I really wanted to post this last weekend, but I was too busy attending a really beautiful wedding in the Yucatán. We were staying in the beautiful town of Campeche, which apparently is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Definitely a little-known gem that’s worth visiting.
- This Black Friday, I made a really great purchase. I got an annual subscription for Blinkist. They have a sizable catalog of nonfiction books, carefully condensed in 15-minute summaries, both in text and audiobook format. I’ve found that for many nonfiction books, the main gist can be summarized in a handful of pages, with the remaining being filler pages. Since then, I’ve gone through over 10 books, such as this one, this one, and this one. Often times, I’ll finish a book before even getting out of bed or during a quick walk to the grocery store. If you’re looking for a great gift for the bookworm in your life, I highly recommend this.
- Leo Polovets wrote a fantastic essay on how to think about career growth. A must-read for everyone, regardless of your current role or industry.
- I’ve recently have been watching Netflix’s The Crown, a biopic on Queen Elizabeth. One of the episodes of the first season covers The Great London Smog of 1952, which I had no idea about. Although, having watched this really interesting video about the protocol for when the Queen or King dies, I did spot a couple of mistakes in the show :)
- Stanford University offers a personal finance undergrad course. The course material is all available online. A great intro into personal finance.
- If you’ve never thought about what’s involved in dealing with nuclear waste, you’re in for a really interesting nerdy surprise: