>_ 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 (November ’17)

Summary:

Read 1 book (40 min, -66%) and 41 long-form articles (+41%).
Listened to 684 songs (-36%), 1 audiobook (505 min, -40%) and 5 podcasts (226 min, +23%).
Watched 3 movies (+200%), 5 soccer matches (-29%) and 0 TV episodes (-100%).

Books:

Leonardo da Vinci (Walter Isaacson)
░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░ Progress: 3-60%

Cryptoassets (Chris Burniske)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-5%

Recommended Articles:

In The Loop (Wallpaper)

God is a bot, and Anthony Levandowski is his messenger (Backchannel)

North Korea is not crazy (Recorded Future)

The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea (New Yorker)

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More. (New York Times)

What we get wrong about technology (Tim Harford)

Book Review: Albion’s Seed (Slate Star Codex)

Tony Fadell’s Next Act (Wired)

How Stalin Became Stalinist (New Yorker)

The Making of an American Nazi (The Atlantic)

I Spent 5 Years With Some of Trump’s Biggest Fans. Here’s What They Won’t Tell You. (MotherJones)

The Nationalist’s Delusion (The Atlantic)

Movies:

Started tackling a new goal on my bucket list: Watch all movies on the IMDB Top 250 list

The Godfather (Rating: 5/5)

The Godfather II (Rating: 5/5)

The Godfather III (Rating: 2/5)

Music:

Top Artists: Beck, Portugal. The Man, Hans Zimmer, The National, Washed Out
Favorite Song: Portugal. The Man – Easy Tiger

>_ 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