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.
This week, my favourite article was one on Medium by Rufus Griscom, Unsolicited Advice for My Three Sons, In No Particular Order. It’s filled with great advice for all of us on how to live life more fully and effectively. Have a great week everyone!
Favourite links from the week:
It Takes Effort to be Selfish (Scientific American)
How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running (New York Magazine)
Read This Story Without Distraction (Can You?) (The New York Times)
Product or service I’m loving:
If you’re in the market for a new everyday bag, you won’t go wrong with this one. I’ve owned this messenger bag from Timbuk2 for 2 years now and it still looks as good as new. The compartments are super organized and everything about it is easy to use. It’s also able to stand upright on its own (if you have some stuff in it) which makes it really easy to search for things inside it. It’s a bit pricier than your run of the mill messenger bags at ~$110 USD but well worth it since your bag is something you’ll be carrying almost everyday.
A web show I’m enjoying:
As you may know, I’m a big fan of Tim Ferriss. I think his podcast is one of the best podcasts available out there. I particularly like Ferriss’s ability to break down a seemingly complex activity into manageable pieces. That’s what The Tim Ferriss Experiment is all about. In this 13 episode program, he breaks down the art and science of a variety of activities including open-water swimming, poker, golf, rapid language learning, etc. It’s an incredible look at how someone can go from no to little knowledge of the activity and become fairly adept at it by three days. It’s not only entertaining but provides some great lessons in how to learn better. Check out any of the episodes (about $3 per) that tickle your fancy.
A quote that’s inspiring me:
“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee
As always, thank you to those that liked, re-tweeted, or commented on my Tweets. See you on next week’s round up!