Intensity and Focus

Intensity and Focus

Hello friends,

No new article or updates this week, so we’ll dive straight into the newsletter.

"What you learn from the intensity and focus you had when under the influence of risk stays with you.”

Nassim Taleb


Selected Reading

1. Hit the Mute Button: Why Everyone Is Trying to Silence the Outside World by Richard Godwin

tl;dr, the rise of podcasts, voice assistants, and noise-canceling headphones has created an audio revolution. But, with this rise, comes an unexpected social change: social silence.

2. The Grooming Gap: What “Looking the Part” Costs Women by Mindy Isser

tl;dr, over the last few years, it’s fair to say that the workplace has certainly become more complicated for men; and yet, it pales in comparison to the complexities—and challenges—that women continue to experience as a result of societal pressures, expectations, and norms. The grooming gap exposes the catch-22 that women face while climbing the corporate ladder.

3. How Cities Shape Epidemics by Sonia Shah

tl;dr, social contracts shape contagion and highlight the truth behind an epidemic. The truly dangerous pathogens defy the social contract, while those with limited virulence are often quite mild. The difference is worth noting and should be heavily-weighted in our emotional reaction to a potential “pandemic.”


Product Recommendation

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