Coming at you from a Swedish train
(actually, the Swedish train managed to wipe my entire post just as I posted it leaving me with the soul-destroying task of spending another hour re-writing it)
It seems as though last week's Monday Read was post #500 on the blog, so Happy Anniversary to us. Only five years to go until we get to #1,000.
I'm in Sweden for the next couple of weeks, but hopefully that won't impact our posting schedule too badly.
Here are this week's links:
- Read books. Lost of them. Preferably interesting ones. How to pick which books to read
- And neither should you? The Mona Lisa doesn't tweet
- Scary new world: This is how we radicalised the world
- What is best in life? Getting out: A Godfather Story
- How much money do you need? Transcendental money.
- Lucky I don't have any cash: The Psychology of Sitting in Cash, Part Deux
- Great interview with Ray Dalio.
- Paul Graham on careers: What doesn't seem like work?
- The US economy is doing well: Too many Teslas
- The perennial debate: Should I pay off my mortgage early?
- Make time for your loved ones, while you still can. Time is more valuable than money.
- Everyone has their reasons. No one is crazy.
- Collaborative Fund weekly links. Very meta. What we're reading.
- Interesting short story about social media: Sort by controversial
- Every entrepreneur/freelancer struggles with this: How much should you charge?
- First they laugh at you, then they fight you, then they join you: The New Retirement Plan: Save Almost Everything, Spend Virtually Nothing
- If the political will is there: A zero-carbon economy is within reach
- Inspirational tweets from Naval Ravikant: How to get rich (without getting lucky)
- The Japanese government stubbornly continues ignoring renewable energy: Japan's nuclear industry growing, but slower than government hoped
What did you think? Anything good in there? I found all of them interesting, but #3, #8, and #11 particularly struck me.
And here are some books I finished/bought/started reading:
- The Jiu-Jitsu Answer Man by Roy Harris. Very knowledgeable FAQ about Brazilian jiu-jitsu. This is great. It's very deep so I am reading it slowly. He focuses on BJJ for older people (40s and 50s) which is very much what I need.
- Gone by Michael Grant. First in a very popular YA (young adult) series. Checked it out for my reading program (but I also not-so-secretly enjoy reading YA fiction). Really enjoyed it and will be picking up the whole series once I get back to Japan.
- The Consuming Fire (second book in John Scalzi's collapsing empire series). This was fun and a good read for a long train ride. Entertaining but not great. I'm looking forward to part 3 though.
New Reacher book tomorrow -they're not as good as they used to be but still a guilty pleasure :)