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The Fresh Catch of The Month — October 2019 — issue #13

Updated: Dec 11, 2019

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How to Find your Profitable Business Niche

Finding your profitable niche is about serving your ideal potential clients who need help to address their pressing needs and solve their salient problems (pain points) and who are willing and able to invest in your solutions, in a way that allows you to build a profitable business and iterate to awesome !

What I am reading, Listening to

  • 2 reasons why businesses destroy creativity (and what to do about it) — Ozan Varol

  • Decision-making: A Guide to Making Smarter Decisions and Fewer Errors — Farnam Street

  • To Pay Attention, the Brain Uses Filters, Not a Spotlight — Quanta Magazine

  • In his new book, Indistractable, Nir Eyal explores the dark side of habit-forming products and provides strategies for overcoming the power of distraction — Ask me anything : Nir Eyal — Ozan Varol

  • The analytics academy: Bridging the gap between human and artificial intelligence — McKinsey Quarterly

  • 50 ways to be ridiculously generous and feel ridiculously good — by Alexandra Franzen

  • Stuck in a Mid-Career Rut? Get Help from a Mentor — The Harvard Business Review

  • Feeling Burned Out? Here Are 3 Things That Can Help —The New York Times

  • It's Easy To Be a Good Leader When Things Are Going Well - Here's a Blueprint for a Crisis — Friday Forward

  • Social media anxiety is real & here to stay: On World Mental Health Day, users reveal how social media has impacted their lives — the good, the bad and the really ugly. —The Print

  • Melinda Gates Pledges $1 Billion To Gender Equality : Gender equality has been a long-standing priority for Gates (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Pivotal Ventures). It is also the subject of her 2019 book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World — Forbes

  • How to Dream Big, Think Scientifically, and Get More Done (#389) — Neil deGrasse Tyson — The Tim Ferris Show Podcast

  • How to Change Your Story to One That Empowers You — a conversation with Sarah Peck — Unmistakable Creative

  • Philip McKernan on taking ownership of your struggles, speaking your truth and becoming who you are destined to be ... and much more — Unmistakable Creative

  • Laura Linney on What Makes Good Criticism — Hello Monday Podcast

  • Whitney Johnson on Disrupting Yourself — Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work  — Famous Failures Podcast — Ozan Varol

  • This could be why you’re depressed or anxious (TED Talk) — Johann Hari — Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

  • On Creative Process, Creative Struggle, and Motherless Brooklyn (#393) — Edward Norton — The Tim Ferris Show Podcast

  • Feel like you’re about to lose it? Here is how to hit Pause — Psychologist Marc Brackett has a helpful Strategy — ideas/TED

  • Attorney Lydia X. Z. Brown on Making Work More Accessible — The Distributed Podcast

  • What You Do Is Who You Are : Lessons from Silicon Valley (#392) — The Tim Ferris Show Podcast

  • This Week In Startups :

  1. E991: Jason is joined by 5 startups from Urban-X accelerator, to see/hear their presentations and provide feedback (Waste-reducing marketplaces, traffic liability reduction, recreational sharing spaces, firefighter safety software & energy cost saving AI)

  2. E988: Jason is joined by Aileen Lee, Founder & Managing Partner of Cowboy Ventures who pioneered actionable change to diversify tech & VC, shares early days innovating in e-commerce, insights on current funding landscape, dangers of prioritized growth over sustainability ...

  3. E989: The Next Unicorns: Culture Amp CEO & Co-founder Didier Elzinga is building an employee analytics platform that keeps workers satisfied & motivated, shares insights on the changing role of culture...

  • Ce nouvel épisode de Contre toute attente a du punch — Alexandre Mars échange avec Sarah Ourahmoune, une battante dans la vie comme sur le ring

  • Siham reçoit Claire Gibault, cheffe d’orchestre et fondatrice du Paris Mozart Orchestra — Episode #77 Generation XX

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

Que nous réserve le banquet de la vie?

Petit tour d'horizon du mensonge

Quotes I am pondering

  • To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated ― James P. Carse ― Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility

  • Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can seeArthur Schopenhauer

  • Always remember that to argue, and win, is to break down the reality of the person you are arguing against. It is painful to lose your reality, so be kind, even if you are right ― Attributed to Haruki Murakami

  • Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ― Warren Buffett

  • We rise by lifting others ― Robert Ingersoll

  • It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it ― Lillian Hellman

  • The problem is no longer getting people to express themselves, but providing little gaps of solitude and silence in which they might eventually find something to say…. What a relief to have nothing to say, the right to say nothing, because only then is there a chance of framing...the thing that might be worth saying — Gilles Deleuze

  • One of the key insights from Bushido is that a culture is not a set of beliefs, it’s a set of actions — Ben Horowitz

  • The purpose of life, as far as I can tell, is to find a mode of being that’s so meaningful that the fact that life is suffering is no longer relevant — Jordan Peterson

  • The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan — Attributed to Carl von Clausewitz

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