One week gap in posts, early on. I had been voluntarily laptop-less, since I had surrendered mine to Apple to fix the staingate issue I recently discovered was a thing (if you have the same issue, Apple with fix it free of charge through October 2017).
- Throughout the coverage of the very unfortunate events in Charlottesville, I learned that in the US there is no federal criminal law for bringing domestic terrorism charges. Domestic terrorism isn’t a new or rare concept in this country, yet there has been a push back against it.
- While on a last-minute trip to Mexico, I read Venture Deals by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. This is a must read for anyone involved in startups, especially in founding teams. My one-liner takeaway: get yourself a good lawyer.
- Something that I spent quite some time reading, re-reading, and discussing with friends was a (long-ish) post on mental models. Do yourself a favor: take the time to read all of it. You will find useful pointers to every aspect of your life (personal, professional, etc).
- The past few weeks I’ve been preparing to take the Series 65 exam (more on why I’m doing this in a later post). It’s been fun being in a “back to school” mode and learning entirely new things. In this process, I discovered a fantastic tool to help me review and practice: Quizlet. The best feature of Quizlet (aside of letting you create visually-appealing flashcards) is that you can access others’ study materials and stand on the shoulders of others who have been in your shoes.
- I’ve played with fasting in the recent months, both intermittent (e.g. only eat between sunrise and sunset) and prolonged (3–5 days on a water diet). While there’s a bunch of information on this topic online, this video has fantastic information. The benefits of fasting are huge and it’s worth looking into.