Key Takeaways

Humans seek to astonish each other, to amaze, inject wonder, surprise, incredulity.

— Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman

Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Process of Each Unit
  • The Power of Discipline in Self-Education (Daily Routine)
  • Key Takeaways for Each Unit

Introduction

There was a list of topics I had taken an interest in over some years and I kept accumulating resources about each of them. The problem was, I had no idea how to take in all of this information and create something productive and valuable with it. I needed a system. Over February and early March of 2018, I came up with a way of studying each topic. The system was time-based and reward based. It featured accountability, novelty, new skills and writing. …


I Offer You 1 Answer and 24 Questions.

A mere desire is lukewarm water; which will never take a train to its destination; the purpose must boil, must be made into live steam to do the work.

— Orison Swett Marden

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The Stories Are True. We Make Meaning Through Love.

Some of us think about the meaning of life, but many of us do not particularly care. So long as there are no troubles in our lives, we don’t really need to ask too many questions. But it may be timely to start asking questions before you find a seed of discontent begin to grow.

What is our purpose and why are we never truly satisfied, no matter how many pleasurable activities we indulge in? It’s 2019, and there are opportunities now to escape from life more than ever, but there are also more disappointments, caused by ourselves, than ever. This might make you squirm, but uncomfortable things can be really good for us. …


And How Millenials Can Change It

We are born with the schizophrenia of good and evil within us, so that each generation must persevere in self-recognition and in self-control. In ceding to the automatic reassurance of our logic, we have abandoned once more those powers of recognition and of control.

— John Ralston Saul

To govern is the technical process of managing an organised society. Politics is how people govern. Good governance is to take a genuine and honest interest in people, and that definition isn’t associated with the word ‘politics’ because it has received a bad rap, which I don’t think was intended.

Polis: (Greek) City-state: the highest or most desirable form of social organization.


And the importance of looking outside your industry.

I’ve found that the best sources of ideas are not the other fields that have the word ‘computer’ in their names, but the other fields inhabited by makers. Painting has been a much richer source of ideas than the theory of computation.

— Paul Graham, Hackers & Painters

Three ideas about successful people:

  1. The most successful people have a natural curiosity.
  2. They indulge in it.
  3. Indulging in their curiosity naturally leads them to investigate areas outside the discipline they work or study in.

The question is, where do you start? Naturally, start with the problem where you find yourself spending the most time. Then branch out. If you don’t have any specific problem you’re currently trying to solve, that’s okay. It takes time to formulate what you want to work on, and it often morphs throughout your life. In that case, just start with the history of the topic you are most interested in. …


Networking is So 2018.

I let [other peoples’] voices come through as much as possible… often, it isn’t the details of their routines or habits so much as how they talked about them that was interesting.

— Mason Currey

Contents

  • Part I: Why, When, How, What, Who and Where of Cultivating a Relationship
  • Part II: The Process of Pitching in Person, over Email, On Twitter and On Instagram
  • Part III: How to Continue the Conversation (or Prepare For and Conduct an Interview)
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Narrow Perception of Networking (Source)

Part I: Why, When, How, What, Who and Where of Cultivating a Relationship

We once called making relationships ‘networking’, but that word holds little value for us nowadays. Networking is synonymous with selfishness and at worst, creeps who are out to fill their own agenda. But now, we understand a bit more. …


And the importance of looking outside your industry.

I’ve found that the best sources of ideas are not the other fields that have the word ‘computer’ in their names, but the other fields inhabited by makers. Painting has been a much richer source of ideas than the theory of computation.

— Paul Graham, Hackers & Painters

The three things that keep coming back to me:

  1. The most successful people have a natural curiosity.
  2. They indulge in it.
  3. Indulging in their curiosity naturally leads them to investigate areas outside the discipline they work or study in.
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Look Where You Normally Wouldn’t.

The question is, where do you start? Naturally, start with the problem where you find yourself spending the most time. Then branch out. If you don’t have any specific problem you’re currently trying to solve, that’s okay. It takes time to formulate what you want to work on, and it often morphs throughout your life. In that case, just start with the history of the topic you are most interested in. …


Networking is So 2018.

I let [other peoples’] voices come through as much as possible… often, it isn’t the details of their routines or habits so much as how they talked about them that was interesting.

— Mason Currey

Contents

  • Part I: Why, When, How, What, Who and Where of Cultivating a Relationship
  • Part II: The Process of Pitching in Person, over Email, On Twitter and On Instagram
  • Part III: How to Continue the Conversation (or Prepare For and Conduct an Interview)
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Narrow Perception of Networking (Source)

Part I: Why, When, How, What, Who and Where of Cultivating a Relationship

We once called making relationships ‘networking’, but that word holds little value for us nowadays. Networking is synonymous with selfishness and at worst, creeps who are out to fill their own agenda. But now, we understand a bit more. We are now investing in valuable relationships and considering ourselves resourceful, and considering new connections as alliances. …


Why Do We Write?

Who can confidently say what ignites a certain combination of words, causing them to explode in the mind? Who knows why certain notes in music are capable of stirring the listener deeply, though the same notes slightly rearranged are impotent? These are high mysteries, and this chapter is a mystery story, thinly disguised.

— Strunk & White

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The Australian Lettering Book: Traditional Heading for Legal Documents

Introduction

With typography, as with philosophy, music and food, it is better to have a little of the best than to be swamped with the derivative, the careless, the routine.

— Robert Bringhurst.

Books and writing have been so integral to society — the written word is impossible to live without in some form. Just think for a moment how many times we interact with the written word each day. We read labels, texts, books, documents, articles and many other new formats for the expression of ideas to exist. Books still hold their own right of importance — we need them for deeply researched sources of specific information. Because there is a lesser barrier to entry when you publish online, the research in a well written physical book will (almost) always outperform an online source. …


Let’s get this out of the way — design does not mean Alexander McQueen’s latest jacket.

Design is a much bigger beast.

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The Meaning of Design

To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit; it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatise, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse.

— Paul Rand, Author, Graphic Designer, Teacher

It may be defined as a verb, ‘to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan’. However, a more specific definition will capture how the meaning of design has evolved. …


Australian Food, Hospitality and Culture

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Pan Fried Duck Breast, Homemade Spring Onion Dressing, Cucumber and Mixed Root Vegetable Salad

Contents

  • Introduction
  • A Brief History
  • The Road to Bliss
  • How to Get On the Road to Bliss
  • Rules for Making a Blissful Eating Experience (Even for Picky Eaters)
  • A Quick Word To Australian Restaurant Guests, Home Cooks and Just the Eaters (so, all of us)

Introduction

Eating is one of the few activities you do every day for your entire life. Why should it not give you an incredibly pleasurable time whilst also increasing your health throughout the day?

We all have access to a point in the day where we stop and eat. For many of us, this may be a quick bite whilst at a desk. For others, it’s a long grand affair, paid by a client or for a potential client. For others, we’re the ones doing the feeding. No matter where you are positioned in the lifecycle of a meal, you are at the key point of an opportunity to give and receive pleasure. …

About

Angela Elizabeth Metri

Law. Cook. Read.

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