Jeff Bezos took #10 to heart.
Long before Nike grew into a global brand, there was an internal memo created. This list is rumored to have been written in 1977 by the first head of marketing, Rob Strasser, and was shared decades later by lead designer Markus Kittner. The idea behind these principles is that they would lead the company to grow into a global brand.
Maybe when you finish reading this list, you can create your own principles. Whether it be for your startup or your career or you as a person, having principles matters. It lets you know…
11 new things worth watching
Welcome to a new week of streaming! Hope all the moms had a lovely Mother’s Day. If you’re anything like my family, all the mothers still do all the cooking so the family can celebrate them. Quite unfortunate. On the other hand, my girlfriend just wanted to spend the day in the house chilling, eating easy to make food, so we did. It was great.
Anyway, this week the highlights are the return of Angelina Jolie, a highly anticipated Amy Adams film, a limited series based on a great book and a documentary covering the…
Your antidote to a week of chaos.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Hope you’re waking up to breakfast in bed and peace and quiet in the house. Or at least to less noise than usual.
This week we’ve got the return of the Deep Work author, conversations with almost every major comedian you can think of, plus a barleywine (with vanilla!) and an IPA that has legions of fans.
This week’s theme- simplify everything.
I would say my entire world revolves around making things as simple as possible. Not (necessarily) in a lazy way. But an efficient one. I hate wasting time. It is one of my biggest pet peeves (the others being really serious people and improperly situated sandwiches).
Anyway, you can’t do anything you put your mind to. Seriously you just can’t. I’m not built to be a mathematician. It’s just not where my strengths lie. So play to your strengths. And simplify. We can all do that.
I simplify my mornings by having my clothes laid…
7 simple pieces of advice that will improve your life.
Naval Ravikant is an Indian-American entrepreneur and investor. He’s the co-founder of AngelList and has invested in over 100 companies, including Twitter and Uber. Naval started with very little and has now amassed a fortune of at least 65 million. But more importantly, he genuinely cares about becoming a better version of himself, constantly.
Ravikant believes that if he considers investments, the founders must be people he really likes, and that he approaches each deal with the expectation that the founders will be a part of his life for the…
11 new things for the week of May 2nd through May 9th.
Welcome to the first full week of May. We just finished moving into our new home and the first thing we did was set that Wi-Fi up so we could stream! And keep the kids occupied. Okay, so yes, mainly to keep the kids occupied. But we’re still excited to catch up on some new content.
This week doesn’t disappoint. A comedy bio-doc, a murder spree doc and a superhero series are the standouts. Our documentaries are coming from HBO and Netflix, the king and queen of real…
Your antidote to a week of chaos.
This is a good week for books, and beer. Then again, what week isn’t? I’m in the process of moving this weekend but still found time to sit and read, much to the annoyance of my girlfriend. But, readers gotta read.
This week we have a book from the former head of the CIA, a deep dive into our wacked out prison system and a tasty (very fruited) sour, as well as a (whiskey!) barrel aged barleywine beer.
This week’s theme- the real key to success.
The only key to success is: consistent hard, smart work.
It’s a simple concept. Not easy to do. But extremely simple. Don’t listen to anyone who makes it more difficult than this. You don’t need lists or a novel or a scientific research article. Just a lot more common sense and a lot less crap.
When you sit down to watch TV or Netflix, they’re reading or working on something.
When your hobby is beer and football, theirs is reading or learning a new language.
While you’re surfing the net watching funny…
#2 is the most important, but #5 is the most fun.
You get better at writing when you read good writing. Read your favorite bloggers, authors, etc. Prolific readers have an easier time writing and putting ideas together.
Makes sense to value the input and make sure it’s top notch stuff, since that will ultimately lead to your output.
I read two new books every single week and I’ve been doing that for a decade. Unfortunately I didn’t start my writing habit until more recently.
You have to write frequently, whether it’s once a week or 3x per week. …
Helping you improve incrementally until the day you die. Acclaimed critically.