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🎁 Valentin's Present - First Principles and Other Suprises

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🎁 Valentin's Present

October 28 · Issue #9 · View online
The best content I've ever found, sent in consumable Weekly gifts. Mouthwatering concepts, tempting questions, juicy books, delicious songs, exquisite short films, and other surprises.

Hope you enjoy it and find it useful.

Provoking Picture
Clear example of how luck, timing, and perspective are related. photo by @chrisburkard
Mouthwatering Concepts
Why Elon Musk is able to do what he’s doing.
Two major components are:
  1. First Principles Thinking
  2. Updating Assumptions Continuously
Further expansion in this amazing article on “the cook and the chef”, which I’m sure several of you have read. If you haven’t, I highly recommend it.
Melt-in-your-mouth Podcast
Breaker: The Tim Ferriss Show - #341: Nick Kokonas — How to Apply World-Class Creativity to Business, Art, and Life
Nick Kokonas  is  a cool guy who studied philosophy, was a derivatives trader, built a reservations system used in 2.5M restaurants, created “the best restaurant in the world” according to several orgs, and now created “the most innovative cookbook”.
Some great examples of thinking from first principles in this podcast.
Tempting Question
What would you do more of if you didn’t have to worry about being great at it?
Exquisite Short Film
EVERYBODY DIES, BUT NOT EVERYBODY LIVES - YouTube
5mins 40seconds. By Prince EA, who makes incredible videos.
Finger-licking Quote
“Worry is a misuse of your imagination” — Dan Zadra
Re Human Stories
Re-designed the “publication” page so it separates the weekly reflections, the intro, and the daily posts.
Delicious Music
On Friday I remembered an awesome song I hadn’t listened in a long time: You’re Mine by Raving George. It’s deep house. Added to several of my playlists, including Bento Box and Buxton Patio Vibes.
If you want a bit chiller deep house that’s great for studying/working/day beach clubs, check out my Gorgonzola playlist. While I was putting together this newsletter I was listening to Gorgonzola and this gem of a song (Trivia by Jesper Ryom) started playing.

As always, I’d love to hear any thoughts, feedbacks, or realizations you had. Just hit reply. If you’ve enjoyed these presents, forward it to friends you think would enjoy them too!
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