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Media Consumption (Dec 2020)

>_ Summary
  • Read 5 books (1164 min, +15% MoM) and 48 long-form articles (+200%)
  • Listened to 639 songs (+43%) and 23 podcasts (1321 min, +148%)
  • Watched 2 movies (232 min, -56%), 8 soccer games (840 min, -15%) and 16 TV episodes (771 min, -25%)
  • Played 3 board games (895 min, +∞%) and 1 video game (50 min, +∞%)
>_ Books

Blood and Oil (Bradley Hope & Justin Scheck)
░░░░░░░░░░▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 64-100%

Breasts and Eggs (Mieko Kawakami)
░▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 6-16%

Working in Public (Nadia Eghbal)
░░▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░░░ Progress: 12-49%

City of Gold (Jim Krane)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

Sharks in the Time of Saviors (Kawai Strong Washburn)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░ Progress: 0-84%

>_ Recommended Articles

Stripe: Platform of Platforms (Stratechery)

Fundraising for Space Elevators (Daniel Gross)

Tobi Lütke (The Observer Effect)

Platforms, bundling and kill zones (Benedict Evans)

Shigeru Miyamoto Wants to Create a Kinder World (The New Yorker)

Endnotes on 2020: Crypto and Beyond (Vitalik Buterin)

Washington’s Secret to the Perfect Zoom Bookshelf (Politico)

The Last Question (Isaac Asimov)

The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant (Nick Bostrom)

>_ Recommended Podcasts

Metamuse Podcast
↳ No particular episode recommendation, I found all of them super interesting.

Sam Hinkie – Find Your People (Invest Like the Best)

>_ Music

Top Artists: Sufjan Stevens (35 plays), Billie Eilish (33), Max Richter (28), Charlie Parker (24), Radiohead (21)

Jan 02, 2021  ×  Berlin, DE

Media Consumption (Sep 2020)

>_ Summary
  • Read 4 books (627 min, +1% MoM) and 31 long-form articles (-18%)
  • Listened to 551 songs (+15%) and 15 podcast episodes (783 min, +25%)
  • Watched 1 movie (119 min, +∞), 6 soccer games (590 min, -26%) and 2 TV episodes (87 min, -60%)
  • Played 0 board games (0 min, -100%) and 1 video game (25 min, +250%)
>_ Books

The Price of Peace (Zachary D. Carter)
░░░░░▓▓▓░░░░░░░ Progress: 30-52%

The Making of Prince of Persia (Jordan Mechner)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

Order Without Design (Alain Bertaud)
░░▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 16-20%

Gödel, Escher, Bach (Douglas Hofstadter)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-2%

>_ Recommended Articles

Amazon: A New Kind of Antitrust Risk (Byrne Hobart)

Scarcity as an API (Mario Gabriele)

Why Are We in the West So Weird? (New York Times)

Roam’s road ahead (Nathan Baschez)

Fintech Scales Vertical SaaS (A16Z)

Lay of the Landscape (FutureBlind)

>_ Recommended Podcasts

Modest Proposal – Better, Cheaper, Faster (Invest Like the Best)

>_ Music

Top Artists: Max Richter (42 plays), Hans Zimmer (39), Travi$ Scott (35), Frank Ocean (29), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (25)

Oct 02, 2020  ×  Berlin, DE

Media Consumption (Aug 2020)

>_ Summary
  • Read 3 books (623 min, -29% MoM) and 38 long-form articles (+36%)
  • Listened to 481 songs (-17%) and 9 podcast episodes (627 min, -31%)
  • Watched 0 movies (0 min, -100%), 8 soccer games (795 min, +167%) and 4 TV episodes (215 min, -20%)
  • Played 1 board game (75 min, +∞) and 1 video game (10 min, +∞)
>_ Books

Algorithms to Live By (Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths)
░░░▓░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 24-26%

Big Business (Tyler Cowen)
░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 10-100%

The Price of Peace (Zachary D. Carter)
▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-30%

>_ Recommended Articles

My GPT-3 Blog Got 26 Thousand Visitors in 2 Weeks (Liam Porr)

Antitrust Politics (Stratechery)

This Is Not a Game (Real Life)

The UX of Lego Interface Panels (George Cave)

The Case of the Top Secret iPod (TidBits)

The Internet’s Most Undervalued Company (Not Boring)

>_ Recommended Podcasts

History Has Begun with Bruno Maçães (Venture Stories)

>_ Music

Top Artists: Max Richter (78 plays), Sufjan Stevens (594), Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (57), 2raumwohnung (34), Zoot Woman (21)

Sep 02, 2020  ×  Berlin, DE

Media Consumption (Jun 2020)

>_ Summary
  • Read 3 books (840 min, +16% MoM) and 23 long-form articles (-15%)
  • Listened to 544 songs (-19%) and 8 podcast episodes (397 min, -36%)
  • Watched 0 movies (0 min, -100%), 10 soccer games (660 min, +65%) and 9 TV episodes (495 min, -59%)
  • Played 2 board games (305 min, -18%) and 1 video game (15 min, same)
>_ Books

Designing Games (Tynan Sylvester)
░░░░░░░░▓▓▓▓░░░ Progress: 53-87%

Dune (Frank Herbert)
░░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░ Progress: 11-63%

Order Without Design (Alain Bertaud)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-3%

>_ Recommended Articles

Marc Andreessen on Productivity (The Observer Effect)

Why Figma Wins (Kevin Kwok)

The End of OS X (Stratechery)

>_ Recommended Podcasts

John Collison: Growing the Internet Economy (Invest Like The Best)

>_ Music

Top Artists: Endel (183 plays), Sufjan Steven (37), Travi$ Scott (25), Portugal. The Man (19), Paul Kalkbrenner (17)

Jul 01, 2020  ×  Berlin, DE

Media Consumption (May ’20)

>_ Summary
  • Read 4 books (725 min, -45% MoM) and 27 long-form articles (+23%)
  • Listened to 675 songs (+12%) and 11 podcast episodes (623 min, +68%)
  • Watched 1 movie (73 min, +∞), 4 soccer games (400 min, +∞) and 22 TV episodes (1217 min, -35%)
  • Played 2 board games (370 min, +∞) and 1 video game (15 min, -92%)
>_ Books

Designing Games (Tynan Sylvester)
░░░░░░▓▓░░░░░░░ Progress: 42-53%

Dominion (Tom Holland)
░░▓░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 12-16% (stopped reading)

The Plot Against America (Philip Roth)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

Dune (Frank Herbert)
▓▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-11%

>_ Recommended Articles

Contemplating calendars (Devon Zuegel)

Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage (Ranjan Roy)

The Rise of TikTok (Turner Novak)

Communication in World 2.0 (Daniel Gross)

>_ Recommended Podcasts

Alex Danco: Funding the Future (North Star Podcast)

Tobi Lutke – Building a Modern Business (Invest Like the Best)

Shishir Mehrotra – The Art and Science of the Bundle (Invest Like the Best)

>_ Music

Top Artists: Radiohead (108 plays), Mikel (75), Max Richter (41), Hans Zimmer (30), Nine Inch Nails (26)

Jun 01, 2020  ×  Hamburg, DE

Media Consumption (Apr 2020)

>_ Summary
  • Read 7 books (1325 min, -34% MoM) and 22 long-form articles (-31%)
  • Listened to 605 songs (+25%) and 8 podcast episodes (370 min, -49%)
  • Watched 0 movies (0 min, -100%), 0 soccer games (0 min, -100%) and 34 TV episodes (1875 min, +33%)
  • Played 2 video games (195 min, +457%)
>_ Books

Tools for Thought (Howard Rheingold)
░░░░░░░░░░░▓▓▓▓ Progress: 73-100%

Designing Games (Tynan Sylvester)
░░▓▓▓▓░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 11-42%

The Glass Hotel (Emily St. John Mandel)
░░░░░░░░░░░░▓▓▓ Progress: 78-100%

History Has Begun (Bruno Maçães)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

Fatherland (Robert Harris)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

Dominion (Tom Holland)
▓▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-12%

>_ Recommended Articles

Spatial Interfaces (John Palmer)

Spatial Software (John Palmer)

IT’S TIME TO BUILD (Marc Andreessen)

Nintendo’s Little-Known Product Philosophy (Adam Ghahramani)

>_ Recommended Podcasts

Creating Tools For Networked Thought (Venture Stories)

>_ Music

Top Artists: Mikel (97 plays), Sufjan Stevens (47), IAMX (42), Travi$ Scott (40), EOB (32)

May 01, 2020  ×  Berlin, DE

Media Consumption (Mar 2020)

>_ Summary
  • Read 6 books (2015 min, +540% MoM) and 32 long-form articles (+68%)
  • Listened to 483 songs (-26%) and 11 podcast episodes (732 min, +55%)
  • Watched 2 movies (+∞), 3 soccer games (290 min, -74%) and 28 TV episodes (1413 min, +9%)
  • Played 1 video game (35 min, -36%)
>_ Books

The Design of Everyday Things (Donald A. Norman)
░░░░░░░░░░░░░▓▓ Progress: 85-100%

Tools for Thought (Howard Rheingold)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░ Progress: 0-73%

Designing Games (Tynan Sylvester)
▓▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-11%

Disunited Nations (Peter Zeihan)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

South of the Border, West of the Sun (Haruki Murakami)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

The Glass Hotel (Emily St. John Mandel)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░ Progress: 0-78%

>_ Recommended Articles

The Most Important Media Businesses of the (Past and) Future (Matthew Ball)

How Hip-Hop Helped Cash App Grow Faster (Trapital)

Cyberpunk: Then and now (The Dork Web)

>_ Recommended Podcasts

Ross Douthat on Decadence and Dynamism (Conversations with Tyler)

Building Prosumer Software with Rahul Vohra and Todd Goldberg (Venture Stories)

>_ Music

Top Artists: Tame Impala (58 plays), Endel (44), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (26), Cage the Elephant (21), Destroyer (21)

Apr 01, 2020  ×  Berlin, DE

Media Consumption (Feb 2020)

>_ Summary
  • Read 2 books (315 min, -73% MoM) and 19 long-form articles (-44%)
  • Listened to 656 songs (+34%) and 9 podcast episodes (472 min, +6%)
  • Watched 0 movies (-100%), 11 soccer games (1125 min, +389%) and 22 TV episodes (1298 min, +127%)
  • Played 4 video games (55 min, +∞%)
>_ Books

The Design of Everyday Things (Donald A. Norman)
░░░░░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░ Progress: 31-85%

Ra (Sam Hughes)
░░░░▓▓░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 25-35%

>_ Recommended Articles

Spotify: The Ambient Media Company (Brett Bivens)

Reddit’s Profane, Greedy Traders Are Shaking Up the Stock Market (Bloomberg)

Yuval Noah Harari’s History of Everyone, Ever (The New Yorker)

>_ Recommended Podcasts

Sriram Krishnan on Building Consumer Social Platforms (Venture Stories)

World After Capital, with Albert Wenger (Invest Like the Best)

>_ TV Shows

Chernobyl (Season 1)
░░░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 20-100%

Narcos: Mexico (Season 2)
▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-40%

Succession (Season 2)
░░░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 20-100%

Watchmen (Season 1)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-56%

>_ Music

Top Artists: Endel (110 plays), Zoot Woman (80), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (68), Abel Korzeniowski (35), Tame Impala (25)

Mar 01, 2020  ×  Berlin, DE

Media Consumption (Dec 2019)

>_ Summary
  • Read 4 books (1435 min, +390% MoM) and 25 long-form articles (+79%)
  • Listened to 620 songs (+10%) and 6 podcast episodes (352 min, -38%)
  • Watched 5 movies (-38%), 2 soccer games (220 min, -46%) and 21 TV episodes (998 min, +372%)
  • Played 1 video game (60 min, +∞%)
>_ Books

The Great Successor. (Anna Fifield)
░▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 2-100%

A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░ Progress: 0-66%

The Design of Everyday Things (Donald A. Norman)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-3%

Augmenting Human Intellect (Douglas C. Engelbart)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

>_ Recommended Articles

What will you do to stay weird? (Tyler Cowen)

The power of naming (Leo Widrich)

2020 Startup Themes (Part 1) + (Part 2) (Daniel Gross)

Whimsical ideas for 2020 (Sriram Krishnan)

>_ Recommended Podcasts

Tony Fadell on Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity (The Tim Ferriss Show)

>_ Music

Top Artists: Max Richter (140 plays), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (59), Eminem (39), Frank Ocean (34), Abel Korzeniowski (31)

Jan 09, 2020  ×  Berlin, DE

Media Consumption (Sep 2019)

>_ Summary
  • Read 4 books (760 min, -33%) and 2 long-form articles (-96%)
  • Listened to 447 songs (-17%) and 7 podcast episodes (476 min, -21%)
  • Watched 3 movies (+50%), 3 soccer games (300 min, -61%) and 5 TV episodes (297 min, -59%)
  • Played 3 video games (860 min, +1465%)
>_ Books

The Power Broker (Robert A. Caro)
░░░░░░░░░░░░░░▓ Progress: 93-100%

Super Pumped (Mike Isaac)
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ Progress: 0-100%

Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-7%

The Dream Machine (M. Mitchell Waldrop)
▓░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ Progress: 0-8%

>_ Recommended Articles

Almost Everything About Goodreads Is Broken (OneZero)

>_ Recommended Podcasts

Alain Bertaud on Cities, Markets, and People (Conversations with Tyler)

What Bryan Caplan Thinks About Basically Everything (Venture Stories)

>_ Video Games

Into the Breach, Super Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

>_ Music

Top Artists: Tool, Bon Iver, Yann Tiersen, Deichkind, Bob Moses

Oct 13, 2019  ×  Berlin, DE
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