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#31 How Curious! Book Posters, Communication Tips and Snacks Daily


How Curious!

February 3 · Issue #31 · View online

A short monthly newsletter packed with awesome new discoveries and personal recommendations! #Books #Podcasts #Tech #Humour #Psychology #BestOfTheWeb

Happy February, and welcome to the 31st issue of ‘How Curious!’ ✌️
January was a jam-packed start to 2020. London highlights included; Rock climbing, a live podcast recording, visiting London Zoo, the Winter Lights of Canary Wharf, the Emirates cable car, Sofar Sounds and the &Juliet play! 🧗‍♂️🚡🎶

Top 3 Quotes
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. - Oprah Winfrey
One can spend one’s whole life climbing the ladder, only to realise it’s been placed against the wrong wall. - Joseph Campbell
A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit. - Greek proverb
Kudos to Jindy Mann for these recommendations. For more gems and diverse article suggestions check-out Thoughtfolio, his weekly newsletter.
My 2020 Side-Project: Wallreads - Book Posters
I’ve been toying with the idea of converting great quotes from the books I read into beautiful posters. Reading ‘The Doorstep Mile’ gave me the push I needed to launch the idea . As a result, it features as the first poster!
Check-out the posters on the website, all feedback is welcome! Special thanks to Sara for the designs.
Wallreads - Beautiful Book Posters
The Unicorn Project: A Novel about Developers, Digital Disruption, and Thriving in the Age of Data: Gene Kim (9/10 so far, 65% complete)
How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships: Leil Lowndes
‘Fast Fashion’ is the theme of this month’s Rebel Book Club . We’re reading Fashionopolise, which explores the cost of fast fashion and how the clothing industry exploits humans and the environment.
Snacks Daily
The Missing Cryptoqueen
The Daily
2020 Themes - Monthly Deep Dive
Rather than a long list of new resolutions, I’ve picked a few high-level 2020 Themes.
Each month is an new opportunity to focus on one or two and translate them into tangible activities. February:
  • Consume less. Produce more. - Grow Wallreads
  • Be more deliberate and mindful. Notice my surroundings and others. - Spend time walking without airpods each day
Best of the web
Sketchplanations - A weekly explanation in a sketch
How to Stop Taking Things Personally
Ways to improve mental capital and mental wellbeing throughout life.
Ways to improve mental capital and mental wellbeing throughout life.
Best of Twitter
Tony Starch
It's been 6 months since I joined the gym and no progress. I'm going there in person tomorrow to see what's really going on.
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- Peter Duffy
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