The final countdown is on! PIVOT launches in one month . . . !!!
Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? If not, get on it before the bonus bundle expires on September 6! You'll get two signed bookplates, early access to the Pivot Toolkit, my entire 20+ page behind-the-book toolkit, the Pivot Playlist on Spotify, and access to $500 in courses (including Speak Like a Pro, Book Ninja, and Systems Ninja). And if that's not enough, my undying love and devotion :)
Ultimate Startup Bundle Sale
On the book front, check out the Ultimate Start-up Bundle Sale that runs until Monday, August 8. 58 e-books, 12 courses, and 5 bonuses — a $3,000 value for just $97. I wish I could have thrown PIVOT in the mix, but alas! Gotta release it via hardcover first :) Learn more here »
- New York Times on Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person
- Mel Magazine questions income rules of thumb: Will $75,000 a Year Make You Happy? Is 30 Percent of Income the Max to Pay in Rent?
- HBR: Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure
- Loved this New York Times profile on Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone
- Shambhala NYC on The Dharma of Distraction
- New York Times says Think Less, Think Better
- Lifehacker on The Psychological Benefits of Writing Regularly
- The Book of Life On Envy
- Danielle LaPorte: The Difference Between Happiness & Joy.
- Throwback to 2007's Outside magazine piece on Laird's Laws (I particularly liked the notes on fear) — h/t Unmistakable by Srinivas Rao:
- Fear is an unbelievable motivator, but it also makes people freeze in their tracks. Once you start to understand it, fear becomes something you can tap into. Fear comes from the understanding that you can die. It usually makes me make really good decisions and gives me power.
- If you aren't able to be scared, you either haven't been hurt or you're completely ignorant.
—Laird Hamilton, Laird's Laws
- Greatest says The FDA's New Food Labels Will Force Companies to Be More Honest
- Grub Street asks Should You Drink Milk? (Side note: Eliminating dairy has been one the best things to happen for my complexion . . . after 20+ years of frustration)
- WIRED: Fitness Isn't a Lifestyle Anymore. Sometimes It's a Cult.
- I heart Zapier! Automates tasks between apps, similar to IFTTT. Here are some pointers on Visual Bookmarking: 15 Apps for Saving Screenshots, Photos, and Design
- Harvard Business Review says Stop Doing Low-Value Work
- Who are the real life models of "Silicon Valley" characters? We have them.
- Fast Company: How I Learned to Give a Powerful Talk in Under 5 Minutes
- Yes and Yes: How to Test Your Product Idea for Less Than $50
- Fast Company: The Best Global Cities for Working in Tech
- Technology Review: By Data-Mining a Vast Collection of Novels, Researchers have Identified the Six Basic Plots that All Stories Follow
- Harvard Business Review: Change Your Career Without Having to Start All Over Again
- Alexa is the best roommate! From WIRED: The Amazon Echo is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future
"It’s an interesting play: Make hands-free and screen-free the future of the Internet. “No one’s saying this is absolutely the way the world is going to evolve, but it feels very natural,” says Sameer Ghandi of the venture capital firm Accel.
—WIRED, The Amazon Echo is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future
- Electric Lit: Lit Hub Launches Book Marks, a "Rotten Tomatoes for Books"
- Marc Andreessen's Favorite Books
- New York Times: When You Write a Memoir, Readers Think They Know You Better Than They Do
- The Writing Cooperative: 64 Online Writing Tools for Writers, Bloggers & Authors
- David Moldawer: Maven Game: Advice On How to Be a Happy Author
- Ryan Holiday: Gay Talese Isn't Alone: Why Aren't More Books Factchecked?
- Bustle: 14 of Your Favorite Authors Who Were Friend in Real Life
- BBC: Ten of the World's Most Beautiful Bookshops
- New Yorker: Donald Trump's Ghost Writer Tells All:
“I put lipstick on a pig,” [Tony Schwartz] said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.”
If he were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.”
—New Yorker: Donald Trump's Ghost Writer Tells All