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July 6 · Issue #61 · View online

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

Happy July, and welcome to the 61st issue of ‘How Curious!’ ✌️
One month into the Berlin summer, and I’m a major fan so far. I’ve traded Spanish and surfing for German and running. My running routine is going great. The German is progressing at a slower pace! 🇩🇪 🏃‍♂️
This month’s newsletter is a bumper edition, even after cutting half the content. It could be the best one yet! 💫

My trusty new Swapfiets rental bike 🚴‍♂️
My trusty new Swapfiets rental bike 🚴‍♂️
It’s only work if you would rather be doing something else. Find a way to carve a career out of what you already want to do. - James Clear
You’re going to die one day, and none of this is going to matter. So enjoy yourself. Do something positive. Project some love. Make someone happy. Laugh a little bit. Appreciate the moment. And do your work. - Naval
It’s so much better to promote what you love than to bash what you hate. - Jessica Alba
Podcasts 🎧
#139 Laurie Santos: The Pursuit of Happiness
Episode 1: Without A Plan
Ep.222: The GAA Catfish - The 2 Johnnies Podcast
Books 📚
Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
How to Be German in 50 Easy Steps
Best of the web 🌐
My Favourite Apps
35 Lessons on the Way to 35 Years Old
Running 🏃
Although I enjoy running, I’ve usually only trained once a week, and never followed a training plan. Since moving to Berlin, I’ve ramped up my training. It’s awesome to see my fitness and times improve!
The four things that have had the biggest impact on my training are:
  1. Commit to an event - Copenhagen half-marathon in September.
  2. Join a group - Interval training every Tuesday with Kraft Runners.
  3. Runna App - Personalised training plans to suit your schedule, running level, and goals. The app has helped me structure my runs and commit to a sustainable schedule! Kudos to my friend Walter to building this. View here.
  4. Garmin Forerunner 55 - Works well with Runna so I can see my running plan on my wrist and maintain my target pace. Particularly useful for intervals. View here.
  • Get decent running shoes, in a proper running shop. I’ve tried a few brands, and Asics always prove the most comfortable and reliable for me. It’s worth visiting a proper running shop to get advice on what best suits your feet and running style.
  • Get running socks. I don’t know how much difference they make, but if they have even the slightest impact on blister/injury prevention they’re worth it! ⚖️
I love building side projects to keep my product skills fresh and stay on top of new tech. LegalTechTrends is one such project.
It’s the only LegalTech site I check every day, so I’m feeling a little selfish for not sharing widely with others yet. That needs to change! 
It helps me daily:
  1. NewsFeed - I can view LegalTech articles from across the web in one place. It monitors content published on 50,000+ news sites!
  2. PodcastFeed - I search 1700+ LegalTech podcasts for topics and guests of interest. I immediately see new episodes.
  3. Trends - All content is auto-categorised, so I can see what topics are most popular each week.
Bonus: I also built a neat Twitter automation to tweet every article that appears on the site. If you’re in the LegalTech world the Twitter account is definitely worth a follow.
All your LegalTech news and podcasts in one place.
Best of Twitter
View all previous newsletters here.
Feel free to forward this email to a friend or reach out with feedback and suggestions for the next edition! ✌️
- Peter Duffy
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