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#34 How Curious! Tales from the Afterlives, Great Books and AR Visualisation


How Curious!

May 3 · Issue #34 · View online

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

Happy May, and welcome to the 34th issue of ‘How Curious!’ ✌️
After a slightly rocky start to lockdown (I’m pretty certain I had COVID-19!), I’ve gotten into the swing of things now. Of course some moments and days are harder than others, but I’ve adapted to the fact we could be in this for quite awhile.
In my new found spare time I’m learning Spanish, exploring new exercise regimes and honing my no-code skills. Seeing daily progress in each of these is incredibly fulfilling. 🇪🇸🏃‍♂️🤓

The person who asks is a fool for five minutes, but the person who does not ask remains a fool forever. - Chinese Proverb
Applaud what you want more of, not just berate what you want less of.
To lack feeling is to be dead, but to act on every feeling is to be a child - Brandon Sanderson
Sum: Tales from the Afterlives - Eagleman, David (9/10)
Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman - Chouinard, Yvon, Klein, Naomi (7/10)
The Great Mental Models Volume 2: Physics, Chemistry and Biology - Parrish, Shane, Beaubien, Rhiannon (Reading)
Stories of Your Life and Others - Chiang, Ted (Reading)
View my digital bookshelf, reading list and the top highlights from my recent reads here.
#81 Jason Calacanis: Intelligent Risk - The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish
#63 with Andrew Wilkinson - Buying cash-flowing internet companies, starting job boards and building no-code projects - My First Million
Lockdown Life
What would you do if you knew there was a 20% chance some form of lockdown would last for 6+ months? I’ve made up this stat, but it’s an interesting thought exercise, and has drastically changed my current approach. I’ve now invested in a mini home-gym, great projector and a new office chair.
I’ve also thrown myself into the following:
  1. Learning Spanish: Duolingo & Michel Thomas
  2. Exercise: Joe Wicks (15-20min HIIT) & Strava (Running app)
  3. No-code: Webflow - Build beautiful websites without any code
Challenging my brain in a few domains is incredibly enjoyable, brings daily variety and seeing progress is super fulfilling!
Have hobbies that leave plenty of room for improvement,
Have hobbies that leave plenty of room for improvement,
Best of the web
The Technium: 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice
Good Books | Books recommended by successful people
Visualize dimensions in Augmented Reality
Radio Garden – Explore live radio by rotating the globe
Best of Twitter
Kelly Davio
What zombie movies got wrong about the actual apocalypse, part 1,487: they omitted scenes of people on the street demanding the right to be eaten by zombies.
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- Peter Duffy
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