Finished reading: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou ๐Ÿ“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 ๐Ÿ“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 ๐Ÿ“š

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

โ€™The cat sat on the matโ€™ is not a story. โ€˜The cat sat on the dogโ€™s matโ€™ is a story

John Le Carre

Finished reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered (Austin Kleon) by Austin Kleon ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport ๐Ÿ“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 thereโ€™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 ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data by Carissa Vรฉliz ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data by Carissa Vรฉliz ๐Ÿ“š

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

Only 5 minutes from home. Youโ€™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.

A great question posed by Peter Thiel in his book Zero to One > What important truth do very few people agree with you on? ๐Ÿ“š