Weekly Filet

David Bauer
Thousands of curious minds trust the Weekly Filet for food for thought. Every Friday, a carefully curated set of the best links from around the web, with a healthy dose of serendipity and nerdiness. Helping you make sense of the world and yourself.
Created 02 Oct 2019
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  • Welcome to the metaverse before it was uncool
    05 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    👻 Some news before we get started: the Weekly Filet is moving. From Substack, the provider I’ve used for the past two years, to open-source alternative Ghost. To keep receiving the newsletter, you ha...
  • Special Delivery: Do I really deserve my success?
    31 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Oh, look, something special! Starting today, as a reader of the Weekly Filet, you’ll get a special delivery about once a month. These issues are not curated by me, David, but by people who inspire me ...
  • Has the climate movement failed?
    29 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Hello, and welcome to what has accidentally turned into a monothematic issue of the Weekly Filet, the newsletter that provides you with the best of the web every Friday. The reason is quite simple: In...
  • What's your climate shadow?
    22 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    1. Forget your carbon footprint. Let's talk about your climate shadow. The carbon footprint is a flawed concept. Not only because BP popularised it to shift blame to individuals. It also limits itself...
  • And on the fifth day, they rested
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    1. What we learned when we tried a 4-day workweek You’ve probably heard of studies that show that a 4-day workweek (or even 15-hour workweek) doesn’t hurt productivity and improves workers’ wellbeing....
  • The Ship That Became a Bomb
    08 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    1. The Ship That Became a Bomb A huge oil tanker off the coast of Yemen, stranded years ago, surrounded by sea mines. Anytime soon, it will start leaking, catch fire, explode, or all of the above. Tho...
  • The crisis we need to fix before the climate crisis
    01 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    1. Our constitutional crisis is already here A chilling essay. With every major point it makes, you feel inclined to dismiss it as alarmist — only to realise it’s argued too convincingly. The gist: Tr...
  • How to liberate cities from cars
    24 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    1. The Liberation of Paris From Cars Is Working When we think of bike-friendly cities, it’s usually Copenhagen or Amsterdam at the top of our minds. Paris is eager to join the club and undergoing a re...
  • 🏘 The surprising benefits of building houses
    17 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    1. The housing theory of everything It’s good to be wary of monocausotaxophilia — the love of single causes that explain everything. At the same time, it’s important to see connections where they exis...
  • The most important decision for your life
    10 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    1. This is your most important decision I had never thought of it that way: «Your choice of career is the most important ethical decision of your life.» 80’000 Hours is a non-profit that helps people ...
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