>_ Media Consumption (December ’17)


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).


Leonardo da Vinci (Walter Isaacson)
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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 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)


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

>_ Media Consumption (November ’17)


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%).


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)


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)


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

>_ Media Consumption (October ’17)


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%).


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


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

>_ Media Consumption (September ’17)


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%).


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)


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

>_ Media Consumption (July ’17)

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.


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)


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

>_ Media Consumption (June ’17)

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.


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)

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.


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)

>_ Media Consumption (April ’17)

Read 3 books and 24 long-form articles.
Listened to 940 songs and 7 podcast episodes.
Watched 2 movies, 6 soccer matches and 710 minutes of TV.


Actionable Gamification (Yu-kai Chou)
░░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 13-100%

Gamification by Design (Gabe Zicherman)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

Predictably Irrational (Dan Arielly)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░ Progress: 0-58%

Recommended Articles:

The first rule of pricing is: you do not talk about pricing (fluxx)

The Great Laptop Stagnation (500ish Words)

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future (Wait But Why)

Selling Mark Zuckerberg (Buzzfeed)

How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind  (Thrive Global)

Don’t Learn to Code (Ryan Hoover)

Building a startup? Build an audience, first. (Ryan Hoover)

The Whale (500ish Words)

LSD Microdoses Make People Feel Sharper, And Scientists Want To Know How (The Verge)

Recommended Podcasts:

Kevin Rose – Scratching your Own Itch (Dorm Room Tycoon)

Patrick Collison has a Few Questions for Tyler (Conversations with Tyler)

What Is Technology Doing to Us? (Waking Up With Sam Harris)