📚 Best Weekly Reads July 4, 2022
Sharing a list of best reads in the week of July 4, 2022 ;)
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This is a list of best reads in the week of July 4, 2022 ;)
Hope you enjoy reading and learning from there!
by Maggie Appleton (17min)
In garden-land, that process of researching and refining happens on the open internet. You post ideas while they're still "seedlings,” and tend them regularly until they're fully grown, respectable opinions. Gardens make their imperfection known to readers.
by Sid Jain (11min)
Let everyone else call your idea crazy, [you] just keep going. Don’t stop. Don’t even think about stopping until you get there, and don’t give much thought to where ‘there’ is. Whatever comes, just don’t stop.
by Yannick Oswald (10min)
Ultimately, the brand is a manifestation of the strategic vision and mission of the company. the mission can be as simple as 'we are bringing the cheapest groceries to you.' But whatever you choose you have to truly deliver on that promise.
by Paul Graham (16min)
One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to do things that don't scale. A lot of would-be founders believe that startups either take off or don't. Actually startups take off because the founders make them take off. There may be a handful that just grew by themselves, but usually it takes some sort of push to get them going. Once the engine was going, it would keep going, but there was a separate and laborious process to get it going.
by Jamie Todd Rubin (5min)
The author thought that he'd save himself a ton of time by automating as much of the process as possible. But he found that he didn’t really absorb his notes when doing that. It was only when he was culling, curating, and typing in his notes manually that they began to resonate with him. What started out the automation as something cool and interesting, proved less useful than he thought.
by Sasha Chapin (2min)
"It’s not that I advocate for no note-taking. I just strongly believe in keeping it as elementary as possible, such that the note-taking itself doesn’t become the thrust of the endeavor. Leonardo da Vinci kept all of his notes in one big book. If he liked something he put it down. This is known as a commonplace book, and it is about how detailed your note-taking system should be unless you plan on thinking more elaborately than Leonardo da Vinci."