 • View online

🙂 Refresh
Hey friends, hope all is well! The past few weeks, a team I’m on has been prepping for an online, global leadership conference. We had over 25+ speakers with a reach of around 100,000 people.
The 🌏 of Tech
Apple is going head to head with a new email service called, “Hey”. Hey is built by Basecamp and takes a revolutionary approach at how your email inbox operates to make it more organized and less distracting. When originally submitted to the app store, you could download the app but had to go to the website to pay the $99 per-year subscription.
This is against Apple’s rules apparently because it’s a bad user experience to download an app and not be able to use it. However, In-App purchases come at a 30% cut for Apple, which everyone thinks to be the real reason they wont let the app stay.
Apple gave the founders a chance to either change the app, or they remove it from the App store. It’s like high school drama all over again.
The 🌏 of Productivity
Having an effective time management strategy is crucial to living a productive life. There are many ways to manage your time such as mastering the white space on your calendar and having a proper to do list.
An easy, yet not as familiar method is the Pomodoro Technique. This technique requires you to break tasks in 25 minute segments. After 4-5 segments, you can take a 15 - 30 minute break. This is helpful because having a ticking clock in the background of your work station makes it seem like you’re on a deadline and according to Parkinson’s Law, work expands the time allotted to it. So, if you allot 25 minutes to tasks instead of letting them take an hour, you’ll get a lot more done.
🆕 Books
In light of trying to educate myself with everything going on, I’ve decided to start reading a highly recommended book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism. So far, this book has helped me make unique observations about the world around me.
🆕 Articles
Sort of an article, I came across this podcast transcript with Robert Greene, author of, Mastery. He unpacks the 10,000 hour rule, deliberate practice, and how experts came to be. It seems the question of, “Are they born genius, or was it practice?” is always being studied and researched by somebody.
How To Achieve Mastery (And Why You Don't Have To Be Born With It) - with Robert Greene - Mixergy
🆕 Podcasts
Jim Collins is one of my favorite authors. His speciality is analogical thinking; being able to bring insights and studies from the real world into business. He doesn’t often do podcasts, so when I came across him and Tim Ferris, I was hooked.
#361: Jim Collins — A Rare Interview with a Reclusive Polymath - The Tim Ferriss Show | Podcast on Spotify
🆕 Video
As I mentioned in the Bookshelf last week, Roam Research has finally opened its gates to new users. I assumed there would be a lot of fresh users trying to figure out how everything works so I made a ‘How to Get Started in Roam Research’ video. Enjoy!
Roam Research: How to Get Started
Roam Research: How to Get Started
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Dalton Mabery

I'm Dalton, a 21-year-old on a journey to find the intersection between Church and technology. I'm an avid reader and every week I send out a newsletter about what I learned in the world of technology, productivity, books, articles, or podcasts.

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