The Fresh Catch of the Month — February 2020 — issue #15

Updated: Apr 30


The Elasticity of Time ...


Art by Jens Holms @ Unsplash

So basically December 2019 happened, January 2020 came and went in a flash leaving me with no other alternative but to simply move on to the February 2020 Newsletter, so here it goes ...

The Magic & The Messiness of the Human Condition

Striving Vs. Self Acceptance


Brené Brown, says her ordinaryness is what makes her relatable and also that she is willing to share the real struggles of her work — Striving versus Self-Acceptance, Saving Marriages, and More ―The Tim Ferriss Show



Deepak Chopra on the Power of Meditation to Unlock Infinite Possibilities ― Impact Theory

Deepak examines the nature of consciousness. While advocating reflection, meditation and awareness, he describes the results of the deeply examined life



15 Timeless Thoughts from Naval Ravikant (the angel philosopher) on Peace, Happiness, Meaning, Desire, Authenticity, Creativity & More ...





What I am reading, Listening to
  • Success won't make you happy, here is why by Ozan Varol

  • BJ Fogg on How Tiny Habits Can Spark Big Life Changes ― Famous Failures Podcast

  • How to Give People Advice They’ll Be Delighted to Take ― New York Times

  • How to Write Better emails

  • The Bus Ticket Theory of Genius by Paul Graham and The Trouble with Genius based on James Marsh work

  • Machines Beat Humans on a Reading Test. But Do They Understand? ― Quanta Magazine

  • How Superhuman Built an Engine to Find Product/Market Fit ― First Round Review

  • We've Reached Peak Wellness. Most of It Is Nonsense ― This is what works ― Outside

  • The 1 Percent Rule: Why a Few People Get Most of the Rewards by James Clear

  • Having an Answer to “Where Did the Time Go?” Be present and work on making memories ― Psychology Today

  • The Complete Guide to Self-Control by Scott H Young

  • Common Plots of Economic History by Morgan Housel

  • How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You) ― Wait But Why


  • How to Find motivation and meaning, and lead more generous and creative lives by Adam Grant

  • Tony Fadell On Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity ― The Tim Ferris Show Podcast

  • The Neuroscience of Manifesting your Goals by Tara Swart – Part 1 & 2

  • The Erotic as an Antidote to Death : Relationship expert Esther Perel reveals her favorite strategies for “fighting” fair, rewriting stories that damage relationships, and breathing new life into our romantic partnerships ― Farnam Street

  • Books I've loved ― Episode #402 ― The Tim Ferris Show Podcast invited Seth Godin and Esther Perel who shared some of their favorite books

  • Two time NY Times best selling author and lecturer at Harvard Law School, Sheila Heen makes the tough talks easier by breaking down the three layers that make up every difficult conversation ― Farnam Street

  • Jim Dethmer, founder of The Conscious Leadership Group shares practical advice about becoming more self-aware, ditching the victim mindset, and connecting more fully with the people in our lives ― Leading above the line ― Farnam Street

  • Frank Stephenson, legendary designer on Pushing the Limits of Innovation ― Farnam Street

  • How will you measure your life - HBR

  • Digital Nomad lifestyle ― How to be freelance: this is the reality of living the ‘dream’ Instagram lifestyle

  • E32: "Angel" podcast: Season 4 Premiere! Sarah Cannon, Partner at Index Ventures, shares insights on investing in the future of work, underrated emerging startup markets, going from the Obama Administration to Venture Capital, increasing upward mobility in America, fixing the gig economy & more!

  • Neil Pasricha shares the recipe for resilience, an antidote for anxiety, and how his two minute morning routine primes each day for success ― Farnam Street

  • The Titanic Syndrome by Nadya Zhexembayeva and also Stop Calling it Innovation ― HBR

  • How to advance gender equality in VC - Siri Chilazi shares the latest Harvard research

  • David Rendall has built a career on helping people embrace what makes them unique. He is also the author of 4 books, including The Freak Factor, The Four Factors of Effective Leadership, and Pink Goldfish ― Elevate Podcast

  • They call Jerry Colonna the "CEO whisperer" . He is the co-founder and CEO of the executive coaching company, Reboot. And the author of Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up. He speaks into his experience on the Coaches Rising Podcast

  • La chronique de Pascale Seys — Musiq3 RTBF — Les Tics de L'actu

  1. Selon une théorie économique (le ruissellement), la richesse des plus fortunés profite à ceux qui ne le sont pas. Vraiment ?

  2. Qu'est-ce que bien vieillir ?

  3. En quoi la gentillesse est-elle si importante ?

  4. Qu’est-ce que l’âme ?

  5. Notre manière de rire, selon Dostoïevski, révèle qui nous sommes. Et vous, comment riez-vous ?


Quotes I am pondering
  • Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our responseViktor Frankl

  • Habit is a powerful means of advancement, and the habit of eternal vigilance and diligence, rarely fails to bring a substantial reward ― Lewis Howard Latimer

  • If you trade passion for stability, you basically trade one fiction for another. Both are products of our imagination ― Esther Perel

  • Feedback is the breakfast of champions ― Ken Blanchard

  • Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies ― Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self ― Cyril Connolly

  • I don’t have time is just another way of saying, ‘It’s not a priority' — Naval Ravikant

  • If we can't tolerate a possible consequence, remote though it may be, we steer clear of planting its seeds ― Warren Buffett

  • Don’t postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson — Alan Cohen

  • Every day of our lives, we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference — Mignon McLaughlin

  • Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whol“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid — Albert Einstein

  • There have been so many times I have seen a man wanting to weep but instead beat his heart until it was unconscious — Nayyirah Waheed


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