Algorithm vs. Audience
From Rene Ritchie [https://twitter.com/reneritchie/status/1387781270344699905] (who recently went from employee to independent publisher): > “Replace ‘algorithm’ with ‘audience’ and it’s 900x better for your mental health. From powerless to empowered. You’re the one at bat, picking the swings. You won’t connect every time. Weather
Put relationships first.
This has been the conclusion I’ve reached at middle age as well — about marketing, publishing, business, parenting, everything. We’re hardwired for this. That’s why it’s so prominent in my personal publishing principles [https://www.cjchilvers.com/personal-publishing-principles/]. From Cal Newport via Lex Fridman [https://youtu.be/
How to Get the 3 Things You Want Most
> “There is a wonderful, almost mystical, law of nature that says three of the things we want most — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained when we give them to others. Give it away to get it back.” — Basketball Coach John Wooden in Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations
2 Dutch Sayings You’ll Use Every Day
I learned these from Adam Curry, inventor of podcasting and former MTV VJ. I use them almost daily (as mantras in my head when dealing with difficult projects and people). “Wat je zegt ben jezelf, met je kop door de helft.” Loosely translated, it means: What you say about others
Free Will in a Nutshell
Annaka Harris [https://annakaharris.com](who has a great new book on the mystery of Consciousness [https://amzn.to/2Y9X2vW]) quoting Galen Strawson [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galen_Strawson] on the Making Sense [https://samharris.org/podcasts/159-conscious/] podcast: > “What you do follows from what you are.’ That is
"Sources of Personal Competitive Advantage"
Shane Parrish is collecting a list on Twitter of sources of personal competitive advantage [https://twitter.com/farnamstreet/status/1090810681383780352]. Readers soon joined in and now it’s a long thread that received the following response from business author Kevin Kruse: > “If he doesn’t turn this into a book,
Seth Godin to the World: You’re Still Not Blogging Daily?!
Seth Godin has moved to Wordpress, which has prompted him once again to tell us about the importance of blogging daily on his podcast [https://art19.com/shows/akimbo/episodes/3313d002-186c-46f9-9afa-646889bd57ef]. > “I’m encouraging each one of you to have (a blog). Not to have a blog to make money,