Thanks for checking out the Weekly Learning Roundup. These bite-sized, weekly posts are designed to give you a quick hit of interesting learnings and articles I came across this week.

It’s a motley assortment of tips, resources, and links that will hopefully give you a bit of inspiration for the upcoming week. Enjoy!

What I’m reading —

“Children need some stress in their lives”: The new science of resilience by Lucy Maddox

New science on the benefits of stress and building resilience in children’s lives. One key ingredient for helping to build reslient children? One person, just one person, that the child can rely on for unconditional love and affection.

Books, documentaries, or podcast episodes I’m enjoying —

Pivot: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One by Jenny Blake

Fantastic book on how we can all achieve our dreams by making the right pivots in our lives and careers. Whether you’re looking to start your own company or find your dream job, this book will be a great guide on helping you pivot in the right direction. The book is set to be released this September!

A quote that’s inspiring me —

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.

— Laozi

Productivity tip of the week —

Ask yourself the right productivity questions

When thinking about productivity keep in mind the key questions on why you want to be more productive. As Charles Duhigg, author of Smarter Faster Better, explains in an interview ask yourself, “What does productivity actually mean to me? What do I want to get out of the day, the week or my life?” Don’t be productive for the sake of being productive and try to think of your finish line early and often.

App that I’m loving —


If you use the Pomodoro Technique for getting work done, this might be the most elegant and effective app out there. It incorporates a pomodoro-style timer and has a white noise feature to help you focus. Oh, and did I mention that it’s free?

As always, thanks for checking out this Weekly Learnings Roundup. Be sure to follow me on Twitter – @peternakamura – to see the full list of interesting articles that I share on a daily basis.