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#ThoughtsFromTerry Dispatch w.47.2017
It’s Black Friday, so I would assume this email is buried by sales ads and deals you just can not pass up. Enjoy, but remember:
“Financial peace isn't the acquisition of stuff. It's learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can't win until you do this.” - Dave Ramsey
RECOMMENDED WEEKEND READING
Jony Ive on Apple’s new HQ and the disappearing iPhone
A really fun and informative read about the new Apple HQ, Apple culture - and the biggest most expensive product Apple have ever produced.
What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company
A great read to understand Elon Musk, his drive, and his passions. Also fascinating to get an inside view of how government contracts work - and honestly how far behind the US has fallen in some of these technology ventures. A real pitch to move the government out of our lives, and move towards more privatized systems.
The Pareto Principle (80/20) and the 1 Percent Rule
I have been fascinated with the Pareto Principle for years. I wholeheartedly believe in it, and have seen it play out over, and over and over. A great read that reminds us that “Small differences in performance can lead to very unequal distributions when repeated over time. This is yet another reason why habits are so important.”
The Disease of Being Busy
I wrestle with this disease, the busy disease. I have written about it many times and continue to fight it. Omid Safi put beautiful words together in his writing about it. It’s worth a read, and then contemplation around “How’s your heart doing?”
The quicker we realize that everyone at some level struggles with Impostor’s Syndrome the better off we will be. Unfortunate, but true! The syndrome holds us back in many ways and I thought this article did a great job describing the issues, and offering some practical tips addressing them.
Digital and Analog Hybrid
I have been asked a lot about my digital & analog system. I have not had the opportunity to write about it just yet - but my system does look fairly similar to Michael’s. If you're looking for tips and ideas on how to blend digital and analog, or just wondering how it works this is a good read.
“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” - Simone Weil
Thanks for reading! Have a blessed weekend,