This website (with a terrible name) is incredibly useful. I think it might be the best thing that I’ve seen on the internet so far, at least for today (and the day has just begun).
For the past few months I’ve been traveling south from San Francisco to Palo Alto / Menlo Park to work on a few projects with friends and to connect with the venture capital firm that I’ve currently stationed with. I take the early-morning Caltrain (there are tons of options in the morning) and then head back on one of the hourly time-tables.
It’s generally a pleasant ride (even if I don’t get a seat, which is rare) and I’m able to relax, take a nap, or double-down on something I’ve been working on with very little distraction. My Karma hotspot works really well.
Although the quality of this video could have been better the content, more importantly, is great. From the video’s blurb:
Just listening to Elon talk through his perspective on the future of humanity is fascinating. I’m not a super-fan of Elon but I believe that he has the courage to pursue things against all odds and that is inspiring.
We need more people like him.
I think I laughed too hard at this (and for too long):
While running a PUG (“Pickup Group”) through a mythic level dungeon in World of Warcraft the Party Leader suddenly, without prompt, shot something through party chat that may have shocked a few members of our team but didn’t surprise me one bit.
He shared, with a bunch of total strangers, that he was feeling suicidal:
A fascinating perspective that I’ve been leaning into more and more these days is the idea that it’s okay to pursue a plethora of things all at the same time and that focusing on one thing isn’t nearly as important as loving fully and engaging the many.
In other words, the often shared advice of focus, focus, focus, might not be as good as it is proclaimed to be. For more context, watch this TEDxAustin talk by Steven Tomlinson: