Read anything good recently? My list for 2021 is still going strong. Here are 3 interesting reads I came across in the last week or so.

  1. Why the simple life is not just beautiful, it’s necessary by Emrys Westacott. We say we want to live a simpler life, but do we really? We sure don’t act like it.
  2. On Beethoven and the Gifts of Silence by Cal Newport. How the loss of hearing was positive for Beethoven — and how we can all learn from silence.
  3. Meet the Excel warriors saving the world from spreadsheet disaster by Nicole Kobie. The opening line: “David Lyford-Smith is an expert at solving spreadsheet…




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