Happy February and welcome to the 44th issue of ‘How Curious!’ ✌️
January was a wild ride for anyone that follows the news closely. Thankfully I adopted an information light diet 5+ years ago. Life is far more pleasant when you stop letting the media shape your thoughts and conversations.
I’ve moved to Gran Canaria with my girlfriend, where we plan to spend the next few months. My Spanish is slowly improving and with our proximity to the sea I think I’ll have to take-up surfing. 🏄♂️☀️
Working from a home with a view!
Never be a prisoner of your past, it was a lesson, not a life sentence.
When you’re more fortunate than others, you’re supposed to build a longer table. Not a taller fence.
Just have one good day. Then repeat. - James Clear
Daniel is the founder of Pioneer, a unique company which he describes as a “fully remote startup generator” that helps talented people around the world figure out if their idea has legs. You can learn more about it at pioneer.app.
This wide-ranging conversation covers the art of asking great questions, the use of predictive modelling and psychometrics to identify talent, and why psychometrics are probably overrated and not that scientific. They also dive into exciting new frontiers for tech investing ranging from GPT-3 to satellites.
Shaan Puri, Sam Parr and Andrew Wilkinson wrap up 2020 by awarding and highlighting the best moments in the business world, the MFM podcast and their personal lives. The guys also make some fun predictions for what’s to come in 2021.
Matt Mullenweg is the co-founder of WordPress, the open platform that runs most of the sites you visit and the CEO of Automattic. In this episode Matt and Shane discuss distributed work, the 5 levels of autonomous organizations, decision making, running an organization with more than 1300 people, integrating acquisitions and so much more.
Words of wisdom from Charlie Munger collected and interpreted with an eye towards investing by David Clark, coauthor of the bestselling Buffettology series.
It’s bad to have an opinion you’re proud of if you can’t state the arguments for the other side better than your opponents. This is a great mental discipline.
It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent. There must be some wisdom in the folk saying: ‘It’s the strong swimmers who drown.’
I rarely read new books but this was recommended by far too many people for me to ignore! The stories from McConaughey’s life are incredible, almost to a point of being unbelievable, but they sure make for an amazing read.
They are not trying to win arguments of right or wrong. They are trying to understand each other. That’s different.
““It is not about win or lose, it is about do you accept the challenge,” Issa said as he looked at me and smiled. “When you did that, you already won.””
I used Send My Bag to post all my belongings overseas when moving out of my London apartment. The service was surprisingly cheap and far better value then putting the items in storage for an unknown period of time!
Here’s a neat list of 100+ hacks we can use to boost important “happiness chemicals” such as dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins. These are the building blocks to living a happier and healthier life.