Friday Finds 37

The misery that oppresses you lies not in your profession but in yourself! What man in the world would not find his situation intolerable if he chooses a craft, an art, indeed any form of life, without experiencing an inner calling? – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friday Finds 37
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The misery that oppresses you lies not in your profession but in yourself! What man in the world would not find his situation intolerable if he chooses a craft, an art, indeed any form of life, without experiencing an inner calling? – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Best Books of the Week

I'm rereading the following. They're three of the best books I've ever read.

  1. The Daily Laws by Robert Greene (Summary)
  2. The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
  3. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson (Summary)

Best Articles of the Week

Fat Protocols | Union Square Ventures
Note: see the 2020 follow-up post here: Thin Applications Here’s one way to think about the differences between the Internet and the Blockchain. The
Thin Applications — Placeholder
Big Web companies tend to expand their platforms and monopolize information by locking users into proprietary interfaces. Cryptonetworks, on the other hand, tend to provide single services, and can’t “own” the interface because they don’t control the data. Specialization helps because the more decen
The Blockchain Application Stack
The blockchain could very well change the infrastructure of the Internet. Here’s what the new Internet could look like in 10 years.

Best Videos of the Week

Sarah Moore went from orphan to Harvard MBA to $50 million business owner. This video explains her insane story:

More on Sarah's background:

Sarah Moore - Portrait Project - MBA - Harvard Business School


Nic Carter on why the Fed must pivot before 2023: