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In the age of information and content overload, it’s hard to figure out what is actually worth our time.
We compile lists of books, articles, TV shows and podcasts to check out. But when then can’t find or recall our lists when we need them.
Most of us also tend to search for new stuff even when we haven’t yet made it through what’s on our lists.
I mean, can you tell me that Mos Def’s Miss Fat Booty isn’t still up there as one of your top jams?
Or that Goodfellas isn’t worth watching at least once a year? Well, I’m biased since its my favorite movie of all time.
The Great Gatsby has new nuggets in store every time I read it. And although I was introduced to Cialdini’s Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion in business school, it remains my go-to book on persuasive communication.
So, on this page you’ll find a personally curated collection of books, websites, videos, blogs/articles, resources and tools I have personally loved, find valuable and relevant, and believe are worth sharing.
It is a collection I will continue to expand, so drop by from time to time for new additions.
If you only have 20 minutes or less, I recommend checking out one of the videos below. You can scroll through the orange dots to see the full collection.
Here you’ll find some of my favorite resources by category.
I’m obsessed with Margo Aaron and her writing. Because of her background, she has a deep understanding of psychology and marketing. And she teaches copywriting – a highly undervalued skill for all – in the most practical and entertaining ways. Below are a few of my favorite blogs. Check our her website, if you like what you read here. She’s one of my best internet discoveries to date.
I also love Anne Handley, and found her approach to newsletters really helpful so you can find it here. I also enjoy her newsletter which you an find on her site.
Web3 / Crypto / NFTs
I know, I know, I know this world is polarizing. But it’s also fascinating, and has invaded finance, technology and our culture. In the past 14 years, crypto has built an entire financial system from scratch. And Web3 promises a decentralized version of the internet where users have more control than big tech companies.
We can’t be sure where all of this will lead, but some of these concepts are likely to endure. So, it’s important to understand the basics.
Below are some of my favorite resources to do just that.
The Crypto Story: Where it came from, what it all means, and why it still matters.
By Matt Levine
If you want a grounded and clean take on crypto, without judgement or agenda, and rooted in a deep understanding of financial systems, look no further. This is 172 pages and behind the Bloomberg pay wall, but definitely worth your time and money (Bloomberg is running a $2/month subscription for the first 3 months.)
A Beginner’s Guide to DAOs
By Linda Xie
A DAO refers to a decentralized autonomous organization. This is a group organized around a mission that coordinates through a shared set of rules enforced on a blockchain. For me, DAOs are one of the most promising ideas in Web3 culture. If you want to know more, this piece is a great place to start.
Why Web3 Matters
By Chris Dixon
Web3 is the trendy name for the decentralized web. It is a reaction to big tech companies and social networks such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon controlling the internet and selling our data for their profit.
What excites me the most about this idea isn’t the underlying tech, but the culture of building and owning together possible.
More from Margo Aaron. I love her insights and writing regardless of topic, and below is a piece about what the concept of friendship really means that truly resonated. .
Below you’ll find a list of books that I believe are worth your time. I’ve just started adding to this list list and hope to have the entire collection added soon.