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#28 How Curious! Cautionary Tales, Super Thinking and Icebreaker App

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Happy December and welcome to the 28th issue of ‘How Curious!’ ✌️ Last month I eased back into the re
 

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December 1 · Issue #28 · View online
A short monthly newsletter packed with cool new discoveries and personal recommendations! #Books #Podcasts #Tech #Humour #Psychology #BestOfTheWeb

Happy December and welcome to the 28th issue of ‘How Curious!’ ✌️
Last month I eased back into the real world after my travels with a week of family time in Cork. I’ve now kicked off a London based project in a new industry, moving from FinTech to LawTech! ⚖️🚀
I forgot how mentally stimulating it is to drop into a new sector and learn the fundamentals from scratch. Challenging but super fun! It’s a great reminder for me to constantly explore activities with huge potential for learning. 🎓🌟

Top 3 Quotes
It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. - J.K. Rowling
Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations. – Tim O’Reilly
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle - Albert Einstein
Cool Tech
Create an App from a Google Sheet for free.
Icebreaker v0.2 - My Sunday Side-Project
Reusable Workplace Dashboard Template
White Noise Sound Machine for Sleeping
Books
You Are What You Read (8/10)
The media influences us to see the world as more troubled than it really is.
The media influences us to see the world as more troubled than it really is.
Super Thinking: Upgrade Your Reasoning and Make Better Decisions with Mental Models (9/10)
Like Tennis, avoiding 'unforced errors' can lead to hitting more winners.
Like Tennis, avoiding 'unforced errors' can lead to hitting more winners.
I’m currently juggling a few books on war journalism, tranquility and mergers & acquisitions. View my digital bookshelf here & full reading list here.
Podcasts
La La Land: Galileo's Warning - Cautionary Tales
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger – How to Build a Great Product - Invest Like the Best
#60 Jim Dethmer: Leading Above the Line - The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish
Best of the web
Collection of the worst volume control UI in the world
Impactful Video
‘If Facebook were around in the 1930s, it would have allowed Hitler to post 30-second ads’
Listen to Sacha Baron Cohen slam the social media industry for facilitating the spread of hate, lies, and conspiracies through its creation of the ‘greatest propaganda machine in history.’
Social media companies, as publishers, need to do more to stop the spread of lies.
Best of Twitter
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- Peter Duffy
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