In the 21st century it’s hard to believe this was a real job. I guess it’s a good example of how automation impacts the jobs we do.

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Finished reading: On Writing by Stephen King πŸ“š

Finished reading: Traction by Gino Wickman πŸ“š

Finished reading: Get A Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable … Your Journey to Get Real, Get Simple, and Get Results by Gino Wickman πŸ“š

Finished reading: Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway πŸ“š

Finished reading: Get A Grip by Gino Wickman πŸ“š

Finished reading: Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman πŸ“š

Finished reading: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou πŸ“š Interesting that I read this in the same week the court case reached a conclusion. It’s a cautionary tale for Silicon Valley investors and a great read!

Finished reading: Make Time by Jake Knapp πŸ“š

A great observation by Cal Newport in his book Deep Work

Busyness as Proxy for Productivity - in the absence of clear indicators of what it means to be productive and valuable in their jobs, many knowledge workers turn back toward an industrial indicator of productivity: doing lots of stuff in a visible manner.

I’ve been enjoying the Practically Paperless series of blog posts from Jamie Rubin. I first discovered Jamie through his Going Paperless series some years ago. I really like his casually insightful style of writing.

Finished reading: Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered (Austin Kleon) by Austin Kleon πŸ“š

A great quote on the subject of storytelling from Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

’The cat sat on the mat’ is not a story. β€˜The cat sat on the dog’s mat’ is a story

John Le Carre

Finished reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport πŸ“š

Currently reading: Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered (Austin Kleon) by Austin Kleon πŸ“š

Finished reading: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway πŸ“š

Currently reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport πŸ“š

This morning I awakened to the realisation that despite the rhetoric of my internal dialogue, despite my persisting youthful outlook, despite my seasoned procrastination on important life decisions, I am no longer 26. If there’s a book in me I need to start trying to get the damn thing out!

Currently reading: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway πŸ“š

Finished reading: Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data by Carissa VΓ©liz πŸ“š

Currently reading: Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data by Carissa VΓ©liz πŸ“š

One of the rock faces at Stanage Edge in the Peak District. Taken on a recent hike there.

Only 5 minutes from home. You’d be forgiven for thinking it was in the middle of the countryside

Nice surprise when we were hiking in the Peak District

It was one of those long meetings that drew few conclusions.