🙏 Reliable & Intensely Interested 🙏 Nº58– Cycling, Startups & Sales ✌🏻️

September is wrapping up with a bang! We're kicking off several new projects here at the office helpi
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🙏 Reliable & Intensely Interested 🙏 Nº58– Cycling, Startups & Sales ✌🏻️
By Twotone Amsterdam • Issue #58 • View online
September is wrapping up with a bang! We’re kicking off several new projects here at the office helping companies like eFarmer & Visiotalent with sales and People’s Poncho with PR. With a few more in the queue, Q4 could shape up to be our best yet!
I like to believe getting things on track and keeping them there is no stroke of luck but a direction built on a series of repeatable steps. No silver bullets here but an operating system so to speak. It has been a while since I’ve given farnamstreetblog.com a shout here in the newsletter. Shane does a good job of recycling old posts and this is one, The Munger Operating System: How to Live a Life That Really Works popped up recently via their newsletter. Some gems worth sharing with you:
  • To get what you want, deserve what you want. Trust, success, and admiration are earned. 
  • Learn to love and admire the right people, live or dead.
  • Acquiring wisdom is a moral duty as well as a practical one. 
  • Learn to fluency the big multidisciplinary ideas of the world and use them regularly. 
  • Learn to think through problems backwards as well as forward.
  • Be reliable. Unreliability can cancel out the other virtues.
  • Avoid intense ideologies. Always consider the other side as carefully as your own.
  • Get rid of self-serving bias, envy, resentment, and self-pity. 
  • At the same time, allow for the self-serving bias in others who haven’t removed it.
  • Avoid being part of a system with perverse incentives.
  • Work with and under people you admire, and avoid the inverse when at all possible.
  • Learn to maintain your objectivity, especially when it’s hardest.
  • You’ll be most successful where you’re most intensely interested.
  • Learn the all-important concept of assiduity: Sit down and do it until it’s done.
  • Use setbacks in life as an opportunity to become a bigger and better person. Don’t wallow.
  • The highest reach of civilization is a seamless system of trust among all parties concerned. 
Quite a few bullet points but all so spot on I couldn’t bear to remove a few. Check out the article here.
As always, thank you for reading!

Cycling
22 components and accessories were designed and made in-house
22 components and accessories were designed and made in-house
Concours de Machines Part Three: From workshop to saddle to judges' table
Iceland Series; a Bikepacking tale from the land of Sagas, Wind and Wilderness
The City of Lights by bike: A Paris cycling guide
Startups
top 15 European firms acquired about the same # of startups as Google since 2012
top 15 European firms acquired about the same # of startups as Google since 2012
'Merica buyers gorge on startups & Euros nibble
Amsterdam Tech Map
Adeline O'Moreau | designer + illustrator
Sales
don’t yell and always mind your manners. Use “please” and “thank you,” and say “sorry” when you mean it
don’t yell and always mind your manners. Use “please” and “thank you,” and say “sorry” when you mean it
The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen
How to make firing people suck less for them and suck more for you
Radness
man this flyer looks good!
man this flyer looks good!
Here's to being reliable & intensely interested this week!
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