>_ Media Consumption (Feb 2018)

Summary:

Read 0 books (0 min, -100%) and 38 long-form articles (+46%).
Listened to 912 songs (+12%), 2 audiobooks (940 min, -16%) and 3 podcasts (175 min, -34%).
Watched 5 movies (+/- 0%), 7 soccer matches (+250%) and 8 TV episodes (-62%).

Books:

Artemis (Andy Weir)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

Principles: Life & Work (Ray Dalio)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░ Progress: 0-81%

Recommended Articles:

How to be good (New Yorker)

When You’re a Digital Nomad, the World Is Your Office (The New York Times)

Who Killed More: Hitler, Stalin, or Mao? (The New York Review Of Books)

One Man’s Quest to Make Google’s Gadgets Great (Wired)

Five More Years (Slate Star Codex)

Why Decentralization Matters (Chris Dixon, Medium)

Movies:
(Movies crossed off the IMDB Top 250 list: 3)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Rating: 3/5)

The Hunt (Rating: 5/5)

Inside Llewyn Davis (Rating: 2/5)

2001: A Space Odyssey (Rating: 4/5)

Saving Private Ryan (Rating: 4/5)

Music:

Top Artists: Nils Frahm, Depeche Mode, Hans Zimmer, Radiohead, Thom Yorke
Favorite Song: Philip Selway — Coming Up For Air

>_ Media Consumption (January ’18)

Summary:

Read (parts of) 2 books (130 min, -68%) and 26 long-form articles (-21%).
Listened to 814 songs (+26%), 2 audiobooks (1115 min, +104%) and 4 podcasts (268 min, +36%).
Watched 5 movies (+/- 0%), 2 soccer matches (-33%) and 21 TV episodes (+ ∞).

Books:

Akira, Vol. 1 (Katsuhiro Otomo)
░░░░░▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░ Progress: 30-50%

Utopia for Realists (Rutger Bregman)
░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 3-100%

The Three-Body Problem (Liu Cixin)
░░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 11-100%

Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson)
░░▓▓░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 8-18%

Recommended Articles:

My Family’s Slave (The Atlantic)

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not (The New York Times)

In Search of the Elusive Bitcoin Billionaire (Reason)

Tyler Cowen’s 12 rules for life (Marginal Revolution)

Amazon’s Go and the Future (Stratechery)

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble (The New York Times)

Recommended Podcasts:

Confronting Your Fears and Taking a Leap with Pieter Levels of Nomad List (Indie Hakcers)

Movies:
(Movies crossed off the IMDB Top 250 list: 4)

Star Wars: Episode VIII (Rating: 3/5)

The Pianist (Rating: 4/5)

Good Will Hunting (Rating: 4/5)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Rating: 2/5)

A Beautiful Mind (Rating: 4/5)

Recommended TV-Series:

The End of the F*cking World

The Crown (Season 2)

Music:

Top Artists: Nils Frahm, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Nine Inch Nails, Hans Zimmer
Favorite Song: Thom Yorke – Black Swan

>_ Media Consumption (December ’17)

Summary:

Read (parts of) 3 books (410 min, +925%) and 33 long-form articles (-20%).
Listened to 646 songs (-6%), 3 audiobooks (547 min, +8%) and 7 podcasts (197 min, -13%).
Watched 5 movies (+67%), 3 soccer matches (-40%) and 0 TV episodes (same).

Books:

Leonardo da Vinci (Walter Isaacson)
░░░░░░░░░▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 60-100%

Cryptoassets (Chris Burniske)
░▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 5-40%

Meditations (Marcus Aurelius)
▓▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-12%

Akira, Vol. 1 (Katsuhiro Otomo)
▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-30%

Utopia for Realists (Rutger Bregman)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-3%

The Three-Body Problem (Liu Cixin)
▓▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-11%

Recommended Articles:

I can tolerate anything except the outgroup (Slate Star Codex)

How to Hire Fake Friends and Family (The Atlantic)

What You Can’t Say (Paul Graham)

Disney and Fox (Stratechery)

The App That Reminds You You’re Going to Die (The Atlantic)

He Stole $100 Million From His Clients. Now He’s Living in Luxury on the Côte d’Azur. (Bloomberg)

The Danger of President Pence (New Yorker)

Why Cryonics Makes Sense (Wait But Why)

Recommended Podcasts:

Tim Urban, Wait But Why (Kevin Rose Show)

Andy Weir on the Economics of Sci-Fi and Space (Conversations With Tyler)

Movies:
(Movies from IMDB Top 250 list: 3)

American Beauty (Rating: 3/5)

The Shawshank Redemption (Rating: 5/5)

Old boy (Rating: 5/5)

Gangster Squad (Rating: 2/5)

Swiss Army Man (Rating: 4/5)

Music:

Top Artists: Portugal. The Man, Philip Glass, Radiohead, The National, Franz Ferdinand
Favorite Song: Moby – Like A Motherless Child

>_ Media Consumption (October ’17)

Summary:

Read 1 book (120 min, +85%) and 29 long-form articles (-28%).
Listened to 1071 songs (+94%, highest number since July 2013), 2 audiobooks (834 min, +13%) and 3 podcasts (183 min, -60%).
Watched 1 movie (-66%), 7 soccer matches (-22%) and 2 TV episodes (-86%).

Books:

American Pastoral (Philip Roth)
░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 5-95%

Leonardo da Vinci (Walter Isaacson)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-3%

Venture Deals (Brad Feld)
▓▓▓░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-23%

Recommended Articles:

Defining Aggregators (Stratechery)

Algorithms Have Already Gone Rogue (Backchannel)

Universal Basic Income and the Threat of Tyranny (Quillette)
See my notes on this here.

North Korea Is Playing a Longer Game Than the U.S. (Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg)

Amazon HQ2 – The Uber Test (Hal Berenson)

‘I Forgot My Pin’: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in Bitcoin (Wired)

Computing and the Fermi Paradox: A New Idea Emerges—The Aliens Are All Asleep (IEEE Spectrum)

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens (Wired)

Recommended Podcasts:

Blade Runner 2049 (Tomorrow with Joshua Topolsky)

Recommended Movies:

Blade Runner 2049

Music

Top Artists: Hans Zimmer, Washed Out, Beck, The National, James McAlister
Favorite Song: Beck – I’m So Free

>_ Media Consumption (September ’17)

Summary

Read (parts of) 3 books (65 min, +17%) and 40 long-form articles (+29%).
Listened to 551 songs (+1%), 2 audiobooks (740 min, -7%) and 7 podcasts (0%).
Watched 3 movies (+50%), 9 soccer matches (+29%) and 14 TV episodes (-44%).

Books

Homo Deus (Yuval Noah Harari)
░░░░░░░░░░░░░▓▓ Progress: 90-100%

F (Daniel Kehlmann)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

American Pastoral (Philip Roth)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-5%

Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson)
░▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 4-8%

Reality is Broken (Jane McGonigal)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-5%

Recommended Articles

Definite optimism as human capital (Dan Wang*)
* Discovered his blog through this article and enjoyed almost every post. Go subscribe!

Why WeWork Thinks It’s Worth $20 Billion (Wired)

Artificial intelligence: ‘We’re like children playing with a bomb’ (The Guardian)

From Muhammad to ISIS: Iraq’s Full Story (Wait But Why)

YC’s Essential Startup Advice (Y Combinator)

Recommended Podcasts

Scott Galloway: Should Amazon buy Nordstrom next? (Recode Decode)

Music

Top Artists: Maya Jane Coles, The National, Washed Out, Philip Glass, Arcade Fire
Favorite Song: Maya Jane Coles – Weak

>_ Media Consumption (August ’17)

Summary

Read 1 book (-66% MoM) and 31 long-form articles (+3%).
Listened to 546 songs (+53%), 2 audiobooks (+100%) and 7 podcasts (+133%).
Watched 2 movies (+100%), 7 soccer matches (+500%) and 25 TV episodes (+108%).

Books

Shoe Dog (Phil Knight)
░░░░░░░░░░░░░░▓ Progress: 95-100%

Homo Deus (Yuval Noah Harari)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░ Progress: 0-90%

Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-4%

Recommended Articles

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup (Bloomberg)

How Peter Thiel’s Secretive Data Company Pushed Into Policing (Backchannel)

Where is the Web Going? (Nir Eyal)

Uber’s New CEO (Stratechery)

Where should you fear private internet censorship the most? (Marginal Revolution)

Recommended Podcasts

From 4Chan to Charlottesville (The Ezra Klein Show)

Music

Top Artists: Arcade Fire, James McAlister, Philip Glass, Hans Zimmer, Radiohead
Favorite Song: Hans Zimmer – Supermarine

>_ Media Consumption (July ’17)

Summary
Read 3 books and 30 long-form articles.
Listened to 358 songs, 1 audiobook and 3 podcasts.
Watched 1 movie, 1 soccer match and 12 TV episodes.

Books

A Wild Sheep Case (Haruki Murakami)
░░░░░░░░░░▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 65-100%

The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 5-100%

Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1) (Jeff VanderMeer)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

Shoe Dog (Phil Knight)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░ Progress: 0-95%

Recommended Articles

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me A Spreadsheet (FiveThirtyEight)

Most coworking spaces don’t make money; here’s how they can adapt to survive the future (Levels.io)

Silicon Valley’s First Founder Was Its Worst (Backchannel)

Marc Andreessen answers questions from Stripe Atlas founders (Stripe)

Trump’s Russian Laundromat (New Republic)

The Next Disney Will Come from China and Its Name Is Tencent (Backchannel)

Successful Solo Founders (Rosie Haft, Medium)

The Inside Story Of SoundCloud’s Collapse (Buzzfeed)

Recommended Podcasts

Silicon Valley should think like Spider-Man (Reid Hoffman) (Recode Decode)

Music

Top Artists: Radiohead, Phoenix, Zoot Woman, 2raumwohnung, James McAlister
Favourite Song: Radiohead – Man of War

>_ Media Consumption (June ’17)

Summary
Read 2 books and 42 long-form articles.
Listened to 979 songs and 13 podcasts.
Watched 1 movie, 1 soccer match and 8 TV episodes.

Books

A Wild Sheep Case (Haruki Murakami)
░░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░ Progress: 12-65%

Tools of Titans (Tim Ferriss)
░░░▓░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 20-25%

Recommended Articles

A Golden Age for Dystopian Fiction (The New Yorker)

How to Make $80,000 Per Month on the Apple App Store (Johnny Lin, Medium)

His Kampf (The Atlantic)

Amazon’s New Customer (Stratechery)

Thoughts on BAT and ads (Sriram Krishnan)

A Proof of Stake Design Philosophy (Vitalik Buterin, Medium)

The Meaning of Decentralization (Vitalik Buterin, Medium)

Recommended Podcasts

The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo (The Tim Ferriss Show)

>_ Media Consumption (May ’17)

Summary
Read 3 books and 24 long-form articles.
Listened to 925 songs and 13 podcasts.
Watched 2 movies, 4 soccer matches and 18 TV episodes.

Books

The Devotion of Suspect X (Keigo Higashino)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

American Kingpin (Nick Bilton)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

A Wild Sheep Case (Haruki Murakami)
▓▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-12%

Recommended Articles

A Year of Google Maps and Apple Maps (Justin O’Beirne)

Naval Ravikant on Wim Hof, his Advice to his Children, and how he Wants to Look Back on his Life (Killing Buddha)

Why Did a Chinese Peroxide Company Pay $1 Billion for a Talking Cat? (Bloomberg)

Tulips, Myths, and Cryptocurrencies (Stratechery)

Why Amazon is Eating the World (Techcrunch)

Virtual and Augmented Realities: Asking the right questions and traveling the path ahead (Clay Bavor)

Recommended Podcasts

The Evolutionary Angel, Naval Ravikant (The Tim Ferriss Show)