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a weekly list of goodies, ideas, pieces of research, principles, models, and other random stuff curated by Robert.
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fiery stuff I've been ingesting
  1. Revisiting “The 4-hour workweek” and How Tim Ferriss’s 2007 manifesto anticipated our current moment of professional upheaval.
  2. I recently stumbled upon the following name: Muhammad ibn Musa al-KhwarizmiRoam Research logo in the statue? 
  3. What does a mailbox with 351 thousand unread emails say about Bauhaus, the Arts and Crafts movement, and the Metaverse? 
  4. Misinformation on Telegram. 
  5. The case against heatmaps.
  6. Noah Feldman on Hyper-Productivity, Learning 10+ Languages, DAOs, Using History to Become a Futurist, Crypto Constitutions, State Building, and the Supreme Court of Facebook
  7. 5 side projects in 6 years, earning $0
  8. Someo1 made a web app to read a book carefully, paragraph by paragraph //readwok
  9. Forget Form Follows Function.
  10. Why do placebos work? Opposite impacts on brainstem of placebo and “nocebo” effects
  11. This is what Feynman’s PhD thesis looks like (video)
  12. 230 People LIVING COMMUNALLY: TOUR of Ithaca EcoVillage
  13. Stanford researchers build a self-navigating smart cane for the visually impaired (38% improvement in terms of walking speed)
  14. Jobs that marry together the most.
  15. The Law of (Truly) Large Numbers /// True probability of any event is borne out in the frequency with which the event occurs over a number of trials as that number goes to infinity. And given a large enough sample size, any outrageous thing is bound to happen.
Tweets for thought 🐦
Black Hole
Photo taken by NASA of a space shuttle leaving our atmosphere
Samuel Thompson 🥽
Had a business idea that I think could build in 24 hours and get to $5,000 MRR in 30 days…

Should I write a massive thread outlining my entire process?

- Building MVP in 1 night
- Initial Market Research
- Organic Marketing
- Paid Ads Testing

Would be a wild experiment…
All we really have is this moment, which is filled with miracles.
This #baby #deer was just tired & waited for mum's help. Driving carefully in #wildlife areas makes all the difference.
Educational content is now cheap and abundant on YouTube, blogs & newsletters. In this content-rich world, what's scarce in online learning is community. @wes_kao unpacks the research behind cohort-based courses: the case for learners & draw for creators.
latest YouTube video
A writing inbox for incomplete notes
A writing inbox for incomplete notes
Visual Theory
Here’s the evolution of one of my side projects — Visual Theory. I am re-learning how to see. Check the project on Instagram.
➜ You can follow the project on 🐦 Twitter & 📷 Instagram
➜ you can also contribute an idea!
Thank you for reading!
How’re you and yours doing this week? Any major changes to your status quo, or are things fairly locked-in and predictable at the moment? I respond to every email I get—consider sending me a message and telling me a bit about yourself and what’s been up in your world.
— Robert
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