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http://paulgraham.com/early.html

Early work is often dismissed and misjudged as lame

inexperience is not the only reason people are too harsh on early versions of ambitious projects. They also do it to seem clever.

there is another more sinister reason people dismiss new ideas. If you try something ambitious, many of those around you will hope, consciously or unconsciously, that you’ll fail. They worry that if you try something ambitious and succeed, it will put you above them.

I wouldn’t claim that people in Silicon Valley overcome these impulses because they’re morally better. [1] The reason many hope you’ll succeed is that they hope to rise with you. With investors this incentive is particularly explicit. They want you to succeed because they hope you’ll make them rich in the process. But many other people you meet can hope to benefit in some way from your success. At the very least they’ll be able to say, when you’re famous, that they’ve known you since way back.

But even if Silicon Valley’s encouraging attitude is rooted in self-interest, it has over time actually grown into a sort of benevolence.

Your own skepticism is a force more powerful than other people’s skepticism. Some ways to overcome it are supportive friends, teachers, mentors, quick improvements, ignorance, discipline, slight overconfidence, considering it a sketch, view as a learning project


Don’t Pay for 95%

we are not using everything we buy all the time. We spend a lot of time an effort to save enough to buy something, and continuous effort to maintain it.

Renting looks expensive because we only see the short term price. We see the rental cost of 2 weeks, not the money, time, and energy not spent in other 50 weeks.

In short, don’t pay for the 95% you won’t use.


what-to-write-down-when-youre-reading-to-learn

Paraphrase

Dont copy paste

Think for yourself

Instead of having arbitrary goals, have some questions and set out to answer them


The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination Peter Bregman

Tao Te Ching - Chapter 17 - Translation by Stephen Mitchell

Unbearable news

I’m a 37-Year-Old Mom & I Spent Seven Days Online as an 11-Year-Old Girl. Here’s What I Learned.

Google’s Dangerous Monopoly-Based Foreign Policy

What’s it like to bootstrap a business before it can financially support you?

Working for a startup makes less sense

Million WebSockets and Go

Why drink is the secret to humanity’s success - Financial Times

Layout 101 - Google Drive

Lessons From Keith Rabois Essay 1: How to become a Venture Capitalist

Finding Pleasant Routes Using GIS ~ GIS Lounge

When better isn’t good enough: Why I tell my Google co-workers and industry peers to avoid Pittsburgh - PublicSource - News for a better Pittsburgh

(6) Mark Zuckerberg - Every new year of the last decade I set a…

For Suicide Prevention, Try Raising The Minimum Wage, Research Suggests : Shots - Health News : NPR

Google Maps’s Moat

Master Plan, Part Deux - Tesla

Is it really just sexism? An alternative argument for why women leave STEM

The Apple Archive

Markov Chains

The Website Obesity Crisis

Cloudflare is turning off the internet for me

Hi or Hey: Which Words Matter When You Talk [Fascinating!]

How to Slow Down Time

Hunting down my son’s killer

Count to ten when a plane goes down… - John C. Beck, author of Good vs Good

Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It. - The New York Times

Good Samaritan Backfire - Thoughts And Ideas - Medium

‘For me, this is paradise’: life in the Spanish city that banned cars - Cities - The Guardian

Billie Eilish proved anyone can access Grammy-winning gear - Engadget

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d6fd1b92a7aeb00017966dd/t/5e291fc7d2e9fa1df81e2a8c/1579753464656/sois

Anthony Bourdain once said “There’s a guy in my head, and all he wants to do is lay in bed all day long, smoke pot, and watch old movies and cartoons. My life is a series of strategems, to avoid, and outwit that guy”. Who is “that guy” for you, and what d

Parable of the Polygons - a playable post on the shape of society

What is SAP?

utf8 jupyter

24-GooglePageRankAlgorithm.pdf

We are complicit in our employer’s deeds - Drew DeVault’s Blog

Alan Kay’s answer to How do I learn to think better? - Quora

Familiar and Unfamiliar Quotations

Brandon Smith’s Website

How to Avoid a Life of Misery - Personal Growth - Medium

My Heroku values

Total number of Websites - Internet Live Stats

Interested in improving your relationships? Try Nonviolent Communication

Graphic Design Tutorials By Canva

A Fighter Pilot’s Guide to surviving on the roads - Portsmouth CTC

Patterns — Gordon Brander

People Like You More Than You Know - Scientific American Blog Network

https://untools.co/

https://spacecraft.ssl.umd.edu/akins_laws.html


philosophy

A Protocol for Dying

Coronavirus and Credibility

The Day I Found Out My Life Was Hanging by a Thread - WIRED

Take Your Time

Life is Made of Unfair Coin Flips – alexdanco.com

Anger Management

advice

The days are long but the decades are short - Sam Altman

The Technium: 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice

design

Bret Victor, beast of burden

It just doesn’t matter

Hooked: how pokies are designed to be addictive - Australia news - The Guardian

learning

What Medieval People Got Right About Learning - Scott H Young

Rotten STEM: How Technology Corrupts Education - American Affairs Journal

Working for Microsoft cost me $200 million - garry’s posthaven

psy

Cognitive bias cheat sheet

Mental Health Tips feat. Anxiety Wolf

Explorable Explanations

Digital Psychology

Letters of Note: People simply empty out

From FOMO to JOMO: the joy of missing out - Ness Labs

The Bus Ticket Theory of Genius

Your non-linear problem of 90% utilization

thought

Nobody Cares - Andreessen Horowitz

1,000 True Fans? Try 100

IT’S TIME TO BUILD - Andreessen Horowitz

Questions · Patrick Collison

https://jjbeshara.com/2020/06/04/mental-wealth/

https://acesounderglass.com/2020/06/10/what-to-write-down-when-youre-reading-to-learn/


work

be kind

What do executives do, anyway?

Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think

Maker Schedule vs Manager Schedule

I coached 101 CEOs, founders, VCs and other executives in 2019: These are the biggest takeaways - Leo Widrich

Growing One’s Consulting Business

Productivity - Sam Altman

What Happens When Your Career Becomes Your Whole Identity

How My Startup Got Acquired After 6 Months - Marker

I stood up to my boss, then he got promoted

Why Do Incompetent Managers Get Promoted? - Lance Ng - Medium

It just doesn’t matter - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)

RECONSIDER – Signal v. Noise

Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company

I quit the tech industry / fuzzy notepad

more

Stripe: Atlas Guides to Starting a Real Business

Habits of High-Functioning Teams - deniseyu.io

Sequoia - Pricing Your Product

How to sell a B2B product by Calvin French-Owen

Startup Playbook

A Cold Outreach Strategy That Actually Works

Founder to CEO (Matt’s Book for Startups) - Google Dokümanlar

Essays

Startup School


https://seths.blog/2011/05/hard-work-vs-long-work/

May 29, 2020