The Weekly Learnings Roundup is back!

Thanks for your patience over the last couple of months as I’ve spent a bit of time recalibrating my purposes around this blog. I’m excited to continue to share with you my favourite learnings through these posts. Taking a bit of a break has actually helped me uncover some new tools and resources that I think you’ll find helpful.

As you know, these bite-sized, weekly posts are designed to give you a quick hit of interesting learnings and articles I came across this week. That format will stay the same for the foreseeable future. I’ll continue to share with you a motley assortment of tips, resources, and links that will hopefully give you a bit of inspiration for the upcoming week.

Let’s get into this week’s roundup!

What I’m reading —

Don’t Fear the Fat: 7 Ways Fat Can Help You Lose Weight by Bulletproof

For decades the food industry has made us want to believe that high-fat diets are linked with heart disease and generally bad for you. But having been on the Bulletproof diet for the last (almost) 2 years, I’ve never felt better having more high-quality fats in my diet. This article breaks down how fats can help you rather than hurt you.

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

The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker

One of the classics of management books. A rating of 4.11 across 14,635 reviews on Goodreads speaks for itself. I haven’t finished this book yet but, personally, I’ve applied a number of learnings from this book in my own time management and leadership style. Highly recommended for anyone currently leading people or aspiring to be a better leader.

A quote that’s inspiring me —

Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.

— Epictetus

Productivity tip of the week —

Don’t drink cheap wine.

If you’re like me, you enjoy finding items that provide good value. And if you’re also like me, you like wine but don’t know the difference between a $12 bottle and an $18 bottle. There is a big difference. Low quality wine typically means low quality processes that went into making it often resulting in mould toxins getting into the wine. While no wine is risk free, you can do yourself a favour and avoid the cheap $8-$12 bottles. You just can’t make wine that cheap without cutting corners. So at a minimum, go for ones that are a level higher – in the $17 to $20 range. Your brain and energy the next day will thank you. Below are a couple of recommendations for good quality wine at a good price.

Product or service I’m loving —

Both of these wines here are my recent favourites. Both of them are Slow-Carb friendly (meaning they have low sugar levels) and both are under $20.

Eradus – Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (New Zealand)

Full-bodied white. Great for anyone who likes their white to be more vibrant.

Luigi Bosca – Malbec (Argentina)

I really like this Malbec. It’s a lighter red. Perfect for a glass as you’re winding down from the day.

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

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