Note: For some time I have kept, on index cards, written notes about the books I’ve read. I decided to share some of these thoughts here, and will be posting them, one by one on individual books, in no particular order. I’ll group them all together on a central page later. For now I’m assigning […]
Some Kind Of Quest from Andrew Wilcox on Vimeo. Embedded above is “Some Kind of Quest,” a short documentary about Bruce Zaccagnino and Northlandz, a 52,000-square-foot model train setup he created in New Jersey over a period of four years. Dedication, pure and simple. Related video: the Belgian gentleman who is really into marbles.
Tote bag spotted recently here in high-tech Singapore.
I came across this video, embedded above and on YouTube here, and wanted to share it. But first, a caveat: I belive that “follow your passion” — or worse yet, follow your bliss — is often terrible advice for life and careers. What if following your passion provides no value to the world? Or if doesn’t make you enough […]
Book: “Waking Up” I read a lot of really great books this year, most of which were published prior to 2015. The one that comes closest to qualifying for this list, however, since it was published in late 2014, is Sam Harris’s Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. Harris, a neuroscientist, illustrates that our perception of the world […]
I like this anecdote from Derek Sivers* about effort, stress, and the importance of relaxation while working: A few years ago, I lived in Santa Monica, California, right on the beach. There’s a great bike path that goes along the ocean for 7½ miles. So, 15 miles round trip. On weekday afternoons, it’s almost empty. […]
Think of your life as a system. Think of yourself as the most important part of the system. Be useful. And make yourself more valuable as you go. The quote above comes from Scott Adams, creator of the comic strip Dilbert, during his recent appearance on Tim Ferriss’s podcast*. Very much worth listening to. Here’s […]