Stay Curious

I read to satiate my curiosity; some of my catch finds its way to this newsletter.
Created 30 May 2021
  • #30 When you don’t know what you believe, everything becomes an argument.
    29 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Chris Dixon's shares the following career advice in his short essay "Climbing the wrong hill" People early in their career should learn from computer science: meander some in your walk (especially ear...
  • #29 Don’t trust the map, trust the compass!
    22 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Polina recently shared her interaction with legendary restaurateur Danny Meyer around leading In crisis, developing an appetite for risk, and building a hospitality empire. One section about mistakes ...
  • #28 If an alien ever immigrated to Earth, he’d be a social disaster
    15 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 2
    In Make your bed, Admiral William H. McRaven shares. Making my bed correctly was not going to be an opportunity for praise. It was expected of me. It was my first task of the day, and doing it right w...
  • #27 Inspiration is perishable. Act on it immediately.
    08 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 5
    In his 2017 letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos shared his thoughts on high standards. In his signature style, he covered 'what', 'why' and 'hows' in this update. His reference to how amazon has built ...
  • #26 Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up
    01 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Yak shaving refers to a task, that leads you to perform another related task and so on, and so on — all distracting you from your original goal. This is sometimes called “going down the rabbit hole.” ...
  • #25 Opinions are like belly buttons - everyone has one, and they are all different.
    25 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 2
    In Professionals, hacks and amateurs, Seth Godin uses the lens of ‘resolve and intent’ to explain the difference between a professional & an amateur. Here’s what he describes as an amateur. The amateu...
  • #24 Getting started changes everything
    18 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    ‘Pour Your Heart into It’ is turning out to be one of the most interesting books I’ve read in recent times. Starbuck’s history is filled with stories of ambition meeting will-make-it-happen execution....
  • #23 Do a first bad draft. You can’t edit a blank page.
    11 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    ‘Pour Your Heart into It’ is quite an enjoyable read on how to build a product, brand and culture you love. Howard Schultz shares the following on how he built the leadership team at Starbucks. Then a...
  • #22 Measure twice, cut once
    04 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Recently, a colleague shared that he has hired an ‘analyst’ to do research for him. The analyst does deep dives for various topics of interest that my colleague shares. And then, he provides well-craf...
  • #21 Read what you love until you love to read
    27 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Seth Godin shared another beautiful gem a few days back. I’m taking the liberty to quote it as is below. In an expert-run industrialized economy, there’s a lot of pressure to be the one who’s sure, th...
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