This is a monthly “newsletter”, containing a list of what I enjoyed the most last month. Whether it was a full length movie, short film, music album, book or even a painting.
For my birthday this year, I did a 10-day silent vipassana meditation, this time in Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar ????. We went into silence on the night of my birthday, the 19th. HereΥs what I know ????— jack (@jack) December 9, 2018
What I am watching
- Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
Perfection raised to a degree of religion, true craftsmanship. I’ve learned so much from this movie. First, pay attention to details (e.g., the way Jiro varies sushi size depending on the size of person’s mouth). Second, never stop learning and experimenting. And lastly, be passioned about what you do.
Discovered this through YouTube suggestions. Wow
- Yuval Noah Harari on Drugs & the “Meaning” of Life (2017)
“Instead of drugs, try boredom. It is hard to find meaning as you broad your horizons.”
- Arnold Schwarzenegger (2018)
Nothing special here I guess, but if you think about the story of Arnold Schwarzenegger, it’s impressive what the man has done.
What I am reading
“The only person you really work for is you.”
“When you sell yourself to someone for regular hours and a paycheck, they want to exploit what you already know to grow profits. They don’t care about you getting better.”
Although there are companies (especially in the IT sector), that do care about your career path, in most cases the responsibility is still yours.
- Ara Guler’s Istanbul 4⁄5
- Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE 5⁄5
- Fermat’s Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World’s Greatest Mathematical Problem 5⁄5
- Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea 5⁄5
- Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup 5⁄5
- 21 Lessons for the 21st Century 4⁄5
- Π Π±ΠΎΡΠ°Π½ΠΈΠΊΠΈ Π΄Π΅Π»Π°ΡΡ Π±ΠΈΠ·Π½Π΅Ρ 4⁄5
find what you love and let it kill you pic.twitter.com/84t0NzTyHM— Jill Carlson (@_jillruth) November 12, 2018