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Great for people who have experience with building Django databases. This tutorial goes over GraphQL basics, Django model building basics and using `graphene` and open source project that helps building GraphQL layer. ---

Эксперимент который видят ли люди паттерн не знает есть ли он. Эксперимент... "Бинарные опционы" - движения запрограммированно либо рандомно, либо с каким то паттерном. Просьба подопытных угадать будущее на 5 секунд (10, 15, 20 и так далее) без объяснений

Behavioral Economics - Is utility function different to people in different countries due to the culture?

Когда вы галактик на кнопку продать в условиях индивидуального и коллективного решения. Все владеют одной акцией... Сначала первый эксперимент в котором человек должен нажать на кнопку продать опираясь только на график движения цены актива (других ф факторов). В агрегации можно посмотреть есть ли какой нибудь паттерн... Второй эксперимент, будет с теми же людьми что и во время первого эксперимента, но в этот раз все они сидят вместе... В первой версии сказано что на рынке намного бульоне участников чем в зале (и поэтому цены двигаться не только от решения подопытных) , во второй же версии студенты это все участники рынка и поэтому движения цен зависят только от них и других подопытных. Таким образом можно попробовать увидеть и в определенной мере квантифицировать поведение человека в отношении и доверии к другим людям и также квантифицировать такие эмоции как страх , пессимизм и оптимизм. Пс разные виды эксперимента можно провести используя разные активы. Возможно поведение зависит от типа и размера актива, или даже эмоциональной привязанности к активу (квартира)

Difference of results of students(learners) when they HAVE to learn or want (no one told them to)  to learn

See the aggregation of Nobel prize winners by country (also by place of births) (and if possible other characteristics).

- CRSP - Journal of financial economics - Compustat - National bearue of economic research Semiannual workshop on behavioural finance

Experiment where you given 20  and you can give whatever amount to another person, but if they rejected, none of you get any money)  - people usually give ~50%. What if the amount is much larger?

- Develop (learn from other countries) a new study program with new (useful) subjects, such as Judment and Decision Making, etc. - Took this idea from "Thinking, Fast and Slow" Chapter 23 The Outide View. Israeli Education - Налоговые упрощения для российских производителей (одежда, еда, и ТД) - Ещё большие налоговые упрощения для компаний которые жертвуют оставшийся товар (еду , одежду) - помощь в транспортации

Открыть "Центр 'повторных' исследований "

Посмотреть команды которые заняли 1 место, сколько трансферов завершили в лето после чемпионства и их позицию в конце следующего чемпионата. Результат - лучшая стратегия после чемпионства

Магазин (супермаркет) для экономических исследований ... цены на все продукты двигаются вниз и вверх. Количество покупателей в магазине засекается .... все данные собираются


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07/30/2020 10:17 Architecture diagrams, reference architectures, example scenarios, and solutions for common workloads on Azure.

Great resource, great exaplantion.

An easily self hostable curation site for collecting blogs and links. (very similar) Lot'sof goo responses on how blogging and side hustling helped people find jobs.

07/23/2020 Below is the list of things that jumped at me the first time I was reading this piece. However, I encourage to read the whole thing. It is fascinating, and is full of useful and actionable advice. --- > Way too many people obsess over launching with a perfect site and never go live. Yep, I can certainly relate to that. I did go live multiple times, but I spent hours and hours making sure each pixel looks good. It was a total waste of time, since you won't be ever fully satisfied with the design. I changed it up at least 5 time. One upside, I learnt a good portion of HTML and CSS. --- > Get over the fear and put yourself out there. --- ## What to Write About > That's a combination of good SEO, and good curation. People don't want to read 10 articles or 30 guides. They want one great resource. Your job is to create a great resource for whatever you're writing about. ## Finding Topics to Write About > If you write an "I believe" post and you don't piss some people off, you're not doing it right. --- ## Surge Traffic > Reddit has so many people on it, and there are communities for everything. Whenever I published a post I thought would do well there, I would find a community I could share it in, post it, and see what happened. Most of the time, it didn't work. It wouldn't catch on and wouldn't drive any significant visitors. But sometimes it did, and it would work in a big way. --- > So what's the secret to getting a big spike of traffic from reddit? Unfortunately it's a fairly dull strategy: write a great article, find a good community to share it in, post it, maybe cheat a little bit by having 3-4 extra reddit accounts upvote it, and cross your fingers. It won't work most of the time, but when it does, it can be a game changer. --- ## Evergreen traffic > you don't want to waste your time by producing pieces that are only valuable for a few days. --- ## Audience Traffic > This is the ultimate goal for any blog. You want to build up a base of people who love what you write, and who will consider reading anything new you put out. It's where the true value of the blog comes in, because it means you're on people's minds for certain kinds of opportunities or questions they might encounter. It didn't take long to convert me into such person. I think after reading 2-3 posts I was hooked on Nat's writing. --- ## Monetization and Spotting Opportunities > If we remove the Roam Course, here's what my revenue for this site looks like since 2018. ![4ad971fabff8fa4f906a68171a1e2b43.png](./resources/e7b385df259a4f95a28f6f032420949f.png) --- ## Affiliate Sales > For this site, the affiliate income has been nice, but it's not massive, and not something I intend to optimize around. Treat affiliate income for a personal site as bonus money.

08/11/2020 13:47 ## Action #1: Write a Daily List of Things That Matter > When we write things down, they become less stressful and easier to prioritize. > A DAILY LIST HELPS BUILD (AND MAINTAIN) MOMENTUM AND MOTIVATION. Writing a list of just a few items — the things that are most important for today — and crossing all of them off is far more motivational than crossing those same few items off a list with dozens of items on it. ## Action #2: Actually Make Sleep as Important as We Always Pretend It Is. ## Action #3: Put Your Phone Down and Act Like a Person. > Smartphones are great at solving problems that were caused by smartphones.

ALL 36 QUESTIONS: Set I 1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest? 2. Would you like to be famous? In what way? 3. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why? 4. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you? 5. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else? 6. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want? 7. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die? 8. Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common. 9. For what in your life do you feel most grateful? 10. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be? 11. Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible. 12. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? Set II 13. If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know? 14. Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it? 15. What is the greatest accomplishment of your life? 16. What do you value most in a friendship? 17. What is your most treasured memory? 18. What is your most terrible memory? 19. If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why? 20. What does friendship mean to you? 21. What roles do love and affection play in your life? 22. Alternate sharing something you consider a positive characteristic of your partner. Share a total of five items. 23. How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people’s? 24. How do you feel about your relationship with your mother? Set III 25. Make three true “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling ... “ 26. Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share ... “ 27. If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know. 28. Tell your partner what you like about them; be very honest this time, saying things that you might not say to someone you’ve just met. 29. Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life. 30. When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself? 31. Tell your partner something that you like about them already. 32. What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about? 33. If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet? 34. Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why? 35. Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why? 36. Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how he or she might handle it. Also, ask your partner to reflect back to you how you seem to be feeling about the problem you have chosen.

Stoic philosophy worth carrying with you every day, into every decision: Control your perceptions. Direct your actions properly. Willingly accept what’s outside your control. That’s all we need to do. Having an end in mind is no guarantee that you’ll reach it—no Stoic would tolerate that assumption—but not having an end in mind is a guarantee you won’t. Let’s break down each one of those tasks: Choice—to do and think right Refusal—of temptation Yearning—to be better Repulsion—of negativity, of bad influences, of what isn’t true Preparation—for what lies ahead or whatever may happen Purpose—our guiding principle and highest priority Assent—to be free of deception about what’s inside and outside our control (and be ready to accept the latter) A MORNING RITUAL “Ask yourself the following first thing in the morning: What am I lacking in attaining freedom from passion? What for tranquility? What am I? A mere body, estate-holder, or reputation? None of these things. What, then? A rational being. What then is demanded of me? Meditate on your actions. How did I steer away from serenity? What did I do that was unfriendly, unsocial, or uncaring? What did I fail to do in all these things?” —EPICTETUS, DISCOURSES, 4.6.34–35 “Keep this thought handy when you feel a fit of rage coming on—it isn’t manly to be enraged. Rather, gentleness and civility are more human, and therefore manlier. A real man doesn’t give way to anger and discontent, and such a person has strength, courage, and endurance—unlike the angry and complaining. The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 11.18.5b The next time someone gets upset near you—crying, yelling, breaking something, being pointed or cruel—watch how quickly this statement will stop them cold: “I hope this is making you feel better.” Because, of course, it isn’t. “As you move forward along the path of reason, people will stand in your way. They will never be able to keep you from doing what’s sound, so don’t let them knock out your goodwill for them. Keep a steady watch on both fronts, not only for well-based judgments and actions, but also for gentleness with those who would obstruct our path or create other difficulties. For getting angry is also a weakness, just as much as abandoning the task or surrendering under panic. For doing either is an equal desertion—the one by shrinking back and the other by estrangement from family and friend.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 11.9 The pragmatist, the person of action, is too busy to waste time on such silliness. The pragmatist can’t worry about every possible outcome in advance. Think about it. Best case scenario—if the news turns out to be better than expected, all this time was wasted with needless fear. Worst case scenario—we were miserable for extra time, by choice. And what better use could you make of that time? A day that could be your last—you want to spend it in worry? October 14th DON’T GET MAD. HELP

prevention failed. Even those readers who are leery of philosophical speculation should take an interest in these techniques. Who among us, after They recommended that we spend time imagining that we have lost the things we value—that our wife has left us, our car was stolen, or we lost our job. Doing this, the Stoics thought, will make us value our wife, our car, and our job more than we otherwise would. This technique—let us refer to it as negative visualization—was employed by the Stoics at least as far back as Chrysippus.5 It is, I think, the single most valuable technique in the Stoics’ psychological tool kit. Consider, for example, a passenger on an airliner, the engines of which have just burst into flames. This turn of events is likely to cause the passenger to reassess his life, and as a result, he might finally gain some insight into what things in life are truly valuable and what things are not. Unfortunately, moments after this epiphany he might be dead. The Stoics are not alone in harnessing the power of negative visualization. Consider, for example, those individuals who say grace before a meal. Sometimes the world gives us advance notice that we are about to do something for the last time. We might, for example, eat at a favorite restaurant the night before it is scheduled to close, orwe might kiss a lover who is forced by circumstances to move to a distant part of the globe, presumably forever. Previously, when we thought we could repeat them at will, a meal at this restaurant or a kiss shared with our lover might have been unre-markable. But now that we know they cannot be repeated, they will likely become extraordinary events: The meal will be the best we ever had at the restaurant, and the parting kiss will be one of the most intensely bittersweet experiences life has to offer. e m e m b e r t h at a m o n g the things over which we have complete control are the goals we set for ourselves. I think that when a Stoic concerns himself with things over which he has some but not complete control, such as winning a tennis match, he will be very careful about the goals he sets for himself. In particular, he will be careful to set internal rather than external goals. Thus, his goal in playing tennis will not be to win a match (something external, over which he has only partial control) but to play to the best of his ability in the match (something internal, over which he has complete control). By choosing this goal, he will spare himself frustration or disappointment should he lose the match: Since it was not his goal to win the match, he will not have failed to attain his goal, as long as he played his best. His tranquility will not be disrupted. Stoics would recommend, for example, that I concern myself with whether my wife loves me, even though this is something over which I have some but not complete control. But when I do concern myself with this, my goal should not be the external goal of making her love me; no matter how hard I try, I could fail to achieve this goal and would as a result be quite upset. Instead, my goal should be an internal goal: to behave, to the best of my ability, in a lovable manner. Similarly, my goal with respect to my boss should be to do my job to the best of my ability. To begin with, by undertaking acts of voluntary discomfort— by, for example, choosing to be cold and hungry when we could be warm and well fed—we harden ourselves against misfortunes that might befall us in the future. If all we know is comfort, we might be traumatized when we are forced to experience pain or discomfort, as we someday almost surely will. A second benefit of undertaking acts of voluntary discomfort comes not in the future but immediately. A person who periodically experiences minor discomforts will grow confident that he can withstand major discomforts as well, so the prospect of experiencing such discomforts at some future time will not, at present, be a source of anxiety for him. A third benefit of undertaking acts of voluntary discomfort is that it helps us appreciate what we already have. In particular, by purposely causing ourselves discomfort, we will better appreciate whatever comfort we experience. Significantly, though, the Stoics’ mistrust of pleasure doesn’t end here. They also counsel us to make a point of sometimes abstaining from other, relatively harmless pleasures. We might, for example, make a point of passing up an opportunity to drink wine—not because we fear becoming an alcoholic but so we can learn self-control. For the Stoics—and, indeed, for anyone attempting to practice a philosophy of life— self-control will be an important trait to acquire. After all, if we lack self-control, we are likely to be distracted by the various pleasures life has to offer, and in this distracted state we are unlikely to attain the goals of our philosophy of life. consequently, rather than correcting the person, the admonition The bedtime meditation Seneca is recommending is, of course, utterly unlike the meditations of, say, a Zen Buddhist. During his meditations, a Zen Buddhist might sit for hours with his mind as empty as he can make it. A Stoic’s mind, in contrast, will be quite active during a bedtime meditation. He will think about the events of the day. Did something disrupt his tranquility? Did he experience anger? Envy? Lust? Why did the day’s events upset him? Is there something he could have done to avoid getting upset Besides reflecting on the day’s events, we can devote part of our meditations to going through a kind of mental checklist. Are we practicing the psychological techniques recommended by the Stoics? Do we, for example, periodically engage in negative visualization? Do we take time to distinguish between those things over which we have complete control, those things over which we have no control at all, and those things over which we have some but not complete control? Are we careful to internalize our goals? Have we refrained from dwelling on the past and instead focused our attention on the future? Have we consciously practiced acts of self-denial? We can also use our Stoic meditations as an opportunity to ask whether, in our daily affairs, we are following the advice offered by the Stoics Are we practicing the psychological techniques recommended by the Stoics? Do we, for example, periodically engage in negative visualization? Do we take time to distinguish between those things over which we have complete control, those things over We can also, Marcus suggests, lessen the negative impact other people have on our life by controlling our thoughts about them. He counsels us, for example, not to waste time speculating about what our neighbors are doing, saying, thinking, or scheming. Nor should we allow our mind to be filled with “sensual imaginings, jealousies, envies, suspicions, or any other sentiments” about them that we would blush to admit. A good Stoic, Marcus says, will not think about what other people are thinking except when he must do so in order to serve the public interest As we make progress in our practice of Stoicism, we will become increasingly indifferent to other people’s opinions of us. We As we make progress in our practice of Stoicism, we will become increasingly indifferent to other people’s opinions of us. We will not go through our life with the goal of gaining their approval or avoiding their disapproval, and because we are indifferent to their opinions, we will feel no sting when they insult us. Indeed, a Stoic sage, were one to exist, would probably take the insults of his fellow humans to be like the barking of a dog. When a dog barks, we might make a mental note that the dog in question appears to dislike us, but we would be utter fools to allow ourselves to become upset by this fact, to go through the rest of the day thinking, “Oh, dear! That dog doesn’t like me!” We should, he says, fight our tendency to believe the worst about others and our tendency to jump to conclusions about their motivations. We need to keep in mind that just because things don’t turn out the way we want them to, it doesn’t follow that someone has done us an injustice. By implication, this will be the fate of our generation: What seems vitally important to us will seem unimportant to our grandchildren. Thus, when we feel ourselves getting angry about something, we should pause to consider its cosmic (in)significance. When angry, says Seneca, we should take steps to “turn all [anger’s] indications into their opposites.” We should force ourselves to relax our face, soften our voice, and slow our pace of walking. If we do this, our internal state will soon come to resemble our external state, and our anger, says Seneca, will have dissipated. Everyone occasionally experiences anger: Like grief, anger is an emotional reflex. There are also people, though, who seem to be angry pretty much all of the time. These individuals are not only easily provoked to anger, but even when provocation is absent they remain angry. Indeed, during leisure hours, these individuals might spend their time recalling, with a certain degree of relish, past events that made them angry or things in general that make them angry. At the same time that it is consuming them, anger appears to be providing them with sustenance we wish to retain our freedom, says Epictetus, we must be careful, while dealing with other people, to be indifferent to what they think of us. Furthermore, we should be consistent in our indifference; we should, in other words, be as dismissive of If we wish to retain our freedom, says Epictetus, we must be careful, while dealing with other people, to be indifferent to what they think of us. Furthermore, we should be consistent in our indifference; we should, in other words, be as dismissive of their approval as we are of their disapproval. The failures that many people seek to avoid, though, will not cost them their life or health. The cost of failure is instead having to endure the open mockery, or maybe the silent pity, of those who learn of their failure. It is better, failure-averse people reason, not even to attempt an undertaking than to run the risk of public humiliation. Ironically, by refusing to seek the admiration of other people, Stoics might succeed in gaining their (perhaps grudging) admiration. Many people, for example, will construe the Stoics’ indifference to public opinion as a sign of self- confidence: Only someone who really knows who she is—someone who, as they say, feels good about herself—would display this kind of indifference. These people might wish that they, too, could ignore what other people thought of them. When should we begin our practice of Stoicism? Epictetus makes the case for starting immediately. We are no longer children, he says, and yet we procrastinate. Keep this up and we will one day realize that we have grown old without having acquired a philosophy of life—and that, as a result, we have wasted our life. The Stoics had many important psychological insights. They realized, for example, that what makes insults painful is our interpretation of the insults rather than the insults themselves. They also realized that by engaging in negative visualization we can convince ourselves to be happy with what we already have and thereby counteract our tendency toward insatiability Modern politics presents another obstacle to the acceptance of Stoicism. The world is full of politicians who tell us that if we are unhappy it isn’t our fault. The Stoics understood that governments can wrong their citizens; indeed, the Roman Stoics, as we have seen, had an unfortunate tendency to be unjustly punished by the powers that be. The Stoics, as I have suggested, are not alone in claiming that our best hope at gaining happiness is to live not a life of self-indulgence but a life of self-discipline and, to a degree, self-sacrifice. Similar claims have been made in other philosophies, including Epicureanism and Skepticism, as well as in numerous religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and Taoism. The question isn’t, I think, whether self-disciplined and duty-bound people can have a happy, meaningful life; it is whether those who lack self-control and who are convinced that nothing is bigger than they are can have such a life. We should become self-aware: We should observe ourselves as we go about our daily business, and we should periodically reflect on how we responded to the day’s events. We should use our reasoning ability to overcome negative emotions. We should also use our reasoning ability to master our desires, to the extent that it is possible to do so. In particular, we should use reason to convince ourselves that things such as fame and fortune aren’t worth having—not, at any rate, if what we seek is tranquility—and therefore aren’t worth pursuing. Likewise, we should use our reasoning ability to convince ourselves that even though certain activities are pleasurable, engaging in those activities will disrupt our tranquility, and the tranquility lost will outweigh the pleasure gained. If, despite not having pursued wealth, we find ourselves wealthy, we should enjoy our affluence; it was the Cynics, not the Stoics, who advocated asceticism. But although we should enjoy wealth, we should not cling to it; indeed, even as we enjoy it, we should contemplate its loss. We are social creatures; we will be miserable if we try to cut off contact with other people. Therefore, if what we seek is tranquility, we should form and maintain relations with others. In doing so, though, we should be careful about whom we befriend. We should also, to the extent possible, avoid people whose values are corrupt, for fear that their values will contaminate ours. The Stoics pointed to two principal sources of human unhappiness—our insatiability and our tendency to worry about things beyond our control—and they developed techniques for removing these sources of unhappiness from our life. To conquer our insatiability, the Stoics advise us to engage in negative visualization. We should contemplate the impermanence of all things. We should imagine ourselves losing the things we most value, including possessions and loved ones. We should also imagine the loss of our own life. If we do this, we will come to appreciate the things we now have, and because we appreciate them, we will be less likely to form desires for other things. And besides simply imagining that things could be worse than they are, we should sometimes cause things to be worse than they would otherwise be; Seneca advises us to “practice poverty,” and Musonius advises us voluntarily to forgo opportunities for pleasure and comfort. • To curb our tendency to worry about things beyond our control, the Stoics advise us to perform a kind of triage with respect to the elements of our life and sort them into those we have no control over, those we have complete control over, and those we have some but not complete control over. Having done this, we should not bother about things over which we have no control. Instead, we should spend some of our time dealing with things over which we have complete control, such as our goals and values, and spend most of our time dealing with things over which we have some but not complete control. If we do this, we will avoid experiencing much needless anxiety. When we spend time dealing with things over which we have some but not complete control, we should be careful to internalize our goals. My goal in playing tennis, for example, should be not to win the match but to play the best match possible. Because he cares about us, Zeus wanted to design us so that we would always be happy, but he lacked the power to do so. Instead, he did for us what he could: He gave us the means to make life not just endurable but enjoyable. More precisely, he designed for us a pattern of living that, if followed, would enable us to flourish. The Stoics used their reasoning ability to discover this pattern of living. They then designed a philosophy of life that, if followed, would enable us to live in accordance with this pattern—in accordance, as they put it, with nature—and thereby to flourish. In conclusion, if we live in accordance with Stoic principles, we will have the best life it is possible for a human to have. QED. Adherents It is also because of evolutionary processes that we possess the ability to experience fear: Our evolutionary ancestors who feared lions were less likely to be eaten by one than those who were indifferent to them. Likewise, our tendency to experience anxiety and insatiability is a consequence of our evolutionary past. Our evolutionary ancestors who felt anxious about whether they had enough food were less likely to starve than those who didn’t worry about where their next meal was coming from. Similarly, our evolutionary ancestors who were never satisfied with what they had, who always wanted more food or better shelter, were more likely to survive and reproduce than those who were easily satisfied. Our ability to experience pleasure also has an evolutionary explanation. Why, for example, does sex feel good? Because our evolutionary ancestors who found sex to be pleasurable were far more likely to reproduce than those who were indifferent to sex or, even worse, found it to be unpleasant. We inherited the genes of those ancestors for whom sex felt good, and as a result we also find it to be pleasurable. The first tip I would offer to those wishing to give Stoicism a try is to practice what I have referred to as stealth Stoicism: You would do well, I think, to keep it a secret that you are a practicing Stoic. (This would have been my own strategy, had I not taken it upon myself to become a teacher of Stoicism.) By practicing Stoicism stealthily, you can gain its benefits while avoiding one significant cost: the teasing and outright mockery of your friends, relatives, neighbors, and coworkers. My next piece of advice for would-be Stoics is not to try to master all the Stoic techniques at once but to start with one technique and, having become proficient in it, go on to another. And a good technique to start with, I think, is negative visualization. At spare moments in the day, make it a point to contemplate the loss of whatever you value in life. Engaging in such contemplation can produce a dramatic transformation in your outlook on life. It can make you realize, if only for a time, how lucky you are—how much you have to be thankful for, almost regardless of your circumstances. After mastering negative visualization, a novice Stoic should move on to become proficient in applying the trichotomy of control, described in chapter 5. According to the Stoics, we should perform a kind of triage in which we distinguish between things we have no control over, things we have complete control over, and things we have some but not complete control over; and having made this distinction, we should focus our attention on the last two categories. In particular, we waste our time and cause ourselves needless anxiety if we concern ourselves with things over which we have no control. As a Stoic novice, you will want, as part of becoming proficient in applying the trichotomy of control, to practice internalizing your goals. Instead of having winning a tennis match as your goal, for example, make it your goal to prepare for the match as best you can and to try your hardest in the match. One of the things that makes insults difficult to deal with is that they generally come as surprises. You are calmly chatting with someone when—wham!—he says something that, although it might not have been intended as an insult, can easily be construed as one. Recently, for example, I was talking to a colleague about a book he was writing. He said that in this book, he was going to comment on some political material I had published. I was delighted that he was aware of my work and was going to mention it, but then came the put-down: “I’m trying to decide,” he said, “whether, in my response to what you have written, I should characterize you as evil or merely misguided.” In my pre-Stoic days, I would have felt the sting of this insult and probably would have gotten angry. I would have vigorously defended my work and would have done my best to unleash a counterinsult. But on that particular day, having fallen under the influence of the Stoics, I had the presence of mind to respond to this insult in a Stoically acceptable manner, with self-deprecating humor: “Why can’t you portray me as being both evil and misguided?” I asked. Self-deprecating. Another source of discomfort—and admittedly, of entertainment and delight as well—is rowing. Shortly after I began practicing Stoicism, I learned to row a racing shell and have since started racing competitively. We rowers are exposed to heat and humidity in the summer and to cold, wind, and sometimes even snow in the spring and fall. We are periodically splashed, unceremoniously, with water. We develop blis-ters and then calluses. (Whittling down calluses is a favorite off-water activity of serious rowers.) Besides being a source of physical discomfort, rowing is a wonderful source of emotional discomfort. In particular, rowing has provided me with a list of fears to overcome. I have become dysfunctional as a consumer. When I go to a mall, for example, I don’t buy things; instead, I look around me and am astonished by all the things for sale that I not only don’t need but can’t imagine myself wanting. My only entertainment at a mall is to watch the other mall-goers. Most of them, I suspect, come to the mall not because there is something specific that they need to buy. Rather, they come in the hope that doing so will trigger a desire for something that, before going to the mall, they didn’t want. It might be a desire for a cashmere sweater, a set of socket wrenches, or the latest cell phone.

**Habit stacking works best when the cue is highly specific and immediately actionable. Many people select cues that are too vague.** I made this mistake myself. When I wanted to start a push-up habit, my habit stack was “When I take a break for lunch, I will do ten push-ups.” At first glance, this sounded reasonable. But soon, I realized the trigger was unclear. Would I do my push-ups before I ate lunch? After I ate lunch? Where would I do them? After a few inconsistent days, I changed my habit stack to: “When I close my laptop for lunch, I will do ten push-ups next to my desk.” Ambiguity gone. As Voltaire once wrote, ==**"The best is the enemy of the good."**== The most proven scientific analysis of personality traits is known as the “Big Five,” which breaks them down into five spectrums of behavior. **Openness to experience**: from curious and inventive on one end to cautious and consistent on the other. **Conscientiousness**: organized and efficient to easygoing and spontaneous. **Extroversion**: outgoing and energetic to solitary and reserved (you likely know them as extroverts vs. introverts). **Agreeableness**: friendly and compassionate to challenging and detached. **Neuroticism**: anxious and sensitive to confident, calm, and stable.

Although I did not make a ton of Kindle notes the advice in the book is very actionable. # Design * VIDLERY - Free animated backgrounds for your homepage (Website "Commuta") * PRODUCT DISRUPT - A list of resources for product design students * SKETCH 42 - Now with export presets, touch bar integration, and more * UNSPLASH - Free high-resolution photos you can use however you want * LOTTIE BY AIRBNB - Easily add high-quality animation to any native app * WEB GRADIENTS - Curated collection of 180 free background gradient * EMBLEM - Build your own beautiful brand * BURST - Free stock photography for entrepreneurs * BETTER GOOGLE FONT FINDER * FONTJOY - Get smart font pairings in one click * FIGMA - Design and prototype in one always-up-to-date tool * CRELLO - A simplified graphic design tool with 10,000 free template * DESIGNMUNK - Get inspired by the best homepages on the internet * SKETCH FOR DESIGNERS - A growing collection of the best Sketch resources * SKETCH FREEBIE - A collection of Sketch app freebie resources * COLORS - A data-driven collection of beautiful color palettes # Startup * FOUNDERKIT - Unbiased reviews of startup tools from experienced founder. Founderkit is a highly curated list of products that startups use. Over 1,000 founders from venture-backed startups have contributed to it to date. (Commuta) * WEBSLIDES - The easiest way to make HTML presentations and landing pages (Commuta) * BIZPLAN - Modern business planning for startup * NUAGE EMAIL - Create a custom address linked to your Gmail * FEATHER - Beautiful, open source icons - * TOPOL.IO - Beautiful HTML email made simple * PROMO - The easiest way to create marketing videos * REMOTE STARTER KIT - The ultimate list of tools and processes for remote teams * DATASTARTA - A database of 2,400 angel investors to get seed funding * STARTUP WITH GOOGLE - A suite of tools to help you with your new startup * FRAMES FOR SKETCH - Create awes ome website and apps with this powerful design system * THE MODERN WEB DESIGN PROCESS - An in-depth guide to the processes behind great websites * STOMP 4.0 - Turn 100 words into a cinematic intro * STORM-UP - Make any existing website editable in one minute * PILOT - Bookkeeping for startups, powered by humans and software # Personal * TIME - An AI-powered time tracking app * 21.CO - Replace your public email with an inbox that pays you * STEPS - Beat social anxiety with small challenges * CULTURE CODES - Company culture decks aggregated in one place * YC CAREERS - Browse the career pages of Y Combinator companies * STARTUP SCHOOL - A course on how to start a startup, by Y Combinator * HARDBOUND 3.0 - Illustrated summaries of bestselling nonfiction books * OUTFLOW - An app to keep track of all your subscriptions * GRADEPROOF - Proofreading with artificial intelligence * GRAVITY - The weighted blanket for sleep, stress, and anxiety (Physical) * !!! FLYMBLE - Book a flight for one-tenth of the cost upfront * BLISS - Fly anywhere for $0 upfront * AIRMEASURE - Turn your phone into a ruler with the power of augmented reality * LUGGAGEHERO - Store your luggage in local shops * MAILSHAKE - A simple and easy-to-use solution for cold emails * SHOTTY - Faster access to your screenshots on Mac * HONEYDUE - A simpler way to manage money for couples * CHEDDAR COUNTER - How much do you actually earn? * NOMAD GEAR - The best gear for digital nomads * OAK - Meditation and breathing exercises for geeks, by Kevin Rose * TRIBE OF MENTORS - Short life advice from the best in the world, by Tim Ferriss * WELLTORY 2.0 - Measure your wellness, and use data to feel great every day # Developer * ZEROKIT - Breach-proof user authentication and end-to-end encryption SDK in one * DEV.TO - Where programmers share ideas and help each other grow * DASH - Instant offline access to 150+ API documentation sets * ROOT - Programmable bank account for software developers * ESTIMAPP - Figure out how much it really costs to make your app * API LIST - A collective list of APIs to help you build all of the things * EXPO 2.0 - The fastest way to build an iOS and Android app # Other * WORTH OF WEB - Calculate the financial value of any website * UBER MOVEMENT - Access to anonymized data from 2 billion Uber trip (Data Science project, AI) * TAGDOX - Understand complex documents faster with AI * COLLAPSED - Lessons learned from failed startup * OPERA NEON - A concpet of tomorrow's web browser that you can use today * EXTENSIONS.AF - A site to find the dopest Chrome extensions out there * DATAVIZ.TOOLS - Curated collection of the 400 best data visualization tool * TENSORFLOW - Open-source machine learning library by Google Google Brain Team * FLOYD - Heroku for deep learning * UPROXY - A safer path to the Internet * TETRA - Automatic note taker for phone call * MARK - Create flowcharts & diagrams in seconds powered by AI * AUTODRAW - Autocorrect for drawing, by Google * TWEEPLE SEARCH - Find your target audience and powerful influencers on Twitter * LYREBIRD - Copy the voice of anyone, using a voice imitation algorithm * SPREADSHARE - Explore community-curated spreadsheets * DUO - Personal AI computer for your home * MSSG.ME - * DATA GIF MAKER GOOGLE * Jamboard - Visualize your ideas in a new and collaborative way - Whiteboard * LISA - Machine learning-powered engagement predictor for Instagram * HIRE, BY GOOGLE - A new service for helping businesses recruit * SLIDEBEAN - Create stunning, professional presentations in minutes * ON DECK DAILY - Get smarter about startups, technology, and society. Discussions. * CODA - It’s a new day for docs. The Excel killer is finally here. * FLYRIGHT - Travel prep in six tabs (instead of 100+) * POLY BY GOOGLE - Explore the world of 3D * QUICK CODE - A curated list of free online programming courses * NOMAD LIST 3.0 - Find the best place to live, work, and play # Learning * SOCIAL MEDIA ACADEMY - Up your social media marketing game, one article at a time * AI/ML READS - Artificial intelligence and machine learning resource directory * LEARN ANYTHING - Search interactive mind maps to learn anything * FIRST USERS - Find out how successful startups won their first users * [Real Pitch Decks From 40+ Top Startups]( * NORMAL SOFTWARE - Insights and ideas from businesses outside of tech * THE BAMF BIBLE - 25+ Growth hacks from 2017

Resources: - (A tool for entrepreneurs (kind of like KickStarter) to launch their ideas with the help of other people - (3D printing marketplace) - - advert crowdsourcing

Жертва переноса из Evernote. THE FUNDAMENTALS 1. The Surprising Power of Atomics Habits * Habits are like compound interest. They grow exponentially if enough time is given. Therefore you need to be patient. If you get 1% better each day for a year. You’ll end up 37 times better by the end of the year. 2. How Your Habits Shape Your Identity (and Vice Versa) * There are 3 levels of change: outcome change, process change, and identity change. The most effective way to change your habits is to focus not on what you want to achieve, but on who you wish to become (identity change). * By changing your habits you change beliefs about yourself (if you write every day, you are a write). 3. How to Build Better Habits in 4 Simple Steps * Any Habit can be broken up into 4 steps: Cue, Caving, Response, and a Reward. (Example: Cue - You are answering emails, Craving - You begin to feel stressed and overwhelmed. You want to feel in control. Response - You bite you nails. Reward - You satisfy your craving to reduce stress. Biting your nails becomes associated with answering email.) * The Four Laws of Behavior Change is a simple set of rules we can use to build better habits 1. Make it obvious (Cue) 2. Make it attractive (Craving) 3. Make it easy (Response) 4. Make it satisfying (Reward) THE 1ST LAW: MAKE IT OBVIOUS 4. The Man Who Didn’t Look Right * The Process of behavior change always starts with awareness. You need to be aware of your habits before you can change them. * "The Habits Scorecard is a simple exercise to help you become aware of you behavior. To create you own, make a list of your daily habits.” Then, put a plus, a minus or an equal sign to determine if the habit is positive, negative or neutral in the long run. 5. The Best Way to Start a New Habit * Implementation intention is a strategy you can use to pair a new habit with specific time and time and location. “I WILL [BEHAVIOR] AT [TIME] IN [LOCATION]. * Habit Stacking is a strategy you can use to pair a new habit with a current habit. “AFTER [CURRENT HABIT], I WILL [NEW HABIT]. 6. Motivation is Overrated; Environment Often Matters More *

## 7. Scales * Moment.js * Episode 70 of Data Stories podcast

## Chapter 1 - Values, Types, and Operators Inside the computer’s world, there is only data. You can read data, modify data, create new data—but that which isn’t data cannot be mentioned. All this data is stored as long sequences of bits and is thus fundamentally alike. --- For example, we can express the number 13 in bits. It works the same way as a decimal number, but instead of 10 different digits, you have only 2, and the weight of each increases by a factor of 2 from right to left. Here are the bits that make up the number 13, with the weights of the digits shown below them: 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1 So that’s the binary number 00001101. Its non-zero digits stand for 8, 4, and 1, and add up to 13. --- And that’s what JavaScript does. But there’s a complication: JavaScript’s representation uses 16 bits per string element, which can describe up to 216 different characters. But Unicode defines more characters than that—about twice as many, at this point. So some characters, such as many emoji, take up two “character positions” in JavaScript strings.

# IV - Introduction to Vuex In Flux architectures, mutation string types are often declared in capital letters to distinguish them from other functions and for tooling/linting purposes. It’s important to reiterate that mutations always have access to state as the first argument. # V - Vuex and Servers "We know a fully-defined Vuex store is composed of 4 distinct pieces - state, mutations, actions, and getters. We'll set up the store in steps: 1. Create our state objects 2. Set up the mutations that will occur in our application 3. Create the actions that will commit to these subsequent mutations 4. Create getters for components to directly compute state data" (Hassan Djirdeh 2019:174)

Books: - *A Question of Evidence: The Casebook of Great Forensic Controversies...* Articles: - "The Vatican’s Business; Ambrosia Again” *The Economist, *April 25, 1992, 58 (UK 56)

# Chapter 2 ## Prepare the data for Machine Learning Algorithms * **Feature Scaling** /# DS Best Practices * Min-Max Scaling * Standartization * **Pipelines** are a great way to automate the process. Scikit added such functionality.

# Chapter 3: Action Twitter went through many iterations of landing page design. Leaning towards simple. In the end they only had two actions available, sign in and sign up. ![](./resources/abcab8ca6aaa49bf8e434e4b31f703da.jpg) A year later they removed the image and instead added the message to Download the app. Sign in and sign up stayed there. That combo drove the most users and most repeating actions. ## On heuristics and Perception The mental shortcuts that people take (heuristics) if used correctly can dramatically increase the rate at which people use your service. The four main heuristics are: * The Scarcity Effect People judge same things differently depending on the amount of that thing. *

How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital: The Four Rules You Must Break to Get Rich Nathan Latka --- Rule 1 - Don't Focus on One Thing Rule 2 - Copy your Competitors Rule 3 - Quit Setting Goals - They are Keeping you Broke Rule 4 - Sell Pickaxes to Gold Miners ## Rule 1 - Don't Focus on One Thing One thing I’m betting on is that as we move into the next four or five years, people are going to hate the idea of paying rent. They’ll much rather pay a monthly subscription fee to live anywhere they want in the world. If I want to tap into that demand, I’ll have to own hostels in multiple cities around the world. People will pay me one fee of, say, $1K per month and they can choose to stay in whichever one of my properties they want, whenever they want. They’ll have location freedom. ## Rule 2 - Copy your Competitors Facebook very publicly copied Snapchat. When Snapchat released Snapchat Stories, Facebook rolled out Facebook Stories and Instagram Stories. When Snapchat released disappearing messages, Facebook added that to its messaging app. Facebook was ruthless—it went feature by feature and copied every one ## Rule 3 - Quit Setting Goals - They are Keeping you Broke Systems can pump out goals at a higher and higher speed the more you refine them, with minimal input from you. It’s why smart people build systems to join the New Rich, and it’s why broke people stay broke as they obsess over goals Systems thinking requires you to give up making money today in exchange for taking the time, energy, and sweat equity to set up systems that will do the work for you in the future. It’s a lot of up-front work, and that’s the problem for most people. They prefer the short-term win. They need the instant gratification. They want to have sex right now [Outsourcing] Start/End Blindness also trips people up. A multilayered project can have several systems, but it can be hard to articulate where a system starts or stops—or where another begins ## Rule 4 - Sell Pickaxes to Gold Miners [Look in These Seven Places to Find Your Next $5K] Talk to customers but don’t actually do what they say. If customers tell you they want food delivered to their door weekly, don’t go compete with Thrive Market, HelloFresh, and Blue Apron. Rather, go figure out what those business models rely on and build that. Look at what’s trending on Kickstarter campaigns and other crowdfunding sites. If something gets overfunded you know that’s a hot space and things are trending generally in that direction. Consumers gave Liberty+ Soundbuds more than $1.7M via Kickstarter. Combine that with Apple AirPods, and all the other companies playing in the sound/voice space like Google Home and Amazon Echo. The upward numbers are a strong signal that sound/audio is a thriving market. All of these agencies help you build Alexa Skills to deliver your audio content to consumers with Alexa devices in your home. Their consulting agency is the pickax to the voice/audio gold mine. Scan to see which digital products are hot. Creators in everything from comics to podcasts publish how much they’re making each month. This will give you a sense of what’s working and what’s not. At the time of this writing, I could see in Patreon’s podcasting section that Chapo Trap House is making more than $100K per month. Go to their creator page and study why their patrons are donating to them. Listen to their content and figure out why it’s so popular. This will help give you ideas about things you might build to help them serve their audiences. If you want to do something in the tech space, watch which products get the most up votes. ## Rule 5 - the New Rich Arsenal [Should You Use Fear To Sell?] I’ve found seven fear principles that are most directly tied to driving sales and cash flow. This is not a definitive list of persuasion tactics. There are plenty of other things you can do to, say, convince your partner to stay with you, or your kid to do his homework. The focus here is on getting people to buy from you, or getting them to do what you want as it relates to cash in and out of your pocket. When thinking about how your business ties into these, it’s not so much about how you can blatantly use one of these fears to sell your product. Rather, if you understand which fear you’re catering to, you can make sure your messaging reflects that. So if you were selling into Fear of the Unknown, you’d use words and phrases like “hidden,” “clever,” “never before seen” versus selling into Fear of Missing Out with words like “too late,” “few left,” “regret it later,” etc [Negotiate When you Don't Have to] Dream in Decades → Think in Years → Work in Weeks → Live in Days [How the New Rich Get More Done in Less Time] This is why the world’s most efficient people batch time. And that alone gives the New Rich a huge advantage over others who let the distractions rule them. While everyone else is bouncing around to a thousand minor tasks a day—and not getting anything meaningful done—they don’t put up with it. Never mind those who hire assistants to do the little things for them. You’ll get there, but not soon enough if you don’t take ownership of your time so you can get the big work done. The concept of batching time is simple: dedicate blocks of time (at least three hours) to one task or project. No switching to do little things in between. If you have multiple big projects going on, it helps to batch time by days instead of hours. This is how Jack Dorsey runs both Square and Twitter. In an interview with Techonomy, he explained how he runs the two companies simultaneously: The only way to do this is to be very disciplined and very practiced. The way I found that works for me is I theme my days. Monday at both companies I focus on management and running the company. We have our directional meeting at Square and we have our OpCom meeting at Twitter. Tuesday is focused on product. Wednesday is focused on marketing and communications and growth. Thursday is focused on developers and partnerships. Friday is focused on the company and the culture and recruiting. Saturday I take off, I hike. Sunday is reflections, feedback, strategy and getting ready for the rest of the week. . . . It sets a good cadence for the rest of the company so that we are always delivering, we are always showing where we were last week and where we are going to be the following week. By batching his time Dorsey is living in days and working in weeks, always looking at the bigger picture with both companies. ## 7 - Live Like a King without Owning a Thing Turn $100 into $1K Using Smart eBay Trading-Up Strategies This one’s fun, and you can go as far as you want with it. Go on eBay and look for an auction or a first sale that’s about to close. Then look up the same item on Amazon. If it’s more expensive on eBay than it is on Amazon, buy one or two on Amazon and then list them immediately on eBay. This isn’t totally hassle-free. eBay takes a cut of your earnings, and you have to deal with shipping the item. There’s also the risk of your buyer wanting to return the item. But it’s worth it if you resell big-ticket items like electronics. You can make an easy $1K or $2K in one weekend if you focus solely on flipping expensive items. [You have to Read this Email] Go on Airbnb and find your dream property. Sort from most expensive to least expensive. Then email the owner and say you want to use the space to host a private gathering with top-level people in that city. It can be any group with a high profile—CEOs, artists, VCs, or whoever you think the owner of that property would want to meet. Say you’re inviting these people over and name a few, even if you don’t know them. Just say you plan to invite them. Once you get the place at a deep discount, use its beautiful pictures when inviting the talent whom you might not even know. They’ll feed off each other. When you do this, you’re basically becoming a broker between the Airbnb host and the guests you’re bringing in. Anyone can leverage this strategy. It just takes balls and courage to go out and actually do the negotiation. ## 8 - How to Invest in Real Estate: (even if you Have No Cash, No Clue, and No Time) This scenario isn’t that unusual. The best real estate deals are found by door knocking and it’s the number one way I suggest you look for your first properties ## 9 - Spotting Businesses to Buy for Very Little [The No Money, No Lawyers Way I Buy Companies] Every company has liabilities. You want to find them and leverage them to get a great deal done. In this case I asked Mail2Cloud’s CEO to introduce me to the person who owned their debt. I’d be making monthly payments to him, so this was a reasonable request. I then built a relationship with him and asked whether we could find a way to restructure the debt if I were to buy Mail2Cloud. When reviewing their books, pay close attention to how the selling price they agreed to compares with their last twelve months’ revenue. A sale price that’s anything less than half of their last twelve months’ revenue is generally a good deal. You just need to understand why they’re willing to sell at such a cheap price and then figure out if you’re able to fix the problem. Great questions to ask that will uncover red flags during Due Diligence include: How long do customers stay with you on average? How are you getting customers? What does the average customer pay you per month? Is there any one customer that makes up more than 10 percent of your revenue? [How to Buy Tech Company if you Have no Tech Experience] The most revealing detail is the number of hours they spend on development. If they spend only an hour a week, then you know it’s a pretty simple tool. You can assume you’re going to hire someone about an hour a week to take over. If they say they have a team of ten people and they work full time on it every day, you don’t want to touch it. It’s going to be really expensive. So ask questions like: How much time do you spend on coding? How many bugs are there? How many support tickets do you get every week? (If they get a lot of support tickets it’s a sign that the software is buggy and that the user base is not happy.) How frequently do you push out updates to the code? (You ideally want something that doesn’t require monthly updates.)

# Part 3, Chapter 4: A drop of Honey ## Begin in a friendly way John Rockefeller giving a speech to blood hungry workers asking for higher wages. Instead of arguing he gave a speech where he called them friends, said he was happy to be there (basic political speech) they magically turned around and went back to work without mentioning wages. A story of an engineer who wanted a smaller rent payment. The landlord apparently was hard to deal with, according to other tenants. So the engineer welcomed the landlord to his apartment and started talking about the great things in the building. He mentioned that landlord ran it very well. Landlord offered to lower the rent without engineer asking. > This is a book of stories. Generally it seems people learn best from stories. People like to apply real examples into themselves. The same goes for people learning programming, it is easier to use real examples.

**1. Weapons of Influence** - In today’s world, we need the **first advantage to handle pocketbook strain**; but we need **the second advantage to handle** something potentially more important - **brain strain. (?)** - Automatic behavior patterns make us terribly vulnerable to anyone who does know how they work - There are several components shared by most of the weapons of automatic influence to be described in this book: 1. The nearly mechanical process by which the power within these weapons can be activated 2. The consequent exploitability of this power by anyone who knows how to trigger them 3. The way that the weapons of automatic influence lend their force to those who use them - In the end of this chapter author give a few examples on **human perception**. The idea where people judge things differently after being in contact with the same thing but worse or better. **2. Reciprocation: *The Old Give and Take … and Take*** - Idea that people have that sense of (reciprocation) which tells them, in simplest terms, if someone gives them something, they have to give something in return, whatever the size of this return. - Another idea is where use both human perception and reciprocation, as in the example of the boy who sold me a chocolate. - People tend to return a favor, thus the pervasiveness of [free samples]( in marketing. In his conferences, he often uses the example of [Ethiopia]( providing thousands of dollars in humanitarian aid to [Mexico]( just after the 1985 earthquake, despite Ethiopia suffering from a crippling famine and civil war at the time. Ethiopia had been reciprocating for the diplomatic support Mexico provided when Italy invaded Ethiopia in 1935. The [good cop/bad cop]( is also based on this principle. - ***Wikipedia*** *3.* **Commitment and Consistency:** *Hobgoblins of the Mind* - In the simplest form and idea that when a human states their opinion prior to the question or an act that was act to do it is highly "possible" that this person will stick to his earlier stated opinion. Examples, with Chinese prisoners, Toy companies, Sherman strategy and the great companies trick, where they ask consumers to right an essay about why they love their product, that makes consumer buy/love more of it, all apply very well. - If people commit, orally or in writing, to an idea or goal, they are more likely to honor that commitment because of establishing that idea or goal as being congruent with their self-image. Even if the original incentive or motivation is removed after they have already agreed, they will continue to honor the agreement. Cialdini notes Chinese brainwashing on American [prisoners of war]( to rewrite their self-image and gain automatic unenforced compliance. See [cognitive dissonance]( - ***Wikipedia*** **4. Social Proof: *Truths are us*** - A simple idea, that we - the human, do things that are socially approved, that everyone else doing. - A story in the end of the chapter shows perfectly how can this principle deceive our thinking and make us act not entirely rational. - People will do things that they see other people are doing. For example, in one experiment, one or more confederates would look up into the sky; bystanders would then look up into the sky to see what they were seeing. At one point this experiment aborted, as so many people were looking up that they stopped traffic. See [conformity](, and the [Asch conformity experiments]( - ***Wikipedia*** **5. Liking: *The Friendly Thief*** - ***   *** What this chapter basically says is that when it comes to our friends or people we like (or just even know) we are more vulnerable. We are much easier to persuade to buy certain things or do something, just like in the example of Tupperware party. - People are easily persuaded by other people that they like. Cialdini cites the marketing of [Tupperware]( in what might now be called [viral marketing]( People were more likely to buy if they liked the person selling it to them. Some of the many biases favoring more attractive people are discussed. See [physical attractiveness stereotype]( - ***Wikipedia*** **6*.* Authority: *The Directed Deference*** - In this chapter, Robert Cialdini talks about our tendency to obey the people who stand higher then you in the social status, whether it is a police officer, a billionaire or a president. Moreover, we are much more easily persuaded not only by the actual people who are in higher social position, but look like them. So, if you run into a man with a good looking suit, your subconscious mind tells you that this person as important and you better listen to him not get in any trouble (or any other incentive would do). - People will tend to obey authority figures, even if they are asked to perform objectionable acts. Cialdini cites incidents such as the [Milgram experiments]( in the early 1960s and the [My Lai massacre]( - ***Wikipedia*** **7. Scarcity: *The Rule of the Few*** - ***     ***Human mind is weird. We tend to pay for things more if we thing they are scarce. This is the reason some people are ready to pay crazy amounts зf money for some rare baseball card or something like that. - Perceived scarcity will generate [demand]( For example, saying offers are available for a "limited time only" encourages sales. - ***Wikipedia***

08/05/2020 ## A scene from last week Loved the comparison with the Thanksgiving. There are set of tools to make a product for the audience. > In other words, it’s not a big fucking deal. ## Always consider you guest Things we consume are personal. So when you are thinking of making something don't forget to ask. – What do these people like? – What do they need? Respect your customers time by making the product less time consuming (e.g, tightly focused book). > Learn what they need & want. Learn what they hate, what makes them sick, what they never value enough to pay for. Learn what they do buy. Apply it to your paid products and your free stuff, too — from blog posts to apps to books to conferences. That’s how you craft a menu (and a product) that will appeal. ## Set a deadline… and mean it > Product launches require anticipation, and anticipation requires a date & time. And you can’t launch what you haven’t fi nished. So pick a deadline. And mean it. Don't think of the deadline as a deadline, more like a challenge. > Finding that no matter how many deadlines you set, you never meet any of them? Refer back to that “Do you really want it?” sidebar in the introduction. ## Work Backwards Make a plan, or in other words, draw a map, in reverse. These questions are the place to start: – What’s the end result look like, exactly? – How many chapters/videos/features? – What is absolutely required, what’s nice to have? – How perfect does it have to be? – How long will each of these take? – What has to come fi rst? – What do I need to prepare? – How long will that take? – What do I need to fi nd out? – How long will that take? – How much, or how little, def i nes success? And who controls that? ## Get Crispy > You need to get specific > Even given the most modest and boring topic in the world, you could go on for hundreds and hundreds… and hundreds… and hundreds… of pages. Charles Darwin wrote a 673-page book on barnacles. And that was just volume 1! ## Start Small > Start small. Start with a single, perfect dish. You can always go bigger. You don't lose a thing. One thing I keep noticing with myself at least is that I love examples. I think this is true for other people. It is so much more easier to learn by example, when you can see how one applies a method that is being taught. > Start with the tiny little things you can finish, and especially those you can use to make bigger things, and make you feel good about making actual forward motion. Sometimes when I finish something I don't even take time to celebrate, I just move onto the next thing, forgetting that the previous was done. Again that's me, but it might be a recurring thing with entrepreneurs. Chasing the next thing. > Remember, always consider your guest. They don’t care if you used a pre-built library instead of writing all of your code from scratch. They don’t care if your Wordpress theme is 100% original. This is soooo crucial to learn, but hard to implement. ## Track your progress > There’s nothing as gratifiyng as watching your work shape up before your very eyes. > With software, writing, design, teaching — the process is far less tangible, less final. It takes a lot longer. It’s easier to get dispirited. It can feel like you’ve spent a lot of time doing nothing, and yet you’re still not done. Use kanban to drag things along. Track your time. ## Shop the shelf > Remember — your job isn’t to just “make a thing the bestest” — it’s to just fucking ship, because the goal is to get your project or product into the hands of someone who will use it. Don't reinvent the wheels. > DON’T invent membership systems, billing systems, ecommerce delivery platforms, from-scratch Wordpress themes, marketing tools — use what’s already out there. DO shop around and use an off-the-shelf component. The riskiest part of your project is before you ship. That’s where most failure happens, before there’s even a chance to succeed. The problem with this is that you have to pay for the things that are out there. If I buy all the things off the shelf, I might end up loosing more. I guess that means I'm more about limiting my downside, rather than increase upside. ### Good products grow over time > Freckle is still getting better all the time. IndyHall started as a group of friends working together in someone’s restaurant, for free; 7 years later, they’ve got over 300 members and a permanent 10,000 square foot off i ce. Getting Things Done, the productivity book juggernaut, started as little live workshops. So did Dale Carnegie’s perennial smash hit How to Win Friends and Inf l uence People; Dale started teaching at the YMCA, because nobody else would hire him. Countless great books have started as single essays, and many great paintings started as sketches. And remember that fi rst iPod? It was a huge clunker, with so many problems. But that’s what made the Apple that we know today. If there’d been no iPod, there’d be no iPhone, no iPad… no Apple. Great things often start small, really small. ## Choose your difficulty setting > Before you start on your project, look out for: – moving parts – dependencies – crazy big ambitions – complexity – gatekeepers, whose approval you “require” – for people who might let you down (on purpose or otherwise) – for reinventing the wheel > Take on that extra risk intentionally or not at all. And def i ne a reasonable success metric. Then aim all your effort towards achieving it. Choose your diff i culty setting carefully. ## Mise en place > Eliminating in-the-moment decisions is one of the most powerful techniques in your arsenal. The fewer times you must pause to think, the more you can do. Planning ! ## Cut without remorse > A non-product, hidden away from the world, waiting in stasis for some seemingly mandatory frills? Virtually worthless. > So, now that you know what’s necessary vs what’s simply nice, get ready to cut. Life will interfere with your plans. You will have to choose. You will have to cut. Do it. Get on with it. Don’t look back. And remember: that’s what separates a product from merely a fun idea. ## Its not nearly that big of a deal > Maybe you feel like you don’t know where to start, probably because it feels like you could be doing a million different things, and/or you can’t picture the outcome. Maybe this, maybe that. I can go around trying to explain my inactivity, or I could just go and do stuff. > Everybody starts off sucking and must work to get better. ## Firm up your worst case scenario > Less rarely, something terrible happens that is entirely out of your control. An act of god, in the legal terminology. An earthquake wipes out your data center. An invasion destroys the government and thus the economic base. An entire industry explodes overnight. > there are a handful of worst case scenarios that will happen no matter what you do, so you can either do nothing 83 for the rest of your life, or simply get on with it. You can’t control the universe. ## Exploit the Pauli Principle > You can’t reap the gains of shipping early and the gains of waiting to ship til perfection. You can’t both ship and unship. Every time we ship and make money, there are things we could have done to make more money than we did. But which is better: – a good amount of real, quantif i able money now – more theoretical money, potentially in the future No contest, my friends. ## Your next launch > Here’s how I (almost) always launch: 1. 2-3 blog posts 2-4 weeks before, to build up my list 2. and 3-5 emails starting 2 weeks or so before, to build anticipation, each one leading to the other 3. announcing the launch date & time 2-3 days ahead 4. reminding the list about the launch a few hours ahead… 5. emailing once more when the lanuch begins > All that changed was my launch content: I followed my own recipe to build awareness and desire, and anticipation for the specif i c date and time. > Novelty is just one way to get somebody’s attention. It’s not the only way. You don't have to relaunch only when you have something new to show. You can do this anytime to want. > After all, launch content — writing, video, emails, samples — are just mini products that you make & ship and for free. The launch itself is a component, made of other components, made of atoms. This is a great way of looking at launches. Instead of just posting on Hackernews and Producthunt, your produce a bunch of smaller products/pieces of content for free. This is clearly true and is very useful for launches, but people can feel very tired after producing the original product. Now they have to do more work. Although, that is just a thought. Writing this down I understand that it sounds pretty silly. > For best results, apply all the JFS principles to your next launch: - Break it down into component parts - Start Small - Shop the Shelf - Work Backwards - Make every version better - Choose your difficulty setting ## Creating good habits 1. Keep good habits top of mind Think and write that bad habits that stop you from JFSing. Write habits you want to achieve (and why). 2. Use mindfulness to spot automatic behaviors > Mindfulness practice is the best way to spy on your brain so you can be sure it’s doing the right thing. 3. Build new habits. ## Appendix > Shipping is great therapy.

# Principles by Dalio, Ray > Think for yourself to decide 1) what you want, 2) what is true, and 3) what you should do to achieve #1 in light of #2 . . Principle #1 > Don’t let fears of what others think of you stand in your way. > For as long as I have been practicing this, I still know I can’t see myself objectively, which is why I continue to rely so much on the input of others. > Ultimately, it comes down to the following five decisions: 1. Don’t confuse what you wish were true with what is really true. 2. Don’t worry about looking good—worry instead about achieving your goals. 3. Don’t overweight first-order consequences relative to second- and third-order ones. 4. Don’t let pain stand in the way of progress. 5. Don’t blame bad outcomes on anyone but yourself. > 14 I’m sure Transcendental Meditation, which I have been practicing regularly for nearly half a century, helped provide me with the equanimity I needed to approach my challenges this way. > 15 You shouldn’t assume that you are always the best person to make decisions for yourself because often you aren’t. > If you can do those five things well, you will almost certainly be successful. Here they are in a nutshell: 1. Have clear goals. 2. Identify and don’t tolerate the problems that stand in the way of your achieving those goals. 3. Accurately diagnose the problems to get at their root causes. 4. Design plans that will get you around them. 5. Do what’s necessary to push these designs through to results. > If you want to reach your goals, you must be calm and analytical > More than anything else, what differentiates people who live up to their potential from those who don’t is their willingness to look at themselves and others objectively and understand the root causes standing in their way. > Practice higher-level thinking by looking down on your machine and thinking about how it can be changed to produce better outcomes. > It’s important to remember the connections between your tasks and the goals that they are meant to achieve. When you feel yourself losing sight of that, stop and ask yourself “why?” Lose sight of the why and you will surely lose sight of your goals. > Understand your ego barrier > Understand your blind spot barrier > For example, some people naturally see big pictures and miss small details while others naturally see details and miss big pictures; some people are linear thinkers while others think laterally, and so on. Naturally, > Radical open-mindedness allows you to escape from the control of your lower-level you and ensures your upper-level you sees and considers all the good choices and makes the best possible decisions. > behind alternative points of view. To > Triangulate your view with believable people who are willing to disagree. By questioning experts individually and encouraging them to have thoughtful disagreement with each other that I can listen to and ask questions about, I both raise my probability of being right and become much better educated. """Idea for a podcast""" > Plan for the worst-case scenario to make it as good as possible. > you can significantly raise your probabilities of making the right decisions by open-mindedly triangulating with believable people. > Understand how you can become radically open-minded > you’d like to experience some of these assessments for yourself and see your own results, visit > New is overvalued relative to great. For example, when choosing which movie to watch or what book to read, are you drawn to proven classics or the newest big thing? In my opinion, it is smarter to choose the great over the new. > Your evolutionary process can be described as a 5-Step Process for getting what you want. It consists of setting goals, identifying and not tolerating problems, diagnosing problems, coming up with designs to get around them, and then doing the tasks required. The important thing to remember is that no one can do all the steps well, but that it’s possible to rely on others to help. Different people with different abilities working well together create the most powerful machines to produce achievements > ISSUE LOG The Issue Log is our primary tool for recording our mistakes and learning from them.

# Part 2 ## Chapter 5 - History's Biggest Fraud * Agricultural revolution made man's life much harder. * More work needs to be done to achieve the same result. * This is seen nowadays too. People say they need to work hard to retire early, but that rarely happens. * Humans get used to luxuries very quickly and don't appreciate them after a prolonged use. ## Chapter 7 * Author starts talking about bees and how some of the rules for life are hard wired in their DNA, which is why they don't go on strikes or steal, line humans do. My question is how did the bees manage to cooperate in such large numbers if they don't have any imagined order.

# Show Your Work by Austin Kleon > The world is changing at such a rapid rate that it’s turning us all into amateurs. Even for professionals, the best way to flourish is to retain an amateur’s spirit and embrace uncertainty and the unknown > The best way to get started on the path to sharing your work is to think about what you want to learn, and make a commitment to learning it in front of others. > the only way to find your voice is to use it. It’s hardwired, built into you. Talk about the things you love. Your voice will follow. > “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked.” —Steve Jobs > Become a documentarian of what you do. Start a work journal: Write your thoughts down in a notebook, or speak them into an audio recorder. Keep a scrapbook. Take a lot of photographs of your work at different stages in your process. Shoot video of you working. This isn’t about making art, it’s about simply keeping track of what’s going on around you. Take advantage of all the cheap, easy tools at your disposal—these days, most of us carry a fully functional multimedia studio around in our smartphones. Whether you share it or not, documenting and recording your process as you go along has its own rewards: You’ll start to see the work you’re doing more clearly and feel like you’re making progress. And when you’re ready to share, you’ll have a surplus of material to choose from. > Overnight success is a myth. Dig into almost every overnight success story and you’ll find about a decade’s worth of hard work and perseverance. Building a substantial body of work takes a long time—a lifetime, really—but thankfully, you don’t need that time all in one big chunk. So forget about decades, forget about years, and forget about months. Focus on days. > Once a day, after you’ve done your day’s work, go back to your documentation and find one little piece of your process that you can share. Where you are in your process will determine what that piece is. If you’re in the very early stages, share your influences and what’s inspiring you. If you’re in the middle of executing a project, write about your methods or share works in progress. If you’ve just completed a project, show the final product, share scraps from the cutting-room floor, or write about what you learned. If you have lots of projects out into the world, you can report on how they’re doing—you can tell stories about how people are interacting with your work. > Always be sure to run everything you share with others through The “So What?” Test. Don’t overthink it; just go with your gut. If you’re unsure about whether to share something, let it sit for 24 hours. Put it in a drawer and walk out the door. The next day, take it out and look at it with fresh eyes. Ask yourself, “Is this helpful? Is it entertaining? Is it something I’d be comfortable with my boss or my mother seeing?” There’s nothing wrong with saving things for later. The save as draft button is like a prophylactic—it might not feel as good in the moment, but you’ll be glad you used it in the morning. > More than 10 years ago, I staked my own little Internet claim and bought the domain name I was a complete amateur with no skills when I began building my website: It started off bare bones and ugly. Eventually, I figured out how to install a blog, and that changed everything. A blog is the ideal machine for turning flow into stock: One little blog post is nothing on its own, but publish a thousand blog posts over a decade, and it turns into your life’s work. My blog has been my sketchbook, my studio, my gallery, my storefront, and my salon. Absolutely everything good that has happened in my career can be traced back to my blog. My books, my art shows, my speaking gigs, some of my best friendships—they all exist because I have my own little piece of turf on the Internet. > Your influences are all worth sharing because they clue people in to who you are and what you do—sometimes even more than your own work. People you follow for example > “The impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.” —Annie Dillard > The minute you learn something, turn around and teach it to others. Share your reading list. Point to helpful reference materials. Create some tutorials and post them online. Use pictures, words, and video. Take people step-by-step through part of your process. As blogger Kathy Sierra says, “Make people better at something they want to be better at.” Teaching people doesn’t subtract value from what you do, it actually adds to it. When you teach someone how to do your work, you are, in effect, generating more interest in your work. People feel closer to your work because you’re letting them in on what you know

### 1. Driving with a dashboard: In search of new truths about soccer - Soccer is turning into the numbers game, statistics are much more involved. This comes from the baseball principle (Moneyball - book/film) ## Part 1 - The Club ###  2. Gentlemen prefer blonds: How to avoid silly mistakes in the Transfer Market ** - It’s not the price of the players that bring clubs in higher position, it’s their wages. ![IMG_20150224_022827.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150224_022827.jpg) ** **![IMG_20150224_022849.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150224_022849.jpg) - A new manager always wastes money, it’s almost always inefficient ones/ use the knowledge of the crowds - Stars of the recent World Cups, or European Championships are overvalued - Certain nationalities are overvalued (i.e. Brazilians) - It is noticed that scout staff monitor (notice) blondes, because they are easier to spot - Helping players relocate is extremely important. Statistics show that the players who got helped perform better. - Best time to buy a player is in his 20’s ### 3. The Worst  Business in the World: Why Soccer Clubs Don't (and Shouldn’t) Make Money** - Even when clubs make money, it is crucial to invest it back in. Soccer should’t be a business. There is no possible way it will be even remotly as big as say Walmart. ![IMG_20150224_024452.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150224_024452.jpg) ![IMG_20150224_024540.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150224_024540.jpg)** ** ### 4. Safer then the bank of England: Why Soccer Clubs Almost Never Disappear.** - For the rich clubs: those are so big, that if they disappear companies might go bankrupt too, people will turn away from firms that "ruined" their club.** **So companies let big clubs’ debt go. - For poor clubs: that’s peoples’ way of resting, getting away from problems. So, in the example of FC Aldershot, fans didn’t let the club go. What they did, is they collected money payed the debt and liquidated the club, so that anyone can buy shares and "donate"/invest money. **    ! 5. In praise of Sugar Daddies: Why "Financial Fair Play" is bad for soccer !** - FFP wants all clubs to solve (pay it debts with their profits) This rule affects poor clubs. This is because loaning companies are ready to drop some of the credit for rich clubs (since it is a brand), but not for poor clubs, so they are the ones who get hit. Btw, this rule only applies to clubs who qualify for European competitions. - Second rule is that averaged over 3 years, club’s "relevant income" must match "relevant expenses" This will also hurt poor clubs, since rich clubs can get money from their owners. If this happens, any competition will go.      Even if this works and clubs will become profitable, that kills football, as we discussed earlier. **     6. Need not Apply: Does English Soccer Discriminate Against Black People?** - Black players weren’t popular, until they first appeared in football. After this happened managers noticed the outstanding physical skills, it quickly became popular. **     7. Do coaches matter? The Cult of the White Manager**![IMG_20150226_010956.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150226_010956.jpg) **     8. The Economist’s Fear of the Penalty Kick: Are Penalties Socmically Unfair, or Only If You Are Nicolas Anelka?** - Almost all clubs now record players’ penalty shoots, to predict what they next shot will be. Almost always this data is reliable, just like in Chelsea - Manchester United (Champions League final match). Van der Sar got into Anelka’s mind, cause he started to notice the pattern which Chelsea’s statisticians picked up. Van der Sar jumps left.![IMG_20150226_011921.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150226_011921.jpg) **     9. The Secret of Claude Makelele: How "Match Data" are changing the game on the field** - This chapter talks about deep statistics oа players and how do they affect managers decisions on what players to buy, what players to put in the starting squad. So, statistics helps managers to see insight on players’ game, which might be shown on the "outside". **     10. The Suburban Newsagents: City Sizes and Soccer Prizes** - Industrial cities and cities with small population tend to have the best clubs. There are various reasons for that. The main one though is that those small cities aren’t famous and that would be one of the way to make your city popular, to be more known. **     11. Football vs. Football** - This chapter talk about whether soccer or football is the right name for the game. And again *statistics* show that the word soccer came from England itself. That in the past they used to call the game soccer as much as they did call it football. So, it is not something that Americans came up with. ***Part 2 - The Fans*** **     12. The Country that loves soccer most** - **What country players the most?**![IMG_20150227_151006.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150227_151006.jpg) **    ** - **Who comes to the stadium?** ![IMG_20150227_151722.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150227_151722.jpg) ** ** - **Who watches the most TV soccer?** ![IMG_20150227_151057.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150227_151057.jpg)** ** ** ** ![IMG_20150227_151039.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150227_151039.jpg)** ** **   ** ![IMG_20150227_152024.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150227_152024.jpg) - Our winner is Iceland. They love football the most! ** ** **     13. Are Soccer Fans Polygamists? A critique of the Nick Hornby Model of Fandom** **     14. A Fan’s Suicide Notes: Do People Jump off Buildings when their teams lose?** **     15. Happiness: Why Hosting a World Cup is good for you** ***Part 3 - Countries*** **     16. Why England Loses and others win** **     17. The curse of poverty: Why poor countries are poor at sports** **     18. Tom Thumb: The best Little soccer country on Earth** **     19. Made in Amsterdam: The Rise of Spain and the Triumph of European Knowledge Networks** **     20. Core to Periphery: The future map of Global Soccer** **     21. Afterword: The best of times **

Жертва переноса из еверноут. Старые заметки по книге Тима Феррисса. --- * First and Foremost * D - Definition * Cautions and Comparisons: The goal is to become a New Rich (NR). The goal is not to be a millionaire, but to live like one. This means freeing up time to do things that you enjoy, whatever that is. * Rules that Change the Rules: 1. Retirement is Worst-Case-Scenario Insurance 2. Interest and Energy are Cyclical. * Alternating periods of activity and rest is necessary. 3. Less Is Not Laziness. * Doing less meaningless work, so that you can focus on things of greater personal importance, is NOT laziness. 4. The Timing is Never Right. 5. Ask for Forgiveness, Not Permission. * If it isn’t going to devastate those around you, try it and then justify it. 6. Emphasize Strengths, Don’t Fix Weaknesses. 7. Things in Excess Become Their Opposite. * It is possible to have too much of a good thing. 8. Money Alone Is Not the Solution. 9. Relative Income Is More Important Than Absolute Income. * Relative Income uses two variables: the dollar and time (usually hours). So, it is important to see how much each hour of your work brings you in money. 10. Distress Is Bad, Eustress Is Good. * Distress refers to harmful stimuli that make you weaker, less confident, and less able. Destructive criticism, abusive bosses, and smashing your face on a curb are examples of this. These are things we want to avoid. * Eustress, on the other hand, is a word most of you have probably never heard. Eu-, a Greek prefix for “healthy,” is used in the same sense in the word “euphoria.” Role models who push us to exceed our limits, physical training that removes our spare tires, and risks that expand our sphere of comfortable action are all examples of eustress—stress that is healthful and the stimulus for growth. * Dodging Bullets: So… What is the worst that could happen? Write down your answers, and keep in mind that thinking a lot will not prove as fruitful or as prolific as simply brain vomiting on the page. Write and do not edit—aim for volume. Spend a few minutes on each answer. Define your nightmare, the absolute worst that could happen if you did what you are considering. 1. What steps could you take to repair the damage or get things back on the upswing, even if temporarily? 2. What are the outcomes or benefits, both temporary and permanent, of more probable scenarios? Now that you’ve defined the nightmare, what are the more probable or definite positive outcomes, whether internal (confidence, self-esteem, etc.) or external? 3. If you were fired from your job today, what would you do to get things under financial control? 4. What are you putting off out of fear? 5. What are you putting off out of fear? Usually, what we most fear doing is what we most need to do. That phone call, that conversation, whatever the action might be—it is fear of unknown outcomes that prevents us from doing what we need to do. Define the worst case, accept it, and do it. 6. What is it costing you—financially, emotionally, and physically—to postpone action? 7. What are you waiting for? If you cannot answer this without resorting to the previously rejected concept of good timing, the answer is simple: You’re afraid, just like the rest of the world. "What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do." * System Reset: Doing the Unrealistic is easier than doing the realistic. Do dreamlining. Tim recommends doing an automatic calculators and forms at and referring to the model worksheet as the following steps are completed. 1. What would you do if there were no way you could fail? If you were 10 times smarter than the rest of the world? Create two timelines—6 months and 12 months—and list up to five things you dream of having (including, but not limited to, material wants: house, car, clothing, etc.), being (be a great cook, be fluent in Chinese, etc.), and doing (visiting Thailand, tracing your roots overseas, racing ostriches, etc.) in that order. If you have difficulty identifying what you want in some categories, as most will, consider what you hate or fear in each and write down the opposite. Do not limit yourself, and do not concern yourself with how these things will be accomplished. For now, it’s unimportant. This is an exercise in reversing repression. 2. Drawing a blank? For all their bitching about what’s holding them back, most people have a lot of trouble coming up with the defined dreams they’re being held from. This is particularly true with the “doing” category. In that case, consider these questions: What would you do, day to day, if you had $100 million in the bank? What would make you most excited to wake up in the morning to another day? Don’t rush—think about it for a few minutes. If still blocked, fill in the five “doing” spots with the following: one place to visit one thing to do before you die (a memory of a lifetime) one thing to do daily one thing to do weekly one thing you’ve always wanted to learn 3. What does “being” entail doing? Convert each “being” into a “doing” to make it actionable. Identify an action that would characterize this state of being or a task that would mean you had achieved it. People find it easier to brainstorm “being” first, but this column is just a temporary holding spot for “doing” actions. Here are a few examples: Great cook make Christmas dinner without help Fluent in Chinese have a five-minute conversation with a Chinese co-worker. 4. What are the four dreams that would change it all? Using the 6-month timeline, star or otherwise highlight the four most exciting and/or important dreams from all columns. Repeat the process with the 12-month timeline if desired. 5. Determine the cost of these dreams and calculate your Target Monthly Income (TMI) for both timelines. If financeable, what is the cost per month for each of the four dreams (rent, mortgage, payment plan installments, etc.)? Start thinking of income and expense in terms of monthly cash flow—dollars in and dollars out—instead of grand totals. Things often cost much, much less than expected. For example, a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, fresh off the showroom floor at $260,000, can be had for $2,897.80 per month. I found my personal favorite, an Aston Martin DB9 with 1,000 miles on it, through eBay for $136,000—$2,003.10 per month. How about a Round-the-World trip (Los Angeles Tokyo Singapore Bangkok Delhi or Bombay London Frankfurt Los Angeles) for $1,399? For some of these costs, the Tools and Tricks at the end of Chapter 14 will help. * Last, calculate your Target Monthly Income (TMI) for realizing these dreamlines. This is how to do it: First, total each of the columns A, B, and C, counting only the four selected dreams. Some of these column totals could be zero, which is fine. Next, add your total monthly expenses x 1.3 (the 1.3 represents your expenses plus a 30% buffer for safety or savings). This grand total is your TMI and the target to keep in mind for the rest of the book. I like to further divide this TMI by 30 to get my TDI—Target Daily Income. I find it easier to work with a daily goal. Online calculators on our companion site do all the work for you and make this step a cinch. Chances are that the figure is lower than expected, and it often decreases over time as you trade more and more “having” for once-in-a-lifetime “doing.” Mobility encourages this trend. 6. Determine three steps for each of the four dreams in just the 6-month timeline and take the first step now. I’m not a big believer in long-term planning and far-off goals. In fact, I generally set 3-month and 6-month dreamlines. The variables change too much and in-the-future distance becomes an excuse for postponing action. The objective of this exercise isn’t, therefore, to outline every step from start to finish, but to define the end goal, the required vehicle to achieve them (TMI, TDI), and build momentum with critical first steps * First, let’s focus on those critical first steps. Define three steps for each dream that will get you closer to its actualization. Set actions—simple, well-defined actions—for now, tomorrow (complete before 11 A.M.) and the day after (again completed before 11 A.M.). * Once you have three steps for each of the four goals, complete the three actions in the “now” column. Do it now. Each should be simple enough to do in five minutes or less. If not, rachet it down. If it’s the middle of the night and you can’t call someone, do something else now, such as send an e-mail, and set the call for first thing tomorrow. * If the next stage is some form of research, get in touch with someone who knows the answer instead of spending too much time in books or online, which can turn into paralysis by analysis. The best first step, the one I recommend, is finding someone who’s done it and ask for advice on how to do the same. It’s not hard. "What is the opposite of happiness? Sadness? No. Just as love and hate are two sides of the same coin, so are happiness and sadness. Crying out of happiness is a perfect illustration of this. The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is—here’s the clincher—boredom. Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all.” * E - Elimination * The End of Time Management: We often end up creating busyness (Outlook checking, Instagram, Email, etc.) when we really should be prioritizing. “Effectiveness is doing the things that get you closer to your goals. Efficiency is performing a given task (whether important or not) in the most economical manner possible. Being efficient without regard to effectiveness is the default mode of the universe.” “Doing something unimportant well does not make it important. Requiring a lot of time does not make a task important.” What you do is infinitely more important than how you do it. Being busy is a form of laziness - lazy thinking and indiscriminate action. The Pareto rule (80/20): Which 20% of sources are causing 80% of my problems and unhappiness? And vice versa. The Parkinson’s Law: Since we have 8 hours to feel, we fill 8 hours. We would fill 15 if we had to. When there is an emergency, suddenly we are able to do the job quicker… So. The 2 synergetic approaches to increase productivity would be (best to use both): * Limit tasks to the important to shorten work time (80/20). (i.e. Identify the few critical tasks that contribute most to income) * Shorten work time to limit tasks to the important (Parkinson’s Law). (i.e. Schedule the tasks with very short and clear deadlines) * The Low-Information Diet: This is pretty straight forward. Proposed solution: 1. Go on an immediate one-week media fast. Cold Turkey. No news, newspapers, tv, non music radio, non fiction books, except for this one, youtube (except for one hour for pleasure), etc. Instead of newspaper, talk to spouse. Then do your work. If complete, do excercises from this book. ( Get the news fix for five minutes at lunch). 2. Develop a habit asking yourself, “Will I definitely use this information for something immediate and important”? 3. Practice the art of non finishing. (e.g. If you are reading an article that sucks, put it down.) * Interrupting Interruption and the Art of Refusal: "For our purposes, an interruption is anything that prevents the start-to-finish completion of a critical task, and there are three principal offenders: Time wasters: those things that can be ignored with little or no consequence. Common time wasters include meetings, discussions, phone calls, web surfing, and e-mail that are unimportant. Chapter on time wasters talks about polite ways to teach colleagues and boss to be more efficient with email, phone calls and meeting. There are some useful templates in the chapter. Time consumers: repetitive tasks or requests that need to be completed but often interrupt high-level work. Here are a few you might know intimately: reading and responding to e-mail, making and returning phone calls, customer service (order status, product assistance, etc.), financial or sales reporting, personal errands, all necessary repeated actions and tasks." For dealing with time consumers. Batching is the way to go ( do the time consuming task all at once (e.g. Laundry, email replies)) "Empowerment failures: instances where someone needs approval to make something small happen. Here are just a few: fixing customer problems (lost shipments, damaged shipments, malfunctions, etc.), customer contact, cash expenditures of all types." * A - Automation * Outsourcing Life: Sdfsdf * L - Liberation Comfort Challenge #1 (“Learn to Eye Gaze” 2 days). FYI, the point of exercises is to get you uncomfortable. "There is a direct correlation between an increased sphere of comfort and getting what you want”. Comfort Challenge #2 - Learn to Propose (2 days). If someone asks "What should we do?” or “What should we eat?” Don’t ask back, propose. Offer a solution. Comfort Challenge #3 - Get phone numbers (2 days). Pretend you are Greenpeace. Comfort Challenge #4 - Revisit the terrible twos (2 days). Answer no to all requests.

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**Independence** **1. Be Proactive (Principles of Personal Vision)** - Proactivity means more than merely taking initiative. - Being initiative means to recognize our responsibility to make things happen. - Don’t be concerned with stupid things. Forget about it. Focus on influence you can make and things make on you. **2. Begin with the End in Mind (Principles of Personal Leadership)** - It is important to always begin your day with the image, picture,or a paradigm of the end of your life as your frame oа reference or the criterion by which everything else is examined. ![IMG_20150220_013633.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150220_013633.jpg) - Personal leadership is the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things. **3. Put First Things First (Principles of Personal Management)** - 4 Human endowments - Self-Awareness, Imagination, Conscience and *Independent Will* - Independent Will is the ability to make decisions and choice and act in accordance with them. ![IMG_20150220_162533.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150220_162533.jpg) - Habit 1 tells you "You’re the programmer", Habit 2 "Write the program", Habit 3 "Run the program" or "Live the program". **- Paradigm of interdependence.** - Effective interdependence can only be built on a foundation of true independence. The six "deposits" to interdependence 1. Understanding the Individual 2. Attending the Little Things 3. Keeping Commitments 4. Clarifying Expectations 5. Showing Personal Integrity 6. Apologizing Sincerely When You Make a Withdrawal **Interdependence** **4. Think Win/Win (Principles of Interpersonal Leadership)** ** - Five dimensions of Win/Win** ![IMG_20150220_163924.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150220_163924.jpg) **- Character (needs):** - Integrity - Maurity - Abundance Mentality - **Relationships:** **- Agreements:** **- Systems** **- Processes** **5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood (Principles of Empathic Communication)** - Seek first to understand principle urges you to listen for the sake of listening/ understanding, not for the sake of replying **6. Synergies (Principles of Creative Cooperation)** ![IMG_20150222_034006.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150222_034006.jpg) **7. Sharpen the Saw (Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal)** - 4 Dimensions of Renewal ![IMG_20150222_034346.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150222_034346.jpg)

## Strategic Objectives What will serve my Primary Aim? ### Money * What is you goal for revenue, gross, pre-tax and post tax profits? The truth is that you have no way of knowing those numbers from the get go, bit having no goal or no estimate is multitude worse. Worse not for your business, but for your life. The goal is to sell the business in the end. How much for in terms of multiples, how long from now is for you to decide ### Opportunity worth pursuing Author argues that people don't care about commodities, rather feelings. For example Revlon CEO says they don't sell cosmetic products, they sell hope. Sure, ok. I can try to go as deep as I can into self analysis, but I still see myself buying a product that solves some sort of my goal. That goal could be hope, but that goal can be extremely different for everyone. As a business I have no way of knowing what will be yours.

# Flowing * Eight generatives that are "better than free", akin to trust: 1. Immediacy (for example, going to the cinema) 2. Personalization 3. Interpretation (for example, Apache free software, earns by providing instructions and support) 4. Authenticity (for example, getting the real software with no bugs, for sure) 5. Accessibility (you don't want to deal with backups and cleaning, in software) 6. Embodiment ( PDF vs. Printed book or Authors Book and his live presentation) 7. Patronage - fans paying artists, but only if the following are met: I. It is extremely easy to do II. The amount just be reasonable III. There is a clear benefit to them for paying IV. It's clear the money will directly benefit the creator 8. Discoverability (easy to find, helps find things, Netflix algorithm for example)

1. fix in your mind the *exact* amount of money you desire 2. determine exactly what you intend to give in return 3. establish a definite date by which you want to accomplish your goal 4. create a definite plan for carrying out your desire 5. write all of this out 6. read this out loud twice daily, as soon as you wake up and before going to bed I want to have $1,000,000 by the age of 30. I will acquire this amount of money by selling good (books, accessories and other merchandise). To do that I will read many books on e-commerce, internet business, etc., then I will create a website for that, contact people/ shops who will help me sell those things and persuade them to do so. We will interest people in buying from us by making outstanding customer service, fast deliveries and security of transactions.

## 1. Thought are Things (The Man Who "Thought" his way into Partnership with Thomas A. Edison) - Psychologists have correctly said that "when one is truly ready for a thing, it puts in its appearance" - Don’t give up, if you do, that means you don’t really want it. If you do want it, you got to think positive and **never give up**, til you get what you want. - Take every opportunity you get. - Rich comes from the state of mind. - If you have an idea and you think it "great" don’t back down until you see it happen. - Since thought are things, we are control of our fate. because, we control our thoughts. ## 2. Desire (The Starting Point of All Achievement) - Story of Barnes (Edison’s assistant) tells us that he had that desire to work for Edison, he only gave himself to options, succeed or fail, no other way. That desire, 100% of his mind helped him to get it. - Six steps that can help transform desire into its financial equivalent: 1. fix in your mind the *exact* amount of money you desire 2. determine exactly what you intend to give in return 3. establish a definite date by which you want to accomplish your goal 4. create a definite plan for carrying out your desire 5. write all of this out 6. read this out loud twice daily, as soon as you wake up and before going to bed ## 3. Faith (Visualization of, and Belief in Attainment of Desire) - *Faith* is the head chemist of the mind - Repetition of affirmation of orders to your subconscious mind is the only known method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith - Faith is one of the strongest emotions - Being faithful to all your actions/ideas, believing in them is extremely powerful in transforming thought into tangible money. ## 4. Autosuggestion (The Medium for Influencing the Subconscious Mind)** - Stimulate yourself to the "positive" money making thinking - Six Steps to Stimulate your subconscious mind: 1. Go to a quite room and say aloud (so you can hear) all the things from the list from Chapter 2 2. Repeat this night and morning until you can see the money you intend to accumulate 3. read it until you memorize it. ## 5. Specialized Knowledge (Personal Experience or Observations) - It is not only important to get specialized knowledge (knowledge which is specific to what you want to do to earn money (which is very important in fact)), it is crucial to make sure that all the knowledge in your brain is organized and the way you get is also organized. - Get specific knowledge from: a) One’s own experience and education b) Experience and education available through cooperations of others (Master Mind Alliance) c) Universities d) Public libraries e) Special training courses (through night schools and home study school in particular) ## 6. Imagination (The Workshop of the Mind)** - There are 2 types of Imagination: 1. Synthetic - arrange existing ideas concepts in new combinations 2. Creative - basic meaning o imagination. When ideas just pop up into your head. - We want to focus on Synthetic. It is important to practice this skill. - Imagine yourself with money, what would you do?... ## 7. Organized Planning (The Crystallization of Desire Into Action)** - Ally yourself with people who may help you to create a plan for money accumulation. If your plan fails try again - All great fortunes began in the form of compensation for personal services. - Major Attributes of Leadership: 1. Unwavering control 2. Self-control 3. A keen sense of justice 4. Definiteness of decisions 5. Definiteness of plans 6. The habit of doing more than paid for 7. A pleasing personality 8. Sympathy and understanding 9. Mastery of detail 10. Willingness to assume full responsibility 11. Cooperation - The 10 major causes of failure in leadership 1. Inability to organize 2. Unwillingness to render humble service 3. Expectation of pay for what they "know" instead of what they do with that which they know 4. Fear of competition from followers 5. Lack of imagination 6. Selfishness 7. Intemperance 8. Disloyalty 9. Emphasis of the "authority"of leadership 10. Emphasis of title - **When and How to apply for a position** **1.** Employment bureaus 2. Advertising 3. Personal letters of application 4. Application through personal acquaintances 5. Application in person - **Brief info to supply** 1. Education 2. Experience 3. References 4. Photo of self 5. Apply for a specific position 6. State your qualifications 7. Offer to go work on probation 8. Knowledge of your perspective employers business - **How to Get the exact position you desire** **1.**  decide what job you desire 2. choose a company or individual you want to work for 3. Study your perspective employer 4. Figure out the ways you could help the company, what can you offer 5. Don’t ask for a "job". Tell them what you can offer. 6. Once you have plan in mind, meet with an experienced writer to put all of this on paper 7. Present it to the proper person in authority - Apply the QQS formula as a habit 1. Quality 2. Quantity 3. Spirit ![IMG_20150305_011917.jpg](./resources/IMG_20150305_011917.jpg) ## 8. Decision (The Mastery of Procrastination) - Make your own decisions, don’t let anyone think for you (opinions) ## 9. Persistence (The Sustained Effort Necessary to induce Faith) - Persistence is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting desire into its monetary equivalent - "Climb" over your failures - **Train persistence** 1. Definiteness of purpose 2. Desire 3. Self reliance 4. Definiteness of plans 5. Accurate knowledge 6. Cooperation 7. Will power 8. Habit      Having those could have great effects on your persistence levels ## 10. Power of the Master Mind (The Driving Force)** - Where to get the "Master Mind" from: 1. Infinite Intelligence (from this book) 2. Accumulated experience (biographies) , could be found in libraries, school, college, etc. 3. Experiment, research ## 11. The Mystery of Sex Transmutation** - Sex transmutation is switching of the mind from thoughts of physical expression,to thought of some other nature - The 10 stimuli of the mind 1. Desire for sex expression 2. Love 3. A burning desire for fame 4. Music 5. Friendship between either those of the same sex, or those of the opposite sex 6. A Master Mind alliance based upon the harmony of two or more people who ally themselves fro spiritual or temporal advancement 7. Mutual suffering, such as that experienced by people who are persecuted 8. Autosuggestion 9. Fear 10. Narcotics and alcohol - First eight are natural and constructive, whereas last to are destructive - **Where do "hunches"** **(ideas come from)** **1.** Infinite intelligence 2. One’s subconsciousness mind, wherein is stored every sense impression and thought impulse which ever reached the brain through any of the five senses 3. From the mind of some other person who has just released the thought, or picture of ideas concept, through conscious thought 4. From the other person’s subconscious storehouse - To get the sixth sense (creative imagination) try closing your eyes for a few minutes and just listen to the voice inside - A lot of drive (brain stimulation (ideas)) come from the sexual desire (women). Many great people were driven to do the things they did by their wives girlfriends, etc. - Basically, this chapter says: "Get a women, find your true love" ## 12. The Subconscious Mind (The Connecting link)** - It is not possible to control your subconscious mind fully, but you can maximize that skill by doing the instructions form Autosuggestion chapter - Subconscious mind acts accord to your habits, changing or remaining the positive habits will make your subconscious mind work positively ## 13. The Brain (A broadcasting and Receiving Station for Thought) - "ANYBODY can wish for riches, and most people do, but only a few know that a definite plan, plus a burning desire ## 14. The Sixth Sense (The Door to the Temple of Wisdom) - Sixth Sense is a principle thorough which the Infinite Intelligence may and will communicate voluntarily without any effort from the individual. ## 15. The Six Ghosts of Fear The six basic fears are: 1. The fear of poverty (This is the most destructive fear) 2. The fear of criticism 3. The fear of ill health 4. The fear of loss of love of someone 5. The fear of old age 6. The fear of death

Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth by [Gabriel Weinberg](/brain/Gabriel-Weinberg) and Justin Mares Traction chanell list: 1. Viral Marketing 2. PR 3. Unconventional PR 4. SEM 5. Social and Display Ads 6. Offline ads 7. SEO 8. Content Marketing 9. Email Marketing 10. Engineering as Marketing 11. Targeting Blogs 12. Business Development 13. Sales 14. Affiliate Programs 15. Existing Platforms 16. Tradeshows 17. Offline events 18. Speaking engagements 19. Community building

- Одна из теорий говорит нам что люди стали "умными" - разумными благодаря быстрому росту плотности населения. То есть чем больше нас вмсте ("Коллективно") тем быстрее скорость развития "интеллекта" - МОЕ - Из этого можно заключить что open source project намного лучше для нас как для вида. Скорость обучения и улучшения как индивидуальности так и всей расы увеличится

Я читал версию PDF "Манн, Иванов и Фербер" 2015 - стр. 14 - Речь тренера. "Держите этот бред при себе". Что имеется ввиду (посмотреть перевод). - Глава про "свинцовые пули, вместо серебрянных". Не очень понятно, надо посмотреть перевод. - стр. 122 - С чего начать обучение? - интересно "Реализация программ обучения" - стр. 126 - "Что делает хороший менеджер (продукта)" (и соответственно плохой менеджер) - стр. 129 - пропустил - стр. 137 - Крутые вопросы и совета для интервьюирования... - **Что вы предпримете в первый месяц на новой должности?** Обращайте внимание на частое повторение в ответах слова «учиться». Это может свидетельствовать о том, что у кандидата преувеличенное представ- ление о том, какой объем информации о вашей компании ему предстоит освоить. Точнее говоря, он считает, что ваша компания так же сложна, как и та, где он раньше работал. - **Чем ваша новая работа отличается от нынешней? **Обратите внимание на тех кандидатов, кто считает, что значительная часть их опыта и навыков вполне применима в условиях вашей компании. Скорее всего, это полностью окупится, но не сразу. - **Почему вы решили перейти на работу в маленькую компанию? **Наиболее существенное различие между большой и маленькой компаниями состоит именно в том, что в последней топ-ме- неджер тратит гораздо большую часть своего времени на творческую деятельность, а не на рутинные управленческие обязанности.

[**/]( Почему люди сливаются без системы принуждения? Моя гипотеза: в интернете побеждает более срочная информация.

- Писатель-пьяница Чарльз Буковски - Философа Алан Уотс - Закон обратного усилия - Экзистенциальный философ Альбер Камю : "Вы никогда не обретёте счастья, если будете стремиться к тому, из чего счастье состоит. Вы никогда не вкусите жизни, если будете искать смысл жизни". - стр. 19. "У вас не получится играть важную и ключевую роль для одних людей, не став посмешищем и помехой для других. Просто не получится. Ибо сопротивле- ние всегда существует. Всегда. Как говорится, куда ни пойди, конец один. Это касается и тягот, и неудач. Куда бы вы ни пошли, вас поджидает огромная куча дерьма. И это – норма. И задача состоит не в том, чтобы убежать от дерьма. Она состоит в том, чтобы найти дерьмо, с которым вам понравится иметь дело." - стр 25-27. История про Будду... Как он стал, тем кем он стал... (Сидел в течении 25 дней) - стр 61-66. Интересные истории про Японского военного Хироо Онода, который в течении 25 (или больше) жил в джунглях и выполнял свой приказ бороться до конца и не сдаваться (против Американских военных). И истории о бездаре Норио Судзуке который пошел скать военного (и нашел за 4 дня, зотя спасатели так и не нашли его). - стр 72-.... История о гитаристе Дэйве Мастейне, которого выгнали из Metallica пока они были никем и основал Megadeth.

Введение - Первое упоминание о "метаэкономике". **Карл Менгер, "Закон убывающей полезности. Исследования по метаэкономике" 1934**. (Becchio G. "Unexplored  Dimensions" P.30) - **Стр.36. В чем разница между позитивной и нормативной экономикой. ** - ** - *ПОЗИТИВНАЯ ЭКОНОМИЧЕСКАЯ ТЕОРИЯ — часть экономической теории, которая изучает и объясняет наблюдаемые экономические факты, события, процессы, устанавливает связь между ними в отличие от нормативной экономической теории, которая предписывает, советует, каким образом следует проводить экономическую политику, управлять экономикой.* - Стр.36 Когда в книге говорится об экономике, имеется ввиду мейнстрим, (вероятно) лучше всего, представленного, **Полом Самульсом. Пол Самуельсон.**** ** 1. Эпос о Гильгамеше - 08/24/2020

## Business * ReWork by Basecamp * Getting Real by Basecamp * The Mom test by Rob Fitzpatrick * Business Adventures by John Brooks * effective executive by Peter Drucker * Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future ## History * Story of Civilization by Durant * Sapiens * Homo Deus * The Sixth Extinction * The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson ## Philosophy * Meditations by Marcus Aurelius * The Art of War * The Complete Confucius: The Analects, The Doctrine Of The Mean, and The Great Learning with an Introduction by Nicholas Tamblyn ## Writing * Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content * The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition * On Writing Well The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction * On Writing ## Self * Waking Up by San Harris * Atomic Habits * Smarter Better Faster by Duhigg * Power of Habit * The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right * Stumbling on Happiness * The Mind Map Book: How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain's Untapped Potential * Use Your Perfect Memory: Dramatic New Techniques for Improving Your Memory; Third Edition ## Biographies * Ben Franklin Auto * Ben Franklin by Walter * Da Vinci by Isaacson * Einstein by Walter Isaacson ## Marketing * 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing ## Parenting * Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think * The Montessori Toddler: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being * The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child * Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age -- From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between * The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind * The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way * The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money * How Children Succeed * All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood * The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults * Clutterfree with Kids: Change your thinking. Discover new habits. Free your home * Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood ## Life Sciences * The Original of Species - Darwin * Neuroeconomics * Fooled by Randomness ## Food & Diet * Healing Mushrooms by Tero Isokaupilla * Art of Fermentation by Katz * Mastering Pasta by Mark Vetri * The Art of Natural Cheesemaking: Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses * The Artisan's Guide to Crafting Distilled Spirits * The Joy of Home Distilling: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Vodka, Whiskey, Rum, Brandy, Moonshine, and More (Joy of Series) * Brew it Yourself: Make Your Own Wine, Beer, and Other Concoctions * Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail ## Gardening * Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending Teas and TisanesYear-Round * Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days * Indoor Kitchen Gardening: Turn Your Home Into a Year-round Vegetable Garden ## Economics & Finance * The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith * Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Pikkety * Heavens Bankers by Harris Irfan * Get What's yours ## Fiction / Classics * The Odyssey by Homer * The Iliad by Homer ## Relationships * Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence * The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book ## Travel * Nomadic Homes. Architecture on the move (Multilingual Edition) * Drives of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Most Spectacular Trips * 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear * Once in a Lifetime Trips: The World's 50 Most Extraordinary and Memorable Travel Experiences * Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die: Outdoor Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations * Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die: Biking Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations ## Lists and links * [Math 101: A Reading List for Lifelong Learners - TED]( * From Nat's list. Sort out. Influence Contagious The Boron Letters Words that Work Made to Stick Hello My Name is Awesome Different Hooked Blue Ocean Strategy

08/24/2020 10 most underrated pieces of advice for Startup founders 1. Consistency is key. Being consistent with how you show up every day and move the needle is half the battle. Whether you are marketing your business or you are iterating on your product/service offering, keep showing up each day and push to improve 1% from the day before. It all adds up and compounds over time. 2. When things feel like you're pushing a boulder up a hill all the time, I think it's fair to assume something fundamental needs to be changed. 3. If you want a chat feature on your product. Don’t build it. Just pay for a service that lets you add that feature to your product. This is especially good advice when you are still trying to get product-market fit. 4. Fall in love with the problem, not the solution. 5. Just launch. So simple, so true. And relaunch often by reiterating base on customer feedback. 6. Delegate. When businesses grow and mature, you can't handle everything, and more importantly: you can't do it as well as an expert. Then think of all the tasks you really don't like doing or aren't the best at, and start hiring to meet those needs. 7. Learn to enjoy the process, not the outcome. 8. Delayed gratification vs instant gratification. It is quite easy to do things for there's an instant reward/impact, but to do anything worthwhile, it will require focus and belief in delayed gratification (ex. icecream vs exercise). And things compounds - both bad and good. 9. We always tend to overestimate what we can do in a day or a week, but combined with delayed gratification, the power of compounding can be really used to gain big wins. 10. Do the right thing always when you have to choose between right & easy.

15 Sites like Product Hunt Want to beyond Product Hunt? Click on this delicious description. Shiva Prabhakaran Mar 26 This is a post based on frustration and desperation to get my product in front of as many people as I could. I wanted to look at what’s beyond Product Hunt and surprisingly, there are lots. I too started this one called ProductBar (Original, I know!). You can submit your products/startup here With that plug out of the way, here is what I found. 1. Slant ( This one has a complicated submission process, but they claim to have 2.8 million users, so I’d crawl on sand if I get to list here. Decent design plus they have a blog that drives traffic. Win-Win. 2. Softpedia ( If you are selling any software for free this is the place to be. Apart from PH and Hacker News, they seem to have the largest data base of free shit across platforms. Plus updated very regularly, this is an easy kill. 3. FileHippo ( A better designed version of Softpedia, I didn’t realise till I started this research that this is a product listing site. It also has a blog that gets significant traffic, so there is an added incentive for you to list here. 4. Software Informer ( If Softpedia and FileHippo reluctantly had a kid, this would be it. Ugly on the outside and inside, this website has a blog that has surprisingly decent traffic. Free shit will sell here because while I was there I didn’t see any paid products. Worth a try. 5. StackShare ( They seem to have a social component to their site much like Product Hunt. The design is mediocre but again, user generated content will drive heavy traffic here. The work on developer tool recommendations, so if you are in that space then this might be your golden or at the very least bronze ticket. They were featured on Tech Crunch and when was the last time those guys were wrong? That’s right. 6. Startup Tracker ( With one of the most unoriginal logos I’ve ever seen, this site seems to have a diverse database of startups. The ones you’ll probably not see in bigger databases. Their filter system is actually decent. 7. Museum of Modern Betas ( This site seems to have the most “beta” level products there is. Has a surprisingly decent SEO score and seems like it is giving out do-follow links. You’ll have to email the founder to be featured since he still lives in the 2000s. 8. Indie Hackers ( Hands down my favourite platform. I’ve got little in terms of direct business but the community is one of the most helpful ones I’ve found online. Think of it as a litter version of Hacker news but with people who don’t automatically assume they know every thing about everything. 9. StartupLift ( This one feels like something my late grandfather would like. The design is 2005 but some of the startups seem to be from 2018. So try your luck with this one. I think the links here are do-follow links, so you might get a SEO push. 10. Killer Startups ( This one is between a blog and a startup featuring website and based on the ones featured, this must be pretty easy to get into. So give a shot and if it sticks then good and if not, then who gives a shit. 11. Startup Buffer ( Again, this is a list that I have not personally submitted to, so take the results with a pinch of salt. Their list doesn’t seem to be very updated but there is an upside to it. If you manage to get your product on it, then it stays there for a little while longer. I’m a glass half-full kind of a guy. 12. Launching Next ( I discovered them during my research for this post, they seem to be active and I am basing this on the products they have listed which are the top ones from PH and Betalist from the past few days. No harm in submiting. 13. Hacker News( ) Mostly focussed on CS and startups, this one is run by Paul Graham. Ending up on the first page of this guy can land you some good traction initially. Probably next only to Product Hunt itself. 14. Betalist ( Probably the most famous after Product Hunt and Hacker news, Betalist is a go-to website for product submission. I’m personally also subscribed to their email and they haven’t spammed me yet. 15. BetaPage ( Claims to have about 30,000 newsletter subscribers and fairly active. The process is similar to that of Betalist. Do you have anymore that I missed? Let me know in the comments.

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Tiago Forte will be joined by Tim Francis, founder of the recruiting and training service Great Assistant, for this two-hour virtual workshop on how to produce outstanding results with a personal assistant. --- ## Intros Marian Knopp - site workflowonder, sytematization expert Billy Bross - works online course creators, tiago's business coach, works with Marian Betheny Swinehart - Tiago's Assistant Timothy Francis - Austin, Texas, Does a lot of work with the help of assitants. Tiago and Billy are clients. ## Tim ### 3 Strategies 1. No Email Not highly productie (apparently) 2. Use Loom Quicker than writing instructions 3. Pay - $18-$20 ### How to Great a Great Aissitant (is that a typo?... Seems like a lack of preparation) * The general impression of this guide is not good... To put it mildly. Will try to keep good notes nevertheless. * I inveted "Surgeon in the room"... Really? * Unpack big tasks into a bunch of smaller tasks. That makes it possible to delegate the tasks. * Pay your assistant $17/hr * "Ooh, that's quick, I'll do it"... Tasks add up quickly, be careful! * Keep a journal to keep track of time wasted. * See what you did, what you liked, what can be automated what can be easily delegated. ## Tiago + Betheny **Misconceptions** 1. You should fine the cheapest person you can find 2. You'll start saving time immediately 3. You don't have to have calls/meetings 4. You can completely standardize you assistant's work 5. You can only delegate routine, standardized work **Finding the right person** 1. Commited - Minimum 20 hours per week 2. Experienced - Minimum 2 years of professional working eperience 3. Tech Savvy - Comfortable using and learning new apps and platforms 4. Service-oriented - Strong attitude of customer service. Being helpful is crucial 5. Detail-oriented - Sensitive to details that matter 6. Curious - Khonws how to listen... ## Billy + Marian **Work with someone who shares your life goals.** **Marian loves clear goals** * What do I need to do * When do I need it by * What does the amazing result look like **Weekly FaceTime is a must** ## Q&A ## Random Notes Tools Mentioned: * 360 Delegation

07/23/2020 > Don't take it personally when someone gives you a lowball offer, it's just business. You're free to decline bad offers and hold out for what you think the project is worth, or take the deal if it's close enough. > No-code projects surprisingly can fetch a higher price than code projects because no-code projects have a larger potential market of acquirers. To sell a code project the buyer has to be able to program themselves (in the same languages you used) or have the money to hire someone who can. That narrows down how many people can buy your side project.

07/23/2020 [Caleb Porzio](/brain/Caleb-Porzio) --- Here’s how Sponsorware works: * Create a cool piece of software * Make it exclusive to people who sponsor you until you reach a certain number of sponsors * Then open source the project to the world --- > (To make all this happen I built a Laravel app with GitHub authentication that calls on the GitHub API to verify a user’s sponsorship) Now, people watching the screencasts will naturally encounter these “private” screencasts and if they like the free ones, they will sponsor me (at $14/mo.) to get access. --- > All of this works because I spent years and years honing my craft and producing software that is truly useful. There is just no way around this. You have to learn and gain experience! --- > The work people are sponsoring for has to be quality and remain the #1 priority. --- > Building an audience is ESSENTIAL for any of this to work. Twitter followers and email subscribers are your most valuable asset --- > The biggest mistake people make with GitHub sponsors is offering too small of a first tier.

07/23/2020 [Sam Altman](/brain/Sam-Altman) --- > The best ideas are fragile; most people don’t even start talking about them at all because they sound silly. Perhaps most of all, you want to be around people who don’t make you feel stupid for mentioning a bad idea, and who certainly never feel stupid for doing so themselves. --- > Another way to do this is to think about the most important tectonic shifts happening right now. How is the world changing in fundamental ways? Can you identify a leading edge of change and an opportunity that it unlocks? The mobile phone explosion from 2008-2012 is the most recent significant example of this—we are overdue for another! --- > Finally, a good test for an idea is if you can articulate why most people think it’s a bad idea, but you understand what makes it good. A lot of arguments in this post seem great and make sense. However one thing I am missing are basic examples. It just would be so much more if Sam mentioned an idea where most people think it's bad but he knows it's good. --- The quickest way to monetize your community We allow you to sell ad spaces through your website and monetize your community through sponsorships and private advertisers, no tracking needed. @IndieHackers Alex Chernikov (@chernikovalexey) of Gikken made his app Mate free for one day out of the year and pulled in 120,000 downloads and 700 new ratings, which ramped up his App Store rating to 4.67. He says it's not enough to just change your price to "free" in the App Store. He recommends using subreddits like /r/AppHookup and /r/Apple to promote the free day. Keep in mind that current users may feel jilted! Alex offered his paying customers his other app for free a few days before the promotion.

--- ## Why Info Products (books, courses)? * One-time purchase is easier to sell. * Much easier to finish. There is an end in mind. * The payout is the opposite of SaaS (starting low and getting higher). You will sell a lot and then go down. ## Build an Audience * This is the most crucial step for any future success. * One of the advantages is that audience makes up for any deficiency in your marketing. **How do I build an audience?** * **Be helpful on the internet**. * Help people where they are (in a Twitter timeline, for instance.) ## How to come up with an idea? Ideas will come to you! Post useful stuff, people will engage, and ideas will come. No need to sit and brainstorm. > Make sure to record ideas when they come to you. Tips on coming up with ideas for an info product: * What are people liking from what you post? * What are **you** excite about, that other people might be excited about. * What did you have to figure out yourself but was helpful to learn? * Can you make it easier for others to learn this? ## Test your Idea 1. Do "tip tweets" for the subject you plan to produce. 2. If this gets traction, do something more in-depth like a blog post. Tip: Catalog any useful feedback you get about your content. Twitter replies, blog post comments, etc. Not only will this direct you, but it will also be reused later. ## Create a Landing Page. [Example]( ![48690b014c23849d5b3ab1affa3bcef3.png](./resources/015a38eb5f974e9ab838dfe7080a90fb.png) These are the things you need on your Landing page: 1. Headline 2. Short Description 3. Call to Action: Signup to Email Newsletter * Tip: make sure to provide an incentive: e.g., free screencasts, discount on launch. 4. Proof that you know some of this stuff. Link to a blog post, for example. 5. Social Proof: Testimonials, use the Tweet you saved earlier. 6. Outline what you are going to include. No need to go too in-depth. 7. Another signup form on the bottom. ![0ab3a46e3574d467a6be86dd01b211ce.png](./resources/031506819c344ad9ab8f7f62343082df.png) 8. "Who am I" section. ## Build an Email List. 1. Tell your audience about your launch. * Tell them you have a landing page where they can sign up. * Announce that you are about to announce your landing page. ![1ba473498e18125e25464a51857366b5.png](./resources/998919861e934b64b5d561653117af3a.png) 2. **Share Progress** with your email list. * Every week or so, send an update to your audience. Include a free video or a link to a live stream. * Share before sending an email. Tweet to your audience that if they want to receive some free stuff to go ahead and signup. ![86ed953e6c050620253af97a6d2ae969.png](./resources/00fc7b17865d48f59f270e58e524ba5b.png) 3. Repurpose Content. * Taking a chapter from the book and massaging it into a blog post. * Add a signup form to that post. ## Getting it finished. 1. Make **public promises** to your audience. 2. **Email on Schedule**. Once a week is good. 3. **Reduce Scope**, if you can't finish, but have produced good material already. ## Figuring out Pricing. ### 1. Tiered Pricing **Single Tier** * Can be fine if you charge enough * Often necessary if pre-selling * Nice if you can't figure out a way to add extra tiers that actually feel valuable **Two Tiers** - Wes Bos Example Real product id the "upper" tier. "Lower" tier is like a crippled version of the "upper" tier. The real goal of that "lower" tier is to "push" people towards the upper tier. 2 products are $10 apart, but the second one has twice as much content. Works well with video courses. **Three Tiers** * great for books if you can come up with bonus content. * Makes it easier to evaluate as its own product instead of comparing to Amazon book prices * Prices are usually 1, ~2, ~5x. * This will make you a lot more money from a book than selling the book on its own. ### 2. Launch Discounts * Discount it by enough to be appealing, at least 30% * Use stepped discounts. Lower discounts on cheaper tiers and better discount on higher tiers * Reverse engineer non-discounted price from your planned discounted price * i.e., If you want to charge $100 for your course and want to create a 30%, don't apply that discount to $100. Rather price your product at $143 (100 / 0.7), which will turn into $100. * We all have a tendency to undervalue our own work. ## Nailing the Launch **1. Build a Sales Page.** * Don't try to sell too hard, since most of the visitors will come from an email. * Still include a signup form that sends preview content for new traffic, i.e., "Signup to get 4 free preview lessons." * Testimonials and Social proof are important; use feedback from preview content to start. * Sort tiers from highest to lowest price, use visuals to communicate to higher tiers. ![e944705fdfcbbcc8b7cf4d92ca21e5c4.png](./resources/e345714652ca4716a1db93220d0f91ba.png) **2. Announce the Launch Details** * Send an email notifying people you include the following: * Include al package and pricing details * Complete TOC or content list * Final free content if possible **3. Launch it** * Send a super-simple email, saying it's done and a link. * Sending on Tuesdays seem good day to send to Adam, not stats. * Morning EST works well for Adam. **4. Leverage Early Feedback** * Collect the feedback. * Use it in a follow-up email to people who did not buy the course. **5. Closing the Launch** * Email to notify people that this is the last email where you can buy this at this price. LAST CHANCE! * Don't specify a closing date in advance. --- ## Other tips: ### Books vs. Video Courses * Plan small; it will end up bigger than you think * Short books are still books * 3 hours is plenty for a video course * Books are a lot easier to work on, especially if you only have short blocks of time. * Courses are easier to sell at a higher price but a lot harder to produce on nights and weekends. ### Should I pre-sell? **Advantages**: * best form of product validation * you'll make more money since you can talk about your product more often. With every update, for instance. * more motivation to finish **Disadvantages** * Selling multiple tiers is trickier * Can't easily change the scope * Can be extremely stressful ## Resources * [Nailing Your First Launch - MicroConf Presentation]( * [The Book Launch that let me quit my job - Adam's Post]( * [Tools for selling your product online - Adam's List]( ### Notes: * Adam uses Vimeo for video hosting. **strong text**

No more un-used domains. Turn your un-used domain into a complete web application. Zero-coding required, 100% automated & self-running. A tough economy is a great time to build a slow burn company. * This may be a side hustle… * An open source project * Or a slow burn startup 🔥 Some of my faves: @mailchimp, @airtable, @github, @glossier How do you build a slow burn company? Some characteristics: * Single, simple use case * Small (often developer-led) team * User acquisition is cheap, simple, self-serviceMargins sustain growth * Strong community-driven support Slow growth <-> slow burn Fast growth <-> fast burn Slow growth must be paired with low burn, or you squander your natural organic growth advantages. Some categories of slow burn companies you could play around with: * Communities * Open source projects * Bottoms up markets * Low ticket SaaS * Developer evangelized tools With any company, but slow burn companies especially, it always helps to build from first principles: * Solve a real pain point * Have unit & growth economics that work * Build a dramatically, not just incrementally better product * Surround yourself with the best people Get paid by virality PayWithATweet is your Social PayWall. Grant access to your content, special offers, or digital goods for the price of a post or a tweet.

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07/23/2020 Introducing Sponsorware: How A Small Open Source Package Increased My Salary By $11k in Two Days by Caleb Porzio [Caleb Porzio](/brain/Caleb-Porzio) > Build and release the package exclusively to people who sponsor me on GitHub, but after reaching a certain number of sponsors, make the package fully open-source and available to all.

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If I want to start a business in a recession, how should I do it? New video (with @noahkagan and @AswathDamodaran) With the proliferation of open-source, no-code/creators tools and new professional networks, the builders who will thrive in the new world will not only ‘think different’, but look and build different. The 6 types of builders who will thrive in the new world: ## The Designers who Code When we combine technical excellence with opinionated design, we arrive at the designers who can code. Shipping an MVP and iterating based on user feedback is the default for startups; committing to a creative vision and marrying art with technical acumen and user-informed, but not dictated, features has created multiple $2B+ category leading companies: Figma, Notion to name a few. ## The Career Jumpers The career jumpers collect and synthesize the expertise and skills they’ve gained across sectors into new insights, moving from law to biometrics or publishing to technology. Or Tech Twitter’s favorite: tech journalism to venture capital. ## The Ambitious Advisors Advisors, agencies and freelance executives have a unique upper-hand: access. ## The Creative Hackers The creative hackers win friends, influence people, and break the internet. They find ways to bring products and experiences to life without writing code. Instead, they dream up big projects and forge partnerships to bring them to fruition or build with flexible no-code tools. ## The Industry Academics Academics are finding new homes. Companies like DeepMind and OpenAI recruit research scientists with PhDs to solve complex challenges in artificial intelligence. We also see academics infiltrating marketing and growth teams at companies like Airbnb and Slack as data scientists or venture capital firms as research fellows or scientists-in-residence. Academics are in a unique position to merge their deep expertise with industry experience to become innovative founders. ## The Community Builders The community builders frequently angel invest in the next generation of companies in their category and bring a high level of transparency to educate founders and support individual creators. Community builders are natural company builders. They value thoughtful curation and quality; they eschew the attitude of growth at all costs. As founders, they’re natural evangelists who invest in user education and steadily increase revenue.

07/23/2020 19:37 The Indie Hacker Guide to building a Twitter Audience # Step 1: Choose the topics you want to tweet about everyone should pick about 3 - 5 topics where they consistently tweet about. That doesn’t mean you can’t tweet about anything else. It just means these are your main topics. IF the tweet does well, add a tweet to at (create a thread) and link to your website. Tweets with links in them get fewer impressions. # Step 2: Get your basics in order Write a compelling bio. Why should people follow you? Scroll down your timeline and remove all the B/S you’ve been tweeting about. # Step 3: Follow the right people You want to follow accounts that have a lot of RT’s, and comments. Because the more engagement the more impressions. The more impressions the more your time spent on commenting on their tweets is rewarded. # Step 4: Tweet smart, not often If you can tickle the algorithm to like you, your tweets will be shown to more people. The basic rule is: always talk about them. I don’t have statistics on this but if YOU mention the word YOU in your tweet, chances are a lot bigger you’ll get more engagement while saying almost the same. They read you and think (he's talking about) me. Tip: Have 10 quotes ready from the account you’re following. Once they tweet you immediately comment on his tweet with a quote (that’s easy with His Holiness) and you RT your tweet. (Don't do this yourself unless you are in the self-help niche) Don’t be blown away but you should be commenting about 10x - 15x a day on other people's timelines vs only tweeting 2 - 3x a day on your own to start with. # Step 5: What to tweet about Talk about your users. Show people interesting angles not directly related to your project. Don’t show screenshots from your product. Show something a user did or create a (small) case study. Share your ups and downs but always inspire. That means you can have a shitty day or a tweet that talks shit but people are more likely to engage if something is inspiring about it. --- [Yannick Veys](/brain/Yannick-Veys) --- > everyone should pick about 3 - 5 topics where they consistently tweet about. That doesn’t mean you can’t tweet about anything else. It just means these are your main topics. --- > IF the tweet does well, add a tweet to at (create a thread) and link to your website. --- > When people visit your profile they check your header, profile pic and bio. The next thing they do, if they haven’t already left or followed you, scrolls down your timeline to check what you’re writing about. Make sure it’s not all about you and what you ate for breakfast. --- > The basic rule is: always talk about them. I don’t have statistics on this but if YOU mention the word YOU in your tweet, chances are a lot bigger you’ll get more engagement while saying almost the same. They read you and think (he's talking about) me. --- > Don’t be blown away but you should be commenting about 10x - 15x a day on other people's timelines vs only tweeting 2 - 3x a day on your own to start with. Haha, that's too much. I was thinking more in the weeks. Same numbers, just per week rather than per day. --- sudhirj 3 hours ago [-] I tend to feel a little intimidated by companies that offer fantastic experiences like this, but then I keep trying to remember this: Algolia looked like shit when it started. There was none of this shine and polish. IIRC it was some text styled with Bootstrap 2. Or might have been 1. Stripe also looked like shit when it started. No shine or polish, no developer website based developer experience to speak of, no world leading 60fps animations, no fantastically versioned docs, nothing. Build something people want / something that solves a hard problem and makes people powerful and more enabled. Companies that do this can afford to build fantastic developer experiences after 10 years of doing it, but companies that try hard to build excellent developer experiences will not necessarily be successful. Video from a conference

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Tool rental.  There is some investment but not that large.  Start small and grow organically.  The margins are crazy - people will pay 20% of the cost (or more) to rent for a day or two.  After 5 times pure profit and cash flow.  you basically sell the same tool over and over.  Customers just don't want to store it and so will pay for access.  You can easily check this by visiting tool rental outlet and ask then how much to rent and compare to cost. Suggested tools mitre saw,  compressors, leaf blowers, tillers, lawn edgers, tree trimmers, cement mixers and on and on. ... Anything in your market that is medium size and seasonal. Get a damage deposit. Also movie companies look for props and will rent for 50 % of cost... When inventory is semi worn out or dated just blow it out at 25 % of new.

Make an app in which you make a message to yourself in the future. to ensure the chances of getting it when you are older, sign up (login to as many things as possible)

Ключевое звено между компаниями и банками. Ресурс который помогает компаниям получить доступ к банкам. Это поможет компаниям давать пользователям возможность подключить свой банк.

Например, godel ether bach в России еще не продается.

Website (Blog/ Whatever you want to call it) that tells people (weekly): - Which food to buy (weekly on Fridays or the day before the cheat day) - What to prepare when - This will help minimize kitchen time, therefore maximize efficiency - How to prepare it - How to store it Maybe a newsletter format...

Программа\сайт\алгоритм который значительно упростит выбор фильма\сериала (ИИ - искуственный интеллект)      решение основывается на: - - Смотрел ли фильм человек - Какие фильмы нравятся - жанр, тип, поджанр - По короткому описанию фильма - По актерам - По истории Как клиент отметит что фильм просмотрен, сделать быстрый опросник, почему фильм понравился... Актеры, история, концовка, или еще что... И при входе в программу спрашивать что вы хотите посмотреть: - Что то что уже смотрели? - Что то смешное - Неизвестное - Мало\Высокобюджетное В общем определить как можно больше параметров... Затем выдать фильм... Сделать систему обучающийся

Магазин красивых дешёвых вещей... Дизайнерское ведро, дизайнерский ёршик.... Из книги "a whole new mind " p.33

Онлайн продажа матча…     Также можно расширить до онлайн продажи органических (популярных) продуктов для улучшения здоровья, мозгов и в целом жизни…     Идеи:         Cold Brew Coffee. В Алибаба в категории preferred unit cost цену указывать в FOB… Также, найти freight forwarder который будет заниматься прохождением товара через таможню, до вашей двери.

Развлечение по типу пейнтбола, только с луком и стрелой вместо пулек. Для осуществления нужно: 1. Сайт (с функционалом записи онлайн) 2. Большое помещение (подвальное) 3. Маты и другие вспомогательные вещи для обстановки

Съёмная сидушка для велосипедов. Подогрев включается дистанционно.

Ежемесячная подписка на доставку разного вина. Одежда. Мясо. … Узнать законы у распространении пищевых продуктов.

Компания которая задаёт людям вопросы, за ответы платить. Вопросы из серии, от одного до 10 отметьте .... Ответа использовать для анализа... Продавать анализ.

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Gatsby, React A Static Future The magic of compile-time workflows --- The term “static” can be a little overloaded, and occasionally a little misleading. Here's how I'd define it: > A static website is a website where the initial HTML is prepared ahead of time, not dynamically generated by a server on request. For pages consisting mostly of user-specific data, like an analytics dashboard, we probably don't want to do this (especially if that data is private/sensitive). RK: Static would solve a problem where being on HN kills your site. I was looking for a way to define optional arguments in Python without setting a default and run into this article. Author porposes to use None for defualt values always. I think this is a little bit of a stretch but is certainly useful for my use case.

Trying to capture all suggestions made by Clay Hambrick to me while we work together. --- In Markdown, try to keep lines shorter. Markdown does not render a space until you have an actual space between patagraphs. --- Use ViewType class when you want to give options in functions. e.g. Same function could render detailed DataFrame for Offices or LoBs. Set them up as ViewTypes to get some goodies like "required" from the start. ___ Environment variable sohuld be ALL CAP ___ Name branches in the following pattern: feature/name/description --- use collections.OrderedDict() when you want to introduce some sort of order to your dictionary. --- FYI it's polite to say "Can you please review" instead of "approve", even for a small change. The best practice is to review all changes, no matter how small --- yes, we should update the version with each PR very important that we don't deploy 2 versions of the code with the same version number --- the question phrasing is fine. Just make sure the relevant code is ready for me to look at in azure devops whenever possible

08/20/2020 Creating and using your first Netlify Build Plugin

[Learning operating system development using Linux kernel and Raspberry Pi]( This repository contains a step-by-step guide that teaches how to create a simple operating system (OS) kernel from scratch. I call this OS Raspberry Pi OS or just RPi OS. The RPi OS source code is largely based on Linux kernel, but the OS has very limited functionality and supports only Raspberry PI 3. Each lesson is designed in such a way that it first explains how some kernel feature is implemented in the RPi OS, and then it tries to demonstrate how the same functionality works in the Linux kernel. Each lesson has a corresponding folder in the src directory, which contains a snapshot of the OS source code at the time when the lesson had just been completed. This allows the introduction of new concepts gracefully and helps readers to follow the evolution of the RPi OS. Understanding this guide doesn’t require any specific OS development skills. For more information about project goals and history, please read the Introduction. The project is still under active development, if you are willing to participate - please read the Contribution guide.

Oh Shit, Git 08/17/2020 Git is hard: screwing up is easy, and figuring out how to fix your mistakes is fucking impossible. Git documentation has this chicken and egg problem where you can't search for how to get yourself out of a mess, unless you already know the name of the thing you need to know about in order to fix your problem. So here are some bad situations I've gotten myself into, and how I eventually got myself out of them in plain english.

06/23/2020 11:37 [RegexOne]( Learn Regular Expressions with simple, interactive exercises.

08/24/2020 Starboard The shareable in-browser notebook Introducing Starboard Notebook Starboard brings cell-by-cell notebooks to the browser, no code is running on the backend here! It's probably the quickest way to visualize some data with interactivity, do some prototyping, or build a rudimentary dashboard. Some features Mix Markdown, HTML, CSS and Javascript. The file format is a plaintext file, which plays nice with version control systems like git. Runs entirely in your browser, everything is static: no server, no setup and no build step.

keybindings ``` // Place your key bindings in this file to override the defaults [ // Activity Bar shortcuts { "key": "cmd+k cmd+p", "command": "workbench.view.explorer" }, { "key": "cmd+k cmd+s", "command": "" }, { "key": "cmd+k cmd+v", "command": "workbench.view.scm" }, { "key": "cmd+k cmd+d", "command": "workbench.view.debug" }, { "key": "cmd+k cmd+x", "command": "workbench.extensions.action.showInstalledExtensions" }, /** * File Explorer **/ { "key": "cmd+d", "command": "duplicate.execute", "when": "explorerViewletVisible && filesExplorerFocus && !explorerResourceIsRoot && !inputFocus" }, { "key": "cmd+n", "command": "explorer.newFile", "when": "explorerViewletVisible && filesExplorerFocus && !inputFocus" }, { "key": "shift+cmd+n", "command": "explorer.newFolder", "when": "explorerViewletVisible && filesExplorerFocus && !inputFocus" }, { "key": "cmd+r", "command": "workbench.files.action.refreshFilesExplorer", "when": "explorerViewletVisible && filesExplorerFocus && !inputFocus" }, /** * Git **/ { "command": "git.commit", "when": "activeViewlet == 'workbench.view.scm'", "key": "cmd+enter" }, /** * Terminal **/ { "command": "workbench.action.terminal.toggleTerminal", "key": "cmd+t" }, ] ``` settings ``` { "editor.fontFamily": "JetBrains Mono, Menlo, Monaco, 'Courier New', monospace", "editor.fontSize": 13, "debug.console.fontSize": 13, "editor.letterSpacing": 1.2, // Remove the ""NOISE"" "workbench.activityBar.visible": false, "workbench.editor.showTabs": false, "workbench.sideBar.location": "right", "workbench.statusBar.visible": false, "editor.minimap.enabled": false, "window.zoomLevel": 0, /** Spelling **/ /** Taken from: **/ // Only spell check the following file types, ignore all others. "spellright.documentTypes": [ "markdown", "restructuredtext", "latex", "plaintext", "html" ], // Within those file types, ignore the following sections. "spellright.ignoreRegExps": [ // ignore code blocks (surrounded by at least one backtick) "/`+([\\s\\S\\w\\W]+?)`+/g", // ignore code blocks (rst double colon) "/::\\n\\n([\\s\\S\\w\\W]+?)(?=\\n\\S)/g", // ignore code-blocks (rst double period) "/\\.\\. code\\-block::[\\s\\w]*\\n\\n([\\s\\S\\w\\W]+?)(?=\\n\\S)/g", // ignore string assignment (e.g. HTML tag properties) "/\\w+\\s*\\=+\\s*[\"\\']+.+[\"\\']+/g" ], // Within HTML files specifically "spellright.ignoreRegExpsByClass": { "html": [ // ignore Django/Jinja template tags "/\\{[\\{\\%\\#].+[\\#\\%\\}]\\}/g", // ignore script tag contents "/<script.*?>([\\s\\S\\w\\W]*?)</script>/g", // ignore style tag contents "/<style>([\\s\\S\\w\\W]*?)</style>/g", // ignore actual HTML tags, but not the contents. "/<[\\s\\S\\w\\W]+?>/g" ] }, // Never check the following file extensions, even if VS Code thinks they are plaintext. "spellright.ignoreFiles": [ "**/.gitignore", "**/.spellignore", "*.toml" ], } ```

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08/24/2020 This guide is a collection of techniques for improving the security and privacy of a modern Apple Macintosh computer ("MacBook") running a recent version of macOS (formerly known as "OS X"). This guide is targeted to power users who wish to adopt enterprise-standard security, but is also suitable for novice users with an interest in improving their privacy and security on a Mac. A system is only as secure as its administrator is capable of making it. There is no one single technology, software, nor technique to guarantee perfect computer security; a modern operating system and computer is very complex, and requires numerous incremental changes to meaningfully improve one's security and privacy posture. This guide is provided on an 'as is' basis without any warranties of any kind. Only you are responsible if you break anything or get in any sort of trouble by following this guide.

## Lesson 4: Create and Copy Multiple Files with Brace Expansions in Bash `echo pre-{a,b,c}--post` outputs `pre-a-post pre-b-post pre-c-post` `mkdir -p packages/{pkg1, pkg2, pkg3}/src` creates three folders in packages directory called pkg1, pkg2 and pkg3, each has a src folder inside. Coooool! ## Lesson 5: Set Default Arguments with Bash Shell Parameter Expansions If you ran a function that required a sudo. You can then re-run it by doing `sudo !!` ## Lesson 7: Use Bash Keyboard Shortcuts `Ctrl+a` to go to the beginnning of the line. `Ctrl+e` to go to the end of the line. `Ctrl+k` to delete everything to the right of the cursos `Ctrl+w` to delete the last word `Ctrl+l` clears the screen, same as `clear` command --- You need to use an ssh agent. Short answer: try ``` $ ssh-add ```

08/11/2020 13:53 Great thread on Indiehackers Few resources that stood out: [Bash scripting cheatsheet]( [Bash Cheatsheet Gist]( [Learn Shell Scripting in 5 Minutes]( [Katacoda]( - Interactive Learning and Training Platform for Software Engineers Helping Developers Learn and Companies Increase Adoption --- `sudo lsof /Volumes/myDrive` to check current porccesses assoiciated with this Volume. Then run the following starting with first and moving to the next if the previous did not work: ``` kill 2158 sudo kill 2158 sudo kill -INT 2158 sudo kill -KILL 2158 ``` Also, sometimes the base command sudo lsof /Volumes/myDrive won't find anything. If that happens, try adding the +D argument (i.e. sudo lsof +D /Volumes/myDrive). That will do a top down scan of the disk. It'll take longer, but it should pick up anything that's causing the disk to be un-ejectable. --- Find out which application is using external hard drive in order to eject it

08/03/2020 ```yaml name: Deploy on: [push] jobs: build: runs-on: ubuntu-latest steps: - uses: actions/checkout@v1 - name: Copy repository contents via scp uses: appleboy/scp-action@master env: HOST: ${{ secrets.HOST }} USERNAME: ${{ secrets.USERNAME }} PORT: ${{ secrets.PORT }} KEY: ${{ secrets.SSHKEY }} with: source: "." target: "/var/www/mywebsite" - name: Executing remote command uses: appleboy/ssh-action@master with: host: ${{ secrets.HOST }} USERNAME: ${{ secrets.USERNAME }} PORT: ${{ secrets.PORT }} KEY: ${{ secrets.SSHKEY }} script: ls ```

08/19/2020 ``` $ ssh-keygen -p ``` If you would like to do it all on one line without prompts do: ``` $ ssh-keygen -p [-P old_passphrase] [-N new_passphrase] [-f keyfile] ```

``` ps -Flww -p PIDs ```

07/14/2020 12:14 `sudo nginx -t -c /etc/nginx/nginx.conf`

First select lines you want to comment out, `Esc` then `a`. Then comment out by `Esc` then `3`.

08/03/2020 ## How to run sudo command with no password? I found that the most straight forward thing to do, in order to easily replicate this behavior across multiple servers, was the following: sudo visudo Change this line: # Members of the admin group may gain root privileges %admin ALL=(ALL) ALL to this line: # Members of the admin group may gain root privileges %admin ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL And move it under this line: # Allow members of group sudo to execute any command %sudo ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL you should now have this: # This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root. # # Please consider adding local content in /etc/sudoers.d/ instead of # directly modifying this file. # # See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file. # Defaults env_reset Defaults mail_badpass Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin" # Host alias specification # User alias specification # Cmnd alias specification # User privilege specification root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL # Allow members of group sudo to execute any command %sudo ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL # Members of the admin group may gain root privileges %admin ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL # See sudoers(5) for more information on "#include" directives: #includedir /etc/sudoers.d then for every user that needs sudo access WITH a password: sudo adduser <\user> sudo and for every user that needs sudo access WITH NO password: sudo adduser <\user> admin and finally, run this: sudo service sudo restart And that's it!

06/10/2020 19:55 In general, a lab is a place where you can safely perform experiments. Most of you reading this article are techies and sysadmins. As you know, trying out new things on production equipment never ends well. Shush… it’s OK, I know, I know, you didn’t think that one command would take everything offline. This risk is the reason why we build ourselves a sandbox environment to dabble, test and fail in, all from the comfort of our own homes.

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NGINX kushim ``` #server { # server_name; # # location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; } # # location /static/ { # root /var/www/kushim; # } # # location /media/ { # root /var/www/kushim; # } # # location / { # include proxy_params; # proxy_pass http://unix:/run/kushim.gunicorn.sock; # } # # # listen 443 ssl; # managed by Certbot # ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/; # managed by Certbot # ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/; # managed by Certbot # include /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-nginx.conf; # managed by Certbot # ssl_dhparam /etc/letsencrypt/ssl-dhparams.pem; # managed by Certbot # #} #server { # if ($host = { # return 301 https://$host$request_uri; # } # managed by Certbot # # # if ($host = { # return 301 https://$host$request_uri; # } # managed by Certbot # # # if ($host = { # return 301 https://$host$request_uri; # } # managed by Certbot # # # server_name; # listen 80; # return 404; # managed by Certbot # #} ``` kushim.gunicorn.service ``` #[Unit] #Description=gunicorn daemon #Requires=kushim.gunicorn.socket # #[Service] #User=rasulkireev #Group=www-data #WorkingDirectory=/var/www/kushim #ExecStart=/var/www/kushim/venv/bin/gunicorn \ # --access-logfile - \ # --workers 3 \ # --bind unix:/run/kushim.gunicorn.sock \ # kushim.wsgi:application # # #[Install] ``` kushim.gunicorn.socket ``` #[Unit] #Description=gunicorn socket # #[Socket] #ListenStream=/run/kushim.gunicorn.sock # #[Install] # ``` .env ``` DEBUG=off SECRET_KEY=s=yl4plm=jp&c0@y8_4gdmnt&kl#7$e9-j@x+1(6p8@wwd*0p1 DATABASE_URL=psql://rasulkireev:password@localhost/kushim ALLOWED_HOSTS=localhost,,, dsn= # Analytics ANALYTICAL_INTERNAL_IPS= GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_PROPERTY_ID=UA-143847424-2 # Stripe STRIPE_LIVE_PUBLIC_KEY='' STRIPE_LIVE_SECRET_KEY='' STRIPE_TEST_PUBLIC_KEY='' STRIPE_TEST_SECRET_KEY='' STRIPE_LIVE_MODE=False DJSTRIPE_WEBHOOK_SECRET="" ```

NGINX monica.conf ``` #server { # # root /var/www/monica/public; # index index.php; # # server_name; # # location / { # try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args; # } # # location ~ \.php$ { # include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf; # fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php7.2-fpm.sock; # } # # listen [::]:443 ssl; # managed by Certbot # listen 443 ssl; # managed by Certbot # ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/; # managed by Certbot # ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/; # managed by Certbot # include /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-nginx.conf; # managed by Certbot # ssl_dhparam /etc/letsencrypt/ssl-dhparams.pem; # managed by Certbot # #} #server { # if ($host = { # return 301 https://$host$request_uri; # } # managed by Certbot # # # listen 80; # listen [::]:80; # # server_name; # return 404; # managed by Certbot #} ``` .env ``` # The URL of your application. APP_URL= # Database information # To keep this information secure, we urge you to change the default password DB_CONNECTION=mysql DB_HOST= DB_PORT=3306 # You can use mysql unix socket if available, it overrides DB_HOST and DB_PORT values. #DB_UNIX_SOCKET=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock DB_DATABASE=pdb DB_USERNAME=rasulkireev DB_PASSWORD= DB_PREFIX= DB_TEST_HOST= DB_TEST_DATABASE=monica_test DB_TEST_USERNAME=homestead DB_TEST_PASSWORD= # Mail credentials used to send emails from the application. MAIL_DRIVER=smtp MAIL_PORT=587 MAIL_PASSWORD= MAIL_ENCRYPTION=tls # Outgoing emails will be sent with these identity MAIL_FROM_NAME="Rasul Kireev" # New registration notification sent to this email # API key for geolocation services # We use LocationIQ ( to translate addresses to # latitude/longitude coordinates. We could use Google instead but we don't # want to give anything to Google, ever. # LocationIQ offers 10,000 free requests per day. LOCATION_IQ_API_KEY= ```

lychee.conf Note: the setting for large file upload. ``` server { server_name; root /var/www/Lychee; index index.php index.html index.htm; charset utf-8; gzip on; gzip_types text/css application/javascript text/javascript application/x-javascript image/svg+xml text/plain text/xsd text/xsl text/xml image/x-icon; location / { try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string; } location ~ \.php$ { client_max_body_size 10M; include fastcgi.conf; include fastcgi_params; fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$; fastcgi_index index.php; fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php7.2-fpm.sock; } location ~ /\.ht { deny all; } ```

nginx dj-pw ``` # # #server { # server_name; # # location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; } # # location / { # include proxy_params; # proxy_pass http://unix:/run/djpw.gunicorn.sock; # } # # client_max_body_size 5M; # # listen 443 ssl; # managed by Certbot # ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/; # managed by Certbot # ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/; # managed by Certbot # include /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-nginx.conf; # managed by Certbot # ssl_dhparam /etc/letsencrypt/ssl-dhparams.pem; # managed by Certbot # # # # #} # #server { # if ($host = { # return 301 https://$host$request_uri; # } # managed by Certbot # # # if ($host = { # return 301 https://$host$request_uri; # } # managed by Certbot # # # listen 80; # server_name; # return 404; # managed by Certbot # # # # #} ``` djpw.gunicorn.service ``` #[Unit] #Description=gunicorn daemon #Requires=djpw.gunicorn.socket # #[Service] #User=rasulkireev #Group=www-data #WorkingDirectory=/var/www/dj-pw #ExecStart=/var/www/dj-pw/venv/bin/gunicorn \ # --access-logfile - \ # --workers 3 \ # --bind unix:/run/djpw.gunicorn.sock \ # pw.wsgi:application # #[Install] ``` djpw.gunicorn.socket ``` #[Unit] #Description=gunicorn socket # #[Socket] #ListenStream=/run/djpw.gunicorn.sock # #[Install] ``` * * *

[macOS Catalina: Setting up a Mac for Development]( 06/07/2020 Most of the points are well made by Tania. In this note I want make certain additions that work for me personally. --- ## In Install Apps and extensions via brew `brew install pre-commit` `brew update && brew install azure-cli` `brew tap heroku/brew && brew install heroku` `brew install go` `brew cask install joplin` `brew install stripe/stripe-cli/stripe` --- ## SSH In .ssh/config: ``` Host myssh HostName User user IdentityFile ~/.ssh/key.pem ``` ## Python Setup ### Install pyenv `brew install pyenv` `echo -e 'if command -v pyenv 1>/dev/null 2>&1; then\n eval "$(pyenv init -)"\nfi' >> ~/.zshrc` `pyenv install 3.7.7` `pyenv globab 3.7.7` ### Install poetry `curl -sSL | python` --- ## Utilities Appstorrent unless specified. Alfred4 CleanMyMac Toggl [CommandE]( ScreenFlow Bartender GhostNote BusyCal Dash (+alfredapp) --- ## VS Code Setup [VS Code Keybindings & Settings](/brain/VS-Code-Keybindings---Settings) --- ## Spark `brew cask install java` `brew install scala` `brew install apache-spark`

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Why internalization and localization matter ## Nicolle Cysneiros @Labcodes (py + django + js) ## Differences *Date Formats (mm/dd) * Number Formats (123,123 vs 123.123) * Currency, Bidirectional Text & Unicode Characters ## Python * GNU `gettext` * Essentially creating a 'list' of text blocks that will need to be translated. * `locale` module * helps change the formats of the above mentioned differences * Apparently django makes it super easy. **Talk to presenter** (ask about datetime, it didn't reference the `locale` module. # The promised Django Land; the tale of one team’s epic journey from the country of Flask to Django Land ## Nicole Zuckerman @Clover Health * **Left** * the story as a fairytale with Marvel characters * Hard to follow, not relevant, not many learning points, too high level # Can you keep a secret ? ## Aaron Bassett @Nexmo * * Uses pgp # Absolutely Awesome Automated APIs ## Timothy Allen - WRDS (uses Django) ### -@flipperpa -djangonaut -hockey_fan_flyers -guitarist -loves_icecream * Automagic-Rest - open source * Drf renderer xlsx - open source library to convert API endpoint to excel file # Recreating "The Clock" with Machine Learning and Web Scraping ## Kirk Kaiser @datadog * Tate modern - the clock * To start: * Simplify * try kubernetes locally - Ubuntu + Nvidia, * Dab & t-pose controlling light * Jetson nano gpu accelerated machine 99$ * Datadog is hiring # To comment or not? A data-driven look at attitudes toward code comments ## Veronica Hanus * Funny good presenter * Comments are good , leave them * Thats the general consensus # Learning with Limited Labeled Data ## Shioulin Sam @cloudera * Very clear and great presenter * **Active learning** has been here for a while , bit only now got integrated with ... ![](./resources/52b94e63a3644bd5a9c48a46dc9d5a3f.jpg) * Random sample data points to label (good, but not optimal) * Margin Sampling * * Twinkl and Ai podcast # Introduction to Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs): hands-on to making new data (and some pretty pictures) ## Nabeel Seedat * Goodfellow (link) * Dirpfakes (link) * Deep Convolutional GAN * Fashion mnist * Gan zoo # What physics can teach us about learning ## Marianne Hoogeveen * Neutral network can approximate any smooth function - Universal approximation function * Scales matter when it comes to identifying patterns (neural networks) - renormalization group i.e. compression # Django + ElasticSearch without invalidation logic ## Flávio Juvenal @vinta * Most popular search * Why search engine * Tokenization * Fuzzy similarity * Cleaning * Elastic search built ins * Less than million rows of Data can be searched with postgres built-in capabilities (check Django postgres search ) if more than 1m than implement elastic search * Haystack library for search in Django * Zombodb works with postgres (via access method API) (Django-zombodb) * will Soon work with postgres 11 # Static Typing in Python ## Dustin Ingram @Google @di_codes * type errors happen * When Python expects a list received a string and converts that to a list , ugly list * Python originally is dynamically typed, but can also be static. Which is a great strength * Pep 3107 fucntions * Def Foo() <- max(2,9) * Foo.__annotations * Mypy from PhD introduced on pycon us 2013 * Experimental variant of Python that is statically typed * After talking to Guido decided to implement to pure Python * pep 483 theory of type hints * Optional typing (+gradual typing) * Variable annotation * Check data science from scratch again , it has some static type instructions * Pep 484 type hints * Pip install mypy * When not to use : never * When to use : as much as possible (Start early) * When code is confusing * When for public consumption * Before big migrations and refactoring * Start early * Note : not a replacement for unit test # Convincing an entire engineering org to use (and like) mypy ## Annie Cook @nylas - hiring * Mypy is a static typechecker , type of documention (self documenting ) ```python #pep 484type hints Def Foo(type: str) -> str Return ``` * With mypy linters work better * Captures a large category of errors * Union is a multiple type * _learn x in y minutes_ . Saw some guy in the talk use this website, seemed interesting # ministry of silly talks ## in-toto - securing the whole software supply chain ### nyu , njit, Santiago Torres Aria's, hammad afzali, etc. * Not rely clear, probably hard to implement * Sounds scary where people can attack software, need to check if that actually happens * ## Test your failures with xfail ### Paul ganssle * Decorate a test that you expect to fail with `@pytest.mark.xtest` ## experimental features in scikit learn ### thomas j fan - scikit learn core devoler * Deprecations ? * Use columntrasformer to transformer some of the dataframe ## Why your tech company from recruit from philosophy department ### Katherine Hartling - @KatOnceSaid * * Plato's concept of classes ## greed an homage ### Julian @julian GitHub, @jukainwastaken on Twitter * Algortim of change in supermarket, greedy algorithm * when does it work * When you can take Independent choices within each step * Matroids ??? ## change just one thing ### Timothy Allen , same guy as WRDS talk in API * deaaled with alcohol addiction problem * Ask help , people are willing to help , especially the Python and Django communities ## Damocles : how do we intend to solve it ### Anuj * Tool for learning words in context * Scrapes video (big bang theory) with the search word ## structured logging in Python ### Jonathan Meier software engineer @openslate * structured logging is writing consistent logs that are easy for computers to read (JSON) * Python-json-logger or structlog ## Restructuring Data in Python ### Mahmoud Hashemi @ * Flat is good vs namespaces are good Time Peter Pep20 * Nested data is bad * Glom library - Python data nester * Good presenter ## ministry of silly runtime: Vintage Python on cloud run ### Dustin Ingram @Google @di_codes * Run stateless http container * Docker images as a service * Installed old Python (1.0.1) on cloud run * Good presenter # Cool but didn't go. ## Building Docs Like Code: Continuous Integration for Documentation ### Mason Egger * Not attending, but seems very interesting * * ## Building effective Django queries with expressions ## Can Neural Networks Help Me Become a Better Parent? ### Vanessa Barreiros ## Beyond Unit Tests: End-to-End Web UI Testing ### Andrew Knight ![](./resources/a8e6173c01a6496bb35a72f48b093c88.jpg)

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For me the issue was `MySQL max_open_files more than 1024` --- Edit `/etc/security/limits.conf` and add the following lines ``` mysql soft nofile 65535 mysql hard nofile 65535 ``` then reboot. Then edit `/etc/systemd/system/mysqld.service` and add ``` LimitNOFILE=infinity LimitMEMLOCK=infinity ``` Then restart the db service: ``` sudo systemctl reload mariadb.service ```

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[The Story Behind Building a Second Brain]( Speaking with people about my experience over the years, I’ve been surprised to find that many of them have some sort of chronic condition. A bad knee, a mysterious allergy, a recurring infection, or an addiction that they can’t kick no matter how hard they try. > This is Tiago's experience while he was dealing with his chronic disease ```javascript function WordCount(str) { return str.split(" ").length; } console.log(WordCount("hello world")); ``` ---

08/24/2020 > Noodel, short for node model, is a user interface for dynamic content trees that you can navigate by just moving up, down, left and right. It offers a new way to present content on the modern web that is intuitive, responsive and accessible. Currently available as Noodel.js, a JavaScript library. Powered by the reactive view engine of Vue.js. Basically, nice controls for a website.

07/23/2020 > We were fortunate enough to have Nat Eliason of Growth Machine sit down with our team and discuss how he assesses potential new team members. > Your resume and answers to the application are what will get you through the door in the first place. The application form is used to look for these qualifications: > * Minimum Skills > * Ability to Work Independently > * Results from Previous Work > * Can Improve Processes > * Personality and Culture Fit --- 07/08/2020 Remote Software Engineering Jobs on Github Issues. --- 07/15/2020 ---

A Job Board for Tech Enthusiasts. Read books and texts in chunks of your language and the language you want to learn. ## Notes ## Exercise: | Outcomes | Skills | | --------------------------------------- |:-------------:| | **write a book** | **writing**, **marketing**, sales, **design** | | create an online video course | | | create an video game | | | **become debt free** | discipline | | **make a micro acquisition** | finance, accounting, legal | | **create a profitable saas app** | **programming**, **marketing**, sales, **design** | | paint a person (and sell) | | | play a song on the piano (guitar) | | | be owner of restaurant like place | | | create a data science pipeline (saas) | | | create something that eveyone will use | | | write a song | | | **travel the world** | | | **work for a remote first company** | **programming**, **writing** | | **learn to speak Japanese (Italian)** | | | Outcomes (from Example) | Skills | | ------------------------ |:-------------:| | invest in a startup | | | have a popular blog | | | own a few properties | | | have a podcast | | | have a following | | ## Picked Skills: * Programming * Writing * Marketing * Design

06/10/2020 13:36 [Learn Anything]( by [Nikita Voloboev](/brain/Nikita-Voloboev)

[The Story Behind Building a Second Brain]( What have you done with all this knowledge you’ve gained? Where is it? What do you have to show for it? We feel this pressure to constantly be improving ourselves, to constantly be learning, but **so much of what we consume just goes in one ear and out the other**. We invest countless hours of our lives reading and consuming the knowledge of others, yet so few turning it into something of our own. --- Following advice from Dilbert maker allowed Tim to excel in life. The advice is to be an expert in several rare disciplines. That is, being a Specialized Generalist. Tim's advise is to learn the following by default, as an extremely useful addon: * Public Speaking * Negotiating * Writing --- Winning even if I fail. Choosing projects that will give you the skills and relationships that can be used elsewhere. This is a win even if the project fails.

## [How do I escape a backtick ` within in-line code in Markdown?]( Markdown provides backslash escapes for the following characters: ``` \ backslash ` backtick * asterisk _ underscore {} curly braces [] square brackets () parentheses # hash mark + plus sign - minus sign (hyphen) . dot ! exclamation mark ``` for example, this: ## \\ \` \* \_ \{ \} \[ \] \( \) \# \+ \- \. \! returns: \ ` * _ { } [ ] ( ) # + - . ! ---

[**MultiMarkdown Metadata**]( The older and simpler [MultiMarkdown Metadata]( is actually incorporated into a few Markdown parsers. While it has more recently been updated to optionally support YAML deliminators, traditionally, the metadata ends and the Markdown document begins upon the first blank line (if the first line was blank, then no metadata). And while the syntax looks very similar to YAML, only key-value pairs are supported with no implied types. Here is an example from the MultiMarkdown docs: Title: A Sample MultiMarkdown Document Author: Fletcher T. Penney Date: February 9, 2011 Comment: This is a comment intended to demonstrate metadata that spans multiple lines, yet is treated as a single value. CSS: The MultiMarkdown parser includes a bunch of additional options which are unique to that parser, but the key-value metadata is used across multiple parsers. Unfortunately, I have never seen any two which behaved exactly the same. Without the Markdown rules defining such a format everyone has done their own slightly different interpretation resulting in a lot of variety. The one thing that is more common is the support for YAML deliminators and basic key-value definitions. --- Most Markdown renderers seem to support this YAML format for metadata at the top of the file: ``` --- layout: post published-on: 1 January 2000 title: Blogging Like a Boss --- Content goes here. ``` The key was the content strategy. I won't lie: it requires a lot of work. But it can be replicated in any niche. So we thought we'd share the tactic with the IH community.🎉 The technique is called "R.L.L." (Really Long List). It was invented by Brian Dean from Backlinko. He describes the RLL technique in detail in his latest course. I'll give you a quick overview in 6 steps: 1. 🕵 USER RESEARCH: Guess < Ask You just have to find the equivalent for your niche. But please: don't just try to guess. Ask directly. 2. ✨ Quality - TOPIC: Offer a clear benefit for a niche. There are BILLIONS of "5 Ways To _" list-posts out on the web. But very few "100+ Tactics For _" high-quality articles. Especially ones with clear benefits for a specific niche. 3. 🧠 Value Focus on providing examples, tips, and checklists that people can use. 4. 🏡 Structure - Easy to scan = easy to share. * Use categories. * Reduce [cognitive load]( * Use progressive disclosure. * Aim for a clear visual hierarchy. 5. 📝 Create Writing one HUGE LIST is extremely hard. But creating one list ITEM is easy. [Fresh Start Effect]( 6. 📬 Convert Content upgrades tap into the concept of [curiosity gaps]( 🔗 . That alone attracted thousands of emails. * Treat your free content like a paid product. * Build in small iterations. * Get started now

06/10/2020 20:04 Growth Marketing Strategies for B2B SaaS Founders by [Dru Riley](/brain/-Dru-Riley) ### Behind the Book I started coding in 2009. Every time that I would finish a project my attention would turn to how to get users. Aside from this strategy being backwards, there weren’t any concise, actionable guides on how to get users for my project. Since then, I’ve stopped waiting until I was finished coding to market. And I started writing the book I wish existed. The no-fluff, tactical playbook on how companies are getting users. Think of it as an annotated swipe file (or lookbook). This book is a buffet of strategy. Take what makes sense for your project and leave what doesn’t. Use it as a reference or read all the way through. ### Insights From 👇 Mailchimp Basecamp Intercom WordPress Glide Apps Zoom Twilio Notion Superhuman Ahrefs Webflow Shopify Stripe AWS Zapier Airtable It is a good post. Go thourgh it. - [ ] When time goes by, and followed this guide. Make a list of your own best places to promote. --- To get your content the exposure it deserves, you need to spend 60% of your time on promotion (40% on writing). ## Promote Your Blog Content With Your Existing Audience * Email/Newsletter * RSS Feed * RSS Feed Directories - ## Promote Your Blog Content on Your Social Profiles * LinkedIn * Facebook * Twitter * Your Email Signature ## Syndicate Your Content on Other Platforms * Medium * LinkedIn Articles * IndieHackers * Top Blogs * Large publications like Business Insider or Huffington Post are open to re-publishing your articles if they feel it’s good enough. You can reach out directly to Business Insider or Huffington Post and apply. ## Promote Your Blog Content on Appropriate Upvote Sites 23. Hacker News: Hacker News was started by the team at Y Combinator. Its target is developers and entrepreneurs. A feature on HN’s homepage can drive 50,000 people to your site. 24. Designer News: Designer News is similar to Hacker News, but targets designers. 25. Growth Hackers: GrowthHackers was started by growth marketer Sean Ellis. It caters to marketers and seems to be the heir apparent to (now 26. DataTau: DataTau is similar to Hacker News, but focuses on data science. 27. is a new platform for marketers. The Zest team curates the content they promote. They’re not big ononc self-promotion. 28. is an invite-only version of Hacker News also targeting tech people. 29. Digg: “The homepage of the Internet”. Digg was once a much more popular site than it is today, but it’s still worth publishing content on there. 30. Web Designer News: Web Designer News is a curated site for web designers… 31. is another site for designers. It features the 5 best posts each day. 32. DesignFloat: DesignFloat is another upvote site focused on designers. 33. BizSugar: BizSugar focuses on small businesses. 34. Manage WP: Manage WP focuses on WordPress. 35. Blokube: Blokube is an upvote site focused on social media. 36. Blog Engage: Blog Engage is a general-purpose upvote site. 37. Do Splash: Do Splash is another general-purpose upvote site. 38. Amplify Blog: Amplify Blog is a general-purpose upvote site. 39. is a community dedicated to bootstrapping a business. 40. SaaS Invaders: SaaS Invaders focuses on Software as a Service news and tech.

# Lesson 3: How to analyse the traffic potential and ranking difficulty of a keyword ## 3.1 - How to test your article ideas for “search demand” * Newby bloggers' biggest mistake is to write about things that no one is looking for. * The more detail a post has the more clocks it will get. i.e. Better Content = More Search Traffic ## 3.4 - How to determine your chances to rank in Google * Think of links to your site as votes. The more pages with a link to your page the more chances you have appearing on the front page of google. ## Exercise (spreadsheet) * Check search Volume of your topic idea * Estimate total search traffic potential * Identify the "parent" topic (if any) * Look at the number of linking website. # Lesson 4: How to find great content ideas with high business value ## 4.1 - How to discover great content ideas by studying your niche * Even Reddit can be a great place to find ideas to blog about. If you go to a subreddit for your desired topic, see what people are voting for or are asking about. * Don't forget about the exercise from Lesson 3 ## 4.2 - How to generate keyword ideas using keyword research tools * * * Simply entering a word and filtering to KD =< 0 will give you a great list of keywords to traget. Furthermore, look on top result for those queries to see if those get traffic with no backlinks.

08/05/2020 Lesson here is to post pictures I took on Unsplash and if people use them, ask to give a link back.

08/12/2020 ![Screenshot_20200812-011958_DuckDuckGo.jpg](./resources/0c60255c0cba4f63b8eb65fed5d30aa7.jpg) When working on the next product add this as a traction chanel.

06/26/2020 From [Michal Mazurek]( newsletter - [How I learned to send emails to my mailing list]( I didn’t spam all groups at once. I posted to a new one only once I’ve incorporated feedback I received previously. That way I went through around 15 iterations. > Patience is key. That way you know you won't get same feedback twice. --- ## Step 1: Pick the Topic (Skip this section if you already have your site built) ## Step 2: Create an Initial Article List With the topic in mind, I’d come up with an initial list of articles that I could write, and keep them all in a spreadsheet. [Get that spreadsheet here!]( By doing this, I can make sure that I’m writing about the best topics to go after, not just picking things willy-nilly. The first couple ideas I have might be fine, but by spending some time to put all the options out there I can be sure that I’m spending my time as effectively as possible. The easiest way to make this list is to come up with a few article styles, then mix and match styles and content to build a huge list. ![Potential Post Categories for Nat likes Tea](./resources/1b8d3b85eb2846d68e9f57dd585e39eb.png) ![Generators](./resources/8b52981e3bf94d8eb42edf3bf40b968c.png) Then just combine. ![b5af9bd35c85c733864e6c94c8a51308.png](./resources/837bf4b12668466bab5ec9b1bc03c352.png) ## Step 3: Prioritize Your Articles Now that we have all of our possible topics, we need to figure out which ones it makes sense to focus on for our site (in order to get that sweet sweet SEO traffic), and which ones are fine to give to other people as guest posts. To do that, we’re going to rank our posts by Depth, then SEO value. ### Ranking by Depth I’m going to go through and assign a score of 1 to 3 for depth to each topic on the list: 1: Shorter, fun, one-off post. Probably < 1,000 words 2: Somewhere in the middle, 1,000-2,000 word guides 3: Massively useful in-depth guide on a topic, likely 2,000+ words ![f480653e4bc6a3759054a4dfcefff593.png](./resources/2d627ae9d25f49e19434e2a2b11aa461.png) Then, take all the posts you ranked a “1” and put them in another Worksheet labeled “Later Posts”: ![c0056f83337dc3c5b2e3278d643fe3ce.png](./resources/d0b9368ad4104879bbe1fbbc62e3f2f6.png) ### Compare SEO Value With the 2s and 3s, we’re going to figure out how valuable they are from an SEO perspective. This means assessing how many visitors we could potentially get to them from Google as a result of people searching for those topics. First, go to Google Keyword Planner. Then, take a topic you came up with, and plug it in as you have it: ![a72ccf63703d61fe8f53d0ac8bc382ef.png](./resources/b3c6b79804d542a386cd2e9610bd03ad.png) > Can probably try to use Ahrefs when I get this list going. plug some variations into that search bar at the top until we find a keyword (it’s a keyword even if there are multiple words) with a high volume Now I just take that Keyword and the Keyword Volume, and add it to our spreadsheet ![058212f9ab7909ba40d823b2810c3920.png](./resources/4a4c94fb8e69447b8c55dad88a7f5f35.png) ![3b541339aad23dd4e208ebede5b4215f.png](./resources/efe7068cf765412dac0bf5028fc43d11.png) ### Disqualify Tough Competition This does NOT mean to look at the competitiveness rating in Keyword Planner. ![635b8789e205180e0e3b68edba3f6371.png](./resources/c11df0b48f264b839485f856959daa06.png) What I mean by competitiveness is who else is ranking for this keyword in Google right now. All I have to do is take each keyword, plug it into Google, and see what comes up. I’ll also use the Moz Toolbar to tell me how highly ranked the pages are. If there’s a few major sites competing on a keyword, I’ll highlight it in red, but if it looks like smaller sites that I can definitely compete against then I’ll move on. ## Step 4: Pick Your Top 5-10 Topics With your list of topics (excluding the ones that seem too competitive), it’s time to pick the 5-10 that you’ll put on your site. With just 5-10 articles, you can easily reach 10k visitors a month. I currently get ~2,500 visitors per day from just 4 of my articles, so if just one of your articles reaches that level then you’ll have hit the goal. ## Step 5: Make a Schedule Before you start writing, create a schedule in Google Calendar for how often you’ll publish, both on your site and other sites. Aim for a minimum of two posts per month on your site, and one post a week on other sites. If you want to post more, put more time into posting on other sites. That’ll have a bigger ROI for you in the short term. But the most important thing is that once you make the schedule… stick to it. Lock it in, and make sure that you’re getting your articles out when you say you will. That’s the only way you succeed at this. ## Step 6: Create a List of Similar Blogs for Guest Posting You need a list of blogs that you can guest post on, and that you want to link back to you. The reason we’re doing this now is that once you have your list, you can include links to other people’s sites in your articles to earn good karma with them. And ideally, you’re doing this over separate emails (so one that says “hey I linked to you” then a follow up later asking about guest posting), which means that in your first communication you’re not asking for anything, just making their life better Add a worksheet like this one to your content plan: ![bb14ded422df6fc471c9d2e3378fd903.png](./resources/91d419308db34c3594b253be005f2965.png) And fill it in with the blogs in a similar niche as you. ## Step 7: Write The First Article While writing it, I’d follow the guidelines for creating epic content that I give to writers for the Sumo blog: * It must be actionable. Someone should be able to take the post and do something, not just go “oh that’s nice.” * Focus on ONE core idea. Think of someone searching in Google. What question are they looking for the answer to, and why is your answer the best. * Think of how you can make it the only article they need on the subject. When someone finds it they should go “whoa I better save this.” * For length, think 1,500 - 4,000 words. More is fine if it’s kickass (this article is ~5,000). I find it’s hard to do a worthwhile topic justice with anything shorter. * Use pictures. Make sure the pictures enhance the explanations--some fun photos are fine, but the point of the pictures should be to make whatever you’re saying more clear. No random stock photos. * Chunk it up. It shouldn’t read like a New Yorker article. There should be helpful headings, sub headings, short paragraphs, bold text, etc. * Links links links. Include any relevant links in your article. More links = more people we can email about plugging them in order to get them to share it. * Link to my other articles. I can’t do this in the first one obviously, but for every article after that, this is important for SEO and for keeping people in the site As for targeting the article to the keyword you’re going for, don’t worry about that too much. The only thing to make sure of is that you put the keyword in the title. Aside from that, as long as the article is about the topic you’re going for, you should be fine. ## Step 8: Create a Content Upgrade Before promoting the article, I’d make sure that it’s setup to capture as many email addresses as possible. The best way to do this is through content upgrades. A content upgrade is any bonus piece of content that builds on what they’re getting for free, and is worth giving up their email address for. In this case, since the topic is different kinds of tea, I’d put together a 1-page PDF comparing their main differences of each kind of tea with nice visuals, and offer that to the readers, using the “10-minute content upgrades” method. I’d put it in three places (for an example of this combo, check out my fasting article): * A page-specific Welcome Mat. Instead of a site-wide Welcome Mat, I’d make one for that article specifically like I did on our Kickstarter Fundraising. This catches people’s attention right when they show up to give them the first offer. * A page-specific Scroll Box. Just like the Welcome Mat, I’d make a page-specific scroll box that offers the same thing as the Mat. Why the same thing? Because people who didn’t opt in on the Mat might want an opportunity later. * A click-triggered List Builder Popup. Last, I’d have a call to action at the end of the article that triggers a List Builder popup to give them another chance to sign up for the bonus. ## Step 9: Promote Your Article ### 1. Email Your List I know you haven’t built a list yet, but secretly, you already have one. Huh? It’s all your friends. ### 2. Post to Social I assume you have some Facebook friends. Post the article to Facebook, tag some people you think would be interested, and see what happens. You’d be surprised by how many of your friends might be interested in what you have to say. The same goes for Twitter, LinkedIn, and any other network you frequent. ### 3. Growth Hack Reddit Eddy wrote a great [guide]( on getting tons of traffic from reddit, but the simple version is: * Find a few subreddits that allow “link” posts * Post your link there * Ask a few friends to give you initial upvotes ### 4. Email Everyone You Mentioned Just say “hey I mentioned and linked to you in this post, here’s the link, have a good day.” ### 5. Submit to Other Relevant Communities if there’s a good one that you can submit your links to and not worry too much about engaging with then go for it. ### 6. Submit to Quuu If you join the site Quuu, you can submit links to different categories that are then shared by other Quuu users trying to fill their social media feeds. ## Step 10. Create a List of Guest Topics Add a “Guest posts” worksheet, and come up with as many sub-articles as you can based on the one you just published. Add a column for “base” post, where you’ll list the post that you’re getting the ideas from, to remind you what to link back to when writing. This is the best and easiest way to come up with guest posting topics. You ensure that: * They’ll be fast to write since you’ve already sort of written them. * You have an excuse to link back to the article you just wrote. The whole point of guest posting (for this strategy) is to build links back to yourself and increase your SEO ranking, so you want to write about things that let you easily link to yourself. With this strategy, you make sure that you’re giving people new content, while keeping it easy for you to make, and while helping your SEO. ## Step 11. Start Guest Posting When writing the guest posts, make sure you do these things: * Write really good articles. They shouldn’t be as good as the ones on your site (yeah yeah, I know, everyone else says the opposite, but they’re just saying that so you’ll give them your best content), but they should still be really good. * Link to yourself tactfully. The point of the guest posts is to build more links back to yourself, so add in a few tactfully. No one wants a guest post with a dozen links that all go back to the author’s site, but no one will complain if you have a few. * Get it to them ahead of schedule. As someone who manages a blog with a lot of guest posts, being early makes the editor love you forever. Most guest posters are flaky, get things in at the last minute, and make managing a blog a huge pain in the ass, so DON’T BE THAT GUY (or gal). * Promote it. When you get published on another niche site (don’t worry about promoting it if it’s on Elite Daily, Huffington, etc.), promote it! They might not have a huge amount of traffic yet either so if you can get them some love they’ll want you to come back. ## Bonus Step 1: Re-Target Your Old Posts You might have originally been going for one keyword, but then you start to get picked up for another tangential one. When that happens, update the title of your post to fit that new keyword (assuming the volume is higher). ## Bonus Step 2: Make an Email Course In the case of Programming for Marketers, I have a site-wide email signup rate of ~15%, just using Welcome Mats and List Builders in all of our articles (in addition to the landing page). The easiest way to do this is just wait till you have ~5 great articles on your site under a certain theme, then package them into an autoresponder in MailChimp or another email marketing tool, and tell your visitors that they can (in this case) “Sign up to get 5 free lessons on become a tea master” or something similar.

Workshop with David Perell and Matthew Kobach ## David's Presentation DP: Curate your feed constantly Follow people not organizations You have full permission to unfollow You have the full authority over your feed DP: Every tweet should be one idea DP: Reply to people who have a large following. Make sure you add value to the conversation. DP: When sharing quotes, make sure to add value, context and your own flavor MK: I have a test account to prepublish and confirm that everything looks good. It does look different once you publish. MK: Condense as much as possible WM: {favorite quote} Now is the envy of the dead. ## Matthew's Presentation MK: If you want follower, know why someone should follow you! This makes it clear what you should write. You follow David because he takes complex ideas and breaks them down two levels down. If followers is not your goal, then nevermind, have fun. MK: Be very (very, very) specific, very (very, very) niche. Only when you get super passionate people, only then can you start to broaden the scope. The more specific you are, the more unique you are. MK: You need to post a lot (a lot, a lot)! (every day for 30 days - arbitrary) Than a month later you get to see what resonated and what not. Use that information to plan the future work. MK: Tweets tend to be similar to compounding. By being consistent you get an exponential growth. This earns goodwill and will therefore separate you from other accounts. MK: If the creativity wave hits you, ride it. You are not stilling from your future-self. This won't last forever so, ride the way. DP: The [Personal Monopoly Worksheet.pdf](./resources/8605f984167d432d966580606c67ed55.pdf) helps you figure out why someone should follow you. ## QA DP: Look at likes and lists of your favorite people to follow DP: Advanced search: favourite follower, filter by like --- I’d expect that anyone could take a gameplan like this and go from **zero to hireable digital marketer in 6 months** or less, **so long as you work hard at it and don’t get too distracted**. ## Step 1: Pick Your Initial Focus (10 minutes) Digital marketing comprises all the strategies you have available to try to get people to a website, get them to return, and get them to take an action. We can call these three phases Acquisition, Retention, and Conversion. When starting out, focus on being a generalist. You won’t know what you’re most interested in yet, so building up a general digital marketing skill set will help you hone in on the areas that excite you most. You’ll also be more hireable since a digital marketer who can wear a few different hats is much more useful than one who only knows how to do Instagram ads. ### My Stack 1. Acquisition Search Engine Optimization Affiliate Marketing 2. Retention Community Building Email Marketing 3. Conversion Copywriting Landing Page Design ## Step 2: Build Your Sandbox (1-7 days) As for what should your sandbox be, you have a few options. The easiest is to start a blog. If you do decide to go with a blog though, please, for all of our sakes, do not start a marketing blog. Instead, write about something else you’re interested in. Some hobby you want to get better at, or some area of interest to you like psychology or history. > Perhaps use David Perell's [Personal Monopoly Worksheet](./resources/42b7e56298f14dc3835239dca29dbc1e.pdf) to determine what you should write about. As I mentioned in my Wiki Strategy article, it helps to be very focused in your growth channels, so if you said “social media” before, try picking just one social media channel to put most of your focus on. You can always expand your channels later, but if you try to do everything at once in the beginning, you’ll burn yourself out. ## Step 3: Initial Practice (2 weeks) The Bullseye Framework is an excellent tool for finding certain channels to try for your product, but it’s also useful for running experiments within a certain channel. For now, you want to stay focused on your stack, so you can use the Bullseye Framework to run certain experiments within those skills. ![147937f9d071f29fbcf92cdb19213278.png](./resources/8089e381f7ee426c83b4a38c86047c4c.png) Don’t try to improvise right now, you’re still a novice, and following someone else’s plan will be extremely helpful. ## Step 4: Research and Iterate (2 months / till you die) Your process at this stage should be: 1. Run a few marketing experiments (usually for ~1-2 weeks) 2. If an experiment succeeds, turn it into a system and keep doing it 3. If one fails, find another one to run What you must be careful to avoid is spending all your time reading and thinking up new experiments and not spending enough of your time implementing and testing them. Many of these experiments will require iteration and patience, and it’ll be tempting to look around for quick wins instead. You’ll have to avoid that temptation and stick to the plan if you want to learn. ## Step 5: Freelancing When you’re trying to help another company or person do what you’ve done on your own, it’ll expose areas that you aren’t as familiar with, and can help you round out your understanding of the skill. And if you’re able to find someone you can freelance for who’s more skilled than you are, they can point out areas for you to improve that you might have missed on your own. ## Step 6: Keep Expanding, Keep Experimenting ## All Traction Channels Within **Acquisition**, you have: ``` Search Engine Optimization Search Engine Marketing Advertising Social Media Affiliate Marketing Influencer Marketing Viral Marketing Publicity Communities Other Platforms ``` Within **Retention**, you have: ``` Email Marketing Social Media Community Building Notifications Retargeting ``` And within **Conversion**, you have: ``` Copywriting Landing Page Design Sales Email Marketing Retargeting ``` I’d recommend including *at least* one of these image types, ideally, all four: 🦸‍♂️ The Hero Shot Hopefully, you have a product that looks cool. Minimally, you’ll have a clean image that explains your product’s value proposition. Pictures *are* worth a thousand words — invest in them ![3fe2885eec5170e059532b1692e37de4.png](./resources/15b80cb44ce64b1d87fa7fe9f44bc552.png) ![c5038bd5e82f9829d0baea2c41240ae2.png](./resources/b195ddce93944b2ea09fba2cb1f5a5f5.png) 🏙️ The Office Logo A reasonable alternative to the “hero shot” is a photo of the founders against the backdrop of a semi-artful logo in your startup’s well-lit lobby. Even a photo of the logo in your office can be a decent option. ![cc09243462108752558c07eb5ccb555e.png](./resources/2e00375bf10945ecb2930b799c8700f8.png) ![f120ba84b728353624aaa710e6cbd90a.png](./resources/0bdd0abe79894942a393210a5f0eed9e.png) 🦁 The Logo in the Wild A photo of your logo out in the world is a powerful asset. The context clues help explain to potential readers what your startup does, and it demonstrates you’ve actually built something. ![c9a4da8801b34d3784ec1cb9da424c31.png](./resources/340324ba2601491da8eb89bf0825ef3e.png) ![9fc4a0cdaaf44890ea5a6578eb2fe3dc.png](./resources/6c132208f26c4266b9cf0e1a6080114e.png) 🎨 The Illustrated Logo If you don’t have the time/budget to make rich visual assets, at least ensure that you prep a high-resolution version of your logo. ![99bf178b18a9202aadc197f21696c7de.png](./resources/d7dc66e0e1c4437782536cf842314e17.png) ![db6fac24ba6a896fd8bf42213c70b689.png](./resources/b404388fd7b3474ca94a756cbdb53f19.png) Another easy option is to put your logo over a piece of stock art that provides some context. Get a free image from Unsplash, add a couple of adjustment layers in Photoshop, and you’ve got a decent press image. ![683e1220ce58c7c57f94e97c91c0a1ef.png](./resources/fa408df7d2dc4cd2aecb4d7cb6eae475.png) ![9e7d9a4ebe3192ff76b1d58ada589824.png](./resources/718ccbbd40f546c1b1bc055fc9d57fa7.png) 💻 Logo on a screen ![fe587a9f559784764aa4c4d20d31f16e.png](./resources/8c5ea67c403c405f8ecdf26c1100b4dd.png) ![0f18bd76a0812a8cfebe55907025ca57.png](./resources/3113991b671749a88630a98695c85e87.png) 🎭 Logo on a stage Your logo presented on a large screen at a conference is a decent option for businesses with ephemeral offerings. Like the logo in the wild, it suggests that *someone* thinks you are important enough to put on stage. ![28633aec6640ff713fc139fa4099632f.png](./resources/db6291847711468d8caaf02f8175f376.png) ![ac080c1afc0636f516b779a59fce221c.png](./resources/a1a655fac01841ff9b840dc76495fcfe.png) ✏️ Logos with Illustrations ![3f6f4fb0b49d21128cec2bcfdb386b33.png](./resources/74632c24b3e74a63b8fe12dafa66a241.png) ![250e9656be65a7d96ba61b939f9c24b7.png](./resources/2a548efa110a478889f12236eda1a10f.png) 📣 Mascots If your product is dull, but you’ve got a playful spirit, it’s an underutilized way to build affinity and recognition. ![cfdd2b2d5ce32332fb7ccf689f84da8b.png](./resources/b28305502ab54b41b8d6b82bbf5e774f.png) ![f6ad6117d2fc1cd3394d2604f4126354.png](./resources/9a3308885d764b6fb196399dd75fa95c.png) * Avoid stock art sterility at all costs! * If you want PR, invest in design

A hub of learning resources for curious marketers

[How to Remember What You Read | How I Digest Books (Plus: A Few Recent Favorite Books) | Tim Ferriss]( TF - [12:38]: When you are reviewing the notes you took for a book or an article, highlight the important bits with ***. That will allow for an easy search later on. RK: Furthermore, for Tiago's double highlight (bold * highlight) we can use another set of characters. It is possibble to hightlight with \<\mark>, but we are going to use a built in extension of == double equals. Welcome to the Home of Mind Mapping! Search thousands of free mind map templates and examples

[How to Remember What You Read | How I Digest Books (Plus: A Few Recent Favorite Books) | Tim Ferriss]( [19:00] So, you read a book, so what? What is you next action going to be. Well, perhaps it can be useful to add an actions section to a finished book note or an articles review note. Like so: --- [Action] * Create ... * Do this ...

06/10/2020 20:05 Background IT Support at City of Tallahassee IT Degree from FSU Software Engineer at BLiNQ Media Senior Software Engineer at DealerMatch Big Data Engineer at Manheim Took a mini retirement Building

[Making Connections in your Notes]( - Matt Talks about Roam and Org Roam. Very good talker / presenter.

06/18/2020 11:10 I am a data scientist in NTT DATA Corporation Japan. I work on building Big Data infrastructure solutions and data analytics algorithms. I also work on business analytics projects for different vertical industries. I hold a masters degree in Information Science and Electrical Engineering from Kyushu University - Japan. My undergraduate thesis was about the application of algorithms from information theory to financial data. During my graduate years, I worked on theoretical machine learning as well as practical application of machine learning techniques to data compression. I also participate on a regular basis to data analytics competitions run by [Kaggle profile]( Hi, I’m Naxeem. I’m a graphic designer and front-end developer from Fuvahmulah. Little Red Giant is my design studio. I also have the “I have loved drawing and art since I was a child story” and that lead me to graphic design. TailwindCSS & Affinity Designer / Photo Interesting person. Found him from an answer on [StackOverflow](/brain/Can-t-eject-Hard-Drive) about force ejecting external hard drive. I'm Alex, and probably just like you, I have a goal I'm working towards. Mine is to achieve financial independence in 2020. I'm working full time, as an engineer on a device NASA astronauts will wear when they go to Mars. In the past two years, I have launched ~20 products and made 4 of them profitable. I've reached $800 MRR so far. My goal is to reach $2k MRR. @alexsideris_

Courtland mentioned her in a podcast

06/10/2020 11:44 Django core developer, staff engineer @robinhoodapp, public speaker, private pilot, general gatherer of hobbies, and misplaced Brit. He/him/they. Rainbow flag Dragon Can't remember how I found him, but I actually "responded" to a post of his a while back. Now he "resurfaced in my feed". Awesome Digitla Garden of his. --- Found her be googling for Todoist best practices --- Hi, I'm Belle. I'm an iOS developer and writer from Melbourne, Australia. I'm also one of two co-founders of Hello Code, a Melbourne-based startup. We're building Exist to help you understand your life through insights from your personal data, a bookmarking app for developers called Larder, and Changemap for building your products in public. I keep a now page updated with my current projects and favourite tools.


Date: 05/27/2020 Good blog on Azure

Podcast right before mubbs

The Writing Guy.

Davis Remmel 08/21/2020 Found him through Hacker News where he posted his work on adding MicroSD to Remarkable tablet. Affinity Designer Tutorials and Resources

His personal website -> He is a CEO of DuckDuckGO. Co-authored [Traction book]( and [Super Thinking](

13/06/2020 15:57 Gridsome Developer Digital Garden This is the website of Gwern Branwen. I am most interested in psychology, statistics, and technology; I am best known for my writings on the darknet markets & Bitcoin, blinded self-experiments & Quantified Self analyses, dual n-back & spaced repetition, and modafinil.

[Belle B. Cooper](/brain/Belle-B--Cooper)'s partner I'm co-founder of Hello Code with Belle B. Cooper. I am joshsharp on twitter.

07/23/2020 Fantastic website with awesome animation. A lot to copy or rather a lot to aspire to. Awesome like feature on the post page. Cool cool dude! Found him from the [A Static Future](/brain/A-Static-Future) article. **06/10/2020 13:33** [Code Snipets]( I’m on a mission to improve the health and wellness of 1mm+ people over the next decade. The healthcare and food systems in the US are totally f*cked, and I want to change that by launching companies that contribute to a healthier America. As of now (June 2019), that includes launching Kettle & Fire and Perfect Keto. Co-wrote Traction. I’m the founder + CEO of Kettle & Fire, the fastest-growing bone broth brand in the country. I also co-founded Perfect Keto, a food + supplement brand for people going keto. Outside of those companies (which I spend my time on), I also buy small SaaS businesses (Fomo, Cross-Sell, etc) with my partner Ryan Kulp, and do some investing on the side.

07/02/2020 I like how he writes about Django, very clear. Maggie Appleton Makes illustrations that help explain the world of technology and programming. Currently Art Directing & Illustrating at She is doing fantastic art on the web, I found her from her tweet where she posted a thread of awesome digital gardens.

13/06/2020 15:58 Monica Lent Software engineer, specializing in the ReactJS and NodeJS ecosystems, self-employed software engineer and founder. Found her through the course on Blogging for Devs. Greate newsletter.

08/21/2020 I'm a writer and researcher who likes to understand how people work. I try to engage in both theory and practice, which means I'm always cycling between writing to understand a topic, then finding ways to test those ideas in the "real world." I'm currently interested in parasocial communities and reputation-based economies. I work at Substack. Previously, I focused on open source software, working independently and at GitHub to improve the developer experience. I recently published a book about open source developers called Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software (available now).

From Medley 199: Nat has been enjoying Thomas Keller's Masterclass on Cooking.

**06/10/2020 13:26** [Awesome Digital Garden / wiki]( [Code snippets]( Discovered him first when in a post from Twillio on integrating SendGrid with Django. Nw he was on top of the HackerNews with hist book Writing for Developers. My name is Rocio Aramberri. I live in Brazil, but I’m originally from Uruguay. I work remotely as a Lead Engineer at BriteCore. My main areas of expertise are Python, Django, Vue.js, and AWS. Sharing knowledge and learning in the process are the main goals of this blog. Found through her post on Django ORMs from PyCoders Weekly


Naval ravikant podcast mentioned him as a skillful person

06/25/2020 [Sergey Lyapustin]( <img src="" /> Found him thorugh hia post on building a [Django Chatbot with Celery, WebSockets, and Redis](/brain/Django-Chatbot-with-Celery--WebSockets--and-Redis)


08/24/2020 Found her through her post [Being OK With Not Being Extraordinary]( This was front page of hacker news. She seems to have a lot of good posts. Digital Garden Discovered him a while back. He was the one to inspire me to learn web dev. I do consulting work for startups & media companies. Read more about that here. I'm passionate about art & technology and am co-founder of Brooklyn art collective Fiercely Curious. I also know a little kung fu (but I'm rusty) This is my personal digital garden. A wild garden, loosely tended. There's drafts, ideas, partials, fragments and ideas.

**Marriage** - Two wifes at a time Warren Buffet was married but lived with another woman. His second wife was introduced by the first wife. Buffett remarried after his first wife died on early 2000s. ---


Изобрел принцип ракеты. > Основоположник теоретической космонавтики[6]. Обосновал использование ракет для полётов в космос, пришёл к выводу о необходимости использования «ракетных поездов» — прототипов многоступенчатых ракет.Циолковский,_Константин_Эдуардович

Justin : maybe I should have focused in babies rather than business Michele: no one enjoys the baby stage, you need the dopamine from the side hustle. Better than drinking --- Resentment form one working and the other is not. "You are working, again?" Working together helps that. Involving you SO is important. Same with parenting. --- After the diaper stage the world opens up a little bit.

[02:25] To get what you want you have to deserve what you want [07:00] To become successful you must be a learning machine. Going to bed a little wiser than you were in the morning. [14:20] World's most famous laywer, Cicero said a man who does not know what happened before he was born, goes through life as a child. Knowing major themes in various disciplines can be the thing that separates you from others. It can be life changing. [17:05] Inversion can help you solve a lot of problems on life. [19:00] If you want to be smart, to learn and be successful, forget about ideologies. Sticking to an ideology turns your brain into mush. [21:00] Self pitty is not an answer. It is one of the worst modes of thinking. Generally , envy, anger, resentment are bad modes of thinking. [23:50] Franklin said: if you want to persuade appeal to interest, not reason. [25:00] Working under people you admire is crucial for better life. Both financially and psycholo

* * Ssi for data munging, visual * Learn basic of data processing Math, stats, lon algebra Logic, computational basics Pick an Learn to learn

Data Visualization is right between science and art

Indiehackers runs on ember.js and firebase.

Bought Notifi.App (with a friend, future FOMO) when was working in a VC fund. Worked on it part time. Bought for 6 figures less than 1M. Used seller side financing. Seller side financing is when you leverage your company to get a 0% loan. Ryan loves raising prices on Black Friday.

Marketplaces: * * * Sniper

By sharing content you are building a trust bank. This can be one of the reasons that people trusted Justin with his new platform Transistor. When you are going you have the energy to learn to share and to experiment. Use it. > No matter how much you want to succeed or to earn more, share you thoughts, share your learnings or anything that can be useful to people. Don't ask for anything in return. Do it for the good of the people. It will come back, but in multitude more. Who you know and who knows you matters a lot! You've got to practice to sell, and practise in general

* made BuildwithDjango as an info product. Goal: $1 in 6 months.

Just build something tiny that you can charge for. Tiny!!!

8:00 * Advertising secrets of the written word by Joe sugarman (copywriting) * Aida acronym like in Joshua fort post (copywriting) * Long copy is fine 30:00 For high earning email newsletter * focus on a small niche and charge alot ($500-$1000 year) * Provide information in a utalitarian form, - fun and interesting - it needs to provide utility (value) help get something done better. * Taylor to people who can make mo ey with that information * Some cash on advertising * Work on a few blog posts with strong focus on virality

* 1:22:00 - if you are resentful and hateful to yourself, you will be that to others too. * Radical Acceptance - Tata Brock

* In the morning do the creative thing. Not Twitter, not emails, just write. * Remember how little you know.

Everybody lies: Everything will be fine. Could be worse, it can be bad, but it is for sure will be fine. Don't worry about bad grade or about losing a client even, business failed. You will be fine. 12 rules for life: Clean your room. Man up.

[01:00] - course on maximizing travel points [14:00] One way Sam finds ideas is by reverse engineering other sites / projects. “Reverse Engineering - when I go to a website and see how they do it, it helps me realize what’s possible.“

Read listen to buffetts and munger's writings and speeches. They cover everything on how to invest and run a business

Andrew requires his CEOs to only send financials once a month and swat analysis every quarter. This I creases trust and lower time consumed in running companies. They get text for emergencies only. Principles and EMyth for delegation and system of offloading tasks 45:00 Job boards are great business for niche, high engaging communities 1:04:50 Tiny owns supercast, allows to create private feeds for paid subscribers For making profitable podcast * Monthly ama (20-30 questions) * Extended interview from Titan first half free second for paid * For someone cool ask 5-10 questions like and show results in private feeds only * Best book in 5 last year's * Personal habit to udo every day that no one knows about

### Jonathan Zachs Tropical mba podcaat 30x500 ### Tringas Meetup New lab Demand curve slack Self publishing formula Two black nerds podcast

48:09 - for writing get the harshest critique. If you share it with your friends they will be soft and it won't get any better.

* Awareness by Anthony Mellow * Got Tim like a reboot for an iPhone * Powels Bookstore, biggest in the us, best * Dram sparkling water with cbd * True venture

* Do this project - ask Derek about where I can find it * If you want to do many different things and don't get good at any here is the solution. Think long term. Don't think you have to do everything in one year. You can focus on one thing for a couple of years. Then on next, then on next. Dont be a donkey - fable, think of the future

* Book: Peter Bevelin, From Darwin to Munger * Book: The art of Joy (stoicism) * Book: Revising Pros (for writing, horrible cover) * Book: Simple and direct (writing) * Watches: * Rolex milgau 6541 (1958) * Patek phillipe * Jiker lacolte Polaris 1968

1:21:00 - Happiness. Be happy no matter what , no matter the circumstance. It comes from within you. 1:27:26 - be careful how you set your expectations. Make sure it is internal. Example is being angry at finishing 2nd, that's stupid. 2:05:00 - alfy koen books on parenting 2:14:00 - fuck the parents who say my kid shouldn't play iPad all day, rather with wooden blocks. The problem is not the kid or the iPad , it is the shitty environment the parents built that makes the kid do nothing. Example of rat eating cocaine and dying vs. a group of rats having a good environment and not dying even with access to cocaine 2:41:00 - Wrath of the cons podcast - Dan Carlan 2:51:00 - Leica M 2 40 - fucking amazing camera - paired with 50mm sumlux 1.4

# Workflows * [Pre-built workflows]( # Useful Features * Clipboard history # Settings

Here I will add all the links and resources about "Building the second Brain". ## [The PARA Method: A Universal System for Organizing Digital Information]( - [Summary](/brain/P-A-R-A--Method) ## [One-Touch to Inbox Zero: How I Spend 17 Minutes Per Day on Email]( - [Summary](/brain/Tiago-s-Email-Productivity-Workflow) ## [Building a Second Brain: Overview]( ## [How to take smart notes: 10 principles]( ## [Progressive Summarization: Part 1]( ## [Progressive Summarization: Part 2](

## I have now moved this to a [awesome-basb repo]( Here I will add all the links and resources about "Building the second Brain". This information is extremely valuable, but the actual course is expensive. If you have the money, take the course. If you don't, there are a lot of resources that can help you get started for free. ## [Building a Second Brain: Overview]( > Great article! No actionable points on using tools to achieve ideas, but that is not why it was written. Here Tiago goes over the main concepts. > This is quite meta, but it is very hard make specific excerpts or notes on this piece. The reason is that most of it is gold. This is simply an outline of Tiago's approach an this argument as to why you should use it. It is very convincing. Give it a read. ## Artices - [How to take smart notes: 10 principles]( - [Progressive Summarization: Part 1]( - [Progressive Summarization: Part 2]( ## Videos - [Building a Second Brain at Knowledge Conf 2019 (Russian)]( - [How to Use and Master Your Second Brain in 2019, by Tiago Forte at ProdCon]( - [How to Build a Second Brain, with Tiago Forte](

Type `is:unread in:inbox` in the search bar My project tree looks like this: ![dabf114f755d31184efb2ec3bef28c2c.png](./resources/0d92773117a846a783de70248cec1a19.png) Coding Exist for iOS App Store version HealthKit branch Location branch New features Littlelogs for iOS ToRead Journal Notes app Larder for iOS Project ideas Personal Calendar Bills Shopping Goals Hello Code Content Exist Littlelogs Larder Writing Topics Field Trip Productive Habits course BBC blog Clients Client 1 Client 2 etc. One of the things I’m doing is to use a sub-notebook entitled Kanban, with its own sub-notebooks set as numbered columns. I then move todo notes as if they were Kanban cards from one column to another. Enabling the notes counter gives me a WIP approach. It’s really all I need for issue tracking in many projects.

[The PARA Method: A Universal System for Organizing Digital Information]( Projects always fall into Areas. A few examples: Running a marathon is a project, whereas Health is an area Publishing a book is a project, whereas Writing is an area Saving 3 months’ worth of expenses is a project, whereas Finances is an area A vacation to Thailand is a project, whereas Travel is an area Planning an anniversary dinner is a project, whereas Spouse is an area --- The bottom line here is, define your projects, or they will define you. You’ll be constantly pulled and pushed into the projects of others, and find that even when others offer to help you with yours, you won’t even know what they areю --- It operates according to three core principles: The first principle is that it uses the number 4 as a guidepost. The entire hierarchy is four categories wide (projects, areas, resources, archives), and no more than four levels deep (using Evernote as an example, the levels would be: application > stacks > notebooks > notes). --- The third principle is that P.A.R.A. preserves and actually enhances the most important distinction that any productivity system must make: between actionable and non-actionable information. Making this distinction allows you to set aside 95% of the information coming your way, to focus on the 5% necessary for the task at hand. Email: emails from other people Calendar: calls and meetings at specific times Desktop/Downloads: files and downloads Notes: digital notes I’ve saved Tasks: my to do’s --- ## The Dose-Response Theory of Working Harder When prescribing some medicine, doctors know that there is a dose-response curve. Too little of the medicine and you aren’t getting the full benefit, but too much and you could be damaging the patient. ### If you don’t have enough Iron in your blood, taking the right amount of an iron supplement can be helpful, but taking too much can be poisonous. The same is true of many other things. Working out for a few hours per week is probably very beneficial. Working out for sixty hours per week can be extremely damaging to your long-term health. It is simply too high of a dose. --- ## 1. Prioritize Tasks by Energy Level One way to work smarter, not harder is to plan your days and weeks around your natural rhythms. If you’re a morning person, don’t leave the most important work for the afternoon and if you’re a night owl, don’t feel guilty about sleeping later and staying up at night to get your work done. I started to break my to-do lists into three sections and sort it by energy levels: I typically do about 10–15 hours of high-level work each week, another 10–15 of medium energy work, and another 10–15 of low energy, administrative work. ![243f7ede79cb9fff8d21b2912387548f.png](./resources/a6d1378291c34d2982b5dcb82abb5cb6.png) --- “Use courage and wisdom, not labor, to make money.” — Nassim Taleb --- Instead of sharing a new idea, we keep it to ourselves because we’re afraid what people will think. There is no one way to apply more courage to your work. Maybe, for you, courage is choosing to work less because we are confident in our own productivity time. Even if that means having a 5-hour work day or 20 hour work week. Maybe it’s having a difficult conversation with someone at work. But, for all of us, being courageous is the real hard work we need to do, rather than just “clocking in more time.” --- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the Russian composer, started by having tea, smoking, and reading from his Bible and philosophy collection. --- The research by Steve Key, a professor of molecular and computational biology at the University of Southern California, shows that “[w]hen it comes to doing cognitive work, most adults perform best in the late morning. footnote:Shellenbarger, Sue. “Your Body’s Best Time for Everything.” WSJ., 25 Sept. 2012. Web. 28 Oct. 2016. --- Most importantly, a morning routine generates momentum. Momentum is a fundamental part of human psychology. --- This then is the purpose of the morning routine: You should get one “small win” to create momentum in each life domain that’s important to you. --- Establishing a Morning Routine The first step is to make a list of all the areas you want to move forward and list one “small win” you could do in each. --- A little self-experimentation generally makes this abundantly obvious. In the documentary Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock ate McDonalds three meals a day for thirty days. In that month, he developed high blood pressure, cholesterol and early signs of fatty liver disease. He also gained 25 pounds, became depressed, moody, lethargic and completely lost his sex drive. --- Vertical coherence is the largest predictor of motivation that I’ve found. If I can see a clear line between the tasks I am working on today and a bigger future that aligns with my values, I find it much easier to get to work. --- The next thing you’re going to do is list the number one most important priority you have today. If you start the day with ten priorities, you’re likely to get none of them done. I find, if you start with one thing you absolutely must do, you’ll always get it done. --- The most important ingredient to having a morning routine that works is to customize it for yourself. To reiterate Bruce Lee: “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” --- Small win ideas: * Food * Drink a glass of water and make coffee * Eat a Healthy Breakfast * Intellectual * Read an Article * [Write down 10 ideas]( * Listen to a Book or Podcast * Fitness/Stretching * 4 Minute Stretching Routine for Desk Sitters * [7 Minute Morning Yoga for Flexibility]( * Meditaion / Mindfullness * [Insight Timer]( * Review * [Create and Review a 25-Year Vision]( * [Script out and Review Your Ideal Day]( * [Determine and Review Your Operating Principles]( * Journal and Plan * Gratitude Journal * Prioritize - What would make today great is… * Affiramtions - I believe…

[One-Touch to Inbox Zero: How I Spend 17 Minutes Per Day on Email]( --- I spend 17 minutes per day on email, or 7.43% of my total work time over the past 12 months. The average information worker, in contrast, spends 28% of their time reading, writing, and responding to email — nearly 4 times as much. ![d950d041591b17cc40ba369936b76f88.png](./resources/5be52d1ad2b846c68ef827cd8ce68cea.png) --- The key to Inbox Zero, everyone knows, is to “touch each email only once.” But what most do not appreciate is that this level of simplicity is the ultimate sophistication — only a well-designed underlying system can make such elegant action possible. --- Let’s turn back the tide and strip email down to its original function, the only one that it does better than any other tool: collecting new inputs. > Email's original function --- **Turn off multiple inboxes** When you’re able to One-Touch emails at a rate of one every few seconds, having multiple inboxes only multiplies the effort. It’s weird — once your email workflow gains economies of scale, you actually benefit from greater volume. Settings > Inbox tab > set Inbox type: to Default > uncheck all Categories: except for Primary --- **Turn off all notifications** Your email inbox is someone else’s To Do list. > This is crucial. I followed Tim Ferriss advice a few years back on stripping down notification on my phone. If I haven't done that, I think I would be less far in my life journey than I am now. --- Every conceivable email you receive can be handled by just 4 downstream systems: * a digital calendar (G Calendar) * a task manager (Todoist) There are a lot of benefits to using a digital task manager, but for One-Touch purposes, there is one single most important feature: the program’s ability to capture and link back to email-based tasks. * a reference app (Joplin) * a read later app. (Pocket) > So it is importnant those apps function well. --- That is our real goal — lowering our reactivity is an end in itself, because anything that forces you to react controls you.

For the issue that I head with EmailOctopus CORS. Make a paid request redirect similar to

Need to get views data (Google Analytics API) Parameters: * Length of the Title * Length of the content * Sentiment Analysis * Mentioned on Social Media * HackerNews * Twitter * Facebook * LinkedIn

Similar to what nat eliason is doing with his "Brain"

06/12/2020 10:31 Launch a web scraper, host data on s3 bucket * analyze success of posts, determine the reason for success (Ask HN) * Chart like dynamic for certain posts

Basically a CRM but with ability to store appointments and send reminders

Intersect Labs SiSu

1. User creates an entry (a book) and uses a "magic" button to populate all the meta stuff (Goodreads or Google Books API). 2. User is allowed to add a file to that entry in case he has it in a digital format. 3. Then the user has two option Entry fields: * Title * Author If Article: * Original Source * Twitter Card If Book: * ISBN * Cover Optional: * Description * ## Competitors: * Caliber * Polar * Libib * Data Crow --- ## Features: ### Cross Platform * Web - Start * Mac * Windows * Android * iOS ### File Formats Work wiht all major files formats: * PDF * EPUB * AZW3 * MOBI * TXT * etc Allow import, export and read with all those formats. ### Reader * Make notes/annotations while reading. * Calculate and remember the progress on read things ### Notes * Import and parse clippings.txt from Kindle * Import Pocket Notes - (Auto + Manual) * Export to Evernote / Joplin and other note-taking applications

* allow to tweet after submitting a question, and make retweet the metric for question popularity. ![](./resources/64c69c9f755949369b24e6c856fa2215.jpg)

Take the newline outline and do a course for each module described. Old 1. Install Python 2. Setting Up the environment 3. Create a project 4. Create a Postgres database 5. Create CustomUser, migrate 6. Version Control , Git 7. Create an app...

Collect feedback in a central place that your users will love

THis should probably be firefox / chrome plugin that lets user highlight any text and save it. Hypothetically this could be a mac app that enforces right click on anything and allows to save. Yeah, actully the second seems likea more reasonable idea.


For ideas visit EggHead site for Gatsby courses ->

ALlows users to upload a CSV or JSON, which can then be accessed via an API. 50mb for a day is free (then deleted), $5 for 100mb for a week/month (then deleted), 15$ a month for 500mb unlimited time. Models: class File name file owner random_number (for url) Validation:

Create a poll crating app. - Allow public or private polls Once done, work on basecamp integration

I have a json file of quotes collected by Tolstoy. I want to schedule a AWS Lambda function to send it daily. I need to read the file in the function, so I need to turn JSON to a shareable API. If this could be done quickly I would pay $1 for that. ----- When going live,will probably need to start with the version where the API is closed, so that aonly person with the API key can read this. Allow user to add quote to database with a click if a button

A directory of course made by people , rather than companies. People can register and vote. Name Idea, awesome courses GitHub repo.

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08/18/2020 15:02 Can build with nuxtjs. There is a library for auth

Averaged per tag, per client, per project, for example. Should be fun and educational.

Super Simple Django / JS app. Idea: User creates a "room" for his feeback product. He sends the link to people who need to review this. Then users (don't need to log in) go into this room and leave feeback by pressing "Add Feedback button" (pure JS), one form/input line per suggestion. When the user is ready he presses "Send feedback" button. Potential porblems: Can I send multiple forms from one page with django? Would it be multiple forms or multople input fields? Resolved: Upon each feedback point send an API request to the server DRF Post, then the user can add another feedback point, by adding another form. That means that I need to send a request with axios or something like that.

![](./resources/f57c5a7d8cad42b1bd19cbaf5d7f76b6.jpg) Stocks API - Same but PRO, currently free -

Algorithm takes the words in the title of the post and searches those keywords in the unsplash. This should be sufficient enough. but for the future reference we should allow the user to say "no" i don't think that picture fits. This result will be saved in the database and then an ML algo can be used to determine what makes a good picture.

Allow users to add any quotes they like. Send them a random one every morning. Start with manual upload. If success, build a web clipper.

07/28/2020 Facebook memories but for code you've written years ago.

App that lets the potential users create a page in whi h will be a graph that displays amount of users over time... Could be a Shopify app. Probably need to connect to Google API

Players get the word in Russian and a choice of four (or more) words in English. They have to guess which word that is. Steps to make: 1) Get the a database of russian to english translations. (Almost like a "dictionary", hash table) 2) Get the to view the pair of words plus three random words in english Difficulty: 1) User management UI 1) Follow the room link 2) Add your name 3) Admin presses start ... Assuming this will require Django Chanells

* Price higher for people who want videos, slack channel # Part _ - Networking ## Chapter _ - LinkedIn ## Chapter _ - Conferences # Online Presence ## Blogging ## Communities ## Slack Domains Jonsfortherestofus

Use Joplin as a database for the front end app. Journaling Digital Garden CRM etc...

07/14/2020 similar to let people upload / deploy scikit models

06/18/2020 Form Austin Kleons book Still like an artist Just as you need a chart of future events, you also need a chart of past events. A logbook isn’t necessarily a diary or a journal, it’s just a little book in which you list the things you do every day. What project you worked on, where you went to lunch, what movie you saw. It’s much easier than keeping a detailed diary, and you’d be amazed at how helpful having a daily record like this can be, especially over several years. The small details will help you remember the big details.

Idea came while reading [this post]( Basically a person, startup, or a compnay has to only worry about the copy. They write it in markdown, upload to service and a web page is generated. They won't be able to configure styling, only text. Potentially I could offer multiple themes for a price for each. The site can be a single page only! Sections are determined using markdown tags. That way the app will know when the user talks about Pricing, or Testimonials. Could charge for theme usage, custom domain.

* start with Android

Charge super extra for future videos. Outline 1. Intro I show what starter we are going to use. 2. Simple one time payment 3. Simple subscription 4. Custom one time payment 5. Custom subscription

* alternative *

* Get paid for answering questions ## Notes * If asking a question where a response is 1-10, also gather 0-1 response for the same question to see how people treat 4s, 5s, 6s, etc.

Graph a bunch of data about yourself. (D3.js) On Personal Website: - \# of Published words - \# of Subscribers - \# of website visits Production: - Duolingo - FitBit -

* Map with points of place a person wants to visit. * Form that lows him/her to enter a place

For example figure out which day off the week is the best? Seasonality?

Coolpts Ask some of my colleagues what are the things they need and what is annoying about a current solution

08/04/2020 Start with referrals at simpkenkist of referral links for the products I like and use. Turn this into a SaaS. People list things they use and referral links to get them. Referredby

1. tell us the item you want to rent 2. If the item you want is already in the system, then we deliver it to you if it is not, we buy you a new one and send it to you (for half the price of the new one). 3. You send it to us 4. Cycle repeats. * Rent price is half the full price ## Domain ideas *HalfARent

Can Play against other users or computer. Use data to teach ocmputer to play better.

Similar to kennteth Reitz idea

08/19/2020 10:50 ## models Party name (char) url (auto) password Participant name email

Write a simple pyhotn package that allows people to upload / download pickle / joblib models. People pay for the size and length of holding.

For journaling for example , like in the example of Tim Ferriss show with hugh Jackman 444 1:18:00

Add a paywall to it

1. Selling travel friendly staff * COS "gym bag" - * Coat like in Muji that turns into a bag 2. Selling programmer themed apparel * * * * *, Dev *, net *, Dev, ai * *, net, Dev, ai, org * (5000) can, net, Dev... * ... 3. Indiehackers apparel * - is purchased by someone on shopify *, Dev *, Dev *

For example, create a list called coffees and upon drinking a new coffee remember it and store it. Same can be done for wine, or anything else really

Is there software for running private auctions online for a small-ish group of people? Our neighborhood wants to do an online auction of some things, but the link to all the items should be private. All local (so, no shipping or anything). From @shipgford on Twitter

Need to start emailing soccer clubs

Once I'm done creating my first chart on my PW. THe one that show amount of words I've written for the month. I can try productionalize this.

A little web app that will convert spreadsheet cells to various format. JSON, Dictionary, pd.DataFrame, etc. THe input should be a "copy" of relevant cells.

* Allow people to add quotes via django form * They would have to provide their name and email * Model will include: Quote, author, link, theme, uploaded_timestamp Check out * Paid slack channel for interested people * MVP - just a page that spots out random quote * When user submits quote it is in the test category. * If more than 10 likes, it is moved to main category and dispalyed on the main page.v * Data can be used to analuse wording of stoic style quotes ![](./resources/4b4b3e40f22f458dbe3bbdf7b5eb6dc4.jpg) ![](./resources/5b86fee2aefa493fb362ad30c5b17dee.jpg) ![](./resources/00a5f62656ed429b8ecf81f54d10966a.jpg)

* alternative

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Will need to connect to Facebook API. Seems like pretty complicated thing to do. Probably should find some sort of tutorial.

Allow user to upload CSV Allow user to slecet 2-3 variable and create a report Report is a number of different graph types all with the same data that chosen earlier. This allows user to see what option he has now.

Users can post their ideas on a website and other users vote on whether they would have used it, paid for it and actually pay a dollar for it. - занято Validation app com Validation hq com Validathq 100 users 100usersx$10/m = $1000/m 100usersx5votes/month = $500/m

Host people questions and count votes.

Can be then made into a course. Got the idea from Swizec's course React for Data Viz. 30/05/2020 19:23

* Get names of movies in Russian

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08/24/2020 'The Psychology of Human Misjudgment', a speech given by Charlie Munger in 1995, animated by Tiny and Thinko.

06/27/2020 21:12 [The Strongest Predictor of Men’s Well-Being Isn’t Family or Health]( The results showed an clear trend: The strongest predictor of men’s happiness and well-being is their job satisfaction, by a large margin—and the strongest predictor of job satisfaction is whether men feel they are making an impact on their companies’ success. Regionally, friendship is a particularly strong predictor of well-being for men in the west and northeast US, while socializing through sports and healthy competition was a stronger indicator of well-being for men in the US south We believe that sharing meaningful experiences makes the world better. Growth·Design helps organizations across the world craft better products and experiences. This should do what you want (file contents in a list, by line, without \n) ```python with open(filename) as f: mylist = ```

06/10/2020 20:47,with%20commas%20added%20to%20number%20. How to add commas to a number in Python Adding commas to a number makes large numbers easier to read. For example, adding commas to one million or 1000000, results in 1,000,000. USE str.format TO ADD COMMAS TO A NUMBER Use str.format(number) with "{:,}" as str to signal the use of a comma for a thousands separator and return a string with commas added to number. ```python number_with_commas = "{:,}".format(1000000) print(number_with_commas) ``` OUTPUT `1,000,000`

07/06/2020 A Python 3 implementation for client-side web programming Without a doubt, you've seen a clock like this in demos of HTML5 However, right click and view the source of this page... It is not Javascript code! Instead, you will find Python code in a script of type "text/python". Brython is designed to replace Javascript as the scripting language for the Web. As such, it is a Python 3 implementation (you can take it for a test drive through a web console), adapted to the HTML5 environment, that is to say with an interface to the DOM objects and events. Speed of execution is similar to CPython for most operations. The gallery highlights a few of the possibilities, from creating simple document elements to drag and drop and 3D navigation. A wiki lists some applications using Brython. You can also take a look at presentations made in various conferences.

06/10/2020 14:58 When you are running asyncio code in jupyter you don't need to do: ```python ``` or ```python loop = asyncio.get_event_loop() try: loop.run_until_complete(main()) finally: loop.close() ``` You can simply call `await main()`

Even if you write clear and readable code, even if you cover your code with tests, even if you are very experienced developer, weird bugs will inevitably appear and you will need to debug them in some way. Lots of people resort to just using bunch of print statements to see what's happening in their code. This approach is far from ideal and there are much better ways to find out what's wrong with your code, some of which we will explore in this article. Logging

From Arsene Wenger The Biography "Discipline, a way with words, a willingness to work hard, and a respected confidence in others - it may come across as a bit naive, but it has paid dividends over time!", "These values allowed me to be appreciated anywhere." "Language has a real influence on the spirit and culture of people."

07/23/2020 > What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. ---

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing - "Accurately forecasting swings in investor emotions is not possible. But forecasting the long-term economics of investing carries remarkably high odds of success."

[One-Touch to Inbox Zero: How I Spend 17 Minutes Per Day on Email]( "Remember that there is only one important time and it is Now. The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion." "Так и помни, что самое важное время одно: сейчас, а самое важное оно потому, что в нем одном мы властны над собой; а самый нужный человек тот, с кем сейчас сошелся, потому что никто не может знать, будет ли он еще иметь дело с каким-либо другим человеком, а самое важное дело — ему добро сделать, потому что только для этого послан человек в жизнь." Рассказ "Три вопроса". ---

06/26/2020 Monica Lent Newsletter the most important step you can take to grow your blog today This was observed by the Roman poet, Ovid: *Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.*

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked.” from [Show Your Work by Austin Kleon](/brain/Show-Your-Work-by-Austin-Kleon)

06/22/2020 10:41 [Fermat’s Library]( We develop software to help illuminate academic papers. Just as Pierre de Fermat scribbled his famous last theorem in the margins, professional scientists, academics and citizen scientists can annotate equations, figures, ideas and write in the margins. Margins Upload, annotate and share your papers with anyone. This is Evernote for your papers. Librarian A chrome extension that enhances arXiv papers. Get links to references, bibtex extraction and comments on all arXiv papers. Journal Club Featured papers annotated by the Fermat’s Library community every week

06/22/2020 10:38 [Holloway]( Level up your career and company with Holloway. Our digital books provide best practices for building an exceptional career at any growing company. Stay up to date on all things Holloway. Books online, easily seatchable and notable. > I'm quite excited for because all books should be online by default. PDFs/Epub is archaic and lose ability to link to specific parts of a book instantly. i.e. just looks at this (, so much nicer to read. > - [Nikita Voloboev](

## Coolest Things I Learned in 2019 — David Perell **Marriage** I've noticed a weird pattern: In most of the best marriages I see, one person is an early-bird, and the other is a night-owl. They have opposite circadian rhythms. I think this is healthy. The two partners get the benefits of time together and time alone, which helps the marriage.

Great article, can be easily re-read. --- ## Introducing New Team Members Before your new report begins, ask them for a short bio about themselves which you can use to introduce them. Ask them for information on the following: * A few details about themselves (e.g. location, hobbies) * Where they worked before * What skills they’ll bring to the team * What they’re looking forward to about starting their new role A profile photo --- ## Making a Good First Day Impression We start a welcome thread in Teams for each new member that joins our team with the title “Welcome, [Full Name]!” ![d0db29ed86ec9749dee030d60364cf13.png](./resources/d1e0437b4ff94c5f953c164d7a412353.png) The first post of this thread is often written by their manager or our People Operations Specialist (could be Alan in our case) and includes information from the bio they provided, what they’ll do at Guy Carpenter, and encourages everyone to give them a warm welcome. People respond with their name, where they’re working from, and what team they’re on. Encourage their team members to message them. --- ## Providing a New Hire Checklist Onboarding task lists should be department specific and modified slightly for each person Foundation: * Register for Asana * Request Access to our services (email, vpn, devops, databricks, etc.) Role specific: * Set up meeting to get introduced to the code base A new hire checklist is simply a starting point. --- ## Pairing Them With a Mentor A good practice for remote onboarding is pairing new team members them with a mentor. This shouldn’t be direct manager, but someone senior on their team. > Since Manrique is senior and we are all pretty new, this might not be needed A mentor is a trusted guide to help new team members navigate an unfamiliar environment and feel less isolated on a remote team. --- ## Extending Responsibilities Once your latest team member has completed a few new hire tasks, it’s time to extend true responsibility. Give them a small project that is low-pressure but allows them to use their expertise and problem solving skills. > Again, I think since we are a new department and there are tons of things to do, this might be unnesseccary and we can jump straight into action. For the project: * Provide the context of the project. * Set expectations * Give them points of contact ## Checking In Regularly Stay in close communication with new employees and regularly initiate conversations with them. > I think that due to the Coronavirus outbreak we all need to communicate a little more than usual, simply for the reason that some may feel lonelier than usual. This serves multiple purposes: 1. Establishing they can reach out to you whenever necessary 2. Reducing the feeling of loneliness and isolation Building a rapport --- ## Asking for Feedback During and after their remote onboarding process, request feedback so you can ultimately course correct or improve the process for the future. Here are a few questions to ask to understand their experience: * How did your first few weeks here compare to your experience at other companies? * What could we have done better to make your transition easier? * What parts of the onboarding process helped you understand our team better? * So far, is this job what you expected? If not, what could we have done to communicate the role better? * Is there anything I can do to better support you? Don’t ask new team members all these questions at once. Instead, ask one or two questions intermittently throughout their first few weeks, or even months, on the job.

07/09/2020 [Pyspark: GroupBy and Aggregate Functions]( A set of methods for aggregations on a DataFrame: agg avg count max mean min pivot sum

Spark has useful date functions. ``` year() month() dayofmonth() minute() second() datediff() date_add() current_timestamp() current_date() ```

Date: 06/10/2020 > We write a lot of JavaScript at Basecamp, but we don’t use it to create “JavaScript applications” in the contemporary sense. All our applications have server-side rendered HTML at their core, then add sprinkles of JavaScript to make them sparkle. - DHH

Nat Eliason started taking cold Showers for testosterone. Now enjoys the process. ---

While watching beginner javascript by wes bos, understood that imagining computer is a human is a fantastic way of explaining concepts. Since programming is "talking to a computer" in a specific (langiage) manner. When trying to explain use real examples as if you are talking to another human.

06/01/2020 14:35 Our mission is to build knowledge infrastructure for the digital economy. We’re building an operating system designed for the way modern professionals work online—so teams and organizations can focus on doing work that matters, not managing folders.

08/24/2020 > It's food for thought with the potential of being helpful. Served in time-saving compact 1 paragraph doses. No cheap internet philosophies here, fabricated quotes or pretentiousness. Can't rememer where I found this, but looks interesting.

06/01/2020 14:35 Tools for better thinking Collection of thinking tools and frameworks to help you solve problems, make decisions and understand systems.

## Lesson 1 - Intro to Valuation Problems in valuation: 1. Bias 2. Uncertainty Compares investing to lemmings jumping of a cliff. Valuation is like a life west. It doesn’t mean you won’t make mistakes, it will just make them slower and hurt less. Gives your rational side a chance to speak. In models the numbers are estimates and therefore can’t be counted on being fully objective. Less is more. If you can value a company with 3 parameters , don’t go looking for five. There are three approaches to valuation * Intrinsic Valuation (fundamentals, it’s all about the business) Basically present value of all expected cash flows * Relative Valuation (looking at prices for similar companies) * Option pricing models based on contingent cash flows. Essentially cash flows that are dependent on a certain event (fda approval, oil price going up, etc) ## Lesson 2 - Intronsic Valuation - Foundation

[01:22:00] 07/09/2020 ** ``` from model_utils.models import TimeStampedModel class Invoice(TimeStampedModel): pass ``` Regular model, bu provides automatice create at and modified at timestamps. [02:15:17] 07/12/2020 You can access Custom User Field via request. For instance, to check if user has Stripe ID do this in ****: ```python class Something(LoginRequiredMixin, View): def post(self, request, *args, **kwargs): if request.user.stripe_user_id: do something ```

06/16/2020 [05:00] Monica enters an "impossible" keyword and looks for suggested keywords

07/16/2020 ## 1. Writing and Communication * Spell and grammar check your resume (sounds silly, but crucial) * Join local language groups to improve spoken word * For video interview, make sure there is no background noise * If you offered to reshedule because of an issue like that, take them up on that offer * Look presentable on video interview * Make sure background is presentable ## 2. Public Persona * Sometimes employers look at social profiles ## 3. Quality of Code * PEP8 Compliant code > Use tools like `black` and `pylint` to make it easier to adhere to the standard * Make sure your code is secure * Things like fields = "__all__" in Django is not good * You want to display history of code by using commits * There needs to be many of them, otherwise it may seem as code is not yours * Messages need to be at least half decent 1:00 Use proxy models for different type of users. ``` class User (AbstractUser): ... class Spy(User): class Meta: proxy=True ``` 4:00 `models.TextChoices` is Enum but built for Django. 7:50 ` shell_plus` creates a shell with all the imports.

Blogging and Screencasts are a must. It wasn’t in the presentation but I feel that people who succeed in making courses and books are the ones who did similar things for free beforehand. Additionally it is a great way to practice those skills which will make the final paid product multitude better. In WB example he made a couple blog posts about sublime text, they blew up. Lesson here is you never know what works. This blow up allowed him to collect email.

\#2 - Cross Post. Once you send, cross post on Twitter (IH, etc.) \#3 - Add Opt-in everywhere (podcast episodes, youtube videos.) Do this by content upgrade. i.e. downloadable PDF. \#4 - Share with people with large # of followers \#5 - Make a noclick newsletter Don't make people click away from the newsletter. So, no "Click her for more" buttons. This will help people spread the newlsetter itself, as opposed to links.

[09:00] What helped you learn to learn? In college Nat played many video games. And in this analogy, the most productive learning was from looking at a pro for a couple of hours and than play for a couple of hour implememnting their strategies. Recommends Peak by Ericsson. [11:00] Learning tangential skills to your main skill can help you improve in the main skill. THis is analogous to being a Specialized Generalist. [20:00] Exchanging knowledge with other can be very helpful. I help you, you help me. This also helps you build a netwrok of experts, who you could consult in the future.

05/30/2020 10:04 [The Art of Deal Making / Negotiation - Tim Ferriss]( 1. He or she who cares the least wins * Having options is very helpful when negotiating * this can be faked by fear setting exercise 2. Start by asking to put something on the table first * you are an expert , you did it a million times * this opens up an opportunity to **flinch**, make a “painful” face as if to say, ooh, that’s too much/little * this can be mimicked by pause.... then wait.... (waiting is the hardest), then 3. Is that the best you can do? Resources Cialdinis Influence Dawson Secrets of Power Negotiating Getting past no Selling to the affluent

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05/30/2020 10:04 [Show Notes] * Maggie uses Porcreate on iPad to do all the sketching. * Drawing Help: - Draw a Box – - How to Draw by Scott Robertson - [8:38] Comes up with two or three core themes that we are trying to communicate. ![bb25fdfb9923f1da8feed9c64ae0be6b.png](./resources/fecca646daad44f695343db85263a639.png) [11:50] During this step try to apply "Yes and" type of thinking. [13:25] This step is where you come up with potential ideas. Based on your core themes get a long list of "keywords" that apply to those themes. [25:21] Maggie uses these word-nerd tools when she get stuck on the word association step. Language Exploration Tools: - OneLook Thesaurus – - iWeb Corpus Search – - Wordnik - - Etymology Dictionary – [32:53] Now the next step is making connections between the words. That is where SCAMPER comes in. From [Wikipedia - SCAMPER]( > SCAMPER is an acronym that provides a structured way of assisting students to think out of the box and enhance their knowledge. It is thought to protect students' creativity as they mature. > SCAMPER is an activity-based thinking process that can be performed by Cooperative learning. Here the teacher assists the students in choosing a particular topic and helps them to develop it through a structured process. After choosing an idea, the students are given a tale where they perform the activity in steps corresponding to the letters in the name. > * *Substitute* comes up with another topic that is equivalent to the present topics. In our context how can we subsutute a part of the item from one listen with the item in another. > * *Combine* adds information to the original topic. > * *Adjust* identifies ways to construct the topic in a more flexible and adjusted material. > * *Modify, magnify, minify* creatively changes the topic or makes a feature/idea bigger or smaller. > * *Put* to other uses identifies the possible scenarios and situations where this topic can be used. > * *Eliminate* removes ideas or elements from the topic that are not valuable. > * *Reverse*, rearrange evolves a new concept from the original concept. [34:00] > Everything is a box. Learn to draw boxes and you can draw many things Same with circles, right. So if you can draw circles and boxes you must be a drawing god! After doing a light sketch Maggie erases the sketch with a light eraser and draws on top of the "shadow" that is left.

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06/24/2020 [Why Figma Wins]( by [kwokchain]( Companies are a sequencing of loops. While it’s possible to stumble into an initial core loop that works, the companies that are successful in the long term are the ones that can repeatedly find the next loop. However, this evolution is poorly understood relative to its existential impact on a company’s trajectory. Figma is a prime example of sequencing loops. They’re now widely viewed as successful, but the key factors in their success and what bets they must make to get to the next level are less widely understood. > Good post to reference as a reason to switch to Figma.

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AsciiDoc is a Lightweight Markup Language similar to Markdown. The difference is that is supports all the syntax that is needed to write a book from the get go.

08/14/2020 Jupyter Book is an open source project for building beautiful, publication-quality books and documents from computational material. Here are some of the features of Jupyter Book: Write publication-quality content in markdown You can write in either Jupyter markdown, or an extended flavor of markdown with publishing features. This includes support for rich syntax such as citations and cross-references, math and equations, and figures. Write content in Jupyter Notebooks This allows you to include your code and outputs in your book. You can also write notebooks entirely in markdown to execute when you build your book. Execute and cache your book’s content For .ipynb and markdown notebooks, execute code and insert the latest outputs into your book. In addition, cache and re-use outputs to be used later. Insert notebook outputs into your content Generate outputs as you build your documentation, and insert them in-line with your content across pages. Add interactivity to your book You can toggle cell visibility, include interactive outputs from Jupyter, and connect with online services like Binder. Generate a variety of outputs This includes single- and multi-page websites, as well as PDF outputs. Build books with a simple command-line interface You can quickly generate your books with one command, like so: jupyter-book build mybook/ This website is built with Jupyter Book! You can browse its contents to the left to see what is possible. --- The Executable Book Project¶ This is the public-facing site for ExecutableBookProject, an international collaboration to build open source tools that facilitate publishing computational narratives using the Jupyter ecosystem The EBP’s technical goals¶ The goal of the EBP is to build tools that facilitate creating professional computational narratives (books, lecture series, articles, etc.) using open source tools. We want users in the scientific, academic, and data science communities to be able to do the following: Write their content in either markdown text files, or Jupyter Notebooks. These files include rich content - outputs from running code, references and cross-references, equations, etc. Execute content and cache the results. Intelligent caching means that only modified code cells are re-run. Combine cached outputs with content files with a document model. Using the excellent Sphinx documentation stack, documents can include many features for publishing, such as equations, cross-references, and citations. Build interactive HTML or publication-quality PDF outputs. Sometimes users wish to create rich and interactive websites, other times they want to send a high-quality PDF to a publisher. This system will treat both as equal citizens. Control everything above with a simple command-line interface. Most users should not have to know anything about Sphinx, caching, etc. A simple user interface will hide most of the complexity of this process.

07/23/2020 [Julian Shapiro](/brain/Julian-Shapiro) --- > The best way to think is by writing. It compels your brain to connect the dots. Can't even count the number of times I was writing a question, only to figure it out myself, while writing it. --- You don't need multiple novel ideas to start. Ideas will naturally emerge from the process of writing: Choose a topic Write your intro, and use it to brainstorm talking points Get feedback on your intro Create a starting outline Explore talking points within your outline Rewrite for clarity, succinctness, and intrigue Cycle between rewriting, resting, and receiving feedback Copy edit for grammar, word choice, and flow There are many good ways to tell a story. Be satisfied when you’ve found one that you'd want to read yourself. --- > Don't practice writing by aiming for a weekly output of words or posts. Word count is a dumb goal that measures your output volume instead of your output quality. Heck, rewriting often reduces your word count. Instead, focus on improving the clarity of your thinking and your eye for rewriting.

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06/18/2020 10:18 From research to outline: My process for drafting a basic blog post Video by [Monica Lent](/brain/Monica-Lent)

Technical Writing Courses Every engineer is also a writer. This collection of courses and learning resources aims to improve your technical documentation. Learn how to plan and author technical documents. You can also learn about the role of technical writers at Google.

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--- date: 08/11/2020 --- The Five Most Common Writing Mistakes by [Stew Fortier](/brain/Stew-Fortier) I've edited almost 100 blog posts this year -- some for well-known writers, others for promising new writers. I've noticed a few writing pitfalls that are amazingly similar across both groups: Long throat-clearing intros Overly abstract language Lack of clear intentions Overusing caveats and qualifiers Losing momentum

06/22/2020 10:45 The Holloway Guide to [Using Twitter]( This Guide will help professionals in all fields use Twitter to find collaborators, generate ideas, build a brand, and more. Neil is 7 NY Times Bestsellers Neil takes low advancements to make sure that the book is profitable for the publisher. This allows for better future relationship with that publisher. [Passion - 4:00] After discussion with Rober Greene 1) Whatever you do when you are 11 or 12 and no one (parens / teachers) made you do it, that is your passion. You can easily forget what was something you really enjoyed when you were twelve. Life happens, other things happen, college, for example. If you prents can help you remind what you enjoyed the most when you were 11-12 that would be fantastic. 2) What would you do for work if you weren't paid for. That might be your passion. ## Summary Key Points: - Write to freeze your thoughts and look at them in a different way whenever you want - lawyers are great at that as they are trained and skilled at looking and thinking about every word and its' meaning - writing is rewriting - 2 scrappy pages per day minimum of writing, brain vomit, worthless - then revise them in at least 3 rounds, first for yourself, second round of edits, for his fans who would love it, third round for the critics who will be twisting everything - ask people to highlights parts that are unclear - if something makes you wonder highlight it - if you doubt it take it out - indicate the 10% I should keep no matter what - if I had to cut 10% what would you cut - Writing systematically and revising systematically will help you in becoming a good and skilled writer - Writing is the most important practice

Tweet from David perell Dear writers, Focus on the smallest idea you can find. Don't try to explain your entire worldview in one article. Focus on the smallest idea you can find instead — which you can explain in one sentence. Brick-by-brick, article-by-article, you will build a Colesseum of ideas.

Writing Well: Cheat Sheet   Updates from Julian Shapiro Updates to this guide are posted on Twitter. Keep learning Choose a topic Write your intro, and use it to brainstorm talking points Get feedback on your intro Create a starting outline Explore talking points within your outline Rewrite for clarity, succinctness, and intrigue Cycle between rewriting, resting, and receiving feedback Copy edit for grammar, word choice, and flow Objectives Open people’s eyes by proving the status quo wrong. Articulate something everyone’s thinking about but no one is saying. Cut through the noise. Identify key trends on a topic. The use them to predict the future. Contribute original insights to a field through your research and experimentation. Distill an overwhelming topic into something approachable. Share a solution to a tough problem. Tell a suspenseful and emotional story that imparts a lesson. Motivations Does writing this article get a weight off your chest? Does it help you reason through a nagging, unsolved problem of yours? Does it persuade others to do something you believe is critically important? Do you obsess over the topic and want others to geek out on it too? Introductions Start your brainstorming process by prematurely writing your intro. In discovering how to make your intro interesting to you, you'll also discover how to interest and hook readers. Hooks are half-told stories. Tease something fascinating, but don’t fully reveal the details. How to generate hooks: (1) Ask yourself, “If someone else wrote my intro, what are the most captivating questions they could pose to make me excited to read this?” (2) Write those questions down. Even if you lack the answers. (3) Rank your questions by how much they interest you. (4) The top questions become your hooks: Pose them in your intro and don't reveal their answers. Ask others for feedback after you've written your intro. Sanity check your hooks. If feedback-givers have skepticisms, proactively address them in your intro. And if they have other questions they care about, swap them in if they captivate you too. Browse the list of skepticisms and their solutions here. First draft steps Choose an objective for your post. Write a messy braindump of your ideas. Transfer your best talking points to an outline. Use supporting points and resulting points: what is needed to make your argument, and what are the implications of your argument being true? Write your first draft using that outline. First draft writing process Your talking points come from hooks, experience, research, experiments, brainstorming, and mental models. When ideas stop flowing, ask yourself: How can I make my point more convincing? What are the interesting implications of what I just said? Be self-indulgent. You are a proxy for your reader. What interests and surprises you will interest and surprise them. To generate surprise, use Graham’s Method: First, learn all the basics on a topic. Then, if you can find new information that surprises even your knowledgeable self, it’ll surprise laypeople too. Outros should frame why your article was worth reading. Share a poignant takeaway that summarizes the article's wisdom, and tell readers where they can go to continue the journey they started with you. Clarity If you imagine you're writing for an audience of thirteen-year-olds, you'll think and write more clearly. Use simple wording and focus on one idea per sentence. Remove grammatical overhead. Provide examples and counterexamples when simplified language isn’t enough to achieve clarity. Succinctness Rewrite sections from memory. Focus on the key points and let the fluff fall away. Then remove unnecessary words from each paragraph. Then rephrase paragraphs to be as succinct as possible. Intrigue The trifecta of intrigue: 1. A captivating intro. 2. A section of intense surprise or insight. 3. An ending that satisfyingly justifies why the piece was worth reading. Ask feedback-givers to highlight every sentence that gives them a dopamine hit — the little moments of "that was interesting." For each hit, increase a counter at the end of the corresponding sentence. Like this (3). If there are sections without dopamine hits, make those sections shorter or inject more insight and surprise into them. Feedback Ask readers to score your writing from 1 to 10. Aim for 7.5+. Use your future self as a source of feedback. Take breaks to defamiliarize yourself. Style An authentic voice resonates best with readers: your way of speaking, interests, and perspectives on the world are a breath of fresh air. Shed the style you’ve absorbed from others. Write nonfiction the way you sound. Optionally incorporate multimedia, anecdotes, analogies, and humor to reinforce your points and to entertain. Copyediting Optionally learn to punctuate with my companion post. Use paragraphs of five sentences or fewer. This cushions paragraphs with white space, reducing the perceived reading workload. Short paragraphs also provide readers more opportunities to pause and reflect on your ideas. Use verbs that embed the meaning of their adverbs. For example, “She spoke loudly” could be “She shouted.” Only use adjectives and adverbs if they add important details. Practice Practice by writing persuasive essays. This helps you focus on improving (A) the quality of your thinking and (B) your eye for rewriting. Try writing posts that persuade your friends to change their minds. Ask them to score how much your writing sustained their interest. Keep learning Read my other in-depth guides and blog posts. Say hello on Twitter. 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